ProLine for Standardized Tests

ProLine is the ideal testing machine for function tests on components and standard tests on materials. Combined with ZwickRoell's intuitive testing software the ProLine materials testing machines offer fast and easy operation. All test programs can be used. Development and manufacture of ProLine, including all mechanical, electronic, and software components—together with the comprehensive range of accessories—take place at ZwickRoell's production facility in Germany, ensuring that all components work together seamlessly.
ProLine 50kN with makro extensometer and wedge grips

Application description

ProLine specifically targets standardized testing of materials and components, making operation of these testing machines notably simple and compact.

Standardized tests on components are diverse: Examples include testing plug and spring contacts in the electrical industry, checking joining and pressing procedures on precision engineered components and ring stiffness tests on reel cores and pipe sections.

In the packaging and food industries testing includes stackability tests on plastic containers and cardboard boxes, open-and-close tests on snap-on lids, pull-off tests on can lids, tear-growth and adhesion tests on plastic films and hoses and pull-off tests on carrying-handles.

Key Advantages and Features

Integrated safety in accordance with the EC Machinery Directive

Maximum level of safety for user and testing system is guaranteed. All EC Machinery Directive safety requirements are guaranteed. Compliance is documented with an EC Declaration of Conformity. State-of-the-art safety technology and proven industrial components that comply with the highest level of safety and industrial standards (IEC 60947) are used.

Powerful drives

  • Extremely low minimum speeds can be set with simultaneous high speed-stability. In addition, the drive delivers high crosshead travel resolution. This is important, for example in the case of component testing with high demands on travel precision and tests on specimens with high stiffness and short test travel.
  • The high test-speed range can be used without restriction. In addition, test loads up to 110 % of machine nominal load are permissible to compensate for heavy combinations of test fixtures, accessories etc.
  • Faster return speeds mean reduced cycle times and increased test throughput. The motor employs zero-maintenance AC technology.

High stiffness and precise crosshead guidance

Two steel columns provide highly accurate guidance for ProLine's moving crosshead. The stiff load-frame profile and generous connecting surfaces reduce the inclination angle of the crosshead under load, enabling very precise alignment and application of force to the specimen. This is advantageous for flexure tests, compression tests, precision tests on components etc.

Safety for the entire testing system

The highest level of safety is achieved with the two-channel safety circuit. It includes the crosshead limit switch, the drive-Off switch, motor break function and the operation mode switch. Relevant accessories are also integrated into the safety circuit. The CE-compliant safety device with electrical interlocking and mechanical guard locking prevents interference with the machine during the test.

Exclusively at ZwickRoell: Xforce Load Cells

Patented Xforce load cells are developed and manufactured by ZwickRoell, and offer outstanding accuracy and high resistance to parasitic influences. Parasitic influences such as temperature and transverse forces have significantly less impact on test results than other comparable sensors. Xforce load cells are also very robust and more resistant to factors such as transverse forces during compression and flexure tests.

Mechanical Modularity

Mechanical modularity enables the testing system to be expanded by the wide range of ZwickRoell test fixtures and specimen grips or with customized devices. This is where the highly adaptable, play-free plug and T-slot system comes into its own, backed by a wide variety of crosshead mount options. Specimen grips and test tools can be changed whenever required, enabling a wide range of tests to be performed with the same testing machine and allowing rapid, highly flexible adaptation to the current testing situation.

Short delivery times

With the ProLine materials testing machines’ short delivery time of two weeks, test tasks can be taken on quickly, saving valuable time.

ZwickRoell Engineering—Made in Germany

The development and manufacture of materials testing machines, including all mechanical, electronic and software components, together with our comprehensive range of accessories, takes place at ZwickRoell's production facility in Germany, enabling us to create a product that is perfectly harmonized. Each materials testing machine is made of the highest quality standard enabling ZwickRoell to offer the best possible support.

Universal testing machine ProLine

Univrsal testing machine ProLine

ProLine Tensile Test on Elastomers with very high elongation

Technical overview

General

  • ProLine is available with test speeds from 0.0005 to 1500 mm/min, depending on type. Testing machine speed is independent of test load.
  • The high test-speed range can be used without restriction. In addition, test loads up to 110% of machine nominal load are permissible to compensate for heavy combinations of test fixtures, accessories etc.
  • ProLine is available for test loads up to 100 kN and with test-area heights from 1050 mm to 1450 mm.
  • ProLine can be operated with standard commercial PCs or laptops and requires no special expansion cards.

5 kN - 20 kN

Z005, Z010, Z020

Type

Z005 TN

Z010 TN

Z010 TH[1]

Z020 TN

Item No.

059008

059010

059011

059012

Test load Fmax

5

10

10

20

kN

Test area

Height (dimension P)

1070[2]

1050[2]

1450[2]

1050[2]

mm

Height, travel distance of the moving crosshead

1000[2]

980[2]

1380[2]

980[2]

mm

Width

440

440

440

440

mm

Load frame

Dimensions

Height with leveling elements

1340 ... 1345

1340 ... 1345

1740 ... 1745

1340 ... 1345

mm

Width

770

770

770

770

mm

Width with machine electronics

917

917

917

917

mm

Depth with machine electronics

439

439

439

439

mm

Weight

With machine electronics, approx.

110

135

150

135

kg

Connection, stud

Ø 20

Ø 20

Ø 20

Ø 36

mm

Average noise level at vmax measured at 1 m distance from the front of the machine

59

57

57

58

dB(A)

Drive system

Crosshead speed vmin ... vmax

0.0005 ... 1500[3]

0.0005 ... 1000[3]

0.0005 ... 1000[3]

0.0005 ... 500

mm/min

Crosshead return speed, max.

2000[3]

1500[3]

1500[3]

750[3]

mm/min

Deviation from the set drive speed, max.

0.05

0.05

0.05

0.05

% of vactual

Drive travel resolution

0.0348

0.0232

0.0232

0.0115

μm

Power input specifications

Power supply

230

230

230

230

V, 1Ph/N/PE

Power consumption (full load), approx.

800

800

800

800

VA

  1. For the ProLine Z010 TH testing machine, the maximum overall weight for specimen grips and tools mounted on the crosshead is 20 kg.
  1. Height of the (lower) test area without accessories
  1. Values apply to machines with the safety doors closed in automatic mode and to machines without safety devices. For machines with the safety door open, the speed is reduced to 600 mm/min.

30 kN - 100 kN

Z030, Z050, Z100

Type

Z030 TN

Z050 TN

Z100 TN

Item No.

059013

059021

1025089

Test load Fmax

30

50

100

kN

Test area

Height (dimension P)

1370[1]

1370[1]

1360[1]

mm

Height, travel distance of the moving crosshead

1285[1]

1285[1]

1275[1]

mm

Width

440

440

640

mm

Load frame

Dimensions

Height with leveling elements

1743 ... 1748

1743 ... 1748

1829 ... 1834

mm

Width

850

850

1070

mm

Width with machine electronics

1000

1000

1205

mm

Depth with machine electronics

462

462

645

mm

Weight

With machine electronics, approx.

330

330

530

kg

Connection, stud

Ø 36

Ø 36

Ø 60

mm

Average noise level at vmax measured at 1 m distance from the front of the machine

68

69

60

dB(A)

Drive system

Crosshead speed vmin ... vmax

0.0005 ... 300

0.0005 ... 600

0.0005 ... 300

mm/min

Crosshead return speed, max.

500

800[2]

400

mm/min

Deviation from the set drive speed, max.

0.05

0.05

0.05

% of vactual

Drive travel resolution

0.0076

0.0122

0.0123

μm

Power input specifications

Power supply

230

230

230

V, 1Ph/N/PE

Power consumption (full load), approx.

800

1600

1600

VA

  1. Height of the (lower) test area without accessories
  1. Values apply to machines with the safety doors closed in automatic mode and to machines without safety devices. For machines with the safety door open, the speed is reduced to 600 mm/min.

For testing of PET containers KOSME relies on ZwickRoell

KOSME Gesellschaft mbH is a highly successful, globally recognized company specializing in the development, design and manufacturing of stretch blow molding machines and molds for the production of PET containers. Data on the compressive strength of different PET containers is of great significance. At its location in Sollenau, Austria KOSME performs these resistance determination tests according to DIN 55526.
Testing of PET containers
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