Qualified and highly trained technical staff is performing destructive and non-destructive product tests in Franchini Acciai’s laboratory in Italy using state-of-the-art equipment. The mechanical tests e.g. tensile and 3-point-flexure are carried out with a ZwickRoell universal testing machine Z250 SR up to a max. force of 250 KN. The tensile tests are performed according to the standards ASTM A370, ISO 6892-1 and ASTM E21 at both ambient and high temperature, in order to verify that the materials tested satisfy the customers’ requirements on mechanical properties.
Equipped with a high-temperature furnace for 200°C to 900°C and two different contacting extensometers -one for measuring strain in high-temperature and one for measuring longitudinal and lateral strain in ambient temperature - the highly modular machine with easy to handle swivel units for extensometers and furnace enables Franchini Acciai to test in changing environmental conditions with only one testing system.