CREEP AND STRESS RUPTURE
Metcut is equipped with 141 static frames, controlled and monitored by a computerized creep system. Eighteen frames are in-line direct load to accommodate low load tests. The remaining frames are lever-loaded systems with various load capabilities up to 30,000 pounds.
Virtech® computer-controlled systems, installed across our creep and stress rupture frames, feature a Windows-based host computer and local operator console for each pair of test frames. We can handle data collection and machine control at the local console, plus store and retrieve test specifications from the host computer.
The local microprocessor controls each frame and logs temperature and creep data. Tests can continue uninterrupted even if there is a problem with the host computer. We can generate reports anytime during or after a test for convenient customer updates throughout testing.