Multi-station in-vitro wear simulation

Multi-station in-vitro wear simulation

IMA Dresden is expanding its testing capacities with a further multi-station in-vitro wear simulation.

Its mechanics take into account all the degrees of freedom required to implement biomechanical principles when testing implant systems.

With this testing machine we are expanding our service portfolio including in the area of standardized approval tests and special tests for a wide variety of joint types (including knee and shoulder implants) as well as material tests and development related evaluation tests.

Selection of test methods:

ISO 14243-1, ISO 14243-3, ISO 14243-4, ASTM F3141, ASTM F732, IMA-PV C/33.1 (anatomical shoulder)

The multiaxial test stations can be operated in selected axes individually or synchronized with each other. Each axis is controlled independently and can set a precise target / actual value comparison using a selection of different optimization methods. We offer our customers the opportunity to carry out up to two parallel knee wear projects in one testing machine (for example knee-wear according to ISO 14243-1 with 3 +1 pair of samples).

Freely configurable movement and load profiles as well as belt functions, sample chamber temperature control and level monitoring are just a few features of the wide range of setting options that go beyond current standards and also take future developments into account.

Project-specific configurations can be saved via an integrated data library and read into the program again at a later time. This enables us to male reproducible and time-efficient settings for e.g. Re-certification tests.

The raw data acquisition in cycle mode records all relevant measurement signals in resource-saving file formats.

With a selection of different interfaces, the simulator offers the prerequisite for digitization processes such as automated log output and test monitoring.

High-performance measurements and control technology in conjunction with mature drive technology and intelligent peripheral processes enable safe test operation and time-saving set-up and inspection times.

Comprehensive safety technology with limit settings for each axis offers optimal sample protection.

A semi-automated calibration procedure specially developed for this simulator looks at the entire test-relevant measurement chain and ensures the necessary quality criteria for reliable results.


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