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Features

Easy Force Gauge Mounting

The test stand is supplied with mounting grip knobs that allow to easily mount the force gauge on the test stand and quickly adjust its position. Attaching and removing the force gauge is done effortlessly without the need for tools.

USB

Easily connect to a computer via USB which is standard on all Odyssey Test Stands. For users with a programming background, our advanced communication protocol enables full control of the test stand from a PC or laptop.

Wireless Connectivity

No tangled or loose cables. The TORBAL Odyssey is equipped with a built-in wireless data transmitter which allows for cable-free connection between the test stand and the force gauge. Data can also be sent wirelessly to a windows PC or laptop.

Premium Design

Purpose-built rugged design makes the ODYSSEY Test Stand ideal for the most demanding applications. A reinforced column, combined with an ultra-high-performance motor, and a heavy duty cross-head, guarantees uninterrupted performance and continuous testing. A versatile mounting plate with ample clearance and depth allows for ultimate flexibility in mounting a wide variety of samples.

Intuitive Dial Knob Control

The quick wheel knob allows to manually move the test stand cross-head with a precision of 0.001in. Using the knob to move the cross-head to a starting and end positions is precise and trouble-free. The knob, combined with intuitively arranged keys, allows to quickly and effortlessly navigate through menus, scroll through options, and input data parameters.

Functions

Accurate Speed Control

With a speed range of 0.4in/min to 11.in/min and accuracy of +/- 1% the ODYSSEY assures dependable performance at all times. Speed resolution of 0.1in/min guarantees surgical precision and allows for testing even the most delicate samples.

Automatic Data Save and Storing

Every gauge is equipped with an auto-save feature which automatically saves results and statistical analysis of the measurements to the MicroSD memory card. When enabled, the gauge will save results at the end of each measurement. Each result set is assigned with a unique file name.

Precise Distance Travel

A travel distance ranging from 11.8in to 19.6in, travel accuracy as high as 0.004in, and resolution of 0.001in, allows you to set up the start and finish of the test with pinpoint precision, thereby guaranteeing repeatability and accuracy.

Force Gauge Auto-Connect

The ODYSEEY’S auto detect ensures a painless-free out-of-the-box setup. The test stand automatically searches for connected force gauges at start up and instantly pairs.

Force Gauge Overload Protection

The overload protection feature provides stress free testing. The test stand continuously monitors loads applied to the force gauge to prevent overloads and damages.

Synchronized Force Gauge Control

All TORBAL force gauges seamlessly integrate with the test stand which enables control the force gauge through the test stand’s interface. The test stand automatically engages the force gauges time tests with a push of the start key.

PIN Protection

Pin protection secures critical testing parameters stored in application profiles with a unique six-digit numeric password. The feature safeguards against unauthorized access and usage.

Modes & Applications

Peak

The Peak application is used to measure peak force of a sample while controlling speed and distance of the cross-head. Test stops when the installed force gauge detects a peak. The test stand records the detected peak and distance at which the peak occurred.

Programable ParameterDescription
Profile ID:Profile name or number (9 characters)
Ref. Pos. Set. - Reference Position SetSets the starting position of the cross-head by moving the cross-head manual to the desired position with the dial-knob. Press on the dial-knob to put the cross-head in motion.
Ref. Pos. - Reference PositionStarting position of the test. Once a test profile has been selected the test automatically travels to the reference point. (in, mm)
SpeedMoving speed of the cross-head (in/min, mm/min)
DirectionStarting direction of the cross-head from the reference position. (Down / Up)
Load StopTest stops when a set load value is reached. (Off, Set lbF)
DistanceThe distance required for the cross-head to travel. Cross-head will stop if traveled distance is reached before a peak occurs. (Off, Set “in” “mm”)
Auto ReturnCross-head automatically returns to the reference point after a peak has been detected or the test has been completed.

Cycle

The Cycle application includes two modes: Cycle and Time. The test stand will repeat the programed cycle over a set number of cycles (Cycle mode), or over a preset time duration (Time mode). Up and Down travel speed of the cross-head may be set differently. The test stand displays Cycle No, Time remaining, Cross-head Speed, Travel, Force, and Hold Time.

Programable Parameter Description
Profile ID:Profile name or number (9 characters)
Mode: <Cycles> <Time>Cycle: test will run for the specified numbers of cycles. Time: test will run for a specified amount of time.
Cycles / TimeNumber of Cycles or Time required.
Reference Position Set.Sets the starting position of the cross-head by moving the cross-head manual to the desired position with the dial-knob. Press on the dial-knob to put the cross-head in motion.
Reference PositionStarting position of the test. Once a test profile has been selected the test automatically travels to the reference point. (in, mm)
D. Speed – Down SpeedMoving speed of the cross-head in the “Down” Direction (in/min, mm/min)
U. Speed – Up SpeedMoving speed of the cross-head in the “UP” Direction (in/min, mm/min)
DirectionStarting direction of the cross-head from the reference position. (Down / Up)
DistanceThe distance required for the cross-head to travel. (Off, Set “in” “mm”)
Hold Time Ref. – Hold Time at Reference.The amount of time the cross-head pauses at the reference point.
Hold Time EndThe amount of time the cross-head pauses after traveling the distance amount.
Load StopTest stops when a set load value is reached. (Off, Set lbF)
Auto ReturnCross-head automatically returns to the reference point after a peak has been detected or the test has been completed.
Break StopWhen enabled the cross-head stops if a sample break is detected. The test stand performs its own break (peak) calculation from the measurements it receives from the force gauge.

Step

Test is performed in steps. Each test can consist of maximum 12 steps. The sequence of steps can be set to cycle (repeat). Each step can differ in travel distance, speed, and hold time. The test stand displays the Step No., Speed, Travel, Force, and Hold Time (Countdown).

Programable Parameter Description
Profile ID:Profile name or number (9 characters)
Steps:Number of steps in the test. Parameter can differ for each step.
Ref. Pos. Set. - Reference Position SetSets the starting position of the cross-head by moving the cross-head manual to the desired position with the dial-knob. Press on the dial-knob to put the cross-head in motion.
Ref. Pos. - Reference PositionStarting position of the test. Once a test profile has been selected the test automatically travels to the reference point. (in, mm)
CyclesAll steps of the test will run for the specified numbers of cycles.
Auto ReturnCross-head automatically returns to the reference point after a peak has been detected or the test has been completed.
Break StopWhen enabled the cross-head stops if a sample break is detected. The test stand performs its own break (peak) calculation from the measurements it receives from the force gauge.
Step Parameters
DirectionStarting direction of the cross-head from the reference position. (Down / Up)
SpeedMoving speed of the cross-head (in/min, mm/min)
DistanceThe distance required for the cross-head to travel. (Off, Set “in” “mm”)
Hold TimeThe amount of time the cross-head pauses after completing a step.
Load StopTest stops when a set load value is reached. (Off, Set lbF)

Advanced

The advanced mode offers maximum programing flexibility. The mode compiles all programable parameters of the test stands allowing to create complex testing profiles with conditions that may not be achieved in standard application modes.

Programable Parameter

Description

Profile ID:

Profile name or number (9 characters)

Steps:

Number of steps in the test. Parameter can differ for each step.

Ref. Pos. Set. - Reference Position Set

Sets the starting position of the cross-head by moving the cross-head manual to the desired position with the dial-knob. Press on the dial-knob to put the cross-head in motion.

Ref. Pos. - Reference Position

Starting position of the test. Once a test profile has been selected the test automatically travels to the reference point. (in, mm)

Cycles

All steps of the test will run for the specified numbers of cycles.

Auto Return

Cross-head automatically returns to the reference point after a peak has been detected or the test has been completed.

Break Stop

When enabled the test stand stops if a sample break is detected. The test stand performs its own break (peak) calculation from the measurements it receives from the force gauge.

Step Parameters

Action

Move Up

Starting direction of the cross-head from the reference position.

Move Down

Hold

Time: The amount of time the cross-head paused.

Constant Force

The cross-head maintains specified constant force. The cross head performs minimum movements required to maintain a constant force applied within a specified tolerance range for a specified amount of time.

Duration: The amount of time required to maintain the specified constant force.

Force: The amount of force which will be maintained for a specified time.

Tolerance: Force tolerance specified in percent +/- used to maintain the position of the cross-head in order to maintain the specifies force.

Speed

Moving speed of the cross-head (in/min, mm/min)

End

Travel

Distance: The distance required for the cross-head to travel.

Time

Duration: Step will run for a specified amount of time.

Sample Break

Step stops if a sample break is detected. The test stand performs its own break (peak) calculation from the measurements it receives from the force gauge.

Force

Step ends when a set force conditions is met.

Condition: Greater than or less than condition for the force value at which the step will end.

Force: Specified force condition value

Position

Step ends when cross-head reached the set position.

Manual

The manual mode allows to control the test stand cross-head movement with the dial knob. Turning the dial to the left moves the cross head-up. Turning the dial to the right moves the cross-head down. The cross head can be set to move continually in a desired direction.

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