The test involves the measurement of force, introduced by means of a servo drive, acting on an S2/200N force transducer
. The directly coupled WA-L100W displacement transducer with plunger
is used to measure the traverse path. LabVIEW® software enables force-displacement characteristics to be generated from the measured force and displacement signals for evaluating force values at specific points of the characteristic curve. In addition, the difference (hysteresis) between the two arms of the characteristic curve is determined and the maximum value of the calculated difference. Another test criterion is to determine the slope between two points of force measurement. The limit values of the testing current are also monitored.
The MX840 universal amplifier from the QuantumX family
is used for amplification and further analysis of measurement signals; it supports all common transducer technologies.