Servohydraulic Load Frames

Servohydraulic Load Frames

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fume hoods in cleanroom
fume hoods in cleanroom

Location

CoorsTek 240 & Hill Hall 151

Contact

Garrison Homer – 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

MTS LANDMARK 370.10
The MTS Landmark 370.10 is a 100 kN uniaxial servohydraulic load frame equipped with an alignment fixture, hydraulic wedge grips, and various wedges for rectangular and circular specimen geometries, making it well suited for fatigue testing. It can be used in conjunction with an induction furnace for heating to 1300 °C.

MTS LANDMARK 370.25
The MTS Landmark 370.25 is a 250 kN uniaxial servohydraulic load frame equipped with an alignment fixture, hydraulic wedge grips, and various wedges for rectangular and circular specimen geometries. It can be used in conjunction with an MTS environmental chamber for low and high temperature testing from -129 to 315 °C.

MTS 312.21 TOP ACTUATOR
The MTS 312.21 is a 100 kN uniaxial servohydraulic load frame equipped with a top mounted actuator and a pattern threaded baseplate. This configuration provides a stable mounting surface for large custom fixturing, such as environmental chambers.

MTS 312.21 HYDRAULIC GRIPS 
The MTS 312.21 is a 100 kN uniaxial servohydraulic load frame equipped with an alignment fixture, hydraulic wedge grips, and various wedges for rectangular and circular specimen geometries, making it well suited for fatigue testing.

MTS 312.21 BENDING UNDER TENSION
The MTS 312.21 is a 50 kN uniaxial servohydraulic load frame that can be configured with a truss-mounted orthogonal actuator for sheet metal formability studies. Fixed and free mandrels of various sizes and materials are available.

MTS 312.41
The MTS 312.41 is a 450 kN uniaxial servohydraulic load frame that can be configured with a separate hydraulic clamp for sheet metal formability studies such as stamping and hole expansion.

MTS 810 MATERIAL TEST SYSTEM 318.50
The MTS 810 Material Test System 318.50 is a 50 kN high-rate uniaxial servohydraulic load frame capable of displacement rates up to 10 m/s.