• Zwick//Roell Z050 with a load cell capacity of 20 kN
  • Zwick testXpert II software
  • Automatic determination of the elongation at fracture by means of an extensometer (makroXtens)


The tensile test is executed according to ISO 6892-1, either according to Method A (strain rate controlled) or Method B (force controlled).

Common values that are determined:

  • Tensile strength (Rm)
  • Yield stress (ReH) / Proof stress (Rp)
  • Elongation after fracture (A)


Due to the limited capacity of the tensile test machine, it is only suitable for materials with a relatively low strength, such as aluminium, or for relatively small test specimens.