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MTS Systems Corp. has introduced the evolution ServoElectric materials testing system, which it says provides cyclic and tension/compression testing at reasonable loads and displacements without the need for oil, complex pumping systems, or cooling water hoses, and without the high noise levels associated with typical servo-hydraulic systems. The testing system combines stroke, force, and cyclic capabilities in a tabletop, electromechanical package, says the company.

Merging the dynamic testing capability of servo-hydraulic testing systems with the ease of use and lower cost associated with electromechanical tension/compression systems, the evolution ServoElectric is practical for both R&D and quality-control laboratories, notes MTS. Test laboratories traditionally limited to static testing by conventional electromechanical technology can advance to dynamic testing requirements with an electromechanical machine that does not require high pressure oil and associated pressurization and cooling systems. The evolution testing machine uses MTS TestWorks software for computer control and data acquisition.

Existing test standards can be used with the evolution, says MTS, and the machine is available with 150 mm (5.9 inches) or 300 mm (11.8 inches) of total displacement, up to 5 kN (1120 lbs) maximum force, and the capability to apply up to 15 test cycles per second.

MTS Systems Corp., 14000 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344; (800) 944-1687; Fax (952) 937-4515; www.mts.com; e-mail: info@mts.com

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