X100-ZDT: Dedicated Z-Direction Tester

The Dedicated Z-Direction Tester based on the X100-1 Universal Testing Machine for evaluating internal bond strength of paper and board in accordance with TAPPI T541 or ISO 15754.

The machine’s universal design, which includes complete computer control and a precise AC servo drive system, allows it to be readily converted for different test types (tensile, friction, flexural, etc.) through Testometric’s vast selection of grips and fixtures.

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Force Capacity kN 1
Accuracy Better than +/- 0.5% of reading down to 1/1000th of load cell capacity
Included Load Cell 1000N (others available)
Included Fixtures PBA-T541 fixture with a set of 5 test blocks 1 inch or 25 mm square (other sizes available)
Crosshead travel mm 420
Position Control Resolution mm 0.0001
Throat depth (force axis to column) 81
Minimum Speed mm/min 0.001
Maximum Speed mm/min 1000
Speed Accuracy +/- 0.1% under stable conditions
Data Acquisition Rate (at PC) 500 Hz
PC Connection USB
Machine Configuration Single-column, bench mounted
Frame Stiffness kN/mm 5
Weight kg 25
Operating Temperature °C -10 to +40
Operating Humidity +10 to +90% non-condensing
Electrical Supply 230 V, 1 ph 50/60 Hz (115 V option available)
Power kW 0.2


Made to Measure

The completely digital testing system with extremely precise control and accuracy, as well as automated computer control of test techniques for ease of use.

  • Accuracy greater than +/−0.5% down to 1/1000th of the load cell capacity is achieved with high-resolution load cells
  • Automatic detection of load cells and extensometers, including on-device storage calibration parameters
  • Software calibration check capability for quick machine accuracy verification; load cells can withstand an overload of 800% without being damaged
  • Pre-loaded self-cleaning ball screws with high efficiency for rapid, silent testing; end bearings are sealed for life and greased
  • Crosshead guiding system for perfect alignment and smooth working
  • Precision crosshead control is provided via a digital AC servo drive and a brushless servo motor, facilitating maintenance-free operation and positional control at 20,000 pulses per revolution
  • Systems for high-speed data collection with up to four simultaneous channels
  • Expansion channel for additional devices like extensometers, micrometers, calipers, balances and so on
  • Loading frames with high rigidity, robust specialized steel crossheads and sturdy extruded support columns with T-slots for accessory attachment
  • Overload, over-travel and impact protection are all available
  • Telescopic covers provide extra dust and testing debris protection for ball screws
  • Design with a small footprint saves bench space
  • A wide selection of grips and fixtures for tension, compression, flexural, shear, peel and product testing, among other things
  • There is a large selection of contacting and non-contacting extensometers available, including laser and video types

X100-ZDT: Dedicated Z-Direction Tester

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X100-ZDT Dimensions

X100-ZDT: Dedicated Z-Direction Tester

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A broad range of grips and fixtures including tensile, peel, tear, and compression.

A broad range of grips and fixtures including tensile, peel, tear and compression. Image Credit: Testometric Company Ltd

High-speed modular electronics.

High-speed modular electronics. Image Credit: Testometric Company Ltd

Comprehensive range of extensometry.

Comprehensive range of extensometry. Image Credit: Testometric Company Ltd

Built for Precision

Force Measurement

Dedicated Z-Direction Tester is universally calibrated and better compared to Grade 0.5 EN 7500-1, DIN 51221 ASTM E-4 and AFNOR A03-501. It features a minimum range of 0.4%–100% and automatic load cell recognition. The resolution is 1 part in 500,000 and there is electronic load cell protection as well.

Extension Measurement

The full frame length comes up to a maximum resolution of 0.0001 mm (selectable). The accuracy is about +/−0.01 mm and the absolute, relative and auxiliary modes are in millimeters, inches and percent.

Speed Control

With speeds as low as 0.001 mm/minute, there is exceptional low-speed performance. There is temperature and current protection for the drive system.

Load Frame

A rigid frame with a precision linear guiding system and a stiff extruded support column is used. The frame stiffness is 5 kN/mm with an integrated K factor facility. The Dedicated Z-Direction Tester also has a ball screw with bellows that recirculates. Electronic limit trips, total travel trips and user-programmable safety stops are all available.

Electronics System

The modular electronics system transfers data to the PC at a high rate (500 Hz) through a high-speed USB connection. A wide range of extensometers and accessories may be connected via easy plug-in interface modules, thanks to the extensive input choices.

Safety Features

Extensive safety features, such as E-Stop, programmable extension limits and overload/impact detection, assure the highest standards of operator safety. Complete compliance with international safety standards like 2014/30/EU Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, 2006/42/EU Machinery Directive and 2014/35/EU Low Voltage Directive.

Optional Tablet PC

When paired with the optional TPC1 tablet PC with touchscreen control, the machine transforms into a profound independent system that eliminates the need for an external PC or laptop.

The system provides a fully-featured test environment with the ability to develop and save an infinite number of methods and results by using a specialized version of Testometric’s WinTest software optimized for touchscreen use. The provided mounting arm, which attaches to the machine column T-Slots, offers adjustable height, reach and viewing angle, allowing users to select the most ergonomic working posture.

The machine may also be linked to a standard desktop PC or laptop using the sophisticated WinTest EC software.

X100-ZDT: Dedicated Z-Direction Tester

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Tried and Tested Software

The full WinTest Analysis software package comes with all Testometric models.

The WinTest Analysis is a product that has undergone many years of continuous development, and it is a versatile and user-friendly software package suitable for all forms of material testing. Tensile, compression, flexural, peel, shear, rip, cyclic, creep and multi-stage tests are all integrated.

It includes a large number of industry-standard test methods as well as the ability to build and save an endless number of additional test methods. All test data is automatically stored, and it is simple to export to other software programs, such as Word, Excel, Access and SPC systems, for increased report output.

All machines can now be web-linked directly to Testometric for remote inquiry, monitoring and software updates due to the availability of the RCE remote connection option.

Real-time test screen

Real-time test screen. Image Credit: Testometric Company Ltd

Test analysis screen.

Test analysis screen. Image Credit: Testometric Company Ltd

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