Blockwise Engineering LLC

602-954-7703
425 S. 48th Street
Suite #108
Tempe, AZ 85281
sales@blockwise.com

 
Radial Force Testing Equipment

Blockwise offers complete radial force testing systems comprising a Blockwise tensile testing machine and one or more low-friction radial compression stations, in various size ranges.  Our partner Zwick/Roell also offers complete systems based on Blockwise compression stations.

We also offer our radial compression stations as "fixtures" that you can attach to your tensile testing machine, such as Zwick, ADMET, Instron, Tinius-Olsen, MTS, etc. 

To learn more about the choice of Complete System vs. Fixture, click here.

Blockwise model TTR2 tensile testing machine with "Blockwise Radial Force" Windows application software, seamless compatibility with any of the Blockwise radial compression stations shown below.

     

Most types of Blockwise metal-die radial compression mechanisms are available for radial force testing, and can be attached to a Blockwise TTR2 tensile testing machine or to your tensile testing machine.  Your choice will depend on the maximum diameter and length of your stents. To obtain the lowest friction and lowest purchase cost, choose the smallest mechanism that accommodates your size range.  All of these mechanisms feature very low friction, linear relationship of stroke to diameter, and optional heating / temperature control.

 
         
 
    Model RJU J-Crimp™ Radial Compression Station  Diameter: 0-16 mm, Length: 62, 124 mm    
         
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Model RTU Twin-Cam™ Radial Compression Station, Diameter: 0-30 mm, Length: 124, 310 mm
     
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            Model RLU Large Twin-Cam™ Radial Compression Station, Diameter: 0-60mm, Length: 124, 310 mm    
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Our partner Zwick GmbH offers complete radial force testing systems in several sizes, using Blockwise radial compression fixtures together with Zwick static material testing machines and software.

   
  zwicki-Line single-column material testing machine with Blockwise Twin-Cam™ radial compression station, shown with temperature control system.  See the video here.
   
Adapters for Your Tensile Testing Machine

We offer adapter hardware to attach Blockwise radial compression mechanisms to your tensile testing machine.  We have hardware available for Zwick, ADMET, Instron, Tinius-Olsen, and others.  If we don't have an adapter kit for your tensile tester, we will design one.  These kits include force-limiting clips to prevent accidental damage to the compression station due to excessive force.  Temperature control systems are also available.

   
  Model RTU Twin-Cam™ radial compression station, shown with ADMET tensile testing machine, force-limiting adapter hardware, and temperature control system.