Things to Examine When Choosing a Universal Testing Machine

According to the national recommendations, every material sold to both the public and private sectors should undergo rigorous testing to assure quality. This increases the demand for the Universal Testing Machine that can be used for multiple tests. There are several important things to examine when choosing a universal testing machine. Here are some of the most important issues to tackle.

Determine the type of test

Different material undergoes different types of tests. Some of the important tests done with material include compression, tension, torsion, bend, peel, fatigue, etc. Hence determine what type of test your material need and purchase the right and the best universal testing machine that helps you conduct tests with ASTM or ISO standard of testing. 

Outline the calculations to select the right system

You should outline or have an idea about the calculations needed to test the specimen to select the right machine with the controller that goes along with it. HEICO provides better options between the standalone digital controller and PC-based software with an extensive library of calculations.

Consider the maximum load needed to test the material

The maximum load needed to test the material is an important factor to consider selecting the right type of testing machine. You have several options like dual vs. single column, floor-standing vs. table-top, and hydraulic vs. electromechanical. All these options can be better understood when you know the maximum load. HEICO provides testing machines with several series of load cells to match the unique testing requirements of your customers.

Determine the speed of test

Speed of the test is another important factor to consider when buying a testing machine since it helps you specify actuator, motor, and drive needed in the machine. This is one of the crucial factors to consider in static tests vs. dynamic fatigue tests.

Pick the right grips

The grips should be purchased based on the type of specimen used for testing. All types of grips or fixtures can’t be used for all of the materials. You can select from rope and thread grips, manual wise grips, or pneumatic grips depending on the type of specimen to test.

Check the need for extensometer or deflectometer

Extensometers are used for accurate determination of specimen extensions during the testing process. Deflectometer is used to calculate the deformations that happen during compression tests or three or four-point bend tests. You can select the right device based on the type of tests you need to conduct. HEICO provides different types of extensometers and deflectometers to meet the unique needs of the customers.

Consider all possible applications

Select the best utm machine that can support all your future testing needs. Even though today you need just one or two tests, testing needs may expand in the future and you will require bend, tension, peel, and fatigue testing.

HEICO one of the popular and leading manufacturers of Universal Testing Machines considers all of these future requirements in the testing machine to help the customers reduce testing costs in the long run with a single machine that can handle multiple tests.

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