Spot Welding Facility
Thompson A-1 Spot Welder
Servo-Hydraulic Testing Laboratory
The servo-hydraulic testing facilties
were consolidated in the College of Engineering in 2012.
The frames from my lab in the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department were combined
with a test frame from the Civil Engineering Department and three new test frames to make
the Advanced Materials Testing Lab. The Materials testing lab is served by a common hydraulic
pump system that is used by the Civil Structures Lab for large scale testing and earthquake simulation.
The pump system is an MTS multi-pump system with a total capacity of 720 GPM of hydraulic oil flow.
The information below list the
servo-hydraulic testing capabilities.
The servo-hydraulic lab capabilities
include uniaxial specimen testing in load
control or displacement control, and a multiaxial bending-torsion frame for
various structural tests in load or displacement control.
The lab uses MTS equipment, most of which has been purchased since 1995 and include major upgrades in 2012.
Dynamic Data Acquisition Systems
The following list of resources is to document equipment suppliers that I have found to be useful.
Kipper Tools: http://www.kippertool.com/
(spanner wrenches for spiral washers on testing machines, specifically
J.H. Williams pinned spanner wrench O-474 for 2.00 in. to 4.75 in. diameter shafts
about $40 per wrench in 2001)
Mobil DTE-25 Hydraulic Oil used in MTS 30 GPM Silentflo Pump
Site contains MSDS information, and techinical specifications.
For local Distributor Location information, contact the Customer
Response Center at 1-800-662-4525 and select Prompt# 4
[Local Distibutor is West Oil: (205) 759-2553
about $30/Five Gallon Bucket in 2001
about $300/55 Gallon Drum in 2004]
Material Testing Technologies
Grip adaptors, universal joints, threaded studs, etc. for servohydraulic testing
Harris Thermal Products: http://www.harristhermal.com/history.htm
Heat Exchanger for MTS 505.30 Silent Flo pump
Model number EKTS-1024-R
[about $650 in 2004]
Tuscaloosa Power and Rubber Supply http://www.powerandrubber.com
Hydraulic hoses and fittings
National Instruments http://www.ni.com
Computer Data Acquisition Products
Pressure Gages and Bolts
Alabama Bolt & SupplyX-ray developer
5200 Old Montgomery hwy.
(1) 1/4" NPT flow control valve 5000 psi steel body,
(1) 1/4" NPT hi pressure nipple
(1) Pressure gage, glycerin filled, 1/4 NPT bottom mount, 0-5000 psi,
with 2.5" dial
installed on silentflo pump in 2009 after three pressure gage failures
West Bagley Road
Berea, OH 44017
21/2" dial, all brass case, 5000 psi. 1/4"NPT connection, bottom mount.
Alabama Bolt & Supply
5200 Old Montgomery hwy.
Select A Model 300 Dial Size
2 ½ Inch 40-300
2 ½ Inch Dial Size
Size & Model Number:
NPT Connection Size & Type:
Standard Pressure Ranges:
Options & Accessories:
Special Ordering: 25-300
1/4" NPT Brass Bottom Connection
7/16"-20 SAE (Stocked in Ranges Indicated with (*) Below)
Stock Model Specifications
30 inHg Vacuum to through to 15,000 psi
Single Scale psi
Dual Scale psi/kPa, psi/kg/cm², psi/bar
Regularly Stocked Options & Accessories
Ordering Information Sheet
Contact Us for Details on Custom Configurations
Changed from two part developer/fixer to single part solution in 2009
Kodak Industrex developer replenisher p/n 104-3017 Kodak Industrex LO (low odoor) fixer and replenisher p/n 163-4559
The chemicals were purchased from:
2811 W. Palmetto St.
Florence, SC 29501 *800/545-9729* Toll Free