Bent Tram A/S


Universal compression and tension testing machine

The UCT is fully controlled from the accompanying PC with the professional Tram-QA software that can run virtually any test fully automatically and at the same time automatically collect testing results and store them in a database. Tram-QA offers the user a fast and effective way of generating and presenting a quality report. Additionally, Tram-QA offers a data filing and retrieving system giving the user instant access to reports on any previously tested samples. Much more than just the strength test results can be included in the quality report.

The Tram-QA software offers a simple way to incorporate all relevant quality parameters in a spreadsheet that can be set up for virtually any application. It is ideally suited to quality assurance and process control as well as research and development. It is capable of performing a wide range of complex testing procedures and can be set up for relevant international or national standards.

The bench-mounted machine is compact, and it can be supplied with different stroke lengths, and optional a second testing positions above the travelling beam. The machine is built around a two-spindle design. This machine design provides optimum stiffness resulting in accurate deformation measurements. Testing is controlled from the computer and a test is started by pressing a single key after keying in the sample identification, if any. During the testing the load-deformation curve is simultaneously generated on the monitor.

The machine is supplied with grips and loading plates to suit the products to be tested. Automatic positioning of the loading beam virtually eliminates the waiting time between tests. Additionally it incorporates a facility to connect it to an external device such as a balance so that results can be directly transferred to system for further processing.

UCT 10kNUCT 20kNUCT 50kNUCT 300kN
Loadcell Capacity10000 N20000 N50000 N300000 N
Weight155 kg155 kg155 kg850 kg
Max stroke length500 mm500 mm500 mm1300 mm
Daylight between columns450 mm
Vertical daylight650 mm650 mm650 mm1300 mm
Frame stiffness50 kN/mm50 kN/mm50 kN/mm200 kN/mm
Resolution0.05 N0.12 N0.25 N1.50 N
Supply Voltage230V 50Hz or 115V 60Hz
Speed Range0.00005mm/min - 500mm/min0.00005mm/min - 500mm/min0.00005mm/min - 500mm/min0.00005mm/min - 200mm/min
Height1260 mm1260 mm1260 mm2340 mm
Width750 mm750 mm750 mm1040 mm
Depth310 mm310 mm310 mm700 mm
Force measuring errorLess than 0.5% of actual value from max. force down to 1/1000 of max. force
Second testing spaceOptional second testing space above the travelling beam
Addistional sensorsOptional Thickness gauge, Extensometer, extra loadcells, balance etc. can be connected
Loading speed controlSelectable load- or travelling speed. Programmable loading sequence for semiautomatic testing as well as automatic fast return.
Deformation resolution0.0001 mm
Control systemUSB-connection to PC. The Tram-QA software makes the testing, filing and analysing of data extremely versatile - refer to the separate brochure for the software

ASTM D2412Standard Test Method for Determination of External Loading Characteristics of Plastic Pipe by Parallel-Plate Loading
ASTM D3330Standard Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tape
ASTM D638Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
DIN 55440Packaging test, compression test, test with a constant conveyance-speed
EN 10002Tensile testing of metallic materials - Method of test at ambient temperature
EN 12089Thermal insulating products for building applications - Determination of bending behaviour
EN 12430Thermal insulating products for building applications - Determination of behaviour under point load
EN 1607Thermal insulation products for building applications - Determination of tensile strength perpendicular to faces
EN 1939Self adhesive tapes. Measurement of peel adhesion from stainless steel or from its own backing
EN 302-1Adhesives for load-bearing timber structures - Test methods - Part 1: Determination of longitudinal tensile shear strength
EN 320Particleboards and fibreboards - Determination of resistance to axial withdrawal of screws
EN 6892Metallic materials - Tensile testing - Part 1: Method of test at room temperature
EN 826Thermal insulating products for building applications - Determination of compression behaviour
EN ISO 527Plastics - Determination of tensile properties
GOST 11262-80Plastics. Tensile strength test method
ISO 14125Fibre-reinforced plastic composites - Determination of flexural properties
ISO 29862Self adhesive tapes -- Determination of peel adhesion properties
ISO 6259-3Thermoplastics pipes -- Determination of tensile properties -- Part 3: Polyolefin pipes
ISO 6383-1Film and sheeting - Determination of tear resistance - Trouser tear method
ISO 6892Metallic materials - Tensile testing - Part 1: Method of test at room temperature
ISO 8336Fibre-cement flat sheets -- Product specification and test methods

An extraordinarily stiff frame construction, loading via a sealed ball-screw system and an accurate measure of the loading beam travel is the basis of the UCT. Simple to use software will enable the operator to grow familiar with the test machine after a very short time, even if he has no experience at all in operating a computer.

The professional-version is supplied in National languages as required. A simple calibration procedure is included in the software. Furthermore it has an advanced overload protection system that prevents damaging the loadcells.

The equipment offers a great opportunity to improve quality management through instantaneous data generation. In spite of the highly advanced and automatic testing procedure operation is easy.

Due to the modular design of the equipment and the versatility of the software, tailored systems can be offered at a moderate price. Special systems for board, sheet and slab manufacturing industries can also be supplied.

Please contact Bent Tram A/S or your local distributor for additional information.

See also:
TramQA Import/Export module