Ace Laboratories Dynamic Testing Capabilities

The dynamic testing capabilities at ACE push the boundaries of predicting in-service performance of tires, belts, mounts, vibration isolators, bridge bearings, seals and more.

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Accelerate Product Development and Optimize Performance

Gain unique insight into the durability, efficiency, performance and more characteristics of rubber and other polymers with the most advanced and accurate dynamic testing services at ACE. Our top-rated machines replicate real-world conditions in a fully controlled laboratory environment, allowing a range of tests that comply with various ASTM standards and yield valuable data for product development and compound formulation.

ACE Labs partners with leading suppliers Seika Machinery, Ueshima, Endurica and Wallace Instruments to add dynamic testing to our full range of testing capabilities. ACE is also proud to serve as the North American demonstration center for Seika and Ueshima.

Dynamic Testing Available at ACE Laboratories

Flex Fatigue

Flex fatigue testing assesses the durability and longevity of rubber and polymer products under varying temperatures. Our equipment allows us to comply with ASTM D813, ASTM D430, and ASTM D4482 at room temperature and elevated temperatures up to 150°C (302°F). Broader temperature ranges available if tested using our MTS.

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)

Dynamic mechanical analysis measures the viscous and elastic properties of rubber and other polymers. Our testing combines the VR-7130 Automatic DMA with THERMO JETTER to assess characteristics like filler effect, glass transition, stress relaxation and cure behavior down to -90°C (-130°F) without using liquid nitrogen.

Field Performance Simulation (FPS)

Replicate realistic road conditions to analyze tire material characteristics and predict tread performance with our Ueshima FPS Wear Testing System. The AB-2012 FPS Abrasion Tester has been designed in accordance with ISO 23337 standards.

Rotational Traction Measuring (RTM)

Formulate new tire compounds that improve braking, performance, abrasion resistance and energy efficiency with ACE’s rotational traction measuring tests. Our Ueshima RTM Friction Tester evaluates compounds or tread samples under dry, wet or ice conditions, yielding cost-effective data for innovative decision-making.

Cut and Chip Testing – Standard and ICCA

Measure the cut and chip resistance of rubber compounds under cyclic impact loadings with our Coesfeld Instrumented Chip & Cut Analyser. This highly instrumented cut and chip testing machine controls and measures force and displacement to mimic conditions in demanding applications. It can also operate in full contact mode to measure friction and wear.

MTS 831 Elastomer Test System

Measure the dynamic properties of various rubber or elastomer components across a wide range of frequencies and temperatures with this fast, accurate and reliable testing system.

Intrinsic Strength Analysis (ISA)

Discover the threshold fracture mechanical strength – i.e., the mechanical fatigue threshold – of a polymer network in less than 8 hours with our fully automated Coesfeld ISA, based on Endurica testing and evaluation methods.

Why Trust Dynamic Testing at ACE Labs?

Experience in Standard and Customized Testing

Whether you’re looking to prove compliance to an industry standard or investigating the reasons behind a materials problem, the pros at ACE know how to get the answers you need.

The Best Data – Fast

We deliver the fastest turnaround times in the rubber testing industry, so your team can stay on timeline and move toward production with reliably accurate results.

ANAB Certification

ACE is an ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Laboratory that has been audited to the highest technical competence, traceability and customer confidentiality standards. The ACE team is experienced and knowledgeable in a wide range of testing methods, as well as the industries our customers are working to improve. Not only do we understand how to conduct accurate tests and interpret testing data in industry terms, but we can also advise you on the dynamic testing solutions that will lead to the data your project needs.