ProLine for standardized tests

ProLine is the ideal testing machine for function tests on components and standard tests on materials. Used in conjunction with our intuitive testXpert II testing software, ProLine materials testing machines offer fast, easy operation. All test programs can be used. Development and manufacture of ProLine, including all mechanical, electronic and software components, together with the comprehensive range of accessories, takes place at Zwick's production facility in Germany, enabling optimum matching of all items.
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Key advantages and features

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.

Powerful drives

  • Extremely low minimum speeds can be set, combined with high speed-stability. The drive also delivers high crosshead-travel resolution. This is important in cases such as component tests with especially demanding travel-precision requirements, or tests on specimens with high stiffness and short travel.
  • 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.
  • Faster return speeds mean reduced cycle times and increased test throughput. The motor employs zero-maintenance AC technology.

High stiffness and precise crosshead guidance

Two steel columns provide highly accurate guidance for ProLine's moving crosshead. The stiff load-frame profile and generous connecting surfaces reduce the inclination angle of the crosshead under load, enabling very precise alignment and application of force to the specimen. This is advantageous for flexure tests, compression tests, precision tests on components etc.

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.

Exclusively at Zwick: Xforce Load Cells

Patented Xforce load cells are developed and manufactured by Zwick, and offer outstanding accuracy and high resistance to parasitic influences. Parasitic influences such as temperature and transverse forces have significantly less impact on test results than other comparable sensors. Xforce load cells are also very robust and more resistant to factors such as transverse forces during compression and flexure tests.

Mechanical Modularity

Mechanical modularity enables the testing system to be expanded by the wide range of Zwick test fixtures and specimen grips or with customized devices. This is where the highly adaptable, play-free plug and T-slot system comes into its own, backed by a wide variety of crosshead mount options. Specimen grips and test tools can be changed whenever required, enabling a wide range of tests to be performed with the same testing machine and allowing rapid, highly flexible adaptation to the current testing situation.

Short delivery times

The very short delivery time for ProLine materials testing machines - 2 weeks - makes it possible to get started with testing quickly and without losing valuable time.

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

By targeting ProLine specifically at standardized tests on materials and components it has been possible to achieve particularly simple, compact operation for these testing machines.

Standardized tests on components are many and varied. Examples include testing plug and spring contacts in the electrical industry, checking joining and pressing procedures on precision engineered components and ring-stiffness tests on reel-cores and pipe sections.

In the packaging and food industries there are stackability tests on plastic containers and cardboard boxes, open-and-close tests on snap-on lids, pull-off tests on can lids, tear-growth and adhesion tests on plastic films and hoses and pull-off tests on carrying-handles.

Technical overview

General

  • ProLine is available with test speeds from 0.0005 to 1500 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.
  • ProLine is available for test loads up to 100 kN and with test area heights from 1050 mm to 1450 mm.
  • ProLine can be operated with standard commercial PCs or laptops and requires no special expansion card.

up to 20 kN

5 to 20 kN

Type

Z005 TN

Z010 TN

Z010 TH[1]

Z020 TN

Item No.

059008

059011

059012

Test load, max. (Fmax)

5

10

10

20

kN

Test area

Test-area height:

height (dimension P), without accessories

1070

1050

1450

1050

mm

Max. height at bottom of moving crosshead travel, without accessories

1000

1380

mm

Test area width

440

440

mm

Test-area width

440

440

mm

Test-area height:

height (dimension P) without accessories

Max. height at bottom of moving crosshead travel, without accessories

Test-area width

Load frame

Finish

RAL 7021 black grey/stainless steel metallic, RAL 3031 orient red

36

Load-frame height:

height with leveling elements

1331

1331

1731

1331

mm

Lower mounting stud Ø (included in delivery)

20

20

+10 to +35

RAL 7021 black-gray/stainless steel-metallic, RAL 3031 orient red

mm

Finish

RAL 7021 black grey/stainless steel metallic, RAL 3031 orient red

RAL 7021 black-gray/stainless steel-metallic, RAL 3031 orient red

20 to 90

+10 to +35

Ambient temperature

+10 to +35

+10 to +35

57

20 to 90

°C

Relative humidity (non-condensing)

20 to 90

20 to 90

ISO 9000 and CE

58

%

Average noise level at vmax measured at 1 m from front of machine

59

57

ISO 9000 and CE

dB(A)

Complies with

ISO 9000 and CE

ISO 9000 and CE

Load-frame width:

width

770

770

917

917

mm

width with machine electronics

917

917

mm

Load-frame depth:

overall depth with machine electronics

439

358

mm

Overall depth with machine electronics

439

mm

Load-frame depth:

depth with drive base

358

358

mm

overall depth with machine electronics

439

439

mm

Weight:

with machine electronics, approx.

150

kg

Weight:

With machine electronics, approx.

135

kg

Weight:

20

with machine electronics, approx.

110

135

kg

Load-frame height:

height with leveling elements

Load-frame width:

width with machine electronics

Load frame depth:

overall depth with machine electronics

with machine electronics, approx.

Lower mounting stud Ø (included in delivery)

Drive

Permissible feedback energy

up to 50

% of machine capacity

Motor

AC servo-motor

AC servo-motor

AC servo-motor

AC servo-motor

Control, set-value specification

digital (real-time Ethernet, EtherCAT®)

digital (real-time Ethernet, EtherCAT®)

digital (real-time Ethernet, EtherCAT®)

digital (real-time Ethernet, EtherCAT®)

Crosshead speed vmin to vmax

0.0005 to 1500

0.0005 to 1000

0.0005 to 1000

0.0005 to 500

mm/min

Maximum crosshead return speed

2000

1500

1500

750

mm/min

Accuracy of set speed

0.05

0.0232

0.0232

0.0115

% of vN

Displacement resolution of drive

0.0348

±2.0

±2.0

±2.0

μm

Positioning repeat accuracy on crosshead (without direction reversal)

±2.0

adaptive

adaptive

adaptive

µm

Controller

adaptive

1000

1000

1000

Cycle time

1000

up to 50

up to 50

up to 50

Hz

Crosshead speed vmin to vmax

Crosshead return speed, max.

Drive travel resolution

Electrical supply (Ph, N, PE)

Power input specifications

Power consumption (full load), approx.

800

800

800

800

VA

  1. For the ProLine Z010 TH testing machine, the maximum total weight for specimen grips and fixtures mounted on the crosshead is limited to 20 kg.

30 kN - 100 kN

30 to 100 kN

Type

Z030 TN

Z050 TN

Z100 TN

Item No.

059013

059021

059022

Test load, max. (Fmax)

30

50

100

kN

Test area

Test-area height:

Height (dimension P), without accessories

1370

1370

1360

mm

Max. height at bottom of moving crosshead travel, without accessories

1285

mm

Test-area width

440

640

mm

Test-area width

440

640 x 1360[1]

mm

Load frame

Lower mounting stud Ø (included in delivery)

36

mm

Load-frame height:

height with leveling elements

1743

1743

1829

mm

Lower mounting stud Ø (included in delivery)

36

RAL 7021 black grey/stainless steel metallic, RAL 3031 orient red

60

mm

Finish

RAL 7021 black grey/stainless steel metallic, RAL 3031 orient red

+10 to +35

RAL 7021 black grey/stainless steel metallic, RAL 3031 orient red

Ambient temperature

+10 to +35

20 to 90

+10 to +35

°C

Relative humidity (non-condensing)

20 to 90

69

20 to 90

%

Average noise level at vmax measured at 1 m from front of machine

68

ISO 9000 and CE

71

dB(A)

Complies with

ISO 9000 and CE

ISO 9000 and CE

Load-frame width:

width

850

1000

1070

mm

width with machine electronics

1000

1205

mm

Load-frame depth:

depth with drive base

456

mm

overall depth with machine electronics

462

mm

Load-frame depth:

depth with drive base

456

602

mm

overall depth with machine electronics

462

645

mm

Weight:

with machine electronics, approx.

330

kg

Weight:

with machine electronics, approx.

330

530

kg

Load frame width:

Drive

Cycle time

1000

Hz

Motor

AC servo-motor

800

AC servo-motor

Permissible feedback energy

up to 50

% machine capacity

Control, set-value specification

digital (real-time Ethernet, EtherCAT®)

AC servo-motor

digital (real-time Ethernet, EtherCAT®)

Crosshead speed vmin to vmax

0.0005 to 300

digital (real-time Ethernet, EtherCAT®)

0.0005 to 300

mm/min

Crosshead return speed, max.

500

0.0005 to 600

400

mm/min

Displacement resolution of drive

0.0076

800

0.0061

μm

Positioning repeat accuracy on crosshead (without direction reversal)

±2.0

0.05

±2.0

µm

Controller

adaptive

0.0122

adaptive

Cycle time

1000

±2.0

1000

Hz

Permissible feedback energy

up to 50

adaptive

up to 50

% machine capacity

Crosshead return speed, max.

Drive travel resolution

Electrical supply (Ph, N, PE)

Power input specifications

Power consumption (full load), approx.

800

1600

1600

VA

  1. Height of (lower) test area without accessories

testXpert III 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 II Testing Software Make a Great Team

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

Flexibility Through Modularity

testControl II has six flexible time-synchronized slots, allowing multiple sensors to be used simultaneously and monitored and safeguarded regardless of use.

  • As an example, an extensometer and a transverse strain extensometer can be used in addition to the load cell.
  • If the testing system is equipped with several load cells or additional sensors, these can all remain plugged in. All sensors which are plugged in will then automatically be protected against overloads.

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.

High Data Transmission Rate

Synchronous 500 Hz measured-value acquisition-rate delivers fast measurement with maximum reproducibility (regardless of number of measurement channels). The measured-value acquisition-rate can optionally be increased to 2000 Hz. The high data transmission rate enables fast measurement with maximum reproducibility. This is highly advantageous for high-speed tests, short brittle-fracture events and in tear-growth, adhesion and peel tests.

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.

In addition, all required control parameters are set automatically, for fast, accurate attainment of target positions. This gives time and cost savings by eliminating the need for expensive, time-consuming pretesting.

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.

Innovative Interfaces

The innovative EtherCat® interface is incorporated as standard. The time-synchronized real-time Ethernet field bus system ensures future-proof integration of sensors and power units.

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 operating concept
  • Flexible and ready for the next generation of technology
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