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HA series servohydraulic testing machine

Actuator in the lower crosshead Download
  • Metals
  • Automotive
  • Academia
  • Construction materials
Test load
  • 50 kN - 500 kN
Type of test
  • Fatigue
  • Fracture mechanics
  • ISO 12106
  • ASTM E606
  • DIN 50100
  • ASTM E399
  • ASTM E647
  • ASTM E466

The perfect testing machine for fatigue tests under temperature

Standard versions of the HA series fatigue testing machines in the 50 to 500 kN range have the testing actuator mounted in the lower crosshead, below the test area. They are ideal for test arrangements that require temperature chambers or furnaces to be installed in the test area. The positioning of the actuator prevents heated air from rising and causing heating of the actuator; it also prevents oil from dripping into the heated test area.

The HA load frames can, for example, be used for LCF (low cycle fatigue) tests or high cycle fatigue tests.

The HA fatigue testing machine's test frame features extremely high stiffness, resulting in natural resonance. Extremely accurate alignment of load frames avoids unwanted flexural stresses in the specimen

The final element in our dynamic testing product portfolio is the manufacture of all the necessary accessories such as hydraulic power packs, servohydraulic testing actuators, or hydraulic distribution units. Our portfolio is constantly being expanded through a program of continuous development and inclusion of new products,allowing us to satisfy our customer’s most demanding quality requirements while continually improving the quality of our products.

Advantages & Features

Advantages & Features

Advantages & Features

Advantages & Features

  • 4 standard nominal ratings from 50 kN to 500 kN
  • convenient working height
  • particularly suitable for integration of a high-temperature heating device
  • hard-chromed columns for precise guidance of upper crosshead
  • hydraulic clamping and adjustment for easy positioning of upper crosshead
  • integrated oil-sump for collecting minor leakage
  • safety housing to comply with CE Machinery Directive depending on application

Technical overview

Advantages & Features

Advantages & Features

Hydraulic power packs
servohydraulic actuator
Hydraulic connection unit
Hydraulic power pack 40 l/min without noise protection

Hydraulic power packs

The HP series power packs feature high operational reliability and long service life. All components are mounted on top of the oil tank for easy access.

The self-priming radial-piston pump is driven by an asynchronous motor. The nine pistons are in hydrostatically balanced contact with the stroke ring. Flow rate is regulated by the stroke-ring eccentricity, which is adjusted via two control pistons located opposite each other. The pressurized oil is routed via a high-pressure filter and is then available to the appliance.A factory-set pressure relief valve prevents excessive increases in pressure.


Testing actuator LH2500

servohydraulic actuator

ZwickRoell's servohydraulic testing actuators feature sturdy, robust construction and are used both in servohydraulic testing machines and as single testing actuators, for example on a clamping plate. When used in conjunction with a servo valve they enable complex loading sequences to be implemented with great accuracy.


Distribution unit

Hydraulic connection unit

The hydraulic distribution unit is the electrically operated switching device in servohydraulic testing machines. It connects or disconnects the hydraulic pressure for a servohydraulic testing actuator or servohydraulic testing machine.A connecting valve is allocated to each consumer, allowing them to be switched independently of each other. The modular design enables addition of an extra switching manifold whenever required.


Related products and accessories

Common fatigue tests

Materials and components may fail prematurely under oscillating loads. For this reason, the behavior of materials under alternating mechanical loading is an important decision criterion, for which the necessary data are obtained through testing.

There are two categories of fatigue in materials testing:

Low cycle fatigue (LCF) test
ISO 12106, ASTM E606
to Low cycle fatigue (LCF) test
High Cycle Fatigue Test / S-N Test
DIN 50100
to High Cycle Fatigue Test / S-N Test


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