Blockwise Engineering LLC

425 S. 48th Street
Suite #108
Tempe, AZ 85281

Wire Fatigue Tester - Model FTX
Wire Fatigue Tester Model FTX is a designed to characterize the fatigue strength of small diameter wire using a rotating-beam test.  The wire is subjected to a constant-magnitude, pure bending moment while it is rotated at a steady speed.  This creates a fully reversed bending stress on the wire.  The number of cycles is counted until a failure is detected and the machine stops.  Throughout the test the specimen may be submerged in a temperature controlled water bath.


High-Speed Rotating Beam Fatigue Tester for Wires and Stents

Model FTX Wire Fatigue Tester features the following:

Dual Servo-motors  Fatigue sample is driven on both ends with chucks that are directly driven by precision, electronically geared, servo-motors, resulting in quiet, reliable operation.

High-Speed Rotation  Standard model runs at speeds up to 10,000 rpm. High-speed model runs up to an incredible 37,000 rpm.

Automated Chuck Spacing  Input distance and chuck automatically moves into position.

Fast Wire Holding  Uses Blockwise easy-centering MicroChucks; wire canít move out of the center of the chuck.

Temperature Control  Optional water bath keeps product at set temperature.

Quick Break Sensor Setup  Breakage sensor sets up in seconds to reliably turn the machine off when wire breaks.

AC Break Sensor  High Frequency AC signal prevents corrosion of submerged sample.

RS-485 Output  Monitor break status, cycle, and test parameters with supervisory system.

LCD Display  Shows accumulated cycles, speed, and chuck spacing at a glance.