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Fast, safe, independent: euroTECH builds test control units for internal collector tests in the solar industry
Fast, safe, independent: euroTECH builds test control units for internal collector tests in the solar industry30/08/2010
On the glasstec 2010 in Düsseldorf euroTECH Vacuum Technologies shows a patented test control unit for measuring resistance to pressure and tensile strength, of solar collectors and large-scale glass elements. With this unit and its versatile options for simulations, manufacturers can measure, test and evaluate on their own, without depending on testing institutes. The unit was designed and built by euroTECH being in close contact with leading German testing institutes. The project was promoted by the Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology according to a decision of the German Bundestag.
With this test control unit euroTECH is responding to the growing requirements of the solar industry: higher speed in research and development, improved quality assurance within the production processes and minimizing the risk of damage to collectors caused by extreme weather conditions. In particular the system generates complete quality control documentation over the manufacturing process, providing an indisputable basis for avoiding complex claims for compensation from the outset. These challenges together create a high demand for quickly available verifiable measurement and test values.
For experimental and solar technology load tests of collectors and mounting systems, the euroTECH test control unit has different movable suction units. It is possible to measure compressive and tensile forces of 300 kg or more per lifting cylinder. The heart of the test control unit is the electronic control center with an easy to operate, multifunctional display. It adjusts for the extremes of compressive and tensile forces in combination with variable measuring times – far beyond the required standards. The measuring data and performance diagrams are directly transferred to the PC via interfaces. Users get a flawless documentation for evaluating their products. Defects of material or workmanship are recognized early and can be corrected immediately.
euroTECH offers the test control unit with different additional components as a modular system. Depending on module sizes and testing requirements the control unit can be configured individually.