Tensile test machines are universal testing machines specially configured to evaluate tensile strength of specimens. Our tensile testers will measure characteristics such as ultimate tensile strength, yield strength, elongation and modulus. Each tensile test machine is configured to your testing needs by our application engineers with the correct controller, grips, and accessories. Due to our modular machine design, your tensile tester can also be equipped to perform other applications such as compression, cyclic, shear, flexure, bend, peel, and tear just by adding fixtures.
Selecting a tensile test machine
Your first step to choosing the correct tension tester is to determine your specimen geometry, size and strength characteristics. Armed with this information our applications engineer can identify the test machine capacity and tensile grips needed to pull your sample apart. The next step is to decide the test data you want which will help confirm the best controller and test software for your test.
||up to 10 kN (2,250 lbf)
||up to 5 kN (1,125 lbf)
||up to 600 kN (135 kip)
||up to 2 MN (450 kip)
We offer two different technologies of tensile test machines: electromechanical and electrohydraulic powered. Electromechanical test machines are the best solution for tensile testing solutions ranging from low force up to 600 kN (135,000 lbf). Electrohydraulic test machine configurations are best for high load capacities ranging from 300 kN (67000 lbf) to 2000 kN (450,000 lbf).
100 Series Electromechanical Tensile Test Machines are modular tabletop systems ideal for tensile tests requiring load capacities up to 10 kN (2,250 lbf). This affordable series includes five lightweight load frames and four actuators that deliver different force/speed capacities. We offer several choices of price/performance controllers and test software, and a selection of load cells from the full scale actuator rating down to sub-gram load levels. The 100 Series is our most flexible series, making them a popular choice.
200 Series Single Column Tensile Test Machines are capable of performing both compression and tensile testing applications and feature higher travel and faster speed than the 100 Series. They are available with force capacities up to 5 kN (1,125 lbf) and speeds up to 2,500 mm/min (100 ipm). 200 Series load frames are compact and lightweight and apply to situations where lab table space is limited.
As our most popular test machines, the 300 Series Electromechanical Tensile Test Machines are the best choice for performing static compression applications at forces between 1 kN and 600 kN (225 lbf and 135 kip). These dual column testers are available in both tabletop and floor standing models which can perform a variety of other tests including Tensile, Bend, Bond, Flexural, Fracture, Peel, Shear, Tear, Stress Relaxation, and Short-term Creep tests.
600 Series High Force Hydraulic Tensile Test Machines are the best choice for performing static tension applications when high force capacity is needed, such as testing metals and metal products. 600 Series test machines feature capacities between 300 kN and 2 MN (67,500 lbf and 450 kip). 600 Series test machines also perform compressive, bend, fracture, and shear tests. The standard model features large diameter columns and rugged components for superior frame stiffness and durability.