Non-contact precision measurement specialist Imetrum (Bristol, UK) will be promoting its new integrated material testing system, UVX, which will be available later this year. Imetrum’s UVX system is designed to seamlessly integrate with the majority of manufacturers’ test machines. Interchangeable extensometer modules simplify testing across the commonly used gauge lengths and specimen sizes. The system is also designed to handle a large percentage of the ASTM test methods and uses standard material testing language and terminology. Imetrum offers video extensometer equipment, commonly used for modulus determination of carbon composites, and elongation of plastics. The UVX flexi video extensometer, for complex testing, has received certification proving its accuracy and suitability to a standard equivalent to ASTM E83 B-1.
UVX, for material testing and component and assembly testing, is based on Imetrum's trademarked Video Gauge software, characterized by its measurement resolution, accuracy, versatility and efficient work flows. Measurement tools are available including two and three dimensional optical LVDTs and measurement of true shear strain. Imetrum will be demonstrating one of their software tools, Strain Map, which is application specific and measures and displays strain and displacement gradients, making it a good overview before point to point measurement.