Testing of Rubber-Metal Dampers
A testing system based on a standard testing machine has been developed to determine, among other things, the static and dynamic stiffness and the loss angle and loss factor of rubber-metal bearings. In addition, the system is equipped with a safety light curtain and supplementary two-handed control. The test result is displayed via a red/green digital tolerance indicator, with an audible prompt via an electronic buzzer, allowing the operator to attend to other tasks during the test. Parameterization of the test sequence, as well as results evaluation and display, are handled by Zwick's tried and tested software, testXpert®.