HA series Fatigue Testing Machine: 50 to 500 kN
Standard versions of the HA load frame in the 50 to 500 kN range have the testing actuator mounted in the lower crosshead, below the test area. They are ideal for test arrangements which require temperature chambers or furnaces to be installed in the test area. The positioning of the actuator prevents heated air rising and causing heating of the actuator; it also prevents oil dripping into the heated test area.
Among the tests which can be performed using HA load frames is long-cycle fatigue (LCF).
LCF and HCF tests
Materials and components may fail prematurely under dynamic loading. The behavior of materials under alternating mechanical loading is therefore an important decision criterion, for which the necessary data are obtained through tests.
Materials testing divides fatigue into two categories:
- low-cycle fatigue (LCF)
- high-cycle fatigue (HCF) (fatigue life and fatigue limit)
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