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zwickiLine test machines for flexible low-force testing

zwickiLine is a powerful, flexible and cost-efficient testing solution for a wide range of materials and components. This test machine is equally ideal for research and development and for routine quality assurance testing. Development and manufacture of zwickiLine test machines, including all mechanical, electronic and software components, together with the comprehensive range of accessories, takes place at Zwick's production facility in Germany, enabling optimum matching of all items.

zwickiLine test machines

Technical overview

  • Depending on type, zwickiLine is available with test speeds from 0.0005 to 3000 mm/min. Testing machine speed is independent of the test load. Position, force or strain control can be selected as required.
  • The high test-speed range can be used without restriction. In addition, test loads up to 110% of machine nominal load are permissible to compensate for heavy combinations of test fixtures, accessories etc.
  • zwickiLine is available for test loads from 500N to 5kN and with test-area heights from 565 mm to 1365 mm.
  • zwickiLine can be operated with standard commercial PCs or laptops and requires no special expansion cards.
  • Low weight, a small footprint and space-saving design allow this modular system to fit easily on to any laboratory table.

High stiffness and precise crosshead guidance

High stiffness and precise crosshead guidance
The stiff load-frame profile and generous connecting surfaces of the test machines reduce the inclination angle of the crosshead under load, enabling very precise alignment and application of force to the specimen. This is advantageous for flexure tests, compression tests, precision tests on components etc.

Extremely low minimum speeds

Powerful drives
Extremely low minimum speeds can be set, combined with excellent speed-constancy. The drive also delivers high crosshead travel resolution. This is important in cases such as component tests with especially demanding travel-precision requirements, or tests on specimens with high stiffness and short travel.

zwickiLine test machines with testControl II electronics

Innovative testControl II electronics
All test machines in the zwickiLine range are equipped with powerful testControl II electronics, mounted vertically on the load frame for better protection against ingress by liquids or conductive particles. The high-quality drive technology plus online correction of machine compliance enable very high travel-measurement and positioning accuracy.

Flexible equipment options

Flexible equipment options
A wide range of equipment options enables zwickiLine test machines to be used for tests on plastics, elastomers, metals, composites, paper, board, textiles, foams, foodstuffs and components, while the generous test-area depth allows the use of larger fixtures and enables larger components to be tested. The wide base-crosshead enables optimum securing and retaining.

Innovative, high-quality load-frame design

Modern, high-quality load-frame design
zwickiLine test machines feature optimum quality, advanced design and hard-wearing ceramic control buttons, with durable solid-surface base and shelf. The new extruded profile used for zwickiLine test machines possesses 6 continuous, freely accessible standard-profile slots for individual mounting of specimen materials, fixtures, safety devices, accessories etc.

CE-compliant safety device

Modern safety device
The operator is shielded from flying specimen fragments or other hazards by the CE-compliant safety device featuring a large test area, transparent design and excellent accessibility

horizontal zwickiLine

Fast, convenient testing
zwickiLine can be operated in vertical or horizontal orientation as required and can be swiveled through 180° in horizontal mode.



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