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What is the price of a Universal Test Machine?

Updated in 2021

In 2021, the price of a universal test machine ranges from $8,700 to $166,000. The 3 main factors that affect the cost are force, test space, and controller, with force capacity having the most impact.
Low force (ranging from 1 kN to 25 kN max force) universal test machines range in price from $8,700 to $29,000.
Medium force (ranging from 50 kN to 150 kN max force) universal test machines range in price from $25,000 to $48,000.
High force (ranging from 300 kN to 2,000 kN max force) universal test machines range in price from $58,000 to $166,000.

configure utmLet’s refine those ranges a bit more

The higher the max force of the machine of the more metal is required. More metal means more cost. The larger the space required for the test specimen (or for an environmental chamber), the larger the frame needs to be. Additionally, the total travel required for test setup and the test also impact the size of the frame and or actuator. Larger frames and actuators cost more. long travel ranges also cost more. Increased test speeds require bigger motors that cost more.

Similarly, the higher the max force the more expensive the grips and fixtures. But the reverse can also be true very small fixtures and grips can have a higher price

Other factors that refine the price

The type of test affects the type of grips or fixtures as well as the software packages to run the test. In addition, the type of test can affect the max travel and speed required. Again, in general, higher speeds and longer travel can increase the price of the tester. Some test types (e.g. metal tensile test) require a strain channel, or an extensometer.

Versatility. Purchasing a system with the flexibility to perform multiple tests can cost more because of the number of variables involved. Many of our machines are designed from the ground up for flexibility. 

Options: Video camera, extensometers, chambers and additional control channels (torsion). Additional channels of data instrumentation, including signal conditioners, digital IO's, and more!

What Is the Price of a Tensile Test Machine?

In 2021, the price of a tensile test machine ranges from $8,700 to $166,000. The 3 main factors that affect the cost are force, test space and controller, with force capacity having the most impact. A tensile test machine would include tensile grips and perhaps an extensometer. Low force (ranging from 1 kN to 25 kN max force) tensile test machines range in price from $8,700 to $29,000. Medium force (ranging from 50 kN to 150 kN max force) tensile test machines range in price from $25,000 to $48,000. High force (ranging from 300 kN to 2,000 kN max force) tensile test machines range in price from $58,000 to $166,000.

tensile test applicationsLet’s refine that price

Like UTM’s, the maximum force capability and the size of the test space are big factors in the price of a tensile tester. A tensile test machine for metals is typically going to be more expensive than a tensile tester for plastics. Tensile testing a plastic inside a temperature chamber will typically require a taller frame and actuator than without a chamber and therefore will be more expensive.

Software controls and options

The price can vary greatly depending on the software you need. Industry standard specific software modules, enhanced features and custom calculations are just a few of the options to choose from with Newton.  Pre-configured software packages range from basic to premium tensile testing software or configure your own by adding tensile testing specific software modules.

The main difference from UTMs

Adding tensile grips to a UTM is what makes a universal tensile tester. There are over 25 different styles of tensile grips. The type of grips you require affect the overall price of your machine.

What Is the Price of a Flexural Bend Test Machine?

In 2021, the price of a bend test machine ranges from $8,700 to $166,000. The 3 main factors that affect the cost are force, test space and controller, with force capacity having the most impact. A bend test machine would include a bend fixture. Low force (ranging from 1 kN to 25 kN max force) bend test machines range in price from $8,700 to $29,000. Medium force (ranging from 50 kN to 150 kN max force) bend test machines range in price from $25,000 to $48,000. High force (ranging from 300 kN to 2,000 kN max force) bend test machines range in price from $58,000 to $166,000.

bend test applicationsLet’s refine that price

Like UTM’s, the maximum force capability and the size of the test space are big factors in the price of a bend tester. A bend test machine for metals is typically going to be more expensive than a bend tester for plastics. Bend testing a plastic or composite inside a temperature chamber will typically require a taller frame and actuator than without a chamber and therefore will be more expensive.

Software controls and options

The price can vary greatly depending on the software you need. Industry standard specific software modules, enhanced features and custom calculations are just a few of the options to choose from with Newton.  Pre-configured software packages range from basic to premium bend testing software or configure your own by adding bend testing specific software modules.

The main difference from UTMs

Adding bend grips to a UTM is what makes a universal bend tester. There are 4 different styles of bend grips. The type of grips you require affect the overall price of your machine.

What Is the Price of a Compression Test Machine?

In 2021, the price of a compression test machine ranges from $8,700 to $166,000. The 3 main factors that affect the cost are force, test space and controller, with force capacity having the most impact. A compression test machine would include compression platens. Low force (ranging from 1 kN to 25 kN max force) compression test machines range in price from $8,700 to $29,000. Medium force (ranging from 50 kN to 150 kN max force) compression test machines range in price from $25,000 to $48,000. High force (ranging from 300 kN to 2,000 kN max force) compression test machines range in price from $58,000 to $166,000.

compression test applicationsLet’s refine that price

Like UTM’s, the maximum force capability and the size of the test space are big factors in the price of a compression tester. A compression test machine for concrete is typically going to be more expensive than a compression tester for foam. Compression testing a cement block will typically require a stronger frame and actuator and therefore will be more expensive.

Software controls and options

The price can vary greatly depending on the software you need. Industry standard specific software modules, enhanced features and custom calculations are just a few of the options to choose from with Newton.  Pre-configured software packages range from basic to premium compression testing software or configure your own by adding compression testing specific software modules.

The main difference from UTMs

Adding compression platens to a UTM is what makes a universal compression tester. There are 4 different styles of compression test fixtures. The type of grips you require affect the overall price of your machine.

What Is the Price of a Peel Test Machine?

In 2021, the price of a peel test machine ranges from $8,700 to $166,000. The 3 main factors that affect the cost are force, test space and controller, with force capacity having the most impact. A peel test machine would include peel test fixtures. Low force (ranging from 1 kN to 25 kN max force) peel test machines range in price from $8,700 to $29,000. Medium force (ranging from 50 kN to 150 kN max force) peel test machines range in price from $25,000 to $48,000. High force (ranging from 300 kN to 2,000 kN max force) peel test machines range in price from $58,000 to $166,000.

peel test applicationsLet’s refine that price

Like UTM’s, the maximum force capability and the size of the test space are big factors in the price of a peel tester. A peel test machine for seal strength testing is typically going to be more expensive than a peel tester for light adhesive label testing. 

Software controls and options

The price can vary greatly depending on the software you need. Industry standard specific software modules, enhanced features and custom calculations are just a few of the options to choose from with Newton.  Pre-configured software packages range from basic to premium peel testing software or configure your own by adding peel testing specific software modules.

The main difference from UTMs

Adding peel test fixtures to a UTM is what makes a universal peel tester. There are 9 different styles of peel test fixtures. The type of grips you require affect the overall price of your machine.