Toni Technik celebrates landmark
Innovative testing technology for MPA Kaiserslautern.
The new machine will be used extensively for an application currently in the news - testing steel-fiber reinforced concrete to the new regulations of the German Concrete Association (DBV) and the German Sub-Committee for Reinforced Concrete (DafStb). These regulations represented a real challenge for testing machine manufacturers, as this strain-controlled test calls for a high proportion of the stored energy from the frame to be controlled in fractions of a second. The tests are necessary to allow use of steel fiber concrete as a statically reinforced building material.
The 4-column flexure testing machine has a maximum load capacity of 300 kN, possesses extremely high frame stiffness and fully automatic height adjustment and can accommodate flexure tests to a maximum of 2500 x 1100 mm. The universal computer-controlled ToniTROL control and measurement system regulates load, travel and strain as well as performing monitoring and evaluation in tests on construction materials. Together with the high-quality, stiff load frame and testXpert® materials testing software from the Zwick Roell Group, the easy-to-operate ToniTROL microprocessor system forms an all-round construction materials testing system with long-term upgradability.