At Schoeller Werk the test results are stored centrally in a database; data exchange via the testXpert II testing software is fully automatic. To ensure identical synchronization of all data, three testing machines had their software updated to the latest version (testXpert II V3.6). A full modernization was carried out on another testing machine to ensure continued service reliability and future-upgradability. Measurement and control electronics, drive technology and testing software are an integral part of such modernizations. testControl II sets new standards with its very high control and positioning accuracy over the entire speed and force ranges. Existing accessories such as specimen grips can continue in use following modernization of the testing machine.