In component and structural testing involving fracture and fatigue measurements, Zwick Vibrophores provide excellent reliability and accuracy in key applications.
Used to determine strength and toughness, a Vibrophore examines samples under tensile, compression, pulsating and fatigue loads to provide reliable data about the quality and integrity of pipes, bolts, rivets and welds across a range of industries - off-shore, engine manufacturers and construction, for example.
Now, Zwick Roell Group offers a Modernization and Retrofit Technology (ZMART.PRO) package for Vibrophores. Tailored to the individual needs of each customer, the retrofit kits are designed to quickly and efficiently upgrade fatigue testing equipment to provide improved automation and control for even higher throughput.
Standard ZMART.PRO kits include everything needed to upgrade any existing Vibrophore system: VibroWin digital measurement and control electronics, testXpert testing software and a new load cell or conversion kit for your existing load cell. Where required, the basic package also includes a conversion kit for additional components such as an extensometer, and a new static and/or dynamic drive.
A typical application for the Vibrophore is in the fatigue testing of engine components. The ever-increasing loads on internal combustion engines mean that fracture mechanics and fatigue tests on components are essential. With testing frequencies of up to 300 Hz the Zwick Vibrophore ensures that test times are short and specimen throughput is high, making them ideal for QA testing of engine components such as crankshafts, connecting rods, bolts and screws from production lines. Zwick understands the need for optimum testing efficiency to ensure efficient production timelines can be maintained.
With the ZMART.PRO packages, Zwick continues to revisit and upgrade legacy equipment, so customers can be confident that any investment in Zwick Roell technology is an investment in the long-term.
For further information on the Viborphore, the ZMART.PRO modernization package and any other Zwick materials testing technology, please visit: www.zwick.com