Electromechanical Load Frames

ELECTROMECHANICAL LOAD FRAMES

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Location

CoorsTek 240 & Hill Hall 150

Contact

Garrison Hommer – ghommer@mines.edu

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Facility Details

The Mechanical Testing (MT) labs within the Mines Shared Instrumentation Facility (SIF) include a variety of monotonic, fatigue, temperature, and strain measurement capabilities. These capabilities cover a wide range of load capacities and resolutions, displacement rates, loading configurations, and custom fixturing. Strain measurement capabilities are available for 1D, 2D, and 3D using extensometers and digital image correlation (DIC) across temperature ranges of -129 to 1200 °C.

EQUIPMENT

MARK-10 ESM1500
The MARK-10 ESM1500 is a 6.7 kN uniaxial electromechanical load frame with fixtures for tension/compression, bending, clevis, wire pull, and hook, and resolution down to 0.02 N for 50 N capacity. Optomechanics, cameras, and lighting can be configured on an optics table for digital image correlation strain measurement.

MTS ALLIANCE RT/100
The MTS Alliance RT/100 is a 100 kN uniaxial electromechanical load frame that can be configured with a wide range of fixturing for quasistatic testing, including sheet and bar bending, and drawing.

INSTRU-MET RENEW 1125
The Instru-Met ReNew 1125 is a 100 kN uniaxial or 225 Nm fixed/free torsion electromechanical load frame that can be configured with a wide range of fixturing for quasistatic testing. This fixturing includes an environmental chamber for hydrogen embrittlement and a box furnace for testing up to 1200 °C.