Support activities for product development and industrial research
In September 2014 the Italsigma Technological Applications Centre (Centro Applicazioni Tecnologiche - CAT Italsigma) was created, meeting point of the skills acquired by Italsigma and reference point for making available to customers the innovation and development activities.
Not always the standard testing machines meet the needs of our customers. It is often necessary to activate customer working groups to develop the standard product in order to create an ad hoc solution. To this end, it is essential for these activities creation of a research plan aimed at finding the most appropriate solution.
To the production of machines and standard plants we place alongside a design service with three-dimensional and structural calculation finished elements (FEM) platform able to satisfy the specific requirements. For special plants many stages of design are shared with our customers to be able to create machines easily used and able to meet all requirements.
For customers, the activity begins when we deliver the machine and finish basic training.
The relationship with our customers is not interrupted but is consolidated, because we offer the support needed for engineering the test and study together the obtained results. We also offer the opportunity to do the experiments in our laboratory, allowing the customer to observe every single stage of development and progress in seeking the solution. Italsigma provides test laboratory services and testing engineering.
Over the years we have accumulated a lot of experience in the implementation of special grips and in the definition of test procedures and software programmes processing.
With remote connection our technicians are able to support the customer in all test stages by interacting, by providing tips and by transferring the formers’ knowledge.
Italsigma’s strong integration with the National research structures and with other laboratories allows our customers to use other structures to carry out laboratory tests.
For these laboratory services CAT Italsigma has activated the application for insertion into the High Technology Network of the Emilia-Romagna Province (Rete Alta Tecnologia dell’Emilia-Romagna).
To ensure the functionality, efficiency and reliability characteristics, all plants and testing machines need routine maintenance.
It is possible to draw up an annual maintenance contract in which we are committed to ensure the efficiency and reliability of the plants by carrying out routine maintenance and replacement of the needed components.
We can carry out the routine maintenance both of our plants and the plants made by other manufacturers.
To the activity of maintenance on the hydraulic plant we place alongside software support for the implementation and development of test programmes. A remote connection system with the customer allows optimisation of costs.
Still as part of the laboratory services, Italsigma provides services to all testing laboratories.
In order to certify conformity of the testing machine with the regulations, we provide systems of calibration of the measurement of force, of displacement and of speed, as well as checking of the alignment between the grips to ensure the accuracy of the carried out tests.
Following calibration, any systematic errors can be corrected to allow certification of conformity of the machine with the regulatory requirements.
Below are given the main measurement equipment of the CAT laboratory, ignoring those commonly used in the workshop:
Fatigue rotating flexing testing machine
(5 ÷ 50) Nm
Fatigue mono-axial testing machine
(2 ÷ 250) kN
RT3 remote control system
(100 ÷ 1000) kN
(10 ÷ 200) kN
(1 ÷ 20) kN
10-channel digital indicator
(0 ÷ 300) mm
(0 ÷ 25) mm