Expanding production capacities require higher specimen throughput
With the new AllroundLine testing machine Z100 TEW, WST is performing tensile tests on titanium alloys according to ASTM E 21. The highlight of this system is the high specimen throughput due to the sophisticated furnace carousel with three separate furnace stations developed by ZwickRoell in Fürstenfeld. Although the carousel is only equipped with two furnaces, WST is now testing twelve specimens per day in a temperature range of 200 up to 1,200°C. The specimens can conveniently be prepared, loaded and preheated outside of the test area. After rotating the carousel, the prepared specimens can be placed in the test area without effort. Each furnace is individually controlled by an automated temperature controller, which ensures reproducible, traceable and user-independent temperatures. The non-contact extensometer laserXtens HP/TZ achieves a resolution of 0.11 µm without marking or touching the specimen. The optimum quality of the measurement signal is ensured due to an optical tunnel, which keeps away negative effects from air currents around the furnace.