STP710: Materials Testing in an Automated Laboratory

    Key, PL
    Member of technical staff, graduate student, associate member of technical staff, and member of technical staff, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N. J.

    Sieber, JD
    Member of technical staff, graduate student, associate member of technical staff, and member of technical staff, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N. J.

    Storm, AR
    Member of technical staff, graduate student, associate member of technical staff, and member of technical staff, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N. J.

    Wonsiewicz, BC
    Member of technical staff, graduate student, associate member of technical staff, and member of technical staff, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N. J.

    Pages: 18    Published: Jan 1980


    Abstract

    The application of a laboratory automation system to materials testing is described from the point of view of the user of the system rather than the designer. Both the hardware and software steps necessary for interfacing a laboratory instrument to the system are described. Application of these steps is illustrated with several examples including closed loop control of a servohydraulic mechanical testing machine and data acquisition from a magnetic hysteresigraph.

    Keywords:

    computers, laboratory automation, yield strength, mechanical testing, magnetic testing, automation, data acquisition


    Paper ID: STP29251S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E28.15

    DOI: 10.1520/STP29251S


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