Testing System Modernization

In the course of modernizing several thousand testing systems ZwickRoell has gained extensive experience in manufacturer-independent modernization. Testing systems from over 40 different manufacturers can be transformed into state-of-the-art equipment using modern ZwickRoell measurement and control electronics, drive technology, and testing software. Tried and tested components from new machines are used to update testing systems to the latest technology.

Why Modernize?

Why Modernize?

There are several reasons for modernizing:

  • Obsolete testing software
  • Operating system is no longer supported, e.g. Windows XP
  • Measurement and control electronics are no longer supported
  • Changing testing situations or applications
  • Improvements in operational safety and reliability
  • Long downtime and waiting periods for replacements of obsolete electronic components

ZwickRoell Modernization

ZwickRoell Modernization

Modernization based on innovative ZwickRoell components means:

  • Reliable service and support for the entire testing system for a minimum of 10 years
  • Compatibility with current Windows operating systems
  • Use of intelligent and reliable testing software via testXpert II or testXpert Research
  • High-precision measurement and control electronics via testControl II or Control Cube
  • Continued use of virtually all existing accessories
  • Expansion of accessories from our comprehensive portfolio
  • Full compatibility with comparable new machines 
  • Upgradeability — Your machine is equipped for future developments
  • Improved safety components
  • Painting and refurbishing of the load frame for modernizations at ZwickRoell's headquarters in Ulm
  • 10 years of reliable support
  • Upgradeability of your testing system
  • Comprehensive accessory portfolio
  • Manufacturer-independent

We have already completed over 4,000 modernizations.



Tensile tests at 3,000kN - ZwickRoell modernizes testing machine for steel wire ropes at Redaelli

At its factory in Gardone val Trompia, Italy, Radaelli produces steel wire ropes for a wide range of uses. These include offshore applications, construction machinery, ropeways and cableways and bridge-building. The growing demand for wire ropes with ever-higher load capacity is also placing an increasing burden on quality assurance. After modernization by ZwickRoell the testing machine can now perform tensile tests up to 3,000kN.