Universal testing machine

The universal testing machine is used to get information on a materials yield strength and tensile strength, the modulus of elasticity as well as a materials strength in terms of bending and compression. That is done by testing like tensile testing, bending testing and compression testing.

  • We have equipment to facilitate testing at elevated temperature up to 150 °C to study how material properties are effected by temperature.

By designing and manufacturing fixtures and mounting adapters to fit a samples geometry and composition it is possible to perform testing on paper, plastics and other material sensitive to mounting with sharp angles.

  • Instrument: Universal testing machine Inspekt Retrofit 100kN
  • Manufacturer: Hegewald & Peschke
  • Measures: Load (stress) and strain
  • Result: stress-strain curve, yield strength, tensile strength, modulus of elasticity, static strength

Result (Example)

stress-strain curve from tensile test of cast iron.

Compression test (determination of spring constant)