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, hot tensile testing, nil-strength determination and much more.
Current Gleeble systems including the Gleeble 3500 and 3800 are very versatile and offer a wide range of simulations and tests. The new Gleeble Welding Simulator has been designed from the ground up with the needs of welding researchers in mind. The capabilities of this system are customized to meet those needs.
Below are some of the simulations this new system offers:
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
- GMAW - Gas Metal Arc Welding
- GTAW - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
- SAW - Submerged Arc Welding
- ESW - Electroslag Welding
- Welding of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Materials
- Diffusion Bonding
- Laser Welding
- Upset Welding
- Post Weld Heat Treatment
- Stress Relieving
- Aging Characterization
One of the most popular types of welding research conducted on the Gleeble is HAZ Simulation. The Gleeble recreates specific sections of the HAZ based on the programmed thermal and mechanical cycle.
The microstructural gradients and residual stresses created by the rapid heating and cooling found in welding can be reproduced in a controlled laboratory setting.
The Gleeble can be used to create large enough sections of HAZ material for subsequent mechanical properties testing.
The Gleeble Welding Simulator offers a high speed mechanical system with unmatched performance in its class. The innovative hydraulic system results in a servo system capable of 200 millimeters per second stroke rate with precise control and measurement accuracy.
|Below: The vacuum tank of the Gleeble Welding Simulator contains a water-cooled jaw carrier which delivers electric current to copper grips, enabling very fast heating and cooling of the specimen.|
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The Gleeble Welding Simulator offers a high speed thermal system with heating rates up to 10,000°C /second. The ability to reproduce a wide variety of thermal profiles and gradients that materials undergo in actual processes is critical to the success of physical simulation. The Gleeble Welding Simulator accomplishes this by offering both high heating rates and high cooling rates with a variety of specimen types and materials.
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- Vacuum systems – Both roughing pump and diffusion pump options are available
- Water chillers or heat exchangers are available
- DSI offers many grips to hold a variety of specimen shapes
- Quench systems for air/gas/water/mist cooling
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For more information about how the Gleeble Welding Simulator or other Gleeble equipment can help you and your team solve your material and processing challenges, please contact a member of our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (518) 283-5350. In the meantime, please download a copy of our electronic brochure by clicking the link below.