QMT News: February 2012
Zwick Roell 20th International Materials Testing Forum success
Over 2000 visitors from around the world attended  the annual testXpo event  held recently at Ulm, Germany, the headquarters of Zwick Roell, a leading global supplier of testing equipment.

The event featured an extensive range of materials and component testing demonstrations and provided an opportunity for visitors to discuss their specific interests with industry sector specialists. There were also technical presentations covering many testing relating topics and important changes in international testing standards.

Zwick announced the launch of its new testControl II digital control system and associated intuitive software for the Zwick Allround range of static testing machines. The company also announced their initiative in the dynamic testing market with the introduction of a new controller and software for fatigue testing applications.
Other highlights included a fully automated specimen preparation and testing cell for steel reinforcement, a new range of video and laser non-contacting extensometers and their latest A-Flow machine for rapid determination of polymer melt flow properties.

Dr Stefan Roell the Group CEO, reported significant growth in the composites, plastics and medical sectors, with excellent sales into the metals testing market and rapidly increasing business in academic institutions around the world. He said that Zwick was acknowledged as a world leader in robotic testing systems which improve testing efficiency and eliminate possible operator error and that 2011 would conclude with order intake at a record high exceeding all previous years. The 21st testXpo event will take place in Germany from the 15th to 18th October 2012.
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