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Wire Rope and Cable Testing

Wire rope and cable testing is essentially a large-scale materials test performed on sections of wire, cable and chain used in suspension bridges and other civil structures, as well as in many marine and mining applications. Tests are typically static and cyclic, performed under load control, and often require high-force load frames. These tests reveal important information about the performance and life span of these components under realistic operating conditions.

MTS excels in high-force, high-performance mechanical testing and has more than 40 years of experience durability testing and the entire spectrum of materials testing. In other words, we have the expertise required to develop custom-designed test systems for this unique application. We also provide the additional technology necessary to create a complete, fully integrated solution. Specific offerings for wire rope and cable testing include:

Standard and custom high-stiffness load frames designed for high-force
   applications
High-flow servovalves rated up to 15,000 lpm (4,000 gpm)
High-force, dynamic structural actuators and large hydraulic power units
Digital controllers with high channel density, high capacity and superior 
   configurability
Intuitive, user-friendly software for test design, execution and data analysis
High force; Load Frame; Dynamic; Testing; Tension; Compression; Flex; Bend; Fatigue; Fracture; High Temperature; Metals; Composites; Ceramics;

High-Force Test Systems

Apply high loads to specimens ranging from aircraft components and wind turbine blades to construction materials, civil structures and geomaterials.

servovalve; 252, 256, 257, controlling the position, load or velocity of hydraulic actuators or require careful pressure control

Servovalves

High-flow, quick-response and low-distortion performance for precise control of hydraulic actuation.