RTC 9002

RTC 9002

Manufactured by Life Testing Machines

The RTC 9002 controller series, crafted with premier Italian engineering and the finest technologies, is pivotal for conducting accurate and trustworthy mechanical structural tests. This range is adept at supervising various actuators and motors, making it a versatile ally in testing.

Distinguished as a bi-axial controller, the RTC 9002 is tailored for running static and cyclic tests across two active axes. It supports comprehensive control modes, including displacement, force, auxiliary (+/-10V) channel, and encoder control. Including four additional read-only analogue input channels, synchronised with the active axes, further amplifies the testing capabilities of this controller.

Specially designed for the cycling industry, the RTC 9002 excels in testing bicycles and bike components according to ISO 4210 standards. It is ideally suited for conducting pedalling tests, handlebar evaluations, bike frame stiffness assessments, and other biaxial testing applications critical for ensuring the performance and safety of cycling products.

The RTC 9002, configurable for pneumatic (P), electric (E), or hydraulic (H) actuator management, effortlessly adapts to various testing environments.


  • Static Yield/Failure Testing: This method is perfect for evaluating the breaking points or yield strengths of composite materials, dental implants, and other materials.
  • Stiffness Testing: Assesses the rigidity of individual and assembled components, including those made from metals, plastics, composites, 3D-printed, and biological materials, providing essential data for material scientists and engineers.
  • Dynamic Testing: It facilitates testing with sine waves, square waves with adjustable duty cycles, or constant-speed triangle waves, making it ideal for analyzing suspension systems and shock absorbers.
  • Constant Amplitude Fatigue Testing:  Evaluates the endurance of various components under cyclic or repeated stress, essential for creating Wöhler curves for lifespan prediction.
  • Constant Amplitude Block Fatigue Testing: This aids in determining the Palmgren-Miner relation and calculating actual damage values, enhancing the robustness of component design and testing.
  • Variable Amplitude Fatigue Testing: Allows for the laboratory replication/simulation of real-world load curves obtained on-site, providing a realistic assessment of component durability under variable loads.
  • Reproduction of Load Curves: This feature supports user-defined load curve simulation during the design phase, including seismic testing simulations, catering to a wide array of testing requirements.

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