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roboTest I Robotic Testing System

For automated impact tests on tempered metal specimens (Charpy) or PE/PP specimens (Charpy/Izod) Download
Industries
  • Metals
Type of test
  • Impact flexure (Charpy)
Specimen range
  • Cooled specimens
  • Semi- or fully automatic test
Standards
  • ASTM E23
  • ISO 148
  • SO 179
  • ASTM D256
  • ISO 180

The robotic testing system for automated impact tests in the Charpy or Izod method

The roboTest I robotic testing system can be mounted on pendulum impact testers for metals or plastics, and automates temperature conditioning, specimen feeding and impact tests in the Charpy or Izod method

In the Charpy method, metals are tested to ISO 148 or ASTM E23 in a temperature range of -180 to +300 °C (optionally up to +600 °C). The robotic testing system can be used in semi-automatic or fully automatic version with a 450 joule oder 750 joule (HIT450P/PWS750) pendulum impact tester. 

In the Charpy method, plastics are tested to ISO 179 or ASTM D256, or optionally using the Izod method to ISO 180 or ASTM E23 in a temperature range of -80 to +100 °C. The roboTest I for plastics can be used in fully automatic version with a 25 joule or 50 joule (HIT 25/50) pendulum impact tester. 

Advantages & features

Advantages & features

Advantages
Testing of metals
Testing of plastics
Function of the specimen feeder

Advantages

  • Operator influences (hand temperature/moisture, off-center or angled specimen insertion etc.) are eliminated for high test result reproducibility
  • Qualified laboratory staff are relieved of routine activities, making them available for more complex tasks
  • Machine can be used during idle times (lunch breaks and night shifts), which utilizes the full capacity and produces faster results
  • Testing system reduces the testing costs per specimen and typically pays for itself within one to two years
  • System allows for reliable documentation and statistical long-term monitoring

Testing of metals

  • The system can be mounted to 450 joule or 750 joule (HIT450P/PSW750) pendulum impact testers.
  • Specimen slide carriers facilitate insertion and removal of specimens into/from the temperature conditioning unit, either manually (semi-automatic version) or automatically (fully automatic version).
  • Semi-automatic version with 450 J or 750 J pendulum impact tester: roboTest I (impact) temperature conditioning and feed unit with capacity for 10 specimens (optionally 21 specimens) in the temperature conditioning unit.
  • Fully automatic version with 750 J pendulum impact tester: roboTest I (impact) temperature conditioning and feed unit with capacity for 10 specimens (optionally 21 specimens) in the temperature conditioning unit and integrated magazine typically for 90 specimens.
  • The impact test is performed within 5 seconds of removing the specimen from the temperature conditioning unit.
  • Optional components including a barcode reader (2D) and HOST connection complete the system.

Testing of plastics

  • The system is mounted to 25 joule or 50 joule (HIT25/HIT50) pendulum impact testers with motorized pendulum hammer lift.
  • A stacking magazine outside of the furnace can hold 100 specimens.
  • The furnace can temper (condition) 10 specimens.
  • Specimen slide carriers facilitate insertion and removal of specimens into/from the temperature conditioning unit, These are actuated automatically.
  • The impact test is performed within 5 seconds of removing the specimen from the temperature conditioning unit.
  • Optional components including a barcode reader (2D) and HOST connection complete the system.

Function of the specimen feeder

Specimen slide carriers facilitate insertion and removal of specimens into/from the temperature conditioning unit, either manually (semi-automatic version) or automatically (fully automatic version).

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Among others, ISO 179, ASTM D6110, ISO 180, ASTM D256
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