A Green Footprint for Your Testing Lab – Modernization of Testing Machines Reduces CO2 Emissions
The test frame of a 100 kN universal testing machine, for example, consists of approximately 300 kg steel and just under 100 kg aluminum, the production of which generates around 2.2 tons of CO2. These 2.2 tons of CO2 can be saved with a modernization, since the test frame is reused.
By modernizing your testing machine, it is once again sustainable and equipped for future developments.
In 2021, approximately 1,000 tons of CO2 were saved through testing machine modernizations.
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With thousands of manufacturer-independent modernizations, we have gained years of experience in the field of materials testing machine modernizations, allowing us to extend the service life of testing machines and testing systems from a wide variety of manufacturers.
The general modernization process includes updating the measurement and control electronics and testing software, and replacing the drive technology. The steel and aluminum load frame is reused and reconditioned or repainted.
See our Case Studies for information on how the Cube has been used to modernize testing machines.
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Regardless of whether it is the “Streif” champion Dominik Paris or an ambitious hobby skier, both must be able to rely on their ski equipment 100%. For this reason, Marker has continuously invested in the areas of quality assurance and product development at its development facility in the Bavarian town of Penzberg.
Marker commissioned ZwickRoell to modernize a servohydraulic test stand to ensure it was sufficiently equipped for future testing situations as well as to make operating the system easier while increasing flexibility at the same time. ZwickRoell modernized this test portal with Control Cube digital measurement and control electronics. Furthermore, the Schenck testing actuator was overhauled by ZwickRoell and the existing hydraulic power pack was serviced (oil, filter, and hose replacement).
Using the Cubus software, different test sequences can now be defined and implemented easily. For the test, a ski segment was gripped in the testing machine and then the ski binding was cyclically loaded.
Is your servo-hydraulic control system fully supported by the manufacturer? Would you like to utilise the most technologically advanced controller and software to aid trouble free machine operation and provide test results of the highest integrity? Why not future proof your investment by modernising your testing system? ZwickRoell can transform older generation testing machines and systems into state-of-the-art equipment, regardless of manufacturer, at an affordable price. Modernisation of your testing equipment usually includes replacement of the control and measurement electronics as well as the testing software The Cube controller provides the perfect solution to protect your investment well into the future and will give your testing system a new lease of life. Powerful, portable, compact and flexible, the Cube is suitable for single or multi-axial testing applications. The associated Cubus software provides a user-friendly platform incorporating test control, data acquisition and extensive data analysis capability. To ensure peace of mind, ZwickRoell offers dependable, ongoing service and product support for a minimum of ten years, coupled with comprehensive product warranty cover. Importantly, your new system will be compatible with the current Windows operating systems.