11. 1. 2021
received two new machines at the end of the year. The high-performance tensile
testing machine has raised the level of quality control and the new CNC lathe
will contribute greater efficiency to the production process of the largest and
most demanding products.
Here at BLAJ Fasteners, we perform over 4,000 tensile strength
tests on metals each year. The new ZwickRoell tensile testing machine reaches the incredible nominal force of 1,000 kN i.e. 100 t. To
illustrate: this equals the mass of a locomotive engine or an adult blue whale.
are most pleased about the electromechanical spindle drive which will not cause
vibrations. These lead to higher instability of the measuring system and
therefore produce less accurate results. Additionally, this drive gives better
control over the applied force, which significantly raises the accuracy of the
reading,” said the head of the
metallographic laboratory, Aljaž
Zagajšek, who is excited about the investment.
With the newly acquired CNC lathe, we
have increased the production capacity of the most demanding large dimension
bolts. We have also increased production stability in case of machine breakdown
or maintenance work on other machines. The machine features an energy saving
setting and can visualise the effects of energy saving, which conforms with our
sustainable transformation strategy.
second most powerful tensile testing machine in Slovenia
software of both machines supports different types of connectivity and is thus
prepared for Industry 4.0. The investment opens the doors to projects that have
proved challenging in the past. I would like to add that the tensile testing
machine is the second most powerful in Slovenia, the most most powerful being
the one at the Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute,”
noted Aljaž Zagajšek.