Why Automation?

This is a question that is asked over and over. Initial thoughts are usually to lower costs and increase performance. With diminishing costs for testing through automation, which is commonly applied in multi-shift operations, an automated testing system pays for itself within 2-3 years. In addition, qualified laboratory staff are relieved of routine activities, making them available for more complex tasks. Unsupervised 24/7 system operation ensures consistently high testing laboratory efficiency. The elimination of operator influences results in high reproducibility of test results, and reduces variation of measurement results. The risk of habitual mistakes is also removed. The main objectives of ZwickRoell automated solutions are to improve test quality, increase productivity, and enhance flexibility.
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Why ZwickRoell:ZwickRoell automated testing systems improve the reliability of test results. In addition to the testing machine’s precision, automation increases accuracy through cyclical self-checking, such as with a cross-section measuring device. Automation also improves the repeatability of test results through elimination of operator influences (inaccurate specimen alignment, varying measurement points, warming or moistening of specimen through hand contact). Automated solutions from ZwickRoell improve reproducibility through elimination of influences that result from different test methods in different laboratories. By using unique specimen identification, the results can be assigned error-free to the corresponding specimen, at any time. ZwickRoell offers a large selection of robotic testing systems with a variety of features to suit all applications. The modular design of the robotic testing system also allows manual tests to be performed with the machine whenever required. Thanks to parallel processing of specimens, ZwickRoell automated systems deliver test results much more quickly than automated systems with a conventional software architecture. The autoEdition3 user interface provides a clear view of all relevant information. ZwickRoell has over 30 years of experience and expertise, and has delivered more than 600 robotic testing systems worldwide. A ZwickRoell roboTest system is a future-proof investment, as components can be exchanged and supplemented over the years as needed.