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MATERIALS TESTING / NO. 49 / JANUARY 2018 
Force & Motion: Information to move your mechanical testing to new levels of certainty
 
IN THIS ISSUE
Maximizing Compression Testing Accuracy
Test System Safety Compliance
Series 651 Chambers Simulate Real-World Conditions
  MTS Materials Testing
 
Managing these key variables greatly improves accuracy and repeatability of compression tests.
 
Maximizing Compression Testing Accuracy
 
What makes compression testing more difficult than tension testing? Try pushing a rope together five times in the same way versus pulling it apart five times. In other words, it is much harder to squish something in a repeatable manner than it is to pull it apart. In the following article, Dr. Erik Schwarzkopf, MTS R&D Engineer and Staff Scientist outlines several ways of managing compression testing variables to achieve more accurate results.

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  MTS Test System Safety Compliance  
Test System Safety Compliance
 
Maintaining a safe working environment is important for most organizations, yet there is still a great deal of confusion about best practices and compliance requirements for the safe operation of machinery. ISO 13849 offers clear guidelines that define potential safety risks to humans and outline the required Safety Performance Level for each situation.

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  MTS Environmental Chambers  
Series 651 Chambers Simulate Real-World Conditions
 
MTS Series 651 environmental chambers perform mechanical tests that closely replicate actual operating environments offering performance, control and flexibility to any materials testing programs.

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