cLine - first choice for testing automotive seats

cLine materials testing machines are ideal for component testing and for testing flexible foam materials. 

Component testing mainly involves molded foam products such as mattresses and vehicle seats and upholstery; for materials testing, cubes or slabs of flexible foam are used. Compression tests, cyclic indentation tests and pulsating compressive strength tests (alternating load tests) are employed. Used in conjunction with our intuitive testXpert II testing software, cLine materials testing machines are very easy to operate; this range features a test area which is open on three sides. 

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Key advantages and features

Ergonomic operation

Greater operator convenience thanks to side operation, swiveling table extensions on both sides, an additional single-sided table extension and an optional display-equipped remote control for set-up and operating modes.

Standard-compliant positioning accuracy

Standard-compliant positioning accuracy is reliably achieved thanks to online correction performed automatically in the testing software and the testControl II electronics, enabling accurate approach to corrected targets. For the user this means greater accuracy in displacement measurement at specified loads.

Powerful drives

Extremely low minimum speeds can be set, combined with greater speed-stability, while the zero-backlash ball-screw drive delivers high crosshead travel resolution. The motor employs zero-maintenance AC technology.

The high test-speed range can be used without restriction, while faster return speeds mean reduced cycle times and increased test throughput.

Stiff, robust machine frame

The machine frame features rigid welded steel-sheet construction.

Indenter tools

Indenters are available in different diameters in accordance with the requirements of standards or company specifications and are circular flat, hemispherical or spherical. They are easy to install and change.

Integration into production process

cLine materials testing machines can optionally be integrated into the production process, for example by means of roller conveyors in front of and behind the support table.

Safety for the Entire Testing System

The two-channel safety circuit, including Emergency STOP, crosshead limit stop switch and interlinked accessories, Drive OFF switch and motor brake function, together with the operation mode switch, ensure enhanced safety during setup. The CE-compliant electrically interlocked safety device prevents interference with the machine during the test.

Zwick Engineering—Made in Germany

The development and manufacture of materials testing machines, including all mechanical, electronic and software components, together with our comprehensive range of accessories, takes place at Zwick's production facility in Germany, enabling us to create a product that is perfectly harmonized. Each materials testing machine is made of the highest quality standard enabling Zwick to offer the best possible support.

Description of application

The cLine testing systems product group features a test area which is open on three sides.

cLine testing systems are especially suitable for component testing and for testing flexible foam materials. Component testing mainly takes place on flexible foam products such as mattresses and vehicle seats and upholstery. For materials testing, cubes or slabs of flexible foam are used. Compression tests, cyclic indentation tests and pulsating compressive strength tests (alternating load tests) are applied.

Used in conjunction with our intuitive testXpert II testing software, cLine testing systems are very easy to operate.

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Cyclical compression test on soft elastic foam

cLine materials testing machines are especially suitable for component testing and for testing flexible foam materials.

Technical overview

General

  • cLine is available with test speeds from 0.0005 to 1000 mm/min, depending on type. Testing machine speed is independent of the test load.
  • The high test-speed range can be used without restriction. In addition, test loads up to 110% of machine nominal load are permissible to compensate for heavy combinations of test fixtures, accessories etc.
  • cLine is available for test loads up to 10 kN and with a test-area height of 819 mm.
  • cLine can be operated with standard commercial PCs or laptops and requires no special expansion cards.

Fmax 5 kN - 10 kN

Type

Z005 C

Z010 C

Item No.

1006325

Test load, max. (Fmax)

10

Test area

Height

819

819

mm

Travel (s) of the moving crosshead, max. (without accessories)

600

600

mm

Width

1000

1000

mm

Depth with folded table extensions

450

450

mm

Depth, with raised table extensions

1450

1450

mm

Test area (W x H (without accessories) x D)

1000 x 819 x 150/1450[1]

mm

Load frame

Height, max.

2630

2630

mm

Depth, with machine electronics

1495

1495

mm

Depth, with support legs, with lowered table

800

800

mm

Depth, with support legs, with raised table

1450

1450

mm

Weight, approx. with machine electronics

580

580

kg

Paint finish

RAL 7021, RAL 7038 , RAL 3031

RAL 7021, RAL 7038 , RAL 3031

Ambient temperature

+10 to +35

+10 ... +35

°C

Relative humidity (non-condensing)

20 to 90

20 ... 90

%

Average noise level measured in 1 m distance to the front of the machine

55

55

dB(A)

Finish

Average noise level measured in 1 m distance to the front of the machine

Drive

Cycle time

1000

1000

Hz

Motor

AC servo-motor

AC servo-motor

Motor holding break

Yes

Yes

Control, set value preselection

Digital (real-time Ethernet, EtherCAT®)

Digital (real-time Ethernet, EtherCAT®)

Crosshead speed vmin ... vmax

0.0005 to 1000

0.0005 to 1000

mm/min

Maximum crosshead return speed

1500

1500

mm/min

Driving power

400

400

W

Drive travel resolution

0.0232

0.0232

µm

Positioning repeatability (without reversing directions)

±2.0

±2.0

µm

Controller

adaptive

adaptive

Motor holding brake

Power specifications

Electrical connection (Ph, N, PE)

Tolerance range

Power consumption (full load) approx.

Mains supply frequency

  1. Table extensions folded/table extensions raised
Testing Software testXpert III, intuitive and workflow-based

testXpert II Testing Software

Intuitive and Workflow-Based Right from the Start!

testXpert III is the result of close cooperation with software users in the materials testing industry and the experience of over 30,000 successful testXpert installations. From the very start, testXpert III uses a workflow that is based on your lab processes to guide you step by step through your test.

Getting started is easy!

Our workflow-based software keeps training time to a minimum and makes testing efficient and reliable. The intuitive interface is identical for all Zwick materials testing machines and instruments— enabling efficient testing, from simple standard-based tests to demanding tests in research and development.
The clear, logically structured workflow guides the operator the whole way, through test preparation, execution, and results analysis, establishing a clearly identifiable visual association of all related content, ensuring fast, easy navigation. A newly structured user interface with large, expressive icons helps you navigate through the software easily so you can start testing quickly.

Powerful, innovative testControl II machine electronics

Innovative testControl II Machine Electronics

All of Zwick's materials testing machines are equipped with the powerful testControl II measurement and control electronics, offering the ideal basis for precise, reproducible test results.

  • The electronics are installed vertically on the load frame to prevent liquids and from entering the unit and contact with conductive particles.
  • The high-quality finish protects testControl II from external influences. The components used are highly durable.

testControl II Machine Electronics & testXpert III Testing Software Make a Great Team

testXpert III testing software and testControl II machine electronics are perfectly matched, ensuring safe and efficient operation of the materials testing machine. testXpert III provides the optimum solution for any testing requirement.

Integrated safety in accordance with the EC Machinery Directive

The statutory safety requirements of the EC Machinery Directive are implemented in all Zwick machines, while an EC Declaration of Conformity accompanies every machine. The most state-of-the-art safety technology and proven industrial components that comply with the highest safety and industrial standards (IEC 60947 etc.) are used. The highest degree of safety for user and testing system is guaranteed.

Machine compliance correction

The high-quality drive technology plus online correction of machine compliance enable very high travel-measurement and positioning accuracy. testXpert II automatically determines the optimum curve, ensuring maximum possible accuracy for travel measurement and positioning via the crosshead displacement transducer.

  • Real-time correction via the corrected channel directly in the testControl II electronics, regardless of test speed and duration!
  • Control and positioning directly to the corrected channel.
  • ideal for tests for which direct-measurement extensometers cannot be used.

System Monitoring

testControl II system monitoring provides the user/laboratory manager with detailed information on the current status and level of utilization of the testing equipment. This enables further increases in testing equipment availability and greatly simplifies maintenance planning and spares/replacement procurement.

Fast, Adaptive Drive Controller

The high drive control frequency of 1000 Hz delivers fast, precise force and strain control. Benefits include enabling components to be loaded very quickly and accurately with a predetermined force.

Maximum Accuracy

High (24-bit) resolution and A/D converter with 400 kHz sampling rate for maximum measured-value accuracy combined with large measurement range. As an example, even the smallest force changes on the specimen can still be recorded and displayed accurately.

Eco Mode

testControl II electronics switch automatically to eco-mode when not in use, saving energy.

Ergonomic Remote Control with Display

Tests can be performed entirely via the remote control, independent of the PC. All important information is shown on the display. Machine operation is therefore more ergonomic and effective. The rocker-switch with integrated dial makes positioning fast yet highly accurate.

A Standard Made in Germany

We manufacture products with maximum care and precision and supply state-of-the-art solutions for research and development to customers from every sector and industry. Our testing machines embody the proverbial quality of "Made in Germany." All of our testing systems comply with the current EC Machinery Directive.

Experience this yourself at our annual exhibition, testXpo, in Ulm.

Dr. Jan Stefan Roell
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  • Made in Germany
  • Safety for the entire testing system
  • Ergonomic operation
  • Flexible and ready for the next generation of technology
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