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Prolonging The Lifespan of Your Materials Testing Equipment

Materials testing equipment, such as concrete and  asphalt testing equipment are subject to rigorous use and can undergo significant wear and tear over time. For this reason it is important to take proper care and maintenance in order to prolong the lifespan of your investment.  Here are key strategies and best practices for extending the life of your materials testing equipment.

Regular Cleaning and Inspection:

Cleaning and inspecting your materials testing equipment on a regular basis is a fundamental step in maintaining its longevity. After each use, remove any debris, dust, or residue from the equipment. Use appropriate cleaning agents and non-abrasive materials to prevent damage. Inspect for signs of wear, loose connections, or malfunctioning parts. Address any issues promptly to prevent further damage.

Follow Manufacturer's Guidelines:

It is crucial to follow the manufacturer's guidelines and recommendations for maintenance, operation, and calibration of your materials testing equipment. Familiarize yourself with the user manual and ensure that all procedures are carried out correctly. Proper usage in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions minimizes the risk of premature wear and damage.

Calibration and Calibration Verification:

Regular calibration and calibration verification of your testing equipment are essential to maintain accuracy and reliability. Check the calibration periodically or as recommended by the manufacturer. If the equipment is not functioning within the specified tolerances, recalibration may be required. Calibration verification involves using reference materials to verify that the equipment is providing accurate results.

Regular Maintenance and Servicing:

Routine maintenance and servicing by qualified professionals are essential to ensure optimal performance and longevity of your materials testing equipment. Follow the recommended maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer. This may include lubrication of moving parts, inspection of seals and gaskets, checking for loose screws or bolts, and replacing worn-out components. Timely maintenance can prevent minor issues from escalating into major problems. 

Proper Handling and Use:

Handle your testing equipment with care and caution to avoid unnecessary stress, drops, or impact damage. Train operators and users on the proper handling and use of the equipment. Educate them about its limitations and the potential risks associated with misuse. Adhering to proper handling procedures reduces the likelihood of accidents or equipment damage.

Upgrades and Technology Advancements:

Stay updated with the latest advancements in materials testing technology. Upgrading your equipment to newer models or incorporating advanced features can enhance efficiency, accuracy, and durability. Regularly evaluate your testing needs and consider investing in new technologies that can improve the lifespan and capabilities of your equipment.


Proper lubrication is crucial for the smooth operation and longevity of materials testing equipment. Many testing machines, such as hydraulic presses or mechanical components, require lubrication to minimize friction, reduce wear, and prevent corrosion. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations regarding the type and frequency of lubrication required for specific parts.

a. Identify Lubrication Points: Familiarize yourself with the equipment's design and locate the lubrication points indicated in the user manual. These points may include bearings, shafts, gears, or other moving parts.

b. Select the Right Lubricant: Choose lubricants that are compatible with the equipment's components and conditions of use. Different parts may require different types of lubricants, such as oils, greases, or dry lubricants. Consult Measur or a lubrication specialist for guidance.

c. Follow Lubrication Schedule: Establish a regular lubrication schedule based on the manufacturer's recommendations. Keep a record of lubrication activities to ensure consistency.

d. Proper Application: When applying lubricant, follow the recommended quantity and method provided by the manufacturer. Use precision tools, such as grease guns or oil droppers, to deliver the lubricant accurately. Clean the lubrication points before applying new lubricant to avoid contamination.

e. Monitor and Reapply: Regularly inspect lubricated parts for signs of wear, overheating, or excessive friction. Reapply lubricant as necessary, especially after prolonged or intensive use. Monitor the condition of the lubricant itself, as it may require replacement if it becomes contaminated or deteriorates over time.

f. Lubricate Seals and Gaskets: Pay attention to seals and gaskets that require lubrication. Proper lubrication helps maintain their flexibility and prevents leakage. Check for any cracks, tears, or wear on the seals and gaskets, and replace them if necessary.

g. Avoid Over-Lubrication: While lubrication is essential, it is important to avoid over-lubricating. Excessive lubricant can attract dust and debris, leading to clogging. Follow the recommended quantities and intervals to ensure optimal performance.

Remember, investing time and effort in maintenance and care will yield long-term benefits, including cost savings, uninterrupted operations, and improved project outcomes.

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