testXpo - some information for your visit

5 October 2018 Soon it will all come together and the 27th testXpo will open its doors to over 2,000 visitors from some 50 countries. Almost all the exhibits have already been assembled and our people are ready and waiting with information on the latest topics and trends from the world of materials testing. To ensure everything runs smoothly and your stay in Ulm is a pleasant one, we have included some last-minute information below.

  • testXpo is open daily from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • There is ample parking at the company's headquarters (August-Nagel-Str. 11, 89079 Ulm).
  • Registration is in the Main Building.
  • All visitors will receive a testXpo catalog with floor plan; this also contains detailed descriptions of exhibits.
  • Between 9.30 and 11.30 a.m. and 1.30 and 3.30 p.m. talks will be delivered in three lecture rooms (the lectures will be available to download at www.testxpo.de approximately two weeks after testXpo.
  • There will be guided tours of the company at 10.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.
  • Lunch in the marquee is at 11.45 a.m.   
  • Photography is not permitted at testXpo (images of all exhibits will be available at www.testXpo.de two weeks after the event).

We wish you a pleasant trip and look forward to meeting you in person in Ulm in the near future.

A whole world of hardness testing

17 September 2018 Today’s state-of-the-art, all-purpose hardness testing machines are based around technologies which employ innovative mechatronic components to enable high-precision testing in a wide range of applications. These are quality assurance, production-line testing and laboratory-based operations. On display at this year's testXpo are the latest options for using hardness testing machines in the R&D environment and inquality assurance. Our application experts, product managers and Software experts will all be on hand ready to discuss your hardness testing requirements.

Our product portfolio includes a complete range of hardness testers for use with metals, plastics, rubber and special materials in accordance with all the principal and globally established standards.  ZwickRoell's hardness testing solutions range from manual standard applications to fully automatic testing systems. Special emphasis this year is on nanoindentation and our HD hardness testing software.

In the same exhibition area our long-standing co-exhibitor Olympus is presenting the latest offerings from the fields of microscopy and ultrasound testing.

This hardness testers is versatile and highly intelligent thanks to state-of-the-art mechanical components, powerful electronics, and user-friendly software

Fatigue testing - a central theme at testXpo

August 27th, 2018 Fatigue testing will be a key topic for the Automotive Center this year. Different materials and components call for different testing technologies. With this in mind ZwickRoell has made a substantial investment in the development of dynamic testing machines and drive technologies in recent years and can supply a drive concept to suit every testing application.

  • Electro-mechanical testing actuators provide a modular concept for lower frequencies up  to 1 Hz and 50 kN.
  • The linear testing machine (LTM) is a new dynamic testing machine range with a drive based on linear motor technology. The drive was developed specifically for testing technology and is patented by ZwickRoell .
  • The completely new Vibrophore range (resonance testing machines) offers very high testing frequencies at very low operating costs. Testing frequencies up to 285 Hz are possible.
  • Servo-hydraulic testing machines with standardized load-frame concept deliver maximum flexibility for every application.

This wide range of drive technologies makes ZwickRoell the only testing machine manufacturer able to provide objective advice where the drive concept is concerned.  The same testing software and controller technology are used for all testing machines, reducing the need for training in day-to-day laboratory operation. 

Dynamic testing machines

Deep insights guaranteed – company tours through production and assembly

August 10th, 2018 This year as well, testXpo visitors will have the opportunity to look behind the scenes at ZwickRoell. The testXpo exhibition area extends over five buildings at ZwickRoell’s headquarters in Ulm. Production will not be shut down during the exhibition; instead, the around 300 production and assembly employees will continue manufacturing the testing machines and systems. Observe our experts live while they work. After all, ZwickRoell offers guaranteed standard delivery times for many products and will meet these deadlines during testXpo as well.

If you haven’t seen it all during your own tour of the exhibition, we additionally offer guided tours through the ZwickRoell company site on a daily basis. In less than an hour, you can learn more about ZwickRoell’s history, its high-tech production with large vertical range of manufacture or ZwickRoell’s innovative quality management system.


Things are heating up – solutions for testing at high temperatures

August 6th, 2018 ZwickRoell will present solutions for high-temperate tests in its own exhibition area at this year’s testXpo. The testing systems on exhibit can be used to perform tests at temperatures up to 2,000 °C. ZwickRoell will present systems with traditional high-temperature furnaces (also available as triple carousels) and with inductive heating coils. Strain measurement is performed in both variants using laserXtens, which can reliably measure the strain of even glowing specimens based on the laser speckle principle. Various creep test machines will also be presented in this high-temperature area. These creep test machines permit tests > 10,000 hours.

ZwickRoell will present its newly developed temperature chambers for tests up to 250 °C at testXpo. The temperature chambers offer impressive performance through optimal interplay between all system components, thereby ensuring reliable test results and fast and simple handling. The temperature chambers were perfectly integrated into ZwickRoell ’s extension measurement world. Reliable test results are guaranteed for both optical and contact measurements. All influences, such as vibrations and optical distortions caused by convection, are minimized for this purpose. The optional LED illumination module permits optical measurement for change in width as well. Requirements such as ISO 527 and ASTM D638, among others, are reliably met.

The temperature chambers are also suitable for tests at temperatures down to -70 °C on plastic, composites or rubber.


27 Co-Exhibitors Are Presenting At This Year's testXpo

July 25th 2018 One of the main factors attracting 2,000 visitors to attend testXpo at ZwickRoell's headquarters in Ulm, Germany every year is the various exhibitions. This year, 27 co-exhibitors will present their products and services for quality assurance and materials testing. Exhibitions will range from specimen preparation to non-destructive materials testing to testing services. This year we will again introduce new co-exhibitors alongside our numerous established testXpo co-exhibitors, which complements the ever-growing field of quality assurance.

More information about our co-exhibitors can be found here.
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