Static hydraulic system

Competency Group: Material Science

Type: Measure Hardware

Description: Static hydraulic systems are high-capacity universal testing machines. These frames use hydraulics to cost-effectively provide the forces necessary for static tension, compression, bend, and shear testing. E.g. Samples of materials or components undergo a range of tests that will be performed in order to assess how a component will behave in various conditions.

Citation for Description: Instron. (2012). Instron Products: By Product Type, Static Hydraulic Systems. Retrieved from

Units: Bend, Shearing and tension.

Advantages: This failure testing can see what force limits the components usage.

Limitations: Will cost a couple of prototypes which will be deliberately broken.

Regulations: International Organization for Standardization. (2006). ISO/FDIS 1219-2. Retrieved from

Target Audience: Engineering, R&D

Relevant to Universal Design: No

Stages and Steps: 2.2, 4.2, 4.12, 5.2, 5.3

Free Resource: TecniCable. (2010, March 3). Tecni-Cable Hydraulic Test Rig Demonstration [Video file]. Retrieved from