Composite Testing Devices

Tensile Testers

Benz Material Testing Instruments offers three series of tensile testers (Universal Testing Machines), as well as custom machines. The TT 2100 series has 36 inch crosshead travels, and the smallest tester is single screw. At the other end of the spectrum, the TT 2300, a freestanding, not countertop, tester, has a 56-inch crosshead.

Benz Tensile Testers are for textiles, plastics, rubber, thin films, foils, leather, exotic composites, wire, metals and more.





Model ASG Specific Gravity Testers

Specific gravity is determined by taking a sample of known size, weighing it in air, then weighing it in a predefined test solution of a precise density, and then calculating the difference. The resultant is the specific gravity.

The Model ASG is used to determine the specific gravity of uncompounded, compounded, and reclaimed stocks of unvulcanized rubber and rubber-like materials. It conforms with the requirements of ASTM.

The Model ASG comes complete with a hookup to a PC with BENZWIN2000 software for automated data collection and control. The software shows dry weight, wet weight and specific gravity for each test. The average, standard deviation and coefficient of variation is automatically calculated after the second test, and the minimum and maximum values are also presented as well.

The software also calculates volume swell by comparing historic data with ... Read More



Model BP2 Brittlepoint Testers

The Samples are immersed in a solution to drop the temperature. After three minutes at the desired temperature, the samples are hit with a striker of prescribed radius and speed. The operator then inspects the samples to see how many have failed.

The instrument has a built-in temperature controller, and with the optional liquid nitrogen control, allows the operator the ability to change the temperature and get to the new temperature quickly and accurately.

The Sample Holding Fixture can hold up to ten samples at one time. The amount of energy can be measured after each test to ensure consistent test results.

The instrument is manufactured of stainless steel, anodized aluminum and Epaint to ensure durability and longevity while maintaining an attractive look.

The BP2 requires a table area of 2' wide x 2' deep. An overhead clearance of 3' is recommended for t... Read More



ODR Rheometers

This oscillating disk-cure rheometer, per ASTM D-2084 and ISO-3417, tests elastomeric materials to determine values for viscosity, cure characteristics and temperature at various points in the cure cycle.

Computerized testing simplifies and reduces setup, data acquisition and display time.

The ODR software prompts the user through each screen, which greatly reduces employee training time. This software builds your data library by compound, batch and test, and stores data, on hard drive or disks, for future analysis.

The cure curve is displayed on monitor during test and can be printed after test or recalled and displayed on the screen at a later date.

Gate parameters can be set for all data points; any point out of parameter is flagged during test and marked on the test report.

This report includes cure curve and torque/time data for all selected poi... Read More





Clicker

This lab clicker press operates at a very low noise level. It features dial control daylight adjustment (1.5 to 5.1 in.), an easy turning swing beam and a two-hand safety trip. The table size is 13.75 x 25.5 in.

The air clicker is a smaller, inexpensive table top press for easy-to-cut materials



Molds and Dies

The mold must produce an imperfection free sample of uniform specified thickness.

The die must cut a specimen for testing that will be the specified shape within dimensional tolerances (including thickness) as indicated for the test in question.

Dies can be supplied with mallet handle for fast, easy hand stamping of test specimens using a maul, or for use in clicker presses. Special press adaptors can be produced upon request.



Model PT2100 Pipe Burst Testers

Benz creates a new instrument to measure hydrostatic burst strength of pipe and tube

The Benz Pipe Burst Tester (PT2100) tests pipe, tube and hose from 1/8" to 12.0", measuring burst pressure up to 3000 psi. Custom burst pipe testers can measure higher pressures and larger diameter samples.

The Benz Pipe Burst Tester is unique, with a push-button, dial-in control panel and a dedicated microprocessor controller designed specifically for testing pipe, tube and hose.