Fatigue Testing Machine WP 140

Fatigue Testing Machine

Type: WP 140
Name: Fatigue Testing Machine
Technical Description

  Using this experimental unit, the basic principles of fatigue testing can be teached.

  A rotating metal test bar, clamped at one end, is loaded using a spring balance with a point force. This results in a cyclic bending load on the cylindrical test bar. The amplitude of the cyclic loading can be continuously adjusted using a threaded spindle with hand wheel. After a certain number of load cycles, the test bars breaks as a result of material fatigue. In this case the motor is shut down automatically by the stop switch. The number of load cycles is counted by an electrical counter and displayed digitally. This can also be used for measuring the speed.

  Differently shaped test bars enable the influence of notching and surface finish on fatigue strength to be demonstrated.

Learning Objectives / Experiments

- fatigue strength of bars subject to cyclic bending

- influence of different curvature radii and surface

  finish on fatigue strength
- stress-number (S-N) curve


* Continuous adjustment of the load amplitude1
* Differently shaped test bars demonstrate the

  influence of notching and surface finish1
* Digital counter for load cycle display1
* Automatic shut down on test bar fracture1
* Data acquisition available as accessory

Available accessories
WP 140.01 -- Set of 3 Specimens Steel
WP 140.20 -- Data Acquisition System
WP 300.09 -- Laboratory Trolley

[1] experimental unit for fatigue strength testing

[2] 3 sets of cylindrical test bars made of steel, special shape bars for demonstrating the influence of notching and surface finish

[3] loading device with movable support, threaded spindle with hand wheel, spring balance
[4] automatic shut down on test bar fracture by stop switch integrated into the movable support

[5] drive via electric motor
[6] speed measurement via contactless inductive speed sensor
[7] electronic load cycle, can also be used to indicate the speed

Technical Data


- speed: 2.800min-1
- output: 0,37kW
Load: 0...300N
Electronic load cycle counter

- 8-digit digital display

- can be switched to display speed
Test bars

- material: steel Ck35

- 3 different shapes


Dimensions and Weight LxWxH: 840x420x560mm
Weight: approx. 41kg Required for Operation 230V, 50/60Hz, 1 phase or 120V, 60Hz/CSA, 1 phase Scope of Delivery

1 experimental unit

3x 3 test bars
1 manual

Order Details 020.14000  WP 140  Fatigue Testing Machine