Manufacturers in the automotive industry are under great competitive pressure. The quality of the parts used, i.e. their safety in the first place, is therefore decisive for success. The variety and the need for testing in the automotive sector are high - almost every part can and must be tested. Hegewald & Peschke offers the right testing solution for every testing task. Just recently, Hegewald & Peschke delivered a testing system for testing seals to a well-known automotive supplier.
The testing system includes a universal testing machine Inspekt table 20 kN, a long-stroke strain gauge MFE, a temperature chamber -70° to 250°C as well as clamping tools for tensile and compression tests. The machine is used in development for testing and investigating new materials as well as for quality assurance of existing sealing systems made of elastomers and rubbers. In addition, static pressure tests are to be used to determine the creep properties of the materials over a longer period of time with high precision.
A special feature of the test system is the combined use of a long-distance strain gauge MFE in a temperature chamber. This meant increased demands on the testing technology and the test setup, but it also allowed the testing of rubber materials in accordance with standards, including the direct determination of strain on the specimen up to fracture over the large temperature range from -70°C to +250°C. The test system is equipped with a long distance strain gauge. Naturally, the scope of delivery also included comprehensive training and instruction in the system. This enables the customer to operate the test system with the LabMaster test software. The temperature channel of the temperature chamber is also integrated into the test sequence and can be compared with the force, displacement, strain or stress channel. The Add-On Eurotherm in combination with the LabMaster block program also allows the control of the temperature chamber via a UDC command and thus the implementation of complex test sequences.