Shimadzu video strain advice
Recently started working in a metal testing lab, one of the tensile frames I use is a Shimadzu elevated temperature rig that uses their trapezium x software and a camera system to track elongation.
Currently we are spraying the samples Matt Black and then adding two white dots with a paint pen, but it is really unreliable. It's lost impossible to get a good reading on them (eg the confidence meter rarely goes above 2/3rds), and the live modulus is, frankly, awful. The graphs often look more like something a 3 year old did with an etch-a-sketch.
Has anyone used a similar rig and have any tips? Currently it's taking multiple attempts to get decent test result, and it's taking huge parts of my day fiddling with something that should just work. There's 4 or 5 manuals for the machine, but so far I haven't found anything that relates to the video system!
Submitted May 18, 2017 at 03:06PM by koswix
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