06 December 2011
06 December 2011
Zwick Roell welcomed over 2000 international visitors to the annual testXpo event which was recently held at its headquarters in Ulm, Germany.
Zwick explain that the event featured a range of materials and component testing demonstrations and provided an opportunity for visitors to discuss their specific interests with industry sector specialists. There were also opportunities to attend technical presentations covering many testing relating topics and important changes in international testing standards.
According to Zwick, the launch of the new testControl II digital control system and associated intuitive software for the Zwick Allround range of static testing machines demonstrated the company’s commitment to developing world class products incorporating significant benefits for the end users. They also announced their initiative in the dynamic testing market with the introduction of a new controller and software for fatigue testing applications.
Other highlights included a fully automated specimen preparation and testing cell for steel reinforcement, a new range of video and laser non-contacting extensometers and their latest A-Flow machine for rapid determination of polymer melt flow properties. Zwick demonstrated modernisation solutions for older generation testing machines where the replacement of the control system would give the machine a new lease of life and improved reliability.
Dr Stefan Roell, Zwick CEO, reported significant growth in the composites, plastics and medical sectors, with excellent sales into the metals testing market and rapidly increasing business in academic institutions around the world. He said that Zwick was acknowledged as a world leader in robotic testing systems which improve testing efficiency and eliminate possible operator error and that 2011 would conclude with order intake at a record high exceeding all previous years. The 21st testXpo event will take place in Germany from the 15th to 18th October 2012.
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