In “Research Mode” tests are run using set-up files. This allows special tooling to be configured and test profiles to be defined. Typically, a series of tests are run in one sequence, with one variable being incremented for each test. This provides more information than a number of tests at the same condition.
Tests can be created from press profiles, mathematical functions, or “Rippie Danielson” press simulations, and the controlled variable may be position or load. Sophisticated tests such as “elastic recovery” with “in-die height measurement” are easy to program.