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High-Speed Testing Machine HTM

Test load
  • 25 kN - 160 kN
  • 12 m/s - 20 m/s
Type of test
  • High-speed tensile tests
  • Puncture tests
  • ISO 6603-2
  • ASTM D3763-02
  • ISO26203-2
  • SEP 1230
  • ESIS P7-00

High strain rates and crash simulation

The HTM series servohydraulic high-speed testing machines allow you to determine strain-rate-dependent characteristic values over a wide speed range. Uses for machine include puncture tests and high-speed tensile tests, as well as peel, and shear tests at high speeds. Crash tests on components can also be performed in conjunction with the optional T-slotted platform.

The HTM series is available in various versions with maximum test loads of 25 kN, 50 kN, 80 kN or 160 kN.

The fracture behavior of many materials is dependent on, among other things, the loading rate. Relevant data and constitutive equations are required for the numerical calculation of crash safety. With a maximum piston speed of 20 m/sec, high-speed testing machines can be used for crash simulation. For testing, the speed can be selected from a wide range, starting very slow and going up to maximum speed.

High-speed testing machines form a complete system with all components, including the hydraulic power pack, test frame with high-speed testing actuator and safety housing, fast testControl measurement and control electronics with PC and testXpert testing software—perfectly coordinated and integrated.

High-speed testing machines

With the testing machine for high strain rates, high-speed tensile tests can be performed at up to 1,000 °C.

Advantages and features

Advantages and features

Load frame
Testing software
Strain measurement

Load frame

Extremely stiff load-frame, designed for high impulse peaks resulting from tests with high strain rates.

Testing software

Our testXpert testing software provides you with a software platform that maintains a consistent layout throughout—from test definition to the point of evaluation

Strain measurement

Easy integration of optical extensometers


Machine is mounted on pneumatic springs, facilitating installation almost anywhere

Technical overview

HTM 2512HTM 5020HTM 8020HTM 16020
Testing machine for high strain rates HTM 2512Testing machine for high strain rates HTM 5020Testing machine for high strain rates HTM 8020Testing machine for high strain rates HTM 16020
Force25 kN50 kN80 kN160 kN
Piston speed, max.12 m/s20 m/s20 m/s20 m/s
Installation of testing actuatorLower crossheadUpper crossheadUpper crossheadUpper crosshead
T-slotted platformNoOptionalOptionalYes
Typical Applications
  • Plastics (polymers, polyurethanes)
  • Plastics
  • Metallic specimens (e.g., car body panels)
  • Fiber-reinforced composites
  • Components
  • Plastics
  • Metals (e.g., car body panels)
  • Fiber-reinforced composites
  • Components
  • Metals
  • Components
  • Belts
Comparison of high-speed testing machines

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Additional testing machines for impact testing

Common Tests

Particular uses for HTM high-speed testing machines include puncture tests and high-speed tensile tests, as well as peel and shear tests at high test speeds. They are ideally suited for the determination of the material behavior under crash loading. Their maximum piston speed of 20 m/s (72 km/h) is faster than the 64 km/h test speed used in the Euro NCAP frontal impact crash test.

High-Speed Tensile Test
to High-Speed Tensile Test
Puncture test on plastics
ISO 6603-2, ISO 7765-2, ASTM D3763
to Puncture test on plastics


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  • Product Information: HTM 2512 high-speed testing machine PDF 375 KB
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  • Product Information: HTM 16020 high-speed testing machine PDF 513 KB
  • Product Brochure: Dynamic and Fatigue Testing Systems PDF 5 MB

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