5900 Series

5960 Dual Column Testing Systems for Tensile, Compression, Flexure, Peel testing

5960 Dual Column Tabletop Testing Systems are universal, static testing systems that perform tensile and compression testing; and also perform shear, flexure, peel, tear, cyclic, and bend tests. The 5900 Series are engineered for precision, built for durability, and offer the flexibility for changing requirements. They are designed with standard and optional features that increase testing efficiency and improve the testing experience for the operator. Dual column systems are multi-purpose instruments that are commonly used for plastics, metals, rubber materials, automotive components, composites, and non-ambient temperature applications.

The versatility of the 5960 Dual Column Tabletop Systems lends itself to a wide range of testing environments and requirements. Models are available that offer extended crosshead travel or an extra wide test space. The 5 kN 5965 model features a maximum speed of 3000 mm/min and an even greater return speed of 3200 mm/min. This is a significant advantage when performing high-volume testing or when testing elastomeric materials with high elongations.

Features

  • Load measurement accuracy: +/- 0.5% of reading down to 1/1000 of load cell capacity option (2580 Series load cells)
  • Up to 2.5 kHz data acquisition rate option simultaneous on load, extension, and strain channels
  • Speed range of 0.001 - 3000 mm/min (0.00004 -120 in/min), depending on the model
  • Customizable Control Panel
  • Compatible with Bluehill® Software
  • Automatic transducer recognition for load cells and extensometers
  • Extra height and width options available
  • Thousands of optional grips and fixtures
  • Full CE compliance

Range of Models

5965

  • 5 kN (1125 lbf) capacity
  • 1256 mm (49.5 in) vertical test space*
  • 1756 mm (69.1 in) vertical test space (Extra-height model)
  • 3200 mm/min (128 in/min) return speed

5966

  • 10 kN (2,250 lbf) capacity
  • 1256 mm (49.5 in) vertical test space*
  • 1756 mm (69.1 in) vertical test space (Extra-height model)

5967

  • 30 kN (6,750 lbf) capacity
  • 1212 mm (47.7 in) vertical test space*
  • 1712 mm (67.4 in) vertical test space (Extra-height model)

5969

  • 50 kN (11,250 lbf) capacity
  • 1212 mm (47.7 in) vertical test space*
  • 1712 mm (67.4 in) vertical test space (Extra-height model)

*Total vertical test space is the distance from the top surface of the base platen to the bottom surface of the moving crosshead, excluding load cell, grips, and fixtures.

5980 Floor Model Systems for High-Capacity Universal Testing

5980 Floor Model Testing Systems are universal, static testing systems that perform tensile and compression testing; and also perform shear, flexure, peel, tear, cyclic, and bend tests. The 5900 Series are engineered for precision, built for durability, and offer the flexibility for changing requirements. They are designed with standard and optional features that increase testing efficiency and improve the testing experience for the operator. 5980 floor models are robust, heavy-duty frames commonly used for testing high-strength metals and alloys, advanced composites, aerospace and automotive structures, bolts, fasteners, and plate steels. Frames are available in load capacities of 100, 150, 250, 400 and 600 kN; and several variations are available to accommodate requirements for both extended travel and extra wide test space.

A key advantage of the 5980 floor models is the stiffness of the frame that is especially important when testing high-strength materials such as aerospace composites, metal alloys, and crystalline polymers. Pre-loaded bearings and precision ball screws, a thick crosshead and base beam, and low-stretch drive belts contribute to better performance by producing more accurate modulus and strain values, and minimizing the energy stored during a test.

Easier access to the test area is a very important benefit for the operator. When testing large metal specimens, fasteners, or composite parts, operators often struggle to reach the test area of large frames in order to load a specimen - especially when the grips or fixtures are large. The 400 and 600 kN frames are designed with a lower base height that allows the operator to stand closer to the grips and fixtures, reducing the need to hold heavy test specimens away from the body.

Features

  • Load measurement accuracy: +/- 0.5% of reading down to 1/1000 of load cell capacity option (2580 Series load cells)
  • Up to 2.5 kHz data acquisition rate option simultaneous on load, extension, and strain channels
  • Speed range of 0.00005 to 1016 mm/min (0.000002 in/min to 40in/min), depending on model
  • Lower base height for convenient access to the working test space
  • Customizable Control Panel
  • Compatible with Bluehill® Software
  • Automatic transducer recognition for load cells and extensometers
  • Extra height and width options available

Range of Models


5982

  • 100 kN (22,500 lbf) capacity
  • 1430 mm (56.3 in) vertical test space*
  • 1930 mm (76 in) vertical test space (Extra-height model)


5984

  • 150 kN (33,750 lbf) capacity
  • 1430 mm (56.3 in) vertical test space*
  • 1930 mm (76.0 in) vertical test space (Extra-height model)


5985

  • 250 kN (56,200 lbf) capacity
  • 1430 mm (56.3 in) vertical test space*
  • 1930 mm (76.0 in) vertical test space (Extra-height model)


5988

  • 400 kN (89,700 lbf) capacity
  • 2050 mm (80.7 in) vertical test space *


5989

  • 600 kN (135,000 lbf) capacity
  • 2000 mm (78.8 in) vertical test space *

*Total vertical test space is the distance from the top surface of the base platen to the bottom surface of the moving crosshead, excluding load cell, grips, and fixtures.

5940 Series Single Column Table Top Systems for Low-Force Mechanical Testing

5940 Single Column Tabletop Testing Systems are universal, static testing systems that perform tensile and compression testing; and also perform shear, flexure, peel, tear, cyclic, and bend tests. The 5900 Series are engineered for precision, built for durability, and offer the flexibility for changing requirements. They are designed with standard and optional features that increase testing efficiency and improve the testing experience for the operator. Single column frames are commonly used for medical devices and biomaterials, textiles, elastomers, food, small components and microelectronics, wire, paper, and plastic film.

Two key advantages of 5940 single column systems are their small footprint and frame stiffness. The small footprint of the 5942, 5943, and 5944 saves valuable laboratory space, which is an important consideration when purchasing a testing instrument. The superior stiffness and alignment of the 5900 load frames ensures precise alignment when testing everything from biomaterials to wire or plastic film. The rigid mechanical design guarantees the best possible conditions for repeatable test conditions and reliable results.

Features

  • Load measurement accuracy: +/- 0.5% of reading down to 1/1000 of load cell capacity option (2580 Series load cells)
  • Up to 2.5 kHz data acquisition rate option simultaneous on load, extension, and strain channels
  • Speed range of 0.05 - 2500 mm/min (0.002 - 100 in/min)
  • Customizable Control Panel
  • Compatible with Bluehill® Software
  • Automatic transducer recognition for load cells and extensometers
  • Small footprint saves space
  • Thousands of optional grips and fixtures
  • Full CE compliance

    Range of Models

    5942

    • 0.5 kN (112 lbf) capacity
    • 726 mm (28.6 in) vertical test space*


    5943

    • 1 kN (225 lbf) capacity
    • 1123 mm (44.2 in) vertical test space*


    5944

    • 2 kN (450 lbf) capacity
    • 1123 mm (44.2 in) vertical test space*

    *Total vertical test space is the distance from the top surface of the base platen to the bottom surface of the moving crosshead, excluding load cell, grips, and fixtures.