Jump to the content of the page

Modernization of Testing Systems

In the course of modernizing several thousand testing machines ZwickRoell has gained extensive experience in manufacturer-independent modernization.

Materials testing machines 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.

Components that have been tried and tested on new machines are used to update testing systems to the latest technology.

Why modernize?

There are several reasons for modernizing:

  • Obsolete testing software
  • 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 replacements of obsolete electronic components


ZwickRoell modernization

Modernization based on innovative ZwickRoell components means:

  • Reliable service and support for the entire testing system for a minimum of 10 years
  • Compatibility with current Windows operating systems
  • Use of the intelligent and reliable testXpert III or testXpert Research testing software
  • 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


Name Type Size Download
  • Product information: Reliable service and future upgradeability with current technology PDF 541 KB

Overview of our Different Modernization Possibilities

Electromechanical static testing machines

ZwickRoell modernizes electromechanical static testing machines, regardless of manufacturer, and updates them to state-of-the-art condition.
to Electromechanical static testing machines

Hydraulic static testing machines

Comprehensive modernization of hydraulic static testing machines, including inspection of hydraulic components.
to Hydraulic static testing machines

Servohydraulic testing machines

Through the modernization of servohydraulic testing machines their technical performance is maintained.
to Servohydraulic testing machines


Through modernization, Vibrophores are updated with state-of-the-art technology.
to Vibrophores

Robotic testing systems

Retrofitting an automated testing system gets the testing laboratory ready for the next generation.
Through modernization, your existing automated testing system is updated with state-of-the-art technology.
to Robotic testing systems

Interesting Customer Projects

Learn more about the wide variety of some our customers’ modernization projects!