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Welcome to STEP Lab, your ultimate destination for dynamic mechanical testing machines and advanced material characterization solutions. As a leading supplier of test equipment, they specialize in providing state-of-the-art systems that enable accurate and reliable evaluation of material properties under dynamic loading conditions.


Their dynamic mechanical testing machines are designed to meet the changing needs of industries such as aerospace, automotive, materials research and manufacturing. With a focus on accuracy, versatility and ease of use, our machines are equipped with advanced features to perform a wide variety of tests, including fatigue testing, dynamic modulus measurement, impact testing and more.


Check out their range of dynamic mechanical testing machines on this page and find out how they can help you achieve accurate and comprehensive material characterization. With STEP Lab as your trusted partner, you can have confidence in the reliability and accuracy of your test results, enabling you to make informed decisions and drive innovation in your industry.


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STEP Lab was founded in 2011 as a manufacturer of machines for mechanical testing. Today STEP Lab is a company that produces and sells electromechanical and electrodynamic systems for static, dynamic and impact mechanical tests.

The product range of STEP Lab is divided into the following areas: Electromechanical actuators based on ball screw, Electrodynamic actuators based on linear motor technology, Drop Towers, Climate Chambers and Robot Based Systems.

All our machines are based on electrical actuation and are managed by the same controller and software interface Test Center, the result of constant implementation and optimization.
STEP Lab is also specialized in the realization of customized testing systems.

Product portofolio

Electromechanical actuators

Based on special ball screws, developed for testing machines. Suitable for dynamic tests in position and force control, static tests in position and force control.

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Elektrodynamische actuatoren

Electrodynamic actuators

Based on linear motors with very high dynamic performance. Suitable for dynamic tests in position and force control, deformation high speed tests and laboratory reproduction.

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static machines

Static testing machines

Steplab’s static material testing machines are suitable for applications in all sectors, whether in quality control or research projects, offering outstanding performance with challenging materials and test components.

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dynamic machines

Dynamic and fatigue testing machines

The purpose of dynamic fatigue tests is to determine the behavior and service life of the material in a certain state of supply under set fatigue cycles. The fatigue test is performed when it is desired to characterize the behaviour of a given material subjected to sub-critical stresses, verifying its service life under a defined load profile fluctuating between a set maximum and minimum value.

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Schokdemper Testing Machines

Damper Testing Machines

These machines are suitable to test damper for cars, motorcycles and trucks. This new family of machines was born to overcome the limitations of hydraulic systems by effectively responding to the demand for high performance, ease of installation and low energy consumption.

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Drop Weight Towers

Drop Weight Towers

The DW 1000 is a drop tower test system that performs mono-multi axial impact tests on products and specimens. The system allows to set impact energies ranging from 5 to 750J, allowing to test a wide range of products and materials

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Skilaars en Schoeisel Test-Machines

Ski Boots And Footwear Testing Machines

Boot Testing Machine is electromechanical testing machines developed to fulfill the testing requirements of ski boot producer.

The powerfull brushless motor guarantees both high forces and velocity on the boot.

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robot automotive

Testing systems based on Robot

STEP Lab develops and supplies testing systems based on robot. The system is managed by a special version of the software Test Center, which permits to easily manage tests on the 3D movements.

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Steplab Internal Testing Laboratory

STEP Lab performs tests on products and materials, commissioned by its customers. The use of our machines guarantees the highest levels of precision and accuracy, possible thanks to the extreme quality of our equipment.

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Frequently asked questions on dynamic material testing

Dynamic material testing is a scientific method used to study the mechanical properties of materials under dynamic loading conditions, such as rapid impacts, high-speed deformations, or cyclic loading. It helps to understand how materials behave under varying stresses, strains, and loading rates.

Dynamic material testing is crucial because many real-world applications involve materials subjected to dynamic forces, such as in automotive crashes, aerospace impacts, or seismic events. Understanding how materials respond under dynamic conditions is essential for designing safe and reliable structures and products.

Dynamic material testing allows for the evaluation of various mechanical properties, including modulus of elasticity, yield strength, tensile strength, toughness, strain-rate sensitivity, fatigue life, and fracture behavior, among others.

Several testing methods are employed for dynamic material testing, including drop tower testing, split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) testing, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), high-speed tension/compression testing, and impact testing.

In static testing, materials are subjected to constant and slow-loading rates until failure occurs, while in dynamic testing, materials experience rapid and varying loading rates. Dynamic testing mimics real-world scenarios where materials encounter sudden impacts or high-speed loading.

Dynamic material testing is applicable to a wide range of materials, including metals, polymers, composites, ceramics, and even biological materials. Different materials exhibit unique dynamic responses, making dynamic testing an essential tool for characterizing their behavior.

Dynamic material testing generates data in the form of load-displacement curves, stress-strain relationships, strain-rate dependencies, and fracture patterns. Engineers and researchers analyze these data to understand material behavior under dynamic conditions and validate computational models.

Dynamic material testing aids in designing materials with enhanced performance, optimizing structural designs for specific applications, improving product safety, and ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Dynamic material testing finds applications in industries such as aerospace, automotive, defense, sports equipment, civil engineering, electronics, and biomedical, where understanding material behavior under dynamic loading is critical for product reliability and safety.