roboTest I Robotic Testing System

The roboTest I (impact) robotic testing system is used for semi or fully automatic temperature conditioning, feeding, and testing of Charpy specimens to EN 10 045 or ASTM E23 in a temperature range from -180 to +300 °C (optionally to +600 °C).

roboTest I robotic testing system for impact tests

Key Advantages and Features

Description

  • System can be added to 450 or 750J pendulum impact testers
  • A slide carrier facilitates insertion and removal of specimens into/from the temperature conditioning unit, either manually (semi-automatic version) or automatically (fully automatic version)
  • Semi-automatic version with 450 or 750 J pendulum impact tester: roboTest I (impact) temperature conditioning and feed unit with capacity for 10 specimens (optionally 21) in temperature conditioning unit
  • Fully automatic version with 750 J pendulum impact tester: roboTest I (impact) temperature conditioning and feed unit with capacity for 10 specimens (optionally 21) in temperature conditioning unit and integrated magazine typically holding 90 specimens
  • The impact test is performed within 5 seconds of removing the specimen from temperature conditioning unit
  • Optional extras include a barcode reader (2D) and HOST connection

Advantages & features

  • Operator influences (hand temperature/moisture, off-center or angled specimen insertion etc.) are eliminated for high test result reproducibility
  • Qualified laboratory staff are relieved of routine activities, making them available for more complex tasks
  • Machine can be used during idle times (lunch breaks and night shifts), which utilizes the full capacity and produces faster results
  • Testing system reduces the testing costs per specimen and typically pays for itself within one to two years
  • System allows for reliable documentation and statistical long-term monitoring

roboTest I Specimen Feeding

A slide carrier facilitates insertion and removal of specimens into/from the temperature conditioning unit, either manually (semi-automatic version) or automatically (fully automatic version).
roboTest I schematic diagram of the robotic testing system

Semi-automatic version with 450 or 750 J pendulum impact tester:

  • roboTest I (impact) temperature conditioning and feed unit with capacity for 10 specimens (optionally 21) in temperature conditioning unit

 

Fully automatic version with 750 J pendulum impact tester:

  • roboTest I (impact) temperature conditioning and feed unit with capacity for 10 specimens (optionally 21) in temperature conditioning unit and integrated magazine typically holding 90 specimens

Video

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Charpy impact test to Charpy on metals, automated, temperature-conditioned

roboTest I with PSW750 pendulum impact tester for impact tests on metals

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