WaveMatrix is packed with intelligent features designed to assist your testing and deliver advanced capability in a single software package.
Multi-Axial Capability in One Program
With support for up to six axes of control and 5 kHz data rates, WaveMatrix delivers the ultimate in materials testing capability. Define unique waveforms on each axis, and select transducer or derived channel combinations for fully synchronized data acquisition in each step.
Versatility with User-Defined Waveforms
The sampled data and turning point functions allow users to import user-defined data to generate complex demand waveforms within each step or test axis. This gives complete versatility to run profiles from a single loading pulse through to playback of complex in-service loading conditions such as those generated in a human knee during gait and other time-history data.
Multiple Channel Support Gives Flexibility
WaveMatrix supports a variety of different devices including servohydraulic actuators, electric actuators and ElectroPuls™ test instruments, as well as Eurotherm devices. Use raw transducer readings or derived channels such as true stress, true strain or displacement for control, and where required, modally compensated transducers.
Confidence with Amplitude Control
When running cyclic waveforms, the advanced amplitude control features of Instron® 8800 controller can be used within each step. Use auto tuning to setup the control loop and Amplitude Control during the test to ensure peaks and troughs are achieved. And with challenging specimens such as visco-elastic materials, use Tri-Modal Control to regulate peaks, mean level or amplitude across different control modes.
Data Reduction Assists File Optimisation
Data Reduction is a configurable real-time tool that allows you to discard data points that have not changed significantly since the last retained data point. While minimizing the data file size, it saves you time by not having to browse through unnecessarily long data streams and analyze similar data points.
Synchronized Temperature Control
With high- or low-temperatures tests, WaveMatrix seamlessly interfaces via RS232 with to up to two Eurotherm temperature controllers, as used in Instron Environmental chambers. This capability gives step-by-step set point generation, temperature feedback that can be logged synchronously with test data, as well as temperature monitoring and event detection
Automatic Control With Events
Within each step, the event detector can be setup to sense when the real-time feedback signal rises or falls below a threshold value and automatically triggers. As well as offering advanced test control, the event allows different waveforms to run and stops the test if a specimen creeps or fails prematurely.
Seamless Flow Gives Complete Control
Fully integrated with the 8800 controller, WaveMatrix allows immediate step transfers in one millisecond as defined by the user or by event actions. In addition to delivering seamless control mode transfers and instantaneous event actions, it can minimize stress relaxation in critical specimens.
Monitors Detect Changes for You
The peak and trend functions within WaveMatrix monitor the value of a selected peak or trend channel and trigger a user-selected action if the value changes by a specified amount from a reference value. This advanced functionality allows you to perform user actions such as skipping to the next block if the sample stiffness changes or ending the test in a controlled manner if the specimen unexpectedly fails.
Input/Output Gives Expanded Capability
External devices such as data acquisition systems or specimen cooling can be synchronized with WaveMatrix tests using the input/output capability of the 8800 controller. Set analogue output voltage levels in each step, trigger systems using digital outputs, or activate step transfers using the digital inputs.
Reduce Analysis Time with Balancing
To negate the need to remove offsets during data analysis, WaveMatrix supports zero balancing of linear and rotary extensometers, displacement transducers and displacement derived channels at any step during a test.
WaveMatrix™ is intelligent software designed for fatigue and dynamic testing of materials and components. It delivers flexibility - run everything from a simple static ramp, to cyclic waveforms through to complex multi-step, multi-axial tests The highly visual environment with integrated tabular screens, clear menu structures, time-based matrix test preview and configurable live test workspace is designed to be intuitive and instill confidence. Packed with intelligent features, such as data reduction and built-in project organization, designed to simplify your testing.
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