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    Experiences in the Automation of Mechanical Testing

    Published: 01 January 1993

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    To be competitive, mechanical testing has to be automated to a high degree, up to ghost shift if possible. To effectively automate the laboratory, certain rules have to be followed. Mechanical testing systems are no longer laboratory machines, but have to be thought of as production systems. The new European Standard, EN 10002, is taking computerized automated testing into consideration.

    Automation has to fit into the strategic objective of the company. This means that management has to promote the project.

    As not only testing is concerned, a group of experts have to cooperate. The following disciplines are involved and have to be coordinated: Testing, Specimen Preparation, Process Control, Laboratory Data Management, Maintenance, Employees, and Safety. An example is shown in Mechanical Testing and Laboratory Automation in an Integrated Steel Mill.


    automated tensile testing, specimen preparation, specimen identification, maintenance guarantee, skill of personnel

    Author Information:

    Gebhardt, P
    Managing director, Roell + Korthaus/MFL, Haan,

    Committee/Subcommittee: E28.15

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19261S