Gleeble systems provide a highly efficient method for studies of casting/melting, semi-solid working, hot deformation, CCT/TTT, heat treatment including strip annealing, and welding processes, etc.. By using physical simulation, new materials and process improvements can be studied in a laboratory and successfully transferred to plant production lines. This reduces the cost, risk, and time associated with studying new processes or materials on the production line. Gleeble systems offer high quality and versatility for performing metallurgical studies.

GLEEBLE Thermal-Mechanical Simulators A Complete Line of Systems to Advance the State of the Art in Material and Processing Research Materials researchers are frequently asked to extend the boundaries of what is possible in their industries. To help in this quest, Dynamic Systems Inc. (DSI) has developed a comprehensive line of dynamic thermal-mechanical physical simulators and testing machines. Whether you need to characterize new materials, optimize existing processes, explore new production techniques, or simulate the conditions of new applications, you will find there is a DSI system that will help you cut costs, shorten development times, and open the door to new ideas, processes and profits. Every DSI system features a high-speed closed-loop heating system coupled with robust closed-loop mechanical systems and digital control with easy to use computer software designed to provide an extremely user-friendly interface to prepare test programs, control the thermal and mechanical systems, and to collect data. Whatever your goal, there is a DSI system that will help you extend the reach of your investigations and provide the state-of-the-art tools required for today’s modern laboratory. » Characterize Materials » Optimize Processes » Increase Profits DSI Dynamic Inc. Systems info@Gleeble.com | www.Gleeble.com | +1 (518) 283-5350
GLEEBLE Thermal-Mechanical Simulators A Complete Line of Systems to Advance the State of the Art in Material and Processin...
GLEEBLE Gleeble Systems: The Standard for Thermal-Mechanical Simulators Gleeble systems are available in several models, each with a wide variety of available options and configurations. This flexibility allows the tailoring of a Gleeble system to meet your exact testing requirements. Available options include a variety of transducers, load cells, contact and non-contact optical extensometers, infrared pyrometers, quench systems, jaws, grips and vacuum systems. The most popular machines are the Gleeble 3180, Gleeble 3500 and Gleeble 3800. Mobile Conversion Units (MCUs) are available for 3500 and 3800 series which provide application-specific capabilities. MCUs include the Hydrawedge II, MAXStrain II, Hot Torsion System and the new Large Sample Strip Annealing Simulation system. Gleeble units can also be modified to conduct testing in synchrotron beam lines and can be equipped with a Laser Ultrasonic Measurement System for real-time microstructure monitoring. DSI also manufacturers specialty equipment including the all-new Gleeble Welding Simulator, the ISO-Q Quenching and Deformation Dilatometer and the HDS-V40 to meet the demanding needs of the research community. Gleeble 3180 The Gleeble 3180 provides a physical simulation system for researchers who require the quality and accuracy of a Gleeble system on an affordable scale. The Gleeble 3180 is ideal for weld HAZ simulations, hot tensile tests, thermal cycles, heat treatment studies and low force tests. Gleeble 3500 The Gleeble 3500 is the industry standard for thermal mechanical physical simulation. With its high-speed heating and wide range of mechanical capabilities the Gleeble 3500 is ideal for weld HAZ simulations, nil-strength, thermal cycles, heat treatment studies, low force tests, and hot tensile tests as well as high-speed compression and tension testing, multi-hit hot deformation tests, melting and solidification, and strip annealing. Gleeble 3800 The Gleeble 3800 is the most powerful Gleeble available with a mechanical system capable of exerting as much as 20 tons of static force in compression or 10 tons in tension. This system can be equipped for the same applications as a Gleeble 3500, however it is particularly well suited for high-speed, multi-hit hot deformation simulations. The additional force available with this model provides the ability to test larger samples, stronger materials, and at lower temperatures. DSI Dynamic Inc. Systems
GLEEBLE Gleeble Systems  The Standard for Thermal-Mechanical Simulators Gleeble systems are available in several models, e...
APPLICATIONS Materials Testing Thermal Cycles and Heat Treatments: Many different grips are available to support uniform temperature zones and a variety of specimen configurations. Other grips can be used to provide thermal gradients in the specimen for weld HAZ and process simulation. ISO-T Flow Stress Compression Testing: ISO-T flow stress compression anvils provide a uniform temperature distribution throughout the compression specimen during single and multiple-hit deformation tests. Melting and Solidification: Melting and solidification can be performed in-situ. Thermal and mechanical testing of the as-cast structure can then be performed. Strain Induced Crack Opening (SICO) Procedure: The SICO procedure is a quick and cost-effective method for thermomechanical process optimization. Hot/Warm Deformation: Shown above is a plane strain compression test. In single or multiple hit compression tests, strain and strain rate are controlled separately yet synchronously using the optional Hydrawedge II. • Hot/warm tensile testing on a wide variety of specimen geometries • Hot/warm compression testing – Uniaxial compression – Plane strain compression – Strain Induced Crack Opening (SICO) • Stress vs. Strain curves • Melting and solidification • Nil strength testing • Hot ductility testing • Thermal cycling/heat treatment • Dilatometry/phase transformation – During heating or cooling – Continuous or non-continuous – Isothermal – Post deformation • Stress relaxation studies • Creep/stress rupture • Fatigue – Thermal fatigue – Thermal/mechanical fatigue Strip Annealing Process Simulation: Both batch and continuous annealing processes can be simulated using a strip annealing jaw system. Process Simulation • Continuous casting • Mushy zone processing • Hot rolling • Forging • Extrusion • Weld HAZ cycles • Upset butt welding • Diffusion bonding • Continuous strip annealing • Heat treating • Quenching • Powder metallurgy/sintering • Synthesis (SHS) Performance Parameters Gleeble 3180 Gleeble 3500 Gleeble 3800 Maximum Heating Rate 8,000°C/sec 10,000°C/sec 10,000°C/sec Maximum Quenching Rate 10,000°C/sec 10,000°C/sec 10,000°C/sec Maximum Stroke 100 mm 100 mm 125 mm Maximum Stroke Rate 1,000 mm/sec 1,000 mm/sec 2,000 mm/sec Minimum Stroke Rate .01 mm/sec .01 to .001 mm/sec* .001 mm/sec* Maximum Force 8 tons 10 tons 20 tons Maximum Specimen Size 12 mm diameter 20 mm diameter 20 mm diameter * Performance parameters will vary based on configuration. Contact DSI for exact performance details. info@Gleeble.com | www.Gleeble.com | +1 (518) 283-5350
APPLICATIONS Materials Testing  Thermal Cycles and Heat Treatments  Many different grips are available to support uniform ...
GLEEBLE Computer Systems: Powerful, Easy to Use Software for Extensive Control and Analysis Gleeble Systems come equipped with control and data analysis software, including the Series 3 Digital Control System, which controls thermal and mechanical functions. QuikSim® 2 software is a user-friendly interface enabling Gleeble operators to program and control the system as well as collect test data. Additionally, robust data analysis software is included making it easier than ever to generate and analyze data. Series 3 Digital Control QuikSim 2 Software • Simultaneous thermal and mechanical control • Manual and/or computer control • Smooth transitions in mechanical control mode • Measurement units easily configured by user • High-speed data acquisition • Test progress readout via Virtual Panel Meters (VPMs) • Capable of system variable adjustments while a test is running • User friendly interface for programming the Series 3 Digital Control • Independent workstation with full windows multitasking during testing • Highly flexible • Fast set-up times allow users to run more tests in less time • Password protection • Arbitrary waveform generation • Three programming methods available: – Table form (fill in the blanks) – Optional Deformation Control Software for sequential multi-hit deformation – Gleeble Script Language (GSL) for maximum versatility ® Data Processing • Powerful and flexible data processing • Publication quality data plots and graphs • Save considerable time when doing repetitive work with user created templates • Built-in mathematical functions • Automatic data file loading, ‘Copy & Paste” or link data to other applications Hydrawedge II: The Ultimate Tool for Optimizing ® Hot Rolling and Forging Processes For researchers who wish to optimize multiple-hit, high-speed deformations — including multistand rolling mills and multi-hit forging processes — the Hydrawedge II offers excellent physical simulation capabilities. Available as a stand-alone machine or as an option for a Gleeble system, the Hydrawedge II is the only commercially available machine that offers the capability to perform high-speed deformation simulations with complete simultaneous independent control of both strain and strain rate. Through its patented technology, the Hydrawedge II delivers test results without strain overshoot or strain rate deceleration, either one of which can reduce the validity of the simulation. Plane strain compression test. In single or multiple-hit compression tests, strain and strain rate are controlled separately yet synchronously using the optional Hydrawedge II. The Hydrawedge II control software allows the system to be programmed like a rolling mill schedule. Enter soaking times and temperatures, rolling temperature, interpass time, controlled cooling time, and strain rate and amount of strain for each stand; the software then calculates and programs how to run that schedule on the Hydrawedge II. Power meets precision. The Hydrawedge II offers unsurpassed capability to simulate high-speed deformation. DSI Dynamic Inc. Systems
GLEEBLE Computer Systems  Powerful, Easy to Use Software for Extensive Control and Analysis  Gleeble Systems come equipped...
MAXStrain II Multi-Axis Hot Deformation System: ® A Research Tool for Making Ultrafine-Grain and Nano Materials The MAXStrain II multi-axis hot deformation system is a unique research tool that can subject materials to virtually unlimited strain under precise control of strain, strain rate, and temperature. The system restrains specimens lengthwise while allowing unlimited deformation in the other two dimensions. As a result, very high strain levels can be introduced into specimens to produce a sample of ultrafine-grain or nanoscale material that is large enough for subsequent properties testing. The MAXStrain II system can be used on ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Because the MAXStrain II provides unparalleled, accurate control of all parameters, it offers a high degree of reproducibility. Researchers quickly and precisely create materials in the laboratory under well-controlled mechanical and thermal conditions. Ultrafine-grain steel specimen Close up view of MAXStrain II anvil Deformation of specimen at high temperature Hot Torsion Mobile Conversion Unit: High-Speed Thermal Capacity with Tension & Compression The Hot Torsion Mobile Conversion Unit (MCU) adds world-class hot torsion testing capability to the Gleeble 3500 and 3800 Systems. Capable of applying torque up to 100 Nm (50 Nm standard configuration), The Hot Torsion System is the first commercially available torsion system to incorporate direct resistance heating. Features Include: • Rapid, uniform direct resistance heating of samples • In-situ quenching (air, water or mist) of the test specimen at any point in the test • Ability to apply controlled tension or compression axially during torsion • Torsion tests conducted with full axial restraint or no axial restraint • High-speed hydraulic torque motor for rapid strain rate changes • Free coupler for higher acceleration speeds • Tests may be performed in vacuum (10¯2 torr), inert gas or air (atmosphere tank is included, vacuum pumps are optional) • Includes specimen furnace to minimize temperature gradients The model 35050 Hot Torsion Testing MCU uses a roll-on/roll-off design which allows the base Gleeble 3500C and 3800 to be easily converted to a hot torsion testing configuration. info@Gleeble.com | www.Gleeble.com | +1 (518) 283-5350
MAXStrain II Multi-Axis Hot Deformation System      A Research Tool for Making Ultra   ne-Grain and Nano Materials The MAX...
GLEEBLE LUMet: Laser-Ultrasonic Measurement ® For Real-Time Microstructure Monitoring It is now possible to monitor metallic microstructures in real time, in-situ, and at high temperatures while conducting physical simulations. The LUMet system provides unprecedented capabilities by allowing observation of the internal physical state of a specimen during Gleeble tests. Researchers can gather in-situ information on: • recrystallization • phase transformations • grain growth • elastic constants • grain size • texture By providing better measurements in real-time, LUMet offers the potential to substantially shorten the time required to solve metallurgical problems involving materials or processes. How it works: The LUMet system generates and detects ultrasound pulses in a sample under test with lasers. To generate the ultrasound pulse in the sample, a high-power, short-pulse laser produces light pulses about 10 nanoseconds in duration. Each pulse causes intense pressure on the surface of the sample, and sends an ultrasonic pressure pulse through it. A laser interferometer measures the tiny amounts of surface displacement caused by the pulse and its subsequent waves back and forth through the sample with sub-nanometer resolution. Based on the measured velocity and attenuation of sound in the medium, researchers can determine grain size and phase mixtures. ISO-Q: Quenching and Deformation Dilatometer ® ISO-Q Vacuum Tank The ISO-Q - Quenching and Deformation Dilatometer is designed specifically to generate CCT and TTT diagrams as well as study phase transformation kinetics for use in computer modeling and process simulations. The system can be operated as a quenching dilatometer with or without deformation. This unique system is capable of heating rates up to 4500°C/s and cooling rates up to 3000°C/s. The available servo hydraulic mechanical system makes it possible to achieve deformation rates from 0.01 mm/s to 200 mm/s in single or multiple hits. Windows-based software is used for control, data acquisition, data analysis and CCT diagram development. The system can be programmed to run almost any type of mathematical function for both thermal and mechanical control. Dilation Plot 0.06 Heating Dilation (mm) 0.04 When operated as a quenching dilatometer, a tubular or solid specimen is heated with direct resistance and cooled by gas, gas+water mist, or water stream at different rates in any programmed combination of heating, holding and cooling. Any number of heating cycles, cooling cycles and isothermal holds may be incorporated in the program. Cooling 0.02 0.00 When operated as a deformation dilatometer, a solid specimen is used to measure phase transformations after deformation. The specimen can be compressed in any sequence of heating, cooling and multiple hit deformations. 0 200 400 600 800 1000 Temperature (°C) CCT Diagram of A Steel 1000 CCT diagrams can be easily created with provided Windows-based software. Ac3=895°C 900 Ac1=814°C 800 Temperature (°C) The effects of stress and deformation on phase transformation kinetics can be studied by using crosswise and lengthwise transducers at the same time. Phase transformation measurements are made along isothermal planes that are maintained during high heating and cooling rates. Ps 600 Pf Bs 500 1C/s Fstart Bf Ms 400 Pstart Bstart 300 Bfinish 200 Pfinish 100 1 DSI Dynamic Inc. Systems Fs 700 10 Time (sec) 100 1000
GLEEBLE LUMet  Laser-Ultrasonic Measurement     For Real-Time Microstructure Monitoring It is now possible to monitor meta...
Large Sample Strip Annealing MCU Controlled Heating and Cooling Cycles on Large Sheet Samples with Large Uniform Temperature Zones The Large Sample Strip Annealing Mobile Conversion Unit (MCU) is designed to provide controlled heating and cooling cycles on large sheet steel samples for replicating the heating and cooling cycles of sheet annealing processes. The sample size is large enough to provide subsequent properties testing of the material including LDHT and tensile test coupons. The capabilities offered by this new MCU offer valuable tools to researchers and production engineers as they set up new strip annealing lines, optimize existing lines, or efficiently develop new products and processes. Standard Sample 254 mm Top view with thermocouples attached to the center of the sample Grips in open position Equipped with the following: • Vacuum tank for atmosphere control • Spray heads and valve controls for air/gas quenching of specimens • Quench valve controls are integrated with the Gleeble computer • Pneumatic grips for easy loading/unloading and consistent clamping pressures G 127 mm i r s p Large Uniform Temperature Zone G r i p s Specimen Sizes: Standard specimen length is 254 mm (10 inches) with a width of 127 mm (5 inches) however additional sizes can be used. The size of the uniform temperature zone is dependent on sample dimensions and the nature of the material. HDS-V40 Direct Rolling Simulator: Unparalleled Technology for Process Development The HDS-V40 is the only commercially available laboratory system capable of simulating direct rolling, from the continuous caster to the end of the hot rolling process, all in one continuous sequence using a single specimen. For the first time ever, steel makers can explore the promise of continuous casting and direct rolling (CC-DR) on an affordable, reproducible laboratory scale. In addition to direct rolling, this system can be used for simulating semi-solid rolling (liquid metal core reduction), plane strain compression, hot rolling and forging. Features include: • Continuous casting – direct rolling, liquid metal core reduction, hot rolling and hot forging simulations • Direct resistance heating for high-speed thermal capability and precise control • Two 40-ton hydraulic systems with exact control of strain and strain rate • Deformation speeds from 1.7 meters/sec to 0.1 mm/sec. • Simulations can be run in air, vacuum or inert gas • Quench in-situ at any time during simulation with gas or water • Eight channels of thermal and mechanical control • Precise digital control system • 16 channels of data acquisition at up to 50,000 samples/sec info@Gleeble.com | www.Gleeble.com | +1 (518) 283-5350
Large Sample Strip Annealing MCU Controlled Heating and Cooling Cycles on Large Sheet Samples with Large Uniform Temperatu...
GLEEBLE WELDING SIMULATOR Introducing the All-New Gleeble Welding Simulator Built on over 58 years of experience designing and manufacturing welding simulators, the Gleeble Welding Simulator provides a complete platform for a wide range of welding simulations and testing capabilities including weld HAZ simulation, crack susceptibility, nil-strength determination and much more. Features include: • High-speed, direct resistance heating up to 10,000°C/second • Controlled cooling or accelerated cooling with optional quench (air/gas/water/mist) • Simulation of multiple welding techniques and materials • Ability to test in vacuum, air or inert gas • User friendly and easy to use controls and software • Quiet operation, easy installation and small laboratory footprint Material Testing Simulations: Weld HAZ Simulation Nil-Strength Testing Charpy Specimen Heat Treatment Hot Ductility and Tensile Testing Melting and Solidification Study of Local Brittle Zones Embrittlement and Crack Susceptibility Strain Induced Crack Opening (SICO) Post-Weld Heat Treating Process Simulations: GMAW - Gas Metal Arc Welding GTAW – Gas Tungsten Arc Welding SAW – Submerged Arc Welding ESW - Electroslag Welding Welding of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Diffusion Bonding Laser Welding Upset Welding Gleeble systems are supported by DSI’s global network of sales, support and metallurgical professionals Russia Sales DSI Headquarters Poestenkill (New York, USA) +1 518-283-5350 St, Petersburg +7 (812) 676-37-33 S. Korea Sales and Service DSI Europe GmbH Weissenhorn (Germany) +49 (0) 7309-95 919-80 Seoul +82 32 724 2500 Japan Sales Tokyo +81 03 3730-6061 India Sales and Service Mumbai +91 22-24364748 China Sales and Service Shanghai & Beijing +86 021 6320-1985 South American Sales ~ Sao Paulo +55 (11) 5507-3302 Specifications subject to change without notice. Dynamic Systems Inc. (DSI) reserves the right to make changes at any time in order to improve design and to supply the best product possible. Pictures and diagrams show latest models as of time of publication. Actual appearance may vary. Information contained in this publication is believed to be reliable and accurate. However responsibility is not assumed for its use nor for any infringement of patents or rights of others that may result from their use. No license is granted by implication or otherwise under any patent or patent right of DSI or others. Typographical errors subject to correction. “Gleeble”, “MAXStrain” and “Hydrawedge” are registered trademarks of Dynamic Systems Inc. “QuikSim”, “ISO-Q” and “LUMet” are trademarks of Dynamic Systems Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective trademark owners. © Dynamic Systems Inc. 2015. All rights reserved. [SG-15] DSI Dynamic Inc. Systems info@Gleeble.com | www.Gleeble.com | +1 (518) 283-5350
GLEEBLE WELDING SIMULATOR Introducing the All-New Gleeble Welding Simulator Built on over 58 years of experience designing...