TA Electroforce 3550 15kN dynamic load frame

Mechanical fatigue, fracture toughness/crack growth and dynamic characterisation testing

The Fatigue Load Frame (FLF) is a state-of-the-art, all electric 15kN load frame that operates using a frictionless linear electric motor. This enables dynamic cyclic operation at up to 50Hz, as well as static testing for a wide variety of materials. Its oil-free operation is well suited to the Materials Research Facility requirements for analysis of radioactive samples.


It is capable of running a variety of waveforms, as well as standard ramping conditions. Its capabilities extend to: Tension/compression, bending, failure testing, fatigue, fracture toughness/crack growth, dynamic characterisation, creep, stress relaxation, accelerated lifetime testing.

Technical specifications:

  • 15kN dynamic force capability
  • Maximum frequency: 50Hz
  • 50 mm displacement range
  • Test space size: 0 to 1000 mm
  • Maximum linear velocity: 1.5m/sec
  • Can be used with a chamber ranged from room temperature till 1200° C in protected atmosphere for material testing (coming 2023)
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