Testing station for mechanical properties of ceramic materials

Trade name
Zwick Z2.5 and Z150
Technical description

The Zwick/Roell Z150 testing machine allows measurements to be taken at a maximum load of up to 150kN. Depending on the equipment used, measurements can be taken in bending (three- and four-point support) compression or tension. The tensile fixtures enable flat specimens and bars with diameters from 4 to 25mm to be tested.

The Zwick/Roell Z2.5 testing machine allows for maximum loads of up to 2.5kN and is designed for smaller specimen sizes (minimum support spacing is 16mm).

Both machines are controlled via testXpert II testing software, which allows standard tests defined by many industry standards to be carried out, as well as the creation of customised, complex test programmes. This makes it possible to determine bending, compressive and tensile strengths, yield strengths, modulus of elasticity, elongation, work to failure and many other parameters.

Conditions for providing infrastructure

Work only through an employee operator

Type of accreditation / certificate:
Not applicable
Access type
Research capabilities
  • flexural strength
  • compressive strength
  • tensile strength
  • yield strength
  • modulus of elasticity
  • elongation
  • work to failure
Last update date
May 24, 2023, 2 p.m.
Year of commissioning
Measurement capabilities

Maximum load 150 kN/2.5 kN

Test speed 0.0001 - 600 mm/s /0.0005 - 600 mm/s

Positioning accuracy and repeatability ± 2 μm/± 2 μm

Force measurement class 0.5 / 0.5/1

Maximum measuring distance of the extensometer 30 mm

Zwick/Roell Z150
Zwick/Roell Z150