Machines for mechanical tests:
• Instron MicroTester 5848 and 5548: electromechanical machines for displacement or load control tests:
•• load range from 1mN to 2kN at full scale.
•• load cells of:+/- 5, 50, 500 and 1000N.
•• synchronous data capture in all the channels up to
• Biaxial Instron MicroTester 8874: axial-torsional, servohydraulic testing machine:
•• load capacity of 25 kN and 100 Nm.
•• fatigue tests at a low number of cycles.
›› Software for data control and analysis.
›› Accessories and tools especially designed by the group, which allow a wide flexibility in designing tests, allowing the verification and/or validation of theoretical models.
›› AVE video extensometer connected to the machines; resolution of 0.5 μm. To determine the axial and transverse deformation without contact (tension, dynamic properties and viscoelasticity) of the samples.
• E1000 Test Instrument: Dynamic systems to offer slow-speed static testing and high-frequency dynamic fatigue testing with hundreds of Hertz capability: Load range: 250 N to 2.0 KN.
• Nano BIONIX MTS: For nanomechanical characterization of biomaterials. Load range to 0.001N to 0.5N.