Durable component design has always been a vital issue in the aerospace and automotive industries. One driving factor in these sectors in recent years, indeed decades, has been lightweight construction; safety and life expectancy are critical design elements here. The same approach is naturally applied to other fields, for example in designing hip prostheses or bicycle forks.
The constant use of new materials, including composites such as FRP and CFRP, necessitates appropriate testing before these can be employed in safety-critical applications.
Different materials and components call for different testing technologies. With this in mind Zwick has made considerable investments in the development of dynamic testing machines and drive technologies in recent years and can supply a drive concept to suit every testing application.
This wide range of drive technologies makes Zwick the only testing machine manufacturer able to provide impartial advice regarding the drive concept. The same testing software and controller technology are used for all testing machines, reducing the need for training in day-to-day laboratory operation.
All the testing machines referred to above can be used as both static and dynamic testing machines. This is made possible by the use of testControl II electronics in combination with the proven testXpert testing software.