Our load frames are versatile fatigue test machines used for a variety of applications, from simple monotonic proof tests, to highly complex Thermo Mechanical Fatigue (TMF) experiments. The systems can be configured to run standard ASTM tests as well as unique custom protocols. The load frames are paired with our industry leading controller, and pumps to create highly accurate and durable test instruments. Our load frames are specifically designed to provide maximum rigidity.
BIA West offers a variety of load frame models ranging from 1 KIP (4.4 kN) to over 1,000 KIP (4,448 kN). Our axial torsion load frames offer both tension and compression as well as torsional capability. Crossheads are configured with hydraulic lifts and locks and we can also supply a wide variety of grips, fixtures, load cells, chambers and extensometers.
BIA West builds a family of load frames for different test applications.