The ElectroForce Load Frame series features electrodynamic linear motors, combining rare-earth magnets and specifically designed electromagnetic topologies that are optimized for material testing and deliver best-in-class displacements and force over a wide range of frequencies. Operating without contact bearings, these motors provide friction-free linear guidance that delivers the ultimate reliability backed by a 10-year motor warranty and precise control that is only possible with a no-friction motor design.
|ElectroForce 5500||ElectroForce 3550||ElectroForce 3300||ElectroForce 3200|
|Peak/Max Sine||± 200 N||± 15000 N||± 1000 N||± 225 N|
|Static or RMS (continuous)||± 140 N||± 10600 N||± 700 N||± 160 N|
|Displacement||13 mm||50 mm||25 mm||13 mm|
|Fluid/Saline Bath Option||Ambient to 40 °C||—||Ambient to 40 °C||Ambient to 40 °C|
|Maximum Force||500 N|
|Dynamic Displacement Range||±0.0005 to ± 6.5 mm|
|Displacement Resolution||1 nm|
|Maximum Acceleration||80 G|
The ElectroForce 5500 test instrument provides characterization and stimulation capabilities for a variety of synthetic materials such as composites and elastomers, biomaterials, tissue samples, and tissue-engineered constructs. It features a 200 N maximum force.
ElectroForce 3500 test instrument are available in two base system configurations. The 3510 instruments, rated at 7.5 kN, is configured with the linear motor installed in the upper crosshead, making it well-suited for applications requiring a temperature-controlled bath. The 3550 instrument is rated at 15 kN and the linear motor is installed in the lower baseplate.
The ElectroForce 3300 family includes two models; the ElectroForce 3310 provides 1000 N of maximum force while the ElectroForce 3330 provides 3000 N. Both models are available with either table-top or floor-standing frames. The floor-standing frame enables the expansion of capabilities by either adding torsion or extended stroke motors. All configurations can perform tests that range from one cycle per day (or static tests) up to 100 Hz. Select the force capacity and frame configuration that is appropriate for your testing needs.
The ElectroForce® 3200 Series III test instruments feature a 225 N (450 N optional) maximum force. With the versatility of static to 300 Hz frequency response, the table-top configuration is adaptable to a variety of biomedical research and engineered materials test applications, including torsion testing, creep under dynamic loading and special environments (hot/cold chambers).
The DMA 3200 features patented ElectroForce linear motor technology enabling a single instrument to deliver unequalled performance and data accuracy. This unique motor technology combines powerful rare-earth magnets with a frictionless flexural suspension for the most precise force and displacement control over a wide range of frequencies and amplitudes. The DMA 3200 motor delivers a force output of up to 500 N and controlled displacements ranging from 1 micron to 13 mm. Testing can be conducted in both static and dynamic modes.
Medical device testing is often aimed at evaluating a medical device’s risk of failure in patients, which is critical when device failure could result in serious harm or death. Durability testing is particularly important when implantable medical devices are intended for multi-year use and experience repeated stress and strain cycles. Cardiovascular devices such as stents, heart valves and other endovascular devices not only experience substantial stress or strain during each heartbeat cycle, but they must resist this loading repeatedly for approximately 400 million cycles for a 10-year lifetime, and 600 million for 15-year lifetime. In vitro fatigue testing to evaluate device durability against heartbeat loading is crucial for device manufacturers to gain regulatory approval such as per US FDA, European MDR and Chinese FDA requirements.
ElectroForce TestBench configurations were designed with component testing in mind, and thanks to their modular approach, a wide array of configurations and performance capabilities are possible. These instruments can be configured with 200N or 400N ElectroForce linear motors mounted on a horizontal baseplate and include multi-channel and multi-axis options.
Reaction brackets are pre-designed to allow attachment of components or the test specimen to the mounting baseplate. In addition, a saline bath can be provided as an environmental option. By selecting the proper baseplate and ElectroForce® motor packages, a variety of testing needs can be addressed.