Instron to launch Advanced Video Extensometer

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  • Significant reduction of errors from thermal and lighting variations
  • All-electric test instrument for dynamic and fatigue testing of composites
  • Drop tower to evaluate the impact resistance of composite plates
  • Instron at JEC Europe 2015

Instron, a leading provider of testing equipment designed to evaluate the mechanical properties of materials and components, will introduce the new Advanced Video Extensometer (AVE2) at the upcoming JEC Europe 2015. The device conforms to the most rigorous composite standards, ISO 527 and ASTM D638,

Significant reduction of errors from thermal and lighting variations

The AVE2 is a fully-integrated device that adapts to the normal fluctuations of environmental conditions in the lab and can easily adapted to any testing machine on the market that uses a ±10v analog input (performance depends on the system). Designed to significantly reduce errors from thermal and lighting variations that are common in most labs, the AVE 2 is the only device on the market to utilize the real-time 490 Hz data rate while also achieving a 1 micron accuracy.

Advanced Video Extensometer (AVE2)

Advanced Video Extensometer (AVE2)

All-electric test instrument for dynamic and fatigue testing of composites

For dynamic and fatigue testing of composites, the company will demonstrate the ElectroPuls E3000 all-electric test instrument with a nominal force capacity up to ±3 kN, designed both for static testing at low speeds and high-frequency dynamic testing at several hundred Hertz. With its patented, oil-free linear motor technology, the system specifically supports clean working conditions. Coupled with their Specimen Self-Heating Control (SSHC) – an add-on for WaveMatrix Software, this module is specifically designed to increase throughput and consistency during fatigue testing of composites by optimizing the test frequency. With an easy to use interface, SSHC allows users to simply set and control a target temperature to within ± 0.5°C, based on a specimen temperature input from a thermocouple or infrared thermometer. A stable temperature is maintained throughout the test by automatically adjusting the test frequency.

Drop tower to evaluate the impact resistance of composite plates

The range of exhibits is rounded off with an Instron CEAST 9340 drop tower designed to deliver 0.30 – 405 J (0.22 – 299 ft-lb) of energy which allows to evaluate the impact resistance of composite plates performing Compression After Impact (CAI) test. In addition, the system is equipped with the DAS64K, with a selectable sampling frequency up to 4 MHz, for simultaneous acquisition of up to four independent signals.



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