A new robotic system for testing mechanical properties of flexible specimens such as plastic films allows unattended testing to be carried out overnight and on weekends and also facilitates testing by unsupervised or relatively unskilled operators.

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A new robotic system for testing mechanical properties of flexible specimens such as plastic films allows unattended testing to be carried out overnight and on weekends and also facilitates testing by unsupervised or relatively unskilled operators. New roboTest F from Zwick USA, Kennesaw, Ga., has two axes of movement, including a rotating clip carrier that can hold up to 200 specimens. A test sequence starts by entering the specimen data into a database—locally or in an external database or host computer. The operator then loads the specimens into a special magazine. After testing, the specimens are blown out of the grips using compressed air or mechanically removed by the robot. These systems can be retrofitted to existing Zwick testers. With Zwick’s testXpert software, the robot can be directed to handle the specimen remains differently after “Pass” or “Fail” test results. Manual testing can be performed by simply disconnecting the robot. (770) 420-6555 • www.zwick. com

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