roboTest R Robotic Testing System

For Automated Tensile, Flexure and Compression Tests and Complex Test Tasks 

The roboTest R (polar) robotic testing system is used for fully automated tensile tests on metals (e.g. to ISO 6892) or tensile and flexure tests on plastics (e.g. to ISO 527-2, ISO 178 or ASTM D638).

The robotic testing system can also be used for tests on medical products, for example to test autoinjectors or dosage pens in a traceable and reliable manner.

Tensile testing (e.g. to ISO 37) or tear growth testing (to ISO 34-1) on elastomer specimens can also be automated.

roboTest R robotic testing system for tests on metals and plastics

Key Advantages and Features


  • The system can be added to materials testing machines from 5 to 2000 kN.
  • A six-axis industrial robot is used to transport the specimens.
  • Several materials testing machines can be used in one system
  • For manual tests, the robot arm can be put into park position, making the materials testing machine accessible to the operator.
  • roboTest R can also be used for specimen feed to other devices (for example, pendulum impact testers and colorimeters)
  • An industrial controller with autoEdition3 automation software controls the system.
  • Optional components such as a barcode reader, cross-section, hardness and roughness measuring devices, temperature chamber, spectral analysis, etc. complete the system.

Advantages & Features

  • Operator influences (hand temperature/moisture, off-center or angled specimen insertion etc.) are eliminated for high test result reproducibility
  • Qualified laboratory staff are relieved of routine activities, making them available for more complex tasks
  • Machine can be used during idle times (lunch breaks and night shifts), which utilizes the full capacity and produces faster results
  • Testing system reduces the testing costs per specimen and typically pays for itself within one to two years
  • System allows for reliable documentation and statistical long-term monitoring

Robotic testing system for elastomer specimens

Tensile and tear growth tests are essential for the development and manufacture of elastomers. As a worldwide leading supplier of synthetic rubber, Arlanxeo opted for an automated testing system from ZwickRoell that is specially designed for performing elastomer tests.
Robotic testing system