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Puncture Resistance Testing

Puncture resistance testing is a special variety of high strain rate testing that focuses on the crashworthiness of polymers used to construct automotive bumpers, dashboards and other components. Typical specimens are thin discs. Using a specialized puncture fixture, a high-rate load frame applies between 25 to 50 kN (5,500 to 11,000 lbf) of force to the specimen, simulating a high strain rate event (vehicle crash). This reveals important information about how the material will respond during the event, which helps manufacturers improve designs and maximize safety.

With more than 40 years of experience in material testing, as well as extensive domain expertise in ground vehicles, MTS delivers the technology and expertise test labs need to conduct accurate, repeatable puncture resistance tests. Specific offerings for puncture resistance testing include:

• Tabletop and floor-standing servohydraulic load frames for applications up to 50 kN
  (11,000 lbf)
• Digital controllers with high channel density, high capacity and superior configurability
• Specialized software that streamlines test design, modification and execution
• Puncture fixtures, high-rate grips and other accessories
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High-Rate Test Systems

Use robust, high-performance MTS High Rate Systems to conduct automotive crash worthiness testing, forging simulation and other high strain rate or high penetration rate testing.

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FlexTest Controllers

A versatile, modular digital control platform designed to address a full spectrum of servohydraulic testing applications in materials, components and structures.