ZwickRoell supplies multi-purpose creep testing machines covering both basic and advanced creep applications, enabling hydrogen embrittlement tests according to ASTM F519 and F1624. Depending on the customer’s additional requirements, the electromechanically loaded Kappa DS and SS or the Kappa LA with dead-weight or spring loading are the most popular systems for these types of test. All creep testers have all-round safety shields with electrical interlocking to ensure maximum safety for operator and machine during brittle specimen fractures. To provide customers with a solution offering greater space and cost savings, ZwickRoell has recently developed a new safety device, covering just the essential area around the specimen rather than the whole load frame. Another key feature is the user-friendly testing software, which allows up to four lots of four specimens to be tested simultaneously but evaluated individually.
Managers responsible for process qualification and material control have commented favorably on the practical, easy handling of the ZwickRoell creep testing machines and the reduction in test failures and fault events. ZwickRoell’s efficient service and support organization, well-trained and solution-focused staff and the versatility of the creep testing systems have convinced all of these aircraft suppliers to continue their collaboration with ZwickRoell in Fürstenfeld.