zwickiLine for Flexible Low-Force Testing up to 5 kN

Powerful, flexible, cost-effective testing solution for all your testing requirements.

The zwickiLine testing machine is equally ideal for research and development as it is for routine quality assurance testing. Development and manufacture of the zwickiLine, including all mechanical, electronic, and software components—together with the comprehensive range of accessories—takes place at ZwickRoell's production facility in Germany, so all components work together seamlessly.

 

  • The zwickiLine is an easy-to-use, transportable one-column load frame testing system
  • It is high quality, cost-effective, and space-saving
  • It is lightweight has has a small footprint, which means this modular system can fit easily on any laboratory table
  • Despite the fact that it is small in size and is lightweight, it is anextremely powerful and efficient machine
zwickiLine Series

zwickiLine - the universal testing machine up to 5 kN

  • Test type

mechanical testing applications with low loads

Tensile, compression and flexure tests

  • Force range

  500 N bis 5 kN

  • Test methods 

   metal testing

  plastics and elastomer testing

paper and cardboard testing

textile testing

food testing

components testing

  • individual and modular 

Extensometer 

Variable test axis alignment

1 up to 2 test areas

Safety devices

  Safety guard

  and much more

Application description

The zwicki is designed for quasi-static loading with increasing, pulsating or cyclic tests through an electro-mechanical drive system.

It is especially designed for mechanical testing applications with low loads. It is used for tensile, compression, and flexure tests.

The zwicki is particularly suitable for production monitoring, goods inwards checks, for demonstration or teaching purposes in schools and for reliable quality assurance testing.

Key Advantages and Features

Integrated safety in accordance with the EC Machinery Directive

The statutory safety requirements of the EC Machinery Directive are implemented in all ZwickRoell machines, while an EC Declaration of Conformity accompanies every machine. The most state-of-the-art safety technology and proven industrial components that comply with the highest safety and industrial standards (IEC 60947 etc.) are used. The highest degree of safety for user and testing system is guaranteed.

Powerful drives

Extremely low minimum speeds can be set, combined with high speed-stability. The drive also delivers high crosshead-travel resolution. This is important in cases such as component tests with especially demanding travel-precision requirements, or tests on specimens with high stiffness and small displacements.

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 test fixtures, accessories etc.

High stiffness and precise crosshead guidance

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 ... and many others.

Modern, high-quality load-frame design

  • The new extruded profile used for zwickiLine possesses 6 continuous, freely accessible standard-profile slots for individual mounting of specimen materials, fixtures, safety devices, accessories etc.
  • The generous test-area depth allows the use of larger fixtures and enables bigger components to be tested. The wide base-crosshead provides optimum securing for these.
  • High quality is designed into the machine, ensuring a long service life; for example the controls for the electronics are made of hard-wearing ceramics.

Fast, convenient testing

zwickiLine can be operated in vertical or horizontal orientation as required and can be swiveled through 180° when in horizontal mode.

Modern safety enclosure

The operator is shielded from flying specimen fragments or other hazards by the CE-compliant safety enclosure featuring a large working area, transparent design and excellent accessibility

Flexible equipment options

A wide range of equipment options enables zwickiLine to be used for tests on plastics, elastomers, metals, composites, paper, board, textiles, foams, foodstuffs and components. The generous test-area depth allows the use of larger fixtures and enables bigger components to be tested. The wide base-crosshead provides optimum securing for these.

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.

Safety for the Entire Testing System

The two-channel safety circuit, including Emergency STOP, crosshead limit stop switch and interlinked accessories, Drive OFF switch and motor brake function, together with the operation mode switch, ensure enhanced safety during setup. The CE-compliant electrically interlocked safety device prevents interference with the machine during the test.

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zwickiLine for flexible low-force testing

Powerful, flexible, cost-effective testing solution for all your testing requirements.

Interesting customer projects with zwickiLine

For every customer requirement for flexible low-forces, the zwickiLine offers the perfect solution. The customers of ZwickRoell are also convinced.

Fixture for Variable Test Axis Alignment

Fast, convenient testing: testing machine can be used in vertical or horizontal configuration as required and can be swiveled through 180° in horizontal position; includes leveling feet for separate installation of machine electronics.
zwickiLine horizontal

Technical Overview

The zwickiLine series has twelve versions in three heights and four different power ratings.

General

  • Depending on type, zwickiLine is available with test speeds from 0.0005 to 3000 mm/min. Testing machine speed is independent of the test load. Position, force or strain control can be selected as required.
  • 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.
  • zwickiLine is available for test loads from 500N to 5kN and with test-area heights from 565 mm to 1365 mm.
  • zwickiLine can be operated with standard commercial PCs or laptops and requires no special expansion cards.
  • Low weight, a small footprint and space-saving design allow this modular system to fit easily on to any laboratory table.

Fmax 0.5 kN

Z0.5

Type

Z0.5 TS

Z0.5 TN

Z0.5 TH

Item No.

058992

058993

058996

Test load Fmax

0.5

0.5

0.5

kN

Test area

Height, Pmin…Pmax (each without mounting stud)

Moving crosshead mounted with angle up

235 ... 565[1]

235 ... 1065[1]

235 ... 1365[1]

mm

Moving crosshead mounted with angle down

90 ... 420

90 ... 920

90 ... 1220

mm

Depth

105

105

105

mm

Width

No limitation

No limitation

No limitation

Travel s of the moving crosshead, max.

E = Sum of the installation dimensions of all test arrangements (load cell, specimen grips/test fixture/test tool, mounting stud)

If E < Pmin

Pmax - Pmin

Pmax - Pmin

Pmax - Pmin

If E > Pmin

Pmax - E

Pmax - E

Pmax - E

Load frame

Dimensions

Height without top crosshead

789[2]

1289[2]

1589[2]

mm

Width

408[3]

408[3]

408[3]

mm

Width with machine electronics

411[3]

411[3]

411[3]

mm

Depth

480[3]

480[3]

480[3]

mm

Depth with machine electronics

622[3]

622[3]

622[3]

mm

Weight

With machine electronics, approx.

68

76

81

kg

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

61

61

61

dB(A)

Drive system

Crosshead speed vmin ... vmax

0.0005 ... 2000 (optional 3000)[4]

0.0005 ... 2000 (optional 3000)[4]

0.0005 ... 2000 (optional 3000)[4]

mm/min

Drive travel resolution

0.0830

0.0830

0.0830

μm

  1. Height of the test area without accessories
  1. The dimension increases by 9 mm with the additional crosshead option (top crosshead)
  1. With “large base” option: width 583 mm, width with machine electronics 585 mm, depth 565 mm, depth with machine electronics 707 mm.
  1. The speed can be increased to 3000 mm/min (optional)

Fmax 1.0 kN

Z1.0

Type

Z1.0 TS

Z1.0 TN

Z1.0 TH

Item No.

058997

058998

058999

Test load Fmax

1

1

1

kN

Test area

Height, Pmin…Pmax (each without mounting stud)

Moving crosshead mounted with angle up

235 ... 565[1]

235 ... 1065[1]

235 ... 1365[1]

mm

Moving crosshead mounted with angle down

90 ... 420

90 ... 920

90 ... 1220

mm

Depth

105

105

105

mm

Width

No limitation

No limitation

No limitation

Travel s of the moving crosshead, max.

E = Sum of the installation dimensions of all test arrangements (load cell, specimen grips/test fixture/test tool, mounting stud)

If E < Pmin

Pmax - Pmin

Pmax - Pmin

Pmax - Pmin

If E > Pmin

Pmax - E

Pmax - E

Pmax - E

Load frame

Dimensions

Height without top crosshead

789[2]

1289[2]

1589[2]

mm

Width

408[3]

408[3]

408[3]

mm

Width with machine electronics

411[3]

411[3]

411[3]

mm

Depth

480[3]

480[3]

480[3]

mm

Depth with machine electronics

622[3]

622[3]

622[3]

mm

Weight

With machine electronics, approx.

68

76

81

kg

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

55

55

55

dB(A)

Drive system

Crosshead speed vmin ... vmax

0.0005 ... 2000

0.0005 ... 2000

0.0005 ... 2000

mm/min

Drive travel resolution

0.0554

0.0554

0.0554

μm

  1. Height of the test area without accessories
  1. The dimension increases by 9 mm with the additional crosshead option (top crosshead)
  1. With “large base” option: width 583 mm, width with machine electronics 585 mm, depth 565 mm, depth with machine electronics 707 mm.

Fmax 2.5 kN

Z2.5

Type

Z2.5 TS

Z2.5 TN

Z2.5 TH

Item No.

059001

059003

059004

Test load Fmax

2.5

2.5

2.5

kN

Test area

Height, Pmin…Pmax (each without mounting stud)

Moving crosshead mounted with angle up

235 ... 565[1]

235 ... 1065[1]

235 ... 1365[1]

mm

Moving crosshead mounted with angle down

90 ... 420

90 ... 920

90 ... 1220

mm

Depth

105

105

105

mm

Width

No limitation

No limitation

No limitation

Travel s of the moving crosshead, max.

E = Sum of the installation dimensions of all test arrangements (load cell, specimen grips/test fixture/test tool, mounting stud)

If E < Pmin

Pmax - Pmin

Pmax - Pmin

Pmax - Pmin

If E > Pmin

Pmax - E

Pmax - E

Pmax - E

Load frame

Dimensions

Height without top crosshead

789[2]

1289[2]

1589[2]

mm

Width

408[3]

408[3]

408[3]

mm

Width with machine electronics

411[3]

411[3]

411[3]

mm

Depth

480[3]

480[3]

480[3]

mm

Depth with machine electronics

622[3]

622[3]

622[3]

mm

Weight

With machine electronics, approx.

68

76

81

kg

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

55

55

55

dB(A)

Drive system

Crosshead speed vmin ... vmax

0.0005 ... 1000

0.0005 ... 1000

0.0005 ... 1000

mm/min

Drive travel resolution

0.0277

0.0277

0.0277

μm

  1. Height of the test area without accessories
  1. The dimension increases by 9 mm with the additional crosshead option (top crosshead)
  1. With “large base” option: width 583 mm, width with machine electronics 585 mm, depth 565 mm, depth with machine electronics 707 mm.

Fmax 5.0 kN

Z5.0

Type

Z5.0 TS

Z5.0 TN

Z5.0 TH

Item No.

059005

059006

059007

Test load Fmax

5

5

5

kN

Test area

Height, Pmin…Pmax (each without mounting stud)

Moving crosshead mounted with angle up

365 ... 540[1]

365 ... 1040[1]

365 ... 1340[1]

mm

Moving crosshead mounted with angle down

125 ... 300

125 ... 800

125 ... 1100

mm

Depth

105

105

105

mm

Width

No limitation

No limitation

No limitation

Travel s of the moving crosshead, max.

E = Sum of the installation dimensions of all test arrangements (load cell, specimen grips/test fixture/test tool, mounting stud)

If E < Pmin

Pmax - Pmin

Pmax - Pmin

Pmax - Pmin

If E > Pmin

Pmax - E

Pmax - E

Pmax - E

Load frame

Dimensions

Height without top crosshead

789[2]

1289[2]

1589[2]

mm

Width

408[3]

408[3]

408[3]

mm

Width with machine electronics

411[3]

411[3]

411[3]

mm

Depth

480[3]

480[3]

480[3]

mm

Depth with machine electronics

622[3]

622[3]

622[3]

mm

Weight

With machine electronics, approx.

70

78

83

kg

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

55

55

55

dB(A)

Drive system

Crosshead speed vmin ... vmax

0.0005 ... 600

0.0005 ... 600

0.0005 ... 600

mm/min

Drive travel resolution

0.0168

0.0168

0.0168

μm

  1. Height of the test area without accessories
  1. The dimension increases by 9 mm with the additional crosshead option (top crosshead)
  1. With “large base” option: width 583 mm, width with machine electronics 585 mm, depth 565 mm, depth with machine electronics 707 mm.

Testing of petro chemistry with ZwickRoell

Unipetrol is heavily investing in the modernization of petrochemical production lines. Due to the increase in production and customers becoming more demanding about quality control, the laboratory faces new challenges in the form of strict time schedules and more complex work for all lab operators. As a result, Unipetrol has invested significantly in testing machines in recent years to meet these requirements. For the testing of mechanical properties of thermoplastics for petrochemical customers, the company acquired various ZwickRoell testing machines for the quality control of synthetized polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).
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