04 November 2014
04 November 2014
Imetrum will be previewing its new non-contact video system that has been developed specifically for the high volume testing of composites at Composites Engineering, Birmingham, UK.
According to Imetrum The new UVX (Universal Video eXtensometer) incorporates many of the features of Imetrum’s UVX-Flexi system incorporating Video Gauge software but has been simplified for routine, high volume materials testing.
The company states the UVX is an ideal choice for production facilities and for test houses that provide third party client services on a wide variety of material types, sizes and specifications. Demonstrations will be held on the Stand throughout the show and specialists will be on hand to answer any questions regarding the new system.
As well as the new product, Imetrum explains it will be demonstrating the UVX-Flexi system, which it claims is believed to be the only video extensometer capable of achieving the exacting requirements of ISO527-1: 2012, ASTM D638 equivalent.
The company states Imetrum’s UVX systems have been specifically designed for use with tensile testing machines and comprise a controller with sophisticated Video Gauge software, one or more high-resolution digital video cameras and an appropriate lens for the application. Also included are a voltage output module for interfacing with traditional strain channels, lighting, a tripod (for use with UVX-Flexi only) and a rugged case for storage and transportation. The system is straightforward and intuitive to use and has many distinct advantages over traditional contact methods, such as clip-on extensometers and strain gauges.
Imetrum will be exhibiting at stand F111 at the show.
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