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Modernization of Hydraulic Static Testing Machines

  • Manufacturer-independent
Test load
  • Up to 2500 kN
Included services
  • New measurement and control technology
  • Latest testing software
  • Retrofit kits for existing sensors
  • Up-to-date accessories portfolio
Location of supply of services
  • At ZwickRoell in Ulm
  • On-site at your facility

Modernization packages with maximum flexibility

The modular nature of these manufacturer-independent modernization packages for hydraulic static materials testing machines allows maximum flexibility. 

Our modular RetroLine modernization package for hydraulic static testing machines can be tailored to your individual requirements. The retrofit kits consist of the following basic elements:

  • testControl II digital measurement and control electronics

  • Intelligent and reliable testXpert III testing software

  • Special retrofit kits for adapting existing sensors such as load cells, extensometers, etc.

  • High-quality proportional or servo valves

  • New hydraulic power-pack or adaptation of existing hydraulic components

Advantages & Features

Advantages & Features

Years of Experience
Long-Term Reliable Service
Innovative testControl II Machine Electronics
testXpert III Testing Software
Additional Advantages & Features

Years of Experience

ZwickRoell has over 20 years experience in modernizing materials testing machines. In recent years, more than 6,000 testing machines were modernized and updated with state-of-the-art technology.

Long-Term Reliable Service

  • Rapid assistance via Hotline and in the event of repairs
  • Guaranteed spare parts availability for at least 10 years
  • Compliance with new standards through up-to-date testing technology
  • Implementation of the latest Windows operating systems, such as Windows 10, for optimal integration in your IT environment

Innovative testControl II Machine Electronics

The use of testControl II measurement and control electronics ensures compliance with the most demanding safety requirements. All ZwickRoell materials testing machines are equipped with the powerful testControl II measurement and control electronics, offering the ideal basis for precise, reproducible test results. The electronics are mounted vertically on the side of the load frame.

More information on testControl II

testXpert III Testing Software

In a modernization, the testXpert III intelligent testing software is implemented. testXpert III is the result of close cooperation with software users in the materials testing industry and the experience of over 35,000 successful testXpert installations. From the very start, testXpert III uses a workflow that is based on your lab processes to guide you step by step through your test. Get to know testXpert III and experience how easy it is to use.

More information about testXpert III

Additional Advantages & Features

  • Warranty for newly installed components is the same as with new machines
  • Enables validation of the testing machine in accordance with the latest quality standards
  • Re-use of expensive components such as extensometer and specimen grips
  • Conversion and re-calibration of existing load cells

Technical Overview

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