Material Testing Machine 

Benchtop Testers

Bench Top Testing Machines

1kN Capacity

5kN Capacity

 

10kN Capacity

25kN Capacity

50kN Capacity

 

The ST series of electromechanical testing machines from Tinius Olsen are designed to test a wide range of materials, including, but not limited to: plastics, films, paper, packaging materials, filter material, adhesives, foils, food, toys, medical devices and components, in tension, compression, flexure, shear, and peel.

    All ST series machines can be used with selection of hand held interfaces or a virtual machine interface running on a connected PC. Tinius Olsen's Horizon software can be added to your system to provide a library of standardised test routines, generate a complete graphical result of your test, and perform sophisticated powerful analyses on the test data to produce the test report you need

    A comprehensive selection of self identifying loadcells; grips, platens and fixtures to hold the simplest to most complex specimen profile; strain measurement instruments that employ several different technologies; temperature chambers, and more can be used in conjunction with these test frames. Add Tinius Olsen's powerful Horizon software to ensure you have one of the best, most accurate, most repeatable, flexible and easy-to-use systems on the market today.

 

HighForce Floor Model

 

Frame Capacities from 100 to 300kN (20 to 60k lbf)

    The ST series of electromechanical testing machines from Tinius Olsen are designed to test a wide range of materials, including, but not limited to: plastics, films, paper, packaging materials, filter material, adhesives, foils, food, toys, medical devices and components, in tension, compression, flexure, shear, and peel.

    All ST series machines can be used with selection of hand held interfaces or a virtual machine interface running on a connected PC. Tinius Olsen'software can be added to your system to provide a library of standardised test routines, generate a complete graphical result of your test, and perform sophisticated powerful analyses on the test data to produce the test reports you need.

    A comprehensive selection of self identifying loadcells, grips and fixtures to hold the simplest to most complex specimen profile, strain measurement instruments that employ several different technologies, temperature chambers, and more can be used in conjunction with these test frames and Horizon software.

 

Static Hydraulic Materials Testing Machines

Hydraulic Testers

Super "L" Testing Machines are rugged tension and compression hydraulic machines proven in thousands of demanding applications worldwide. Available with digital readout ...and optional servo and computer control systems. frame capacities range from 150kN to 3000kN (30,000lbf to 600,000Ibf ). 

All testing hardware is fully complemented by Tinius Olsen developed software that turns your hardware into a sophisticated quality analysis system. Be sure to examine the software products to determine which package is right for your application.

 

Horizontal Tensile Testers

 For maximum tensile testing throughput and capability, Tinius Olsen offers a range of horizontal tensile testing machines in capacities of 5 kN (1,000 lbf), 25kN (5,000 lbf), 150 kN (30,000 lbf) and 300kN (60,000 lbf).

 Our horizontal testing machines offer unique benefits over vertically oriented testers by allowing a range of accessories to be mounted next to the machine that can turn the machine into a fully automatic testing station. These horizontal machines are designed primarily for production departments and are typically in constant use, however, the grips can be modified to accommodate different shaped samples and alternate grips can be provided for customers to interchange as and when their test requirements change.

 The unique horizontal extensometer that is typically supplied incorporates pneumatic controls that automatically lowers the arms prior to the test and raises the arms at the end of the test. Friction free air bearings on the extensometer provide accurate strain measurement through fracture. 

The combination of the machine and accessory design provides simple yet sophisticated operation, accurate and repeatable specimen placement against mechanical stops, automatic clamping, extensometer lowering (if supplied), testing, extensometer removal and grip return to the starting position, all with a single button operation. 

The already sophisticated but simple operation can be further developed when the pc based machine control software provided with the machine is upgraded to include data acquisition and data analysis. This upgraded software is scalable and can interact with corporate enterprise software. 

Further automation can then be achieved by the addition of a robot and sample racks. In this configuration, the robot will pick a sample from a sample rack and insert it into the machine grips and will then wait for the end of test so that the broken sample pieces can be removed from the grips and placed in a suitable disposal bin. 

If a sample measuring station and bar code reader are included with the system, the whole testing process is automated with the only operator requirement being the loading of the samples in the sample rack. Additionally, the system can be programmed so that additional tests, such as a hardness test, can be performed on the specimens prior to performing the tensile test. 

The test data that is generated can be included into corporate manufacturing and resource planning software ensuring that quality control data is an integral part of operations and allowing, in a hypothetical example, shipping departments to ship material complete with a quality certificate in real time immediately after the material has been tested.

 

High Energy Impact Systems

Model IT406 Pendulum Impact Testers

The Tinius Olsen Model IT406 Pendulum Impact Tester is a versatile and reliable machine, with a maximum capacity of 406 J (300 ft.lb), designed to comply with the specifications outlined by ASTM E 23 and ISO 148. Today, it is widely recognized as the standards of the industry for both Charpy and Izod impact testing.

 

All testing hardware is fully complemented by Tinius Olsen developed software that turns your hardware into a sophisticated quality analysis system. Be sure to examine the software products to determine which package is right for your application.

 

Optional Equipment

Choice of either Digital or Analog display, Motorized Return, "Low Blow" release, CE Compliant Machine Enclosure, Lateral Expansion Gage, Electric Brake, Cooling Systems for Reduced Temperature testing, and Instrumented Impact System for full-sized and miniature specimens.

 

Model IT542 Pendulum Impact Testers

The Tinius Olsen Model IT542 Pendulum Impact Tester is a versatile and reliable machine, with a maximum capacity of 542J (400 ft.lb), designed to comply with the specifications outlined by ASTM E 23 and ISO 148. Today, it is widely recognized as the standards of the industry for Charpy and Izod impact testing.

 

The machine is supplied, in its standard configuration, with a motorised pendulum return, electric brake and digital display. All testing hardware is fully complemented by Tinius Olsen developed software that turns your hardware into a sophisticated quality analysis system. Be sure to examine the software products to determine which package is right for your application.

 

Optional Equipment

"Low Blow" Pendulum Release, Lateral Expansion Gage, CE Compliant Machine Enclosure, Instrumented Impact System for full-sized and miniature specimens.
Technical References: ASTM E23; ISO 442, ISO 148

Low Energy Impact Systems

Model IT504 Impact Tester for Plastics

Model IT504 includes the Model 104 Digital Display/Controller for a high degree of flexibility, accuracy & test data resolution to meet all testing needs. Pick and choose optional fixtures and weights to meet the testing requirements of your material.

 

This system does not require a separate PC and software in order to operate. However, a data acquisition/machine control software package is available as an option.

  • Conforms to ASTM Methods D256 and D6110; ISO Standards 179 & 180.
  • Aerodynamically designed compound pendulum of the IT504 provides maximum rigidity in the direction of impact and virtually eliminates windage losses. Pendulum capacity is easily changed by adding on any one of seven optional weight sets.
  • User-programmable Model 104 Display/Controller has electroluminescent display of specimen dimensions, energy and force units in SI, old Metric or English system units.
  • Automatic report generation with optical serial printer.
  • "Low-Blow" feature provides a convenient and reliable method for releasing the pendulum from lower than "standard" drop heights for testing at lower impact velocities and energy levels.
  • Accessories available for purchase include fixtures for Izod & Charpy testing, additional weights to increase the energy capacity of the pendulum, Model PI-T Cold Temperature Chamber or Model PI-T-H Hot/Cold Temperature Chamber, printer, WindowsTM based data acquisition/machine control software package. An instrumented impact system is also available for research & development applications.

Technical References: ASTM D 256 (Izod Impact); ASTM D 6110 (Charpy Impact); ISO 179 (Charpy Impact); ISO 180 (Izod Impact); D 4812 (Unnotched Cantilever Beam Impact); D 4508 (Chip Impact); D 950 (Adhesive Bond Impact)

Model IT503 Impact Tester for Plastics

The Model IT503 is a contained impact tester with an integrated Digital Display/Controller for a high degree of flexibility, accuracy & test data resolution to meet all testing needs. Pick and choose optional fixtures and weights to meet the testing requirements of your material.

 

This system does not require a separate PC and software in order to operate. However, a data acquisition/machine control software package is available as an option.

 

  • Conforms to ASTM Methods D256 and D6110; ISO Standards 179 & 180.
  • Aerodynamically designed compound pendulum provides maximum rigidity in the direction of impact and virtually eliminates windage losses. Pendulum capacity is easily changed by adding on any one of seven optional weight sets.
  • User-programmable Display/Controller has electroluminescent display of specimen dimensions, energy and force units in SI, old Metric or English system units.
  • Automatic report generation with optical serial printer.
  • "Low-Blow" feature provides a convinient and reliable method for releasing the pendulum from lower than "standard" drop heights for testing at lower impact velocities and energy levels.
  • Accessories available for purchase include fixturing for Izod & Charpy testing, additional weights to increase the energy capacity of the pendulum, Automatic braking system for increased safety and higher product throughput, Motorized pendulum return for added safety, Model PI-T Cold Temperature Chamber or Model PI-T-H Hot/Cold Temperature Chamber, printer, WindowsTM based data acquisition/machine control software package. An instrumented impact system is also available for research & development applications.

Technical References: ASTM D 256 (Izod Impact); ASTM D 6110 (Charpy Impact); ISO 179 (Charpy Impact); ISO 180 (Izod Impact); D 4812 (Unnotched Cantilever Beam Impact); D 4508 (Chip Impact); D 950 (Adhesive Bond Impact)