Get the Highest Value Universal Test Machines


The term ‘universal’ generally means that it is versatile enough that it can be used in all applications. It means that our machines can be easily modified to fit the unique testing needs and requirements of your company.

The versatility of our Universal Testing Machines allows you to select the maximum force the testing space and the type of accessories that you need for your different tests. These testing machines can be modified to fit any application. As your testing needs change the Universal Testing Machine can change with you.

You might have previously thought that your testing needs are so unique that no one can provide a solution. However we have proven that the “impossible” is possible with our Universal Testing Machines.

How Does a Universal Testing Machine Work?

A Universal Testing Machine (UTM) is a test machine used to test the mechanical properties of a sample by applying a tensile compressive or transverse load. A universal test machine is designed to meet a wide range of tests by simply switching out different grips and fixtures.

Why Universal Testing Machines Are Called Universal?

Universal Test Machines are "universal" because they are extrememly versatile. With one machine you can perform a wide variety tests just by simply switching out the grips and fixtures.

What Tests Can Be Performed On a Universal Testing Machine?

  • Bend Test
  • Bond Test
  • Compression Test
  • Flexural Test
  • Fracture Test Indentation (IFD)
  • Peel test
  • Shear Test
  • Tear Test
  • Tensile Test
  • Stress Relaxation & Creep

What Are the Parts of a Universal Testing Machine?

Start with your frame of choice then complete your system by selecting your controller software and accessories. Choose from a wide range of controller software packages grips fixtures chambers video extensometers and more are all designed to perform thousands of ASTM ISO EN DIN and JEDEC industry standard test methods.

How Much Is a Universal Testing Machine?

In 2023, the price of a universal test machine ranges from $12,900 to $150,000. 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 $12,900 to $30,000. Medium force (ranging from 50 kN to 150 kN max force) universal test machines range in price from $32,000 to $57,000. High force (ranging from 300 kN to 2,000 kN max force) universal test machines range in price from $77,000 to $150,000.