A comprehensive numerical and experimental analysis of mechanical non-metallic (MNC) joints of wooden structures was performed at the Department of Structures in the Experimental Center of the Faculty of Civil Engineering VŠB-TU Ostrava . The tested joints were made of structural timber, glued laminated timber and glued laminated timber.

Experimental testing took place on top-of-the-line testing machines from LABORTECH. The measured results were processed and evaluated using the Test&Motion software from the same manufacturer. These experimental data were subsequently compared with a numerical model created in the SCIA Engineer program and with analytical calculations performed according to valid standards.

Accurate and reliable tests on testing machines from the LABORTECH company are a key element in the experimental testing of not only wooden materials, but also other building elements. This analysis confirms the importance of advanced experimental and numerical methods for the optimization and safe design of timber structures.



In the last month, LABORTECH participated in three important fairs together with our business partners: CONTROL Stuttgart in Germany, INTERTOOL Wels in Austria and IPAR NAPJAI Budapest in Hungary. These events provided us with an excellent opportunity to present our latest innovations and meet industry experts.

At the CONTROL fair in Stuttgart, Germany, we proudly presented the new CHKTest 450 impact hammer type from EDITION 30. This edition of testing machines and equipment is designed in honor of LABORTECH’s 30th anniversary and will accompany us for the next three years. The new edition boasts a modern design, a new company logo and advanced technologies in the field of mechanical testing of materials.

CONTROL Stuttgart trade fair

At the INTERTOOL and IPAR NAPJAI fairs, we prepared a presentation of the X-RUNNER robotic workplace for plastic impact tests for our partners in Austria and Hungary. This workstation offers high precision and efficiency, making it an ideal solution for testing plastic materials.



Veletrh IPAR NAPJAI Budapešť

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the preparation of our exhibits, our sales representatives GGW Gruber & Co GmbH and SSM Testronik GmbH, and of course also all the customers who visited our stands. Your support and interest in our products is extremely important to us and motivates us to further develop and innovate.

We look forward to further meetings and opportunities where we can present our news and strengthen our business relationships.


The LABORTECH company presents the new LabTest x test machine intended for testing plate, rod, type and selection insulators and assemblies in bending. This innovative machine has a maximum test force of 100 kN, a test length of up to 5500 mm and a bending height of up to 2000 mm, which fully complies with IEC 61952, ČSN IEC 383-1, ČSN IEC 1109, ČSN EN 60305, ČSN EN 61109 and IEC 61952 standards.

One of the main advantages of this machine is its working clamping length and bending height, which enables testing of very long insulators and assemblies, which are often used in the energy industry. The machine is equipped with a swinging mechanism that freely copies the bend of the insulator and does not introduce errors into the measurement.

One of the main emphases in the development of this device was safety. The electromechanical testing machine is equipped with a protective safety cover that meets the strict standards ČSN EN ISO 13849-1, ČSN EN ISO 12100 and ČSN EN ISO 14120. Workplace safety is a priority for us, which is why we have carefully ensured that our device provided maximum protection for both the user and the environment.

With this new testing machine from LABORTECH, you can be sure that your testing will be carried out with the highest precision and safety, and that you will fully meet all the requirements of the applicable standards.



LABORTECH, a leading manufacturer of testing machines, is striving to strengthen its position in the Middle Eastern markets. From April 15 to 19, 2024, we had the honor of welcoming Mr. Haim Kravitz, the business manager of Microtech Ltd. from Israel, to our headquarters. This company has provided us with valuable commercial and service representation in this strategically important regional area for several years.

Mr. Kravitz’s visit was a key part of our celebrations for the 30th anniversary of LABORTECH’s founding. Our management and technical teams had the opportunity to showcase a series of innovations and new products that the company has prepared for this significant milestone. Emphasis was placed on advanced technologies and the development of new products that meet the specific needs and requirements of the markets in the Middle East.

Deepening business relationships with Microtech and strengthening our presence in the Middle East are strategic steps that reflect our efforts for global expansion and commitment to delivering our testing machines and equipment. We believe that our continued cooperation with Microtech will lead to mutual growth and success for both companies.

Our partnership with Israel is based on the longstanding commercial and cultural relations between our countries, dating back to 1948. This historical foundation allows us to build on solid grounds of mutual trust and cooperation.

LABORTECH looks forward to future projects and innovations that will provide our customers in the Middle East with even more options and solutions in the field of mechanical testing of materials.


LABORTECH specializes in manufacturing testing machines for a wide spectrum of the railway industry. We are a leader in providing 100% testing of railway parts, and our specialized equipment and technologies allow for conducting long-term tests of key components of railway vehicles, railway superstructure, traction systems, and other components.

One of our top-of-the-line testing machines for the railway industry is the LabTest 6.50-TS equipment. This machine is designed for testing clips, tensioning clips, and spring clips made of spring steel according to the standard DBS 918 127 – Deutsche Bundesbahn – in dynamic mode.

Thanks to these tests, not only the quality and reliability of the parts are ensured, but also maximum safety for passengers and railway workers. Our company strictly adheres to safety standards and regulations, and every part undergoes rigorous inspections and tests throughout the entire production process.

With LABORTECH, you can be assured that your railway components have undergone the best tests on the market, contributing to the safety and reliability of railway operations.



LABORTECH has become one of the few companies in the world to develop a testing machine for HOPKINSON method. The HPTest 60 – HIGH STRAIN RATE TESTING ELEMENTS OF HOPKINSON operates on the principle of a split Hopkinson bar and is primarily designed for compression tests on materials subjected to impact loading. As stated by Weinong and Bo, the Hopkinson device – HPTest 60 is not only used for compression tests. The HPTest 60 testing machine from LABORTECH is utilized to determine the dynamic mechanical properties of steels, aluminum alloys, copper, titanium, and other technical metallic and non-metallic materials (especially plastics, glass, ceramics, foams, and more).


These tests can also be conducted at elevated temperatures, up to 500 °C. Through these tests, stress-strain curves, deformation rates, or just numerical values ​​of maximum dynamic stress acting on the sample can be obtained. Standard Hopkinson compression tests are employed to determine the mechanical properties of the material under compressive impact loading. The equipment consists of input and output bars, with the sample placed between them. An accelerated impactor strikes the input bar, transferring its kinetic energy to it. Part of the impactor’s kinetic energy is consumed in the plastic deformation of the sample, and the remainder is transferred to the output bar, which is supported at the end by a flexible block. 


The dynamic mechanical properties are determined from the Hopkinson test through elastic pulses, which are captured by two high-speed strain gauge sensors connected to high-speed electronics. We are proud to have joined the ranks of a few companies worldwide. Many thanks to all designers, application engineers, and programmers. 



LABORTECH is delighted to have become one of the sponsors of the World Indoor Athletics Tour Silver – BESKYDSKÁ LAŤKA. This international athletic event has a 30-year tradition and is now an integral part of the global athletics calendar. We are proud to support these athletic events, which bring athletes from around the world to Třinec and the WERK ARENA, whether they are young hopefuls or experienced professionals. We applaud the spirit of friendship and fair play that permeates these races.

Our sponsorship presence at the WERK ARENA in Třinec allowed us to witness the amazing performances of world-class high jumpers, showcasing their excellent form. Let great sporting performances and a friendly atmosphere continue to accompany these athletic competitions, whether for competitors or spectators.

More information can be found at: BESKYDSKÁ LAŤKA



In the period from 29 to 31 January 2024, an exceptional meeting of business partners from Germany, Austria, England, Italy and Poland took place at a partner day, organized by LABORTECH. This exceptional meeting was an opportunity to share experience in the field of testing machine sales, and at the same time brought space for the presentation of the latest innovations, technologies and visions.

Exchange of experience and trading strategies

The main objective of the partner day was to exchange valuable experience in the field of sales of testing machines. Representatives of LABORTECH shared with business partners successful strategies, challenges and news in the field of material testing. The discussion focused on current trends in the industry and the opportunities that new technologies bring.

Innovation – presented in the Showroom

LABORTECH had the honour to welcome participants in its showroom in Opava. A modern robotic workplace for tensile and impact tests – X-RUNNER, which represents the pinnacle of automation in the field of mechanical testing of materials, was demonstrated here. Representatives of business partners had the opportunity to see how this technology produced by LABORTECH increases the efficiency and 100% repeatability of tests.

View of the production hall: production of testing machines

The partners of LABORTECH had a unique opportunity to look into the actual process of production of testing machines. LABORTECH Budišov nad Budišovkou hosted visitors in its production hall, where innovative equipment for mechanical testing of materials is manufactured and tested. Participants had the opportunity to get a feel for the new machines and better understand their design and functionality, as well as understand the details behind the quality and reliability of these devices.

Thanks to Relax Pension Schönwald for their hospitality

The final negotiations and a pleasant end of the day took place in the Relax Pension Schönwald. LABORTECH would like to express its sincere thanks for the excellent hospitality and pleasant environment for the last discussions over a glass of wine. This moment of rest and informal meeting contributed to the strengthening of business relations and the creation of a pleasant atmosphere.

The Future of Collaboration

The partnership day with dealerships from Germany, Austria, England, Italy and Poland was not only about testing materials and innovations, but also about building strong business relationships and working together towards the future. LABORTECH is looking forward to further cooperation and meetings with business partners, in the spirit of innovation and continued development.


We are honored to announce that company LABORTECH, s.r.o. has entered into a new business agreement on exclusive representation with the Austrian company GGW Gruber & Co. GmbH..

Our companies share the same values and corporate strategy, and the merger with this new partner opens up further opportunities for the sale of LABORTECH testing machines and equipment, including the implementation of projects in the field of mechanical testing of materials in Austria, Hungary and Serbia. 

GGW Gruber innovation and technology since 1946

For more than seventy years, GGW Gruber has been part of the metal and plastics processing industry. It is also known as a competent and reliable collaborator for all things dimensional metrology. GGW’s products and services are subject to exacting criteria of continuous quality assurance and audits. These in-house requirements make GGW Gruber the ideal partner for LABORTECH as well as for businesses and companies with a heightened sense of quality and detail.

Partnering with the renowned company GGW Gruber is a huge opportunity for our company to develop and grow. In-depth cooperation and mutual understanding are key to a successful and long-term partnership.


Our company LABORTECH, s.r.o., with the support and participation of our English partner – D&A Testing Solutions Ltd and Mr Art Kharlamov – participated in the international trade fair ADVANCED ENGINEERING – BIRMINGHAM IN ENGLAND from 1st to 2nd November 2023.

Participation in the Advanced Engineering Fair is interesting for LABORTECH because it has a lot to offer in the field of advanced engineering technologies, innovations or industrial solutions in the field of mechanical testing of materials. Here are a few reasons why LABORTECH has confirmed its participation in this fair: presentation of technological innovations, acquisition of new business contacts, study of the market and competition, gaining media attention and improving awareness of the LABORTECH brand

Our company is actively involved in the development and research of new technologies, and therefore the main exhibit at the stand was the presentation of a new series of electromechanical testing machines, which attracted customers with excellent technical processing to the last detail, metrological accuracy and technological advancement with the possibility of using I4.0 results in the automation of testing and inspection processes.