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Introduction

The bearing capacity and stiffness of solid rock is a main criterion for many applications e.g. exploration to reach energy sources, large-scale building projects such as excavation, tunnel, bridge and barrage developments, or launching a new research field.

APS GmbH offers different testing machines and also extensive expertise and knowledge that comes from more than 20 years of experience in this field to support and manage your testing to the highest standards. Rock testing devices are comparable to those used in soil mechanics but work with higher forces (until 10 MN).

APS GmbH, with its brand “Wille Geotechnik”, develops and produces standard and fully automated testing machines that enable engineers to determine the mechanical characteristics and bearing capacity of rock material by uniaxial and triaxial shearing tests. Our high resolution transducers and individual adjustable controlling software lead to highly accurate rock strain analysis.

World class service and support

We have gained years of experience from many successful installations and close cooperation with our customers. Our service engineers guarantee smooth, successful commissioning within the shortest time possible after delivery. Customers even have the opportunity to participate in an inspection prior to delivery at our factory. This enables the customer to conduct hands on ‘function-testing’, familiarizing themselves with the new device with the assistance of our engineers.

Make it in Germany

APS - Made in Germany

With many years of experience we are able to tailor our products and services to your aims and needs. Our customized solutions can help you achieve unique and specific requirements. We approach each project individually and openly, and would be proud to support you in achieving the desired laboratory testing system. We have the knowledge and experience to help with a variety of testing systems.

The Ideal Solution

We deliver advanced technological solutions and products of renowned quality for our high range loading frames, pressure controllers and intensifiers, dedicated software, temperature controlling and everything related to this field of testing.

All of our testing solutions are manufactured to the highest quality and standards. This is something in which we pride ourselves and we strongly believe defines us as a company.


All you need

APS is a complete rock testing solutions provider. We offer, design, manufacture and provide technical support to perform tests with highly accurate systems. Our systems include:

  • Hydraulic loading frames
  • World class service and support
  • Low noise hydraulic power pack
  • High speed and reliable digital controllers
  • High pressure/ high temperature triaxial cell
  • Professional software to perform tests with various modules for different applications
  • Different external and on-sample transducer and measuring systems with the highest level of accuracy