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Universal Testing Machine


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RFx ID : 20063124
Tender Name : Universal Testing Machine
Reference # : 201808UTM
Open Date : Friday, 24 August 2018 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Friday, 21 September 2018 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 41000000 - Laboratory and Measuring and Observing and Testing Equipment
  • International
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : rob Foley
+64 27 2408430
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What we need
We are looking to purchase a new research-grade Universal Testing Machine (UTM) to replace our current equipment which is 40+ years old. We are seeking to improve and modernise the mechanical testing capability within the Advanced Materials Group. The new UTM facility will let us better meet the needs of future customers by allowing more rapid response to requests for properties, improving our flexibility to meet the diverse testing needs of the customer, and extending our testing offering to give better and more detailed information about a material’s performance. Further, by allowing us to characterise the mechanical performance of materials in unprecedented detail we can spearhead a push into novel materials with complex structure/property relationships (such as those exhibited by meta-materials).

What we don’t want
We do not want a simple, standard and inflexible UTM that does not meet our essential technical specifications. We do not want a UTM with a horizontal axis for the main load or one with hydraulic actuators. We do not want a UTM that will take more than 6 months to be built, tested and delivered to our site in Gracefield, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

Awarded Status

This tender has been awarded to

  • Instron a division of ITW Australia Pty Ltd

Further Award Information:
Callaghan Innovation are pleased to advise the Universal Testing Machine tender has been awarded.

Award Date: Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:42 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)