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Southwark Emery 600k Universal Testing Machine

Southwark Emery 600k Universal Testing Machine

The Southwark Emery universal testing machine is the largest tension-compression testing machine of the Carleton Laboratory. The machine’s 20 ft (6 m) vertical span, 6 ft (1.8 m) crosshead width, as well as movable top and bottom crossheads make it a versatile tester for many specialty testing applications. The Satec Digital controller allows the machine to perform low-cycle fatigue tests as well. The S-E UTM is used for a variety of research, teaching, and commercial testing applications, ranging from the testing of concrete cylinders, masonry prisms, manhole covers, to full-scale scaffolding and shoring systems.

Specifications

  • Manufacturer
    • Load Frame: Baldwin Southwark Foundries, USA
    • Load Cell: Tate-Emery, USA
    • Controller: Satec Systems, USA
  • Load Capacity: 600 kip (3 MN) in tension and compression
    • 600 kip (3.0 MN) range
    • 300 kup (1.5 MN) range
    • 120 kip (600 kN) range
    • 24 kip (120 kN) range
  • Control System: Satec Digital
    • Manual and Automatic Servo Load Control
    • Monotonic Loading, Hold, and Low-Cycle Fatigue
  • Clearances:
    • Tension, jaw to jaw: 19 ft 8 in (5.9 m)
    • Compression, crosshead platen to base: 19 ft 8 in (5.9 m)
    • Lateral clearance, tower to tower: 6 ft (1.8 m)
    • Compression Platen: 30 in x 18 in (762 mm x 457 mm)
    • Tension Jaw Width: 6 in (150 mm)
    • Clamping mechanism: Mechanical
  • Grips:
    • Round Capacity: 1.75 to 6 in (4.45 to 152.4 mm)
    • Flat capacity: 5 in maximum between grips (127 mm maximum)
  • Calibration/Certification: ASTM E4 on all force ranges

Instron 1500HDX Universal Testing Machine

Instron 1500HDX Universal Testing Machine

The Instron 1500HDX 300k UTM is a load and displacement controlled hydraulic testing machine; the largest machine of this type produced by Instron’s Industrial Products Group. The Bluehill 3 control system allows this machine to fulfill a wide array of duties, ranging from undergraduate and graduate teaching, independent research, doctoral research, to high-volume testing of medium to large-sized high-strength samples. The 1500DX, along with its lower-capacity neighbor, the 600DX, is equipped with a presentation LCD, which allows the machine to display live results of ongoing testing.

The system is designed with dual test spaces for tension, compression, bend, shear, and flexure testing on high strength materials. The open-face crosshead allows for fast and efficient testing of large volumes of tension specimens such as bolts, rebars, and couplers.

APPLICATION RANGE

  • Metals - wire, strip, rod, tube, and plate
  • Fasteners - tensile, proof, single and double shear
  • Construction - reinforcement bar, wire mesh, concrete compression/flex, and structural steel
  • Component testing
  • EN10002-1, ISO 6892, ASTM E8, ASTM C39, ASTM F606, SAE J429, CE Compliant

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: Instron, USA
  • Model: 1500HDX
  • Load Capacity: 300 kip (1500 kN) in tension and compression
  • Control System:
    • Load and Displacement Control
    • Bluehill 3 Controller
  • Compression Platen Diameter: 12 in (305 mm)
  • Displacement:
    • Maximum Speed: 12 in/min (305 mm/min)
    • Maximum Speed at Full Load: 4.5 in/min (114 mm/min)
    • Actuator Stroke: 12 in (305 mm)
  • Clearances:
    • Tension: 55 in (1397 mm)
    • Compression, crosshead platen to base: 55 in (1397 mm)
    • Lateral clearance, tower to tower: 30 in (762 mm)
    • Clamping mechanism: Hydraulic
  • Grips:
    • Round Capacity: 0.47 to 2.76 in (12 to 70mm)
    • Flat capacity: 1.38 to 2.76 in (35 to 70 mm)
  • Calibration/Certification:
    • ASTM E4 on both force transducers
    • ASTM E83 on strain transducers

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.

Instron 5984 34k Universal Testing Machine

Instron 5984 34k Universal Testing Machine

The Instron 5984 30k UTM is a PC-based load and displacement controlled electromechanical testing machine. The state-of-the art control platform Bluehill 3 allows the operator to define, program, and perform both standardized (e.g. ASTM, ANSI, etc.) as well as novel tests. The versatile program environment is tailored to support databasing and auto-reporting of simple as well as highly complex, repetitive testing campaigns.

The machine is capable of both tension and compression loading and is equipped with two testing bays. The bay above the moving crosshead is equipped with automatic pneumatic tension grips, tailored to provide controlled, constant gripping pressures and ergonomics, especially in testing projects with a high sample count. The bay below the moving crosshead is equipped with a 6 in diameter spherical swivel compression platen.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Model: 5984
  • Load Capacity: 34 kip (150 kN) in tension and compression
  • Control System:
    • Load and Displacement Control
    • Bluehill 3 Controller
  • Compression Platen
  • Diameter: 6 in (152 mm)
  • Displacement:
    • Minimum Speed: 0.000004 in/min (0.0001 mm/min)
    • Maximum Speed: 30 in/min (762 mm/min)
    • Maximum Load at Full Speed 24.7 kip (110 kN)
    • Maximum Speed at Full Load 15 in/min (381 mm/min)
    • Position Control Resolution 0.2514 μin (0.00639 μm)
  • Clearances:
    • Tension, jaw to jaw: 14 in (256 mm)*
    • Compression, crosshead platen to base: 14 in (356 mm)*
    • Gross vertical test space: 59 in (1500 mm)
    • Lateral clearance, tower to tower: 22.5 in (560 mm)
    • Jaw Width: 3 in (76 mm)
    • Clamping mechanism: Automatic, Pneumatic
  • Calibration/Certification:
    • ASTM E4 on both force transducers
    • ASTM E83 on strain transducers

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.

Instron 600DX 135k Universal Testing Machine

Instron 600DX 135k Universal Testing Machine

The Instron 600DX 135k UTM is a load and displacement controlled hydraulic testing machine. The Bluehill 3 control system allows this machine to fulfill a wide array of duties, ranging from undergraduate and graduate teaching, independent research, doctoral research, to high-volume testing of medium-sized high-strength materials. The 600DX, along with its higher-capacity neighbor, the 1500DX, is equipped with a presentation LCD, which allows the machine to display live results of ongoing testing.

The system is designed with dual test spaces for tension, compression, bend, shear, and flexure testing on high strength materials.

APPLICATION RANGE

  • Metals - wire, strip, rod, tube, and plate
  • Fasteners - tensile, proof, single and double shear
  • Construction - reinforcement bar, wire mesh, concrete compression/flex, and structural steel
  • Component testing
  • EN10002-1, ISO 6892, ASTM E8, ASTM C39, ASTM F606, SAE J429, CE Compliant

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: Instron, USA
  • Model: 600DX
  • Load Capacity: 135 kip (600 kN) in tension and compression
  • Control System:
    • Load and Displacement Control
    • Bluehill 3 Controller
  • Compression Platen Diameter: 6.5 in (165 mm)
  • Displacement:
    • Maximum Speed: 15 in/min (381 mm/min)
    • Maximum Speed at Full Load: 3 in/min (76 mm/min)
  • Clearances:
    • Tension: 36 in (914 mm)
    • Compression, crosshead platen to base: 22.5 in (565 mm)
    • Lateral clearance, tower to tower: 20 in (508 mm)
    • Clamping mechanism: Mechanical
  • Grips:
    • 220 kip (1 MN) fatigue rated in tension/compression
    • Round capacity: 0.25 to 1.75 in (6.35 to 44.5 mm)
    • Flat capacity: 0 to 1.5 in (0 to 38.1 mm)
  • Calibration/Certification:
    • ASTM E4 on both force transducers
    • ASTM E83 on strain transducers

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.

MTS 220k Dynamic Universal Testing Machine

MTS 220k Dynamic Universal Testing Machine

The MTS 100 ton universal testing machine boasts a computerized servo-controller that allows the machine to be used in a variety of testing applications. The system may be used for medium-cycle fatigue testing, load control, strain control, and displacement control. The open architecture of the state of the art MTS controller allows the machine to follow complex logic-driven test procedures. The hydraulicly driven crosshead allows the machine to be reconfigured for various tests within minutes.

The multi-manifold control system allows a 110 kip (500 kN) secondary actuator to be used independently as well as in conjunction with the primary actuator. The secondary actuator can be mounted to the test floor of the laboratory as well as to a reaction frame for transverse/biaxial loading of specimens in the main MTS load frame.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: MTS, USA
  • Primary Actuator
    • Load Capacity: 220 kip (1 MN) in tension and compression
    • Stroke: 6 in (152 mm)
  • Secondary Actuator
    • Load Capacity: 110 kip (500 kN) in tension and compression
    • Stroke: 12 in (305 mm)
  • Control System:  Load, Displacement, and External Strain Servo Control
  • Clearances:
    • Tension, jaw to jaw: 10 ft (3 m)
    • Compression, crosshead platen to base: 10 ft (3 m)
    • Lateral clearance, tower to tower: 27 in (685 mm)
    • Jaw Width: 4 in (100 mm)
    • Clamping mechanism: Hydraulic (active)
  • Grips:
    • Active hydraulic wedge grips with 10,000 psi (690 bar) actuator
    • 220 kip (1 MN) fatigue rated in tension/compression
    • Round capacity: 0.24 to 2.5 in (6 to 63 mm)
    • Flat capacity: 0 to 2.6 in (0 to 67 mm)
  • Calibration/Certification:
    • ASTM E4 on primary and secondary actuator force transducers
    • ASTM E2309 on primary and secondary actuator displacement transducers
    • ASTM E83 on strain transducers

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.

MTS Landmark 22k Universal Testing Machine

MTS Landmark 22k Universal Testing Machine

The MTS Landmark 22k dynamic universal testing machine comes equiped with a small furnace unit, that can heat samples up to very high temperatures.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: MTS, USA
  • Primary Actuator
    • Load Capacity: 22k (1 MN) in tension and compression
  • Control System:  Load, Displacement, and External Strain Servo Control
  • Clearances:
    • Tension, jaw to jaw: 10 ft (3 m)
    • Compression, crosshead platen to base: 10 ft (3 m)
    • Lateral clearance, tower to tower: 27 in (685 mm)
    • Jaw Width: 4 in (100 mm)
    • Clamping mechanism: Hydraulic (active)
  • Grips:
    • Active hydraulic wedge grips with 3,000 psi (206 bar) actuator
    • 22 kip (98 kN) fatigue rated in tension/compression
    • Round capacity: 0.23 to 0.90 in (5.84 to 22.9 mm)
    • Flat capacity: 0 to 0.75 in (0 to 19 mm)
  • Calibration/Certification:
    • ASTM E4 on primary and secondary actuator force transducers
    • ASTM E2309 on primary and secondary actuator displacement transducers
    • ASTM E83 on strain transducers

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.

MTS 7k Electromechanical Testing Machine

MTS 7k Electromechanical Testing Machine

The MTS Criterion C43 Electromechanical Testing Machine is used for tension testing of small and low-strength samples. Typical specimens include reinforced plastics, thin metals, wire. composites, elastomers, wood products, textiles, biomaterials, paper products, and adhesives.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: MTS, USA
  • Model: C43.304
  • Load Capacity: 7k (30 kN) in tension
  • Stroke: 39.4 in (1000 mm)
  • Control System:  Load, Displacement, and Strain Control
  • Clearances:
    • Gross vertical test space: 47.2 in (1200 mm)
    • Lateral clearance, tower to tower:  16.54 in (420 mm)
    • Jaw Width: 1 in (25 mm)
  • Grips:
    • Round capacity: 0.1 to 0.6 in (3 to 16 mm)
    • Flat capacity: 0 to 0.5 in (0 to 13.2 mm)
  • Calibration/Certification:
    • ASTM E4 for tension force for 10% and 100% range
    • ASTM E2309 for displacement

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.

MTS 50k/1650 ft-lb Axial-Torsion Dynamic Universal Testing Machine

MTS 50k/1650 ft-lb Axial-Torsion Dynamic Universal Testing Machine

The MTS 6612 Axial-Torsion Universal Testing Machine is capable of performing dynamic testing in simultaneous axial/torsion loading regime with independent control commands and tuning parameters. The system may be used for low to high-cycle fatigue testing. The open architecture of the state of the art MTS controller allows the machine to follow complex logic-driven test procedures. The hydraulic-driven crosshead and multipurpose active hydraulic wedge grips allow the machine to be reconfigured for various tests within minutes.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: MTS, USA
  • Model: 6612-02A
  • Load Capacity: 50 kip (222 kN) in tension and compression
  • Stroke: 10 in (254 mm)
  • Torsion Capacity: 1650 ft-lb (2,236 Nm)
  • Angle Capacity: 100°
  • Control System:  Load, Displacement, Torsion, Angle, and Strain Control
  • Clearances:
    • Tension, jaw to jaw: 17 in (432 mm)
    • Gross vertical test space: 59 in (1500 mm)
    • Lateral clearance, tower to tower: 24 in (610 mm)
    • Jaw Width: 2 in (51 mm)
  • Grips:
    • Active hydraulic wedge grips with 10,000 psi (690 bar) actuator
    • 55 kip (250 kN) fatigue rated in tension/compression
    • 20,000 in-lb (2200 Nm) fatigue rated in torsion
    • Round capacity: 0.04 to 1.03 in (1 to 26.2 mm)
    • Flat capacity: 0.24 to 1.02 in (6 to 25.9 mm)
  • Calibration/Certification:
    • ASTM E4 for tension/compression force for 10% and 100% range
    • ASTM E2309 for displacement
    • MTS FS-CA 2105 for angle

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.

MTS 858 Table Top Universal Testing Machine

MTS 858 Table Top Universal Testing Machine

The MTS 858 Table Top Universal Testing Machine is a small-scale universal testing machine capable of tension and compression up to 3.3 kips (15 kN). It is also capable of performing rapid fatigue testing.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: MTS, USA
  • Model: 358.02
  • Load Capacity: 3.3kip (15 kN) in tension
  • Stroke: 4.5 in (114 mm) static, 4.0 (102 mm) dynamic
  • Control System:  Load, Displacement, and Strain Control
  • Clearances:
    • Gross vertical test space: 6 in (152 mm)
    • Jaw Width: 3.875 in (98 mm)
  • Grips:
    • Round capacity: 0.1 to 0.6 in (3 to 16 mm)
    • Flat capacity: 0 to 3.875 in (0 to 98 mm)
  • Calibration/Certification:
    • ASTM E4 for tension force for 10% and 100% range
    • ASTM E2309 for displacement

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.

MTS 100k Dynamic Actuator

MTS 100k Actuator

The MTS 100k dynamic actuator allows the Carleton Lab to create specific testing setups for specimens that are of unusual configuration and cannot be placed within one of our other testing frames. It can output 100 kips (445 kN) of force in both tension and compression.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: MTS, USA
  • Model: 243.45-01
  • Load Capacity: 100 kip (445 kN) in tension and compression
  • Stroke: 10 in (254 mm)
  • Control System:  Load, Displacement, and Strain Control

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.

MTS 55k Dynamic Actuator

MTS 50k Actuator

The MTS 55k dynamic actuator allows the Carleton Lab to create specific testing setups for specimens that are of unusual configuration and cannot be placed within one of our other testing frames. It can output 55 kips (245 kN) of force in both tension and compression.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: MTS, USA
  • Model: 244.31G2
  • Load Capacity: 55 kip (245 kN) in tension and compression
  • Stroke: 10.40 in (264.16 mm) in dynamic mode, 10 in (254 mm) in static mode
  • Control System:  Load, Displacement, and Strain Control

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.

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