SI Instruments has released the SSTM 10kN tensile testing machine.
The system consists of a twin-column test frame with ball screw spindles and closed loop servo controls for crosshead movement. The frame has a capacity of 10kN, a maximum stroke of 1067mm, and a maximum speed of 1016mm/min. The unit is fully computer controlled with Windows-based software that enables the user to set up simple and repetitive tests as well as complex R&D testing routines including load ramping and load holding.
Data management is accomplished through the Microsoft Access database system, giving the user flexibility on reporting and automation. The testing software is supplied as standard with up to ten test routines according international standards. Additional routines can be either obtained at nominal cost or created by the user. The unit can be fitted with an external extensometer for accurate strain measurement.