Equipment


Instron ElectroPuls E10000: an electric fatigue machine designed for dynamic and static testing on a wide range of materials and components.

  • Dynacell load cell: ±1 kN, ±5 kN and ±10 kN
  • High-pressure pneumatic grip: ±10 kN fatigue-rated capacity with 0 to 12.7 mm flat serrated jaw faces for rectangular specimen and 3 to 18 mm Vee jaw faces for circular specimen
  • Bending fixtures (5 kN capacity) and clevis grips (10 kN capacity): fracture toughness test and fatigue crack growth test
  • Dynamic extensometer: 12.5 mm gage length with ±5 mm travel and 0.01 mm accuracy
  • Clip gage: 4 mm travel (6 to 10 mm) with 0.01 mm accuracy for crack opening displacement


Instron 5969: a dual column table top electromechanical testing system for static testing.

  • Testing speed range: 0.001 to 600 mm/min
  • Static Load Cell: 1 kN, 5 kN and 50kN
  • Wedge Action Grips: 50 kN capacity with  0 to 6.4 mm flat serrated jaw faces for rectangular specimen and 3.2 to 7.8 mm Vee jaw faces for circular specimen
  • Strain Gauge Extensometer: 10 mm and 25 mm gage length with , ±50% maximum strain


CSM TRB-S-DE: a tribometer (ball-on-disc and pin-on-disc) for friction and wear evaluations.

  • Friction force measurement: up to 10 N
  • Normal load: 1 to 10 N
  • Rotation speed: up to 500 rpm
  • Ball and pin holders: 6 mm
  • Testing conform: DIN 50324, ASTM G99 and ASTM G133


National Instrument DAQ: data acquisition system for various measurement devices

  • NI 9237 module: (x2) bridge/strain measurement device
  • 24-bit resolution, ±25 mV/V analog inputs
  • 4 simultaneously sampled analog inputs; 50 kS/s per channel sampling rate
  • Programmable quarter-, half- and full-bridge completion; up to 10 V internal excitation
  • NI 9219 module: (x2) four-channel universal module (strain gages, RTDs, thermocouples, load cells, and other powered sensors)
  • 100 S/s per channel sampling rate (50 S/s per channel sampling rate for thermocouple)
  • Built-in quarter-, half-, and full-bridge support for strain measurement
  • Can perform a different measurement type on each of the four channels
  • Measurement ranges differ for each type of measurement, and include up to ±60 V for voltage and ±25 mA for current
  • NI 9215 module: (x1) voltage input measurement device
  • ±10 V measuring range, 16-bit resolution
  • 4 differential channels, 100 kS/s per channel sampling rate
  • NI 9213 module: (x1) temperature measurement device
  • 16 differential channels for thermocouples, 75 S/s per channel sampling rate
  • 24-bit resolution, ±78 mV analog inputs
  • Work with J, K, T, E, N, B, R, S thermocouple types (Up to 0.02 °C measurement sensitivity)