Mechanical components in testing machines are usually robustly constructed and perform their duties over many years, even decades. One problem, however, is the fast ongoing development in the areas of electronics and software. ZwickRoell, a leading global supplier of testing machines, provides modernizations not only for ZwickRoell machines, but also for machines from other manufacturers.
An example is the modernization of two testing machines from a third-party manufacturer that are used at EndoLab. The company is one of the largest testing laboratories and has been performing fatigue tests on medical components for over 25 years. In addition to hip, shoulder and ankle joint implants, testing is also performed on dental implants. Through chewing movements, these implants are exposed to considerable forces from different angles, and are subject to extremely high quality requirements, as is the case for all medical products. The implants are made of pure titanium.