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Material Testing and the Different Kind of Machines Involved

Material testingMaterials testing is a well-recognized method used to figure out the mechanical and physical characteristics of raw materials. It also determines the physical and mechanical elements from steel to human hair, ceramics, and composite materials.

Universal materials testing is usually done in mechanical testing labs and can be arranged for different uses. All you need to do is choose the proper load cell, the possible materials testing software, and the proper control for carrying the sample. They should also select the right accessories, such as high-temperature furnaces, extensometers, and thermal cabinets. Configurations with single columns are used for lower force tools, while twin column configurations are for greater force tools.

Single Column Instruments

Test machines for single columns are made for uses needing force from one to five kilo-Newton. These types of test instruments are mounted on a bench, so they offer a substantial working space.

Two Column Instruments

Test machines for two columns are offered in floor-mounted varieties (100 to 300 kN) and bench-mounted varieties (five to 50 kN). Instruments that are mounted on a bench are suitable for complicated multi-stage testing or regular quality control testing in the mid-force range. Meanwhile, material testers mounted on the floor are tough, heavy-duty test machines that provide a massive working space.

Load System Compliance Compensation

Stiffness or load chain compliance compensation and innovative frame designs can be achieved for extension faults of less than five microns at complete load. These are for most flexural and compression tests that don’t use an extensometer.

For most cases, the distortion of test machines is minor in comparison to the sample, which is why the fault is not that important. On the other hand, stiffness compensation raises the accuracy of measurement in uses where system distortion is a bigger part of the overall measurement.

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Material testing machines can be used for education, R&D, production, quality control, and laboratory. Its wide range of testing abilities means that there’s an array of possible use in the market.


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