To broaden their test portfolio, the company purchased a new AllroundLine (Fmax 30 kN) testing machine. Main components of the testing system include a temperature chamber (- 80 to 250 °C) with door in door principle, magazine for preconditioning of specimens and temperature sensor in near proximity to the specimen, a video extensometer type 2-120 HP and BoW specimen grips and a flexure test kit.
After a test phase that lasted several weeks, Managing Director Knut Laumen affirms the new machine’s outstanding position in the market:
- Temperature control and stability: because the control works so well, we have extended our test reports with the test temperature over test time graph
- Small access door to change the specimens: the inside temperature only changes by a few tenths of a degree Celsius when changing the specimen. The curtain mounted behind the door is very effective in preventing temperature fluctuations
- Noise level: the very low noise level of the temperature chamber supports a pleasant work environment
- Controllable fan rotation speed
- The body over wedge specimen grips close fast and quietly and do not cause extra travel through gripping, which would be incorrectly interpreted as nominal strain.
- Extensometer: the videoXtens provides straightforward measurement of the deformations in tensile and flexure tests
- Load cell: the Xforce K+ 10 kN load cell has proven itself as optimum for the tensile and flexure tests in our testing field, since a change to smaller load cells is not necessary
- High strains: the previous testing machine with temperature chamber reached maximum elongation on the standard specimen of 230 %. The new testing machine, based on the standard specimen, reaches maximum elongation of 410 %, leaving polymerphys IK customers highly impressed.