Bent Tram A/S

UCT Wide

Universal compression and tension testing machine with wide frame

The universal compression/tension tester offers a unique solution for generating, filing and displaying quality data. It is built around a two-spindle testing machine, and it offers the user a fast and effective way of generating and presenting a quality report. Additionally it 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 systemof tables that can be set up for almost 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. The special machine design provides optimum stiffness resulting in accurate deformation measurements. The wide versions has room for 2 permanently mounted loadcells – thus almost combining 2 machines in one! Testing is controlled from the computer after keying in sample identification. During the testing the loaddeformation 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 the system 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 25 kN WideUCT 50 kN WideUCT 100 kN WideUCT 200 kN Wide
Loadcell Capacity25000 N50000 N100000 N200000 N
Weight34 kg34 kg400 kg600 kg
Max stroke length700 mm
Daylight between columns700 mm700 mm700 mm600 mm
Vertical daylight700 mm
Frame stiffness40 kN/mm40 kN/mm80 kN/mm160 kN/mm

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
DIN 55440Packaging test, compression test, test with a constant conveyance-speed
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 320Particleboards and fibreboards - Determination of resistance to axial withdrawal of screws
EN 826Thermal insulating products for building applications - Determination of compression behaviour
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

An extraordinarily stiff frame construction, loading via a sealed ball-screw system and an accurate measure of the loading beam travel are the basis of the UCT-system. A Windows 7 or 8.1 computer with TRAM-QA software makes the machine a powerful "automatic" system for generating, filing and displaying quality data for many types of production. 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 software is supplied in national languages as required.

Comprehensive electronic protection prevents the machine from overloading damage or driving out of limits. A simple calibration procedure is included in the software.

The supplied Windows conputer is fanless and is therefore applicable for use in a dusty environment.

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.

See also:
TramQA Import/Export module