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Hall 10 Booth D49


t K2016, Instron, a global manufacturer of material and

structural testing systems, will present their comprehen-

sive portfolio of systems for testing polymers from static to dy-

namic, from R&D to 24/7. Visitors will find a full range of

devices for applications from basic research to incoming in-

spection and routine testing in manufacturing. For static ten-

sile, flexure, compression, bend, peel, shear, tear and cyclic

tests, Instron will show a versatile 5969 electromechanical dual

column table-top system for mid-range testing, together with

pneumatic grips, designed for a nominal load of 10 kN, in

combination with an automatically contacting Instron



extensometer. For automated testing runs, meeting the requi-

rements of all common testing standards, Instron will present

their latest development, the TestMaster AT3 for tensile and

flexure testing. Once the tray has been loaded and the start

button pushed, its automated specimen loading feature im-

proves repeatability and reproducibility of testing and results,

minimising human influence, increasing safety by keeping the

operator away from the testing area, and improving ergono-

mics by virtually eliminating repetitive motions associated with

high volume manual testing. All test runs will be controlled,

documented and stored in a data base using Instron’s univer-

sal Bluehill


3 testing software with fully-integrated modular

software packages that provide easy, tailored application so-

lutions for today's laboratory managers and test technicians.

For impact testing of polymers, Instron will exhibit two sy-

stems: a CEAST 9350 floor standing drop tower designed to


testing plastics from static to dynamic

deliver 0.59 to 757 J or up to 1,800 J together with an envi-

ronmental chamber, and a motorised CEAST 9050 impact pen-

dulum. Both systems will be operated using Instron’s CEAST

VisualIMPACT software, designed to control these devices, re-

cord force and absorbed energy data, visualise and help ana-

lyse the results and calculate resilience. VisualIMPACT is

tailored to using the CEAST high-speed data acquisition sy-

stem DAS64K. Providing a data acquisition rate of 4 MHz, this

system is particularly advantageous when testing brittle ma-

terials or performing tests at high speeds or low temperatures,

as will be showcased on the stand.

For HDT and Vicat tests, Instron will present its recently intro-

duced Instron


HV Series designed to significantly reduce wor-

kload and increase efficiency in the testing lab. Available for

visitors will be a HV6X with six testing stations and automatic

weights application, using advanced electronics that automa-

tically zero the position of the LVDT measuring sensors before

starting a test, reducing test time and human errors. The HV

tester will be operated by the company’s Bluehill HV test soft-

ware to run tests, edit methods, analyse results or configure

the system with a few mouse clicks, even further minimising

effort, and raising both laboratory efficiency and throughput

to a high level. For dynamic testing tasks, Instron will showcase

at K2016 the ElectroPuls E1000 Electrodynamic Testing System

which uses patented, oil-free linear motor technology, toget-

her with the recently introduced AVE2 Advanced Video Ex-

tensometer. Offering slow-speed static and high-frequency

fatigue testing, the versatile ElectroPuls systems are ideal for

any lab or office space, designed for up to 10 kN axial load or

combined axial-torsion loadings, delivering 10 kN and 100

Nm. The AVE2 is a non-contacting extensometer for dynamic

strain control at variable gauge lengths and differing travels,

offering speed and flexibility for studying the behaviour of ma-

terials without damaging the specimen's surface. A fully-inte-

grated device, it easily adapts to the normal fluctuations in

environmental conditions in the lab. Designed to dramatically

reduce errors from thermal and lighting variations that are

common in most labs, the AVE2 utilises a real-time 490 Hz

data rate while achieving a 1 micron accuracy.

Hall 10, Booth J18

Extrusion International 5/2016


– the capstock and coextrusion measurements – are being pre-

sented. The capstock measurement serves to measure plastic

profiles with extruded caps while the coextrusion measure-

ment analyses profiles consisting of a number of different ma-

terials, e.g. a combination of rubber and plastic.

PROMEX measuring systems of ASCONA guarantee objective

quality statements and consistent quality control. As a result,

scrap is reduced to a minimum, raw material can be saved and

faulty deliveries to customers can be avoided. This guarantees

high productivity in the plastic extrusion.