February 1, 2022

Universal Testing Machine Install for Composites Manufacture


Last week we installed a 100 kN Universal Testing Machine for our customer who are a leading composites manufacture in Gloucester.

The customer replaced two elderly THS527 Wedge Grip – 100 kN Tensile ForceInstron and Zwick Universal Testing Machines with our MTE-100 from Metrotec in Spain. The MTE-100 is a 100 kN Universal Testing Machine with advanced software suitable for making a wide range of tests on all types of material. Both Zwick and Instron had removed support from there materials testing machines leaving them little option other than to replace them.

As well as the MTE-100 we also supplied some 100 kN wedge grips based on the customers requirements we supplied the THS527-100 wedge grips These are ideal for testing composites materials due to the mode of operation where, during the test, the jaw position is stationary.

Our composites customer is going to be making tensile, compressive, 3 point bend and shear tests on their wide range of composites materials. During the quotation process we made recommendations to enable them to re-use existing fixtures to allow significant cost savings on the total project cost.

During the install we made some further recommendations on how they could significantly increase their testing speed and as a result we are supplying some additional fixtures.

MTE-100 100 kN Universal Testing MachineLooking to replace your existing materials testing machines?

AML are on hand to provide expert professional advice to ensure the most cost effective machine, grips and fixtures are supplied.

We are not tied to a single manufacture of Universal Testing Machine so we can look at your requirements and exactly match them or design and manufacture you a bespoke solution.

We are more than happy to quote for new grips etc we have. However, we can also provide a solution, when desired, that will allow you to re-use your existing grips, fixtures, temperature chambers and extensometers. We are used to working with all the big names in the materials testing world including Zwick, Instron, MTS, Shimadzu and AMETEK (Lloyds).

Contact us today and see how we can help you replace your existing Universal Testing Machine. AML has solutions for all types of Materials Testing Machines from small Single Column Tensile Testing Machines with a capacity up to 1 kN right up to large servo hydraulic Universal Testing Machines with a capacity of 3000 kN.


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