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Modernization of testing machines

Modernization of testing machines and systems is one of ZwickRoell’s core competencies. With several thousand modernizations performed to date, we have been able to gather a vast amount of experience and know-how in the field of manufacturer-independent testing machine modernizations.

Materials testing machines and testing systems from over 50 different manufacturers can be transformed into state-of-the-art equipment using modern ZwickRoell measurement and control electronics, drive technology, and testing software. When modernizing testing machines and testing systems, we install the same proven components we use in our new machines, providing our customers with updated future compatibility.

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+6.000 successfully completed testing machine modernizations
10 years guaranteed service reliability and spare parts availability
Experience with machines and systems from more than 50 different manufacturers

At ZwickRoell, we modernize static and dynamic testing machines, and update them to state-of-the-art condition. Contact us for an individualized quotation.

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Reasons for modernizing your testing machine

There are many reasons for a modernization:

  • Obsolete testing software
  • Your operating system is no longer supported, e.g. Windows XP,
    Windows 7
  • Measurement and control electronics are no longer supported
  • Changing testing situations or applications
  • Improvements in operational safety and reliability
  • Long downtime and waiting periods for the replacement of
    obsolete electronic components

Advantages & features

Testing machine modernizations are based on innovative ZwickRoell components and provide a number of advantages:

  • Reliable service and support for the entire testing system for a minimum of 10 years
  • Compatibility with current Windows operating systems
  • Use of intelligent and reliable testing software with testXpert III or testXpert Research
  • testControl II or Control Cube high-precision measurement and control electronics
  • Continued use of essentially all existing accessories
  • Expansion of accessories from our comprehensive portfolio
  • Full compatibility with comparable new machines
  • Upgradeability – your machine is equipped for future developments
  • Improved safety components
  • Painting and refurbishing of the load frame during a modernization at ZwickRoell's headquarters in Ulm


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  • Product information: Reliable service and future upgradeability with current technology PDF 541 KB
  • Product Information: Modernization Packages for Static and Dynamic Testing Machines - For Over 50 Manufacturers PDF 1 MB

Overview of our testing machine modernizations:

Modernization of electromechanical static testing machines
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Hydraulic static testing machines
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Servohydraulic testing machines
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Robotic testing systems
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Instron materials testing machines
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Hegewald & Peschke testing machines
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Pre-owned market
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Interesting Customer Projects

Modernization of testing machines and testing systems: a few of our customer projects