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Providing World-Class Elastomer Solutions Since 1951

Physical Testing

Electromechanical Load Frames

Used as a quality control checkpoint for all production lots with physical performance requirements

Electromechanical Load Frames

STANDARD TESTING

  • Static stiffness
  • Material testing
    (ASTM D412 – Die C)
    • Ultimate tensile
    • Elongation
    • Stress-Strain
  • Destructive testing
    • Bonding
    • Fail-safes

Capabilities:

  • Single axis
  • 0‐20,000 lbf [0‐88.9 KN]
  • 72” [1.8 m] crosshead travel
  • Up to 78.7 in/min [33.3 mm/s] crosshead speed

Dynamic (Servo Hydraulic) Load Frame

Used to characterize the dynamic behavior of components as a function of preload, frequency, amplitude, and temperature

Dynamic (Servo Hydraulic) Load Frame

STANDARD TESTING

  • Dynamic properties
  • Fatigue testing
  • Temperature effects
 

Outputs:

  • Load
  • Displacement
  • Temperature
  • Dynamic stiffness
  • Loss Angle
  • Damping
  • Natural frequency
  • Transmissibility

Capabilities:

  • Single axis
  • 11,240 lbf [5 KN]
  • 0‐50Hz, typical
  • 10” [254 mm] Stroke
  • ‐240 – 660 °F [‐151 – 348 °C]
  • Chamber (15.7”L X 15.7”W X 26”H)
    [398mm L X 398mm X 660mm]

Data Acquisition

Used to collect field vibration and shock data for virtual analysis and validation

Data Acquisition

  • 32 channels
  • Transducers
    • Accelerometers - Single, Triaxial
    • Displacement - LVDTs, String Pots
    • Rotation - Gyros
    • Thermocouples
    • CAN Bus
  • Portable power supply
  • GPS - enabled

Data Acquisition