Universal Testing Systems for Tensile, Compression, and Flexure Testing
The 5900 Series Universal Testing Instruments offer exceptional performance and are designed with enhancements that deliver unparalleled accuracy and reliability, improved ergonomics, and an enhanced overall experience for the operator. New industry leading features include load measurement accuracy to +/-0.5% of reading down to 1/1000 of load cell capacity and fast, synchronized data acquisition rates up to 2,500 points per second. The most common uses of these mechanical testing systems are for tensile, compression, bend, peel, shear, tear and cyclic tests. Configured systems are fully capable of meeting test requirements per ASTM, ISO, DIN, TAPPI, GB, JIS, ANSI, NAS, etc.
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0.02 N (2 gf) - 600 kN Force Capacities
Compatible with our extensive accessory catalog, the 5900 Series frames can be adapted for tension, compression, flexure, peel, tear, friction, and more for use in a wide range of applications and industries, including biomedical, automotive, electronics, aerospace, plastics, metals, composites, elastomers, and textiles.
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Bluehill Universal is built from the ground-up for touch interaction and an intuitive user experience. Discover simpler and smarter testing with features such as pre-loaded test methods, QuickTest in seconds, enhanced data exporting, and Instron Connect—a new feature that provides a direct communication link to Service.
Built for Durability
Pre-loaded bearings, 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. This is especially evident when testing highstrength materials such as aerospace composites, metal alloys, and crystalline polymers.
When performing a uniaxial test, accurate stress and strain results can only be achieved with a system that contains robust, precise guidance columns that ensure minimal specimen bending under load.
Reliability is built into 5900 load frames through the use of powerful motors with reserve capacity that allow for quicker rates of acceleration when starting a test and faster turnaround times when performing a cyclic test. More of your testing occurs at the required speed.
Systems that use gear-reducers create backlash and lower drive-system stiffness, whereas the dual-belt system provides synchronous movement of the ball screws, eliminating crosshead tilt and aiding system alignment.
Constantly monitor vital measurements during pretest adjustments as well as throughout the test on the 4 user-defined live displays. Additionally, real-time results are easily displayed throughout the test.
With 4 user-defined ‘Soft Key’ buttons, the operator can initiate a variety of commands, allowing for customization of the panel while minimizing the numbers of buttons on the panel.
The fine position adjustment thumbwheel provides tactile feedback for 0.004 mm resolution adjustments to the crosshead when performing sensitive testing.
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Flexibility to Change
The 5900 controller allows for the addition of digital I/O channels to connect external devices and add up to 11 +/- 10V channels. Expand your system's capability with options like the Torsion Add-On 2.0, an XY Stage, or a range of fully automated solutions.