The University of Southampton is seeking to procure a Control System Solution and associated software for conducting large structural testing. The Control System Solution must be flexible and reconfigurable for both single actuator and multi-actuator experiments. The Control System Solution must also enable the running of multiple experiments concurrently and be compatible with the existing hydraulic infrastructure within the Large Structures Testing Laboratory (LSTL) of the National Infrastructure Laboratory (N|I|L). The offered solution must be in line with the vision of both the N|I|L and the Structures 2025 project.
This procurement also includes the purchase of a number of actuators. These actuators cover a range of force capacities and stroke lengths, and must be compatible with the aforementioned Control System Solution. Each actuator should be provided with a corresponding load cell. An indicative list of actuators desired is included in the Invitation to Tender document set.