Mechanical Test Systems

PSI has designed, modified, and instrumented a variety of mechanical test systems. We have been involved in mechanical test projects from the conceptual design phase through actual testing to the final reporting of results.

For example, PSI has designed and implemented a materials test frame for testing high speed tension, compression, and shear. The device controls cross-head speeds from 0 to greater than 2 m/s in an environment with controlled temperature (-70 to 150°C) and humidity (5 to 95%). These features make this equipment ideally suited for testing adhesive, natural fiber, and polymer based materials. For more information, please follow the link on the right to the page on the Universal Test Machine.

We can either assist you in the development of your own mechanical test systems or else perform the engineering and testing to deliver the data required for your materials.