roboTest L Robotic Testing System

The roboTest L (linear) robotic testing system is used to perform fully automated tensile tests on metal specimens (for example, to EN 10002-1, ASTM E8, JIS Z2201) or tensile and flexure tests on plastic specimens (for example, to ISO 527-2 (1A, 1B, 1BA), ASTM D790 (IV) or ISO 178).

'roboTest L' robotic testing system

Key Advantages and Features

Description

  • System can be attached to materials testing machines from 5 to 250 kN
  • Magazine holds 160 to 600 specimens (depending on specimen dimensions)
  • Specimens up to 1 kg in weight can be tested
  • Removable magazine inserts can be filled at operator's workplace. Alternatively, specimens can also be added during the automatic sequence in the magazine
  • Manual tests can be performed whenever required—the specimen feeder simply swings out of the way for access
  • A separate version of roboTest L is available for testing O-rings
  • roboTest L can also be used for feeding specimens to other equipment (e.g. hardness measuring instruments, notch-cutting machines)
  • An industrial controller with autoEdition2 automation software controls the system
  • Optional extras include a barcode reader, cross-section measuring device, HOST connection, accept/reject feature, disposal gripper, and status indicator

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

Two new robotic testing systems for Hydro Aluminium

Hydro is one of the world's largest aluminium suppliers. The growing global demand for lightweight metals also has implications for quality control; in order to provide testing capacity in line with the increased production volume, the company has invested in two new Zwick robotic testing systems.
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