Work is under way for our new Materials Testing Hub in Brierley Hill!
Our new site, based in Brierley Hill, will combine the latest in high temperature, humidity and pressure testing capabilities, along with current fatigue and thermomechanical fatigue (TMF) testing from Phoenix Materials Testing Ltd & Rotech Laboratories Ltd.
It will also house our test facility, in which the physical properties and compressibility of powders are determined by the use of a hydraulic compaction simulator.
We will be documenting the progression here - watch this space!
We are currently installing a mezzanine floor that is soon to become the office space for our test lab team. We’re also developing a larger meeting room where we’ll be able to host our own seminars, conferences, and events! Stay tuned to follow our latest developments.
Our new Materials Testing Hub development continues. We have created a new plant room to house four hydraulic power packs, air blast coolers and water chiller unit.
The hydraulic power packs will run our materials and product test laboratory ring main. It will feed 8 servo hydraulic testing machines and a separate pack to run our 1600kN Schenck test machine. The environmental test laboratory will use another power pack. We will equip this lab with 4 TMF machines and environmental chambers.
The new Merlin Powder Characterisation laboratory will be powered by a fourth power pack. This will house the existing compaction simulator (relocated), plus space for a second high-containment compaction simulator in 2020.
Housing the power packs in a separate plant room will give us more space for test lab equipment, so we can expand our capabilities.
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