Zwick equips testing laboratory at Toyoda Gosei Meteor GmbH with two testing machines

Toyoda Gosei Meteor GmbH produces highly specialized rubber and elastomeric seals and sealing systems for use in automobiles, rail vehicles and aircraft, in buildings and in electrical and domestic appliances. To ensure that Meteor’s very high quality standards and the exacting demands placed on its products continue to be met in future, the company has invested in two new Zwick testing systems..
Meteor uses the new single-column zwickiLine testing machine (Fmax 2.5 kN) primarily for compression tests on seals. Involved here are door seals, edge-guards, seals for convertible tops, headlight seals and seals for wholesale distribution. zwickiLine is equipped with test fixtures which reproduce the operating conditions of seals. To enable optimum sealing and optimum seal closing, closing forces are determined proportionately to seal height. Test results are transmitted directly to the SAP system via the testXpert II testing software.

The second testing system, an AllroundLine with a maximum force of 5 kN, is mainly used for tensile, tear growth, adhesion and peel tests on elastomers. The new technology (new electronics, new force-measurement technology, lightXtens extensometer) has allowed improvements to be achieved, particularly in test-result accuracy and reproducibility The information gained is channeled directly into product development; this testing machine also has the advantage that data-transmission errors which can occur with manual input are prevented, thanks to the direct SAP connection.


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