Guide pricing

Register now to view our guide prices in just a few seconds.

If you're just starting your search for a tensile tester then our guide prices include test frame, software, installation and ongoing support. Excludes price of load sensor and accessories.

Would you like a formal quote or a demo?

You can also request a free formal quotation and demonstration if you want to discuss your test requirements with an engineer.

Motorised Top-load Tester

Product image of MultiTest-dV motorised top-load tester with VFG Touchscreen Force Gauge for top-load compression testing by Mecmesin

An entry-level Top-Load Tester to 2.5kN (500 lbf).

Ideal for routine quality control in a production or laboratory environment.

  • Product testing
  • Compression & tension
  • Production line quality control
  • Capacity: 0.5 kN, 1 kN, 2.5 kN
VectorPro MT materials testing software background image screen and logo
VectorPro MT materials testing software test screen loaded on a laptop

VectorPro® MT software

VectorPro MT is an advanced materials testing software package developed to perform tensile, shear, bend and compression tests on a whole array of materials. Present measurement data graphically and issue customised test reports.

Simply choose an ELS loadcell and a set of grips, and you are ready to enjoy enhanced testing with the power of VectorPro MT.

Key features


Intuitive icon-driven interface and workspace

Advanced 'drag and drop' test routine builder

Personalised user accounts and favourites

Touch screen enabled


Stress/strain machine control

Active or basic load control

System deflection compensation

Manage user permissions and audit trail


Built-in data calculations

Customisable test report templates

Print results to Adobe PDF format

Export data to Excel and other data packages

Beliebte Anwendungen


The MultiTest-dV is a motorised compression and tensile tester offering outstanding value. Designed for precision-controlled compression and tension testing the MultiTest-dV delivers easy to use controls, backed by sophisticated electronics, making it the ideal choice for a wide range of routine testing.

It improves greatly on the variability encountered with manual testers where tension and compression are applied by hand at varying speeds. By applying force at a constant speed, whilst holding the sample in a uniform manner, the motorised MultiTest-dV significantly enhances the repeatability of test results.

Operators can perform routine batch testing with excellent throughput, minimising testing time, and benefit from the convenience associated with our motorised tensile testers.


Configured for Top-load testing

When used with any one of the Mecmesin range of Advanced Force Gauges (AFG), the MultiTest-dV can be configured to stop at a load limit or the collapse of a container (break-detection).

The most popular model in the -dV range for top-load testing is the 2.5kN version and it is most commonly used with AFG's of capacity 500N (110 lbf), 1000N (220 lbf) or 2500N (550 lbf). Compatible with top-load compression plates (vented and non-vented). 

Add VectorPro Lite software to a MultiTest-dV with AFG, for data acquisition, plotting of graphs, calculation of results, plus reporting and exporting of test data.


Test frame

The MultiTest-dv is a versatile single-column, motorised tester designed for ease-of-use by operators of all levels. There are 3 models in the range with ratings of 0.5 kN, 1 kN and 2.5 kN. A throat depth of 70mm (2.6") allows containers up to 140mm diameter to be tested and a crosshead travel up to 1200 mm (47") accommodates even the tallest of containers.

Each test frame occupies minimal bench space and is ideal for applying tensile and compressive forces in a variety of applications.

It delivers superior performance via its control panel and multifunctional control wheel, which allows the precise selection of test parameters such as speed and target force/displacement. Coloured LEDs clearly indicate the machine status during testing and operators can effortlessly follow the progress of the test from the force & displacement panel.

For more in-depth recording and analysis of test data, the MultiTest-dV can be connected via its USB output port to VectorPro Lite advanced data-acquisition and plotting software package.

Adjustable safety limit switches are fitted to ensure that specimens cannot be stretched too far or grips crushed together.

The MultiTest-dV is fitted with a dovetailed crosshead for quick and easy interchange of force gauges or loadcells. Grips and fixtures can be rapidly fitted to the anvil plate which is pre-drilled with threaded holes for easy connection.

With no model weighing more than 31 kg (68 lbs), its compact design and small footprint make it an ideal bench-top tester for use in the quality-control laboratory or production area.

Force Gauge

Our Digital Force Gauges are self-contained devices comprising an internal loadcell and its own display. We recommend our VFG Touchscreen or AFG Advanced Force Gauges for use with the MultiTest-dV.

There are 10 models ranging in capacity from 2.5 to 2500 N (0.5 - 500 lbf) each featuring an impressive measurement accuracy of ±0.1% of full-scale.

The gauge is positioned on the crosshead of the test frame via a dovetailed fixing and continuously measures & displays tension/compression, whilst simultaneously capturing the maximum peak readings in the background.

When the gauge is connected to the MultiTest-dV via an interface cable it can transfer the displayed 'live' load reading to the front panel and perform basic control of the test. This is achieved by configuring settings within the AFG to send a signal to the test frame to 'stop' or 'stop and reverse' when a load limit or specimen break is detected.

Tension and compression values obtained by the gauge can be transmitted directly to a PC or printer for the recording of results.

Alternatively, force readings are combined with displacement readings within the MultiTest-dV and sent to the USB output port to create a data-package, which is accessed by VectorPro Lite software for plotting graphs, calculation of results and creation of test reports.

Compression and gripping fixtures

Holding your test specimen in place without it slipping is essential to obtaining repeatable results. Mecmesin have an extensive range of compression plates, mandrels, grips and fixtures to hold a variety of components and materials.

They include wedge grips and vice grips for tensile testing, compression plates and bend jigs, friction tables plus many more.

Compression & tension

Available loadcells (all measure from zero to the value indicated in the table below)
Model AFG
N 2.5 5 10 25 50 100 250 500 1000 2500
lbf 0.55 1.1 2.2 5.5 11 22 55 110 220 550
kgf 0.25 0.5 1 2.5 5 10 25 50 100 250

±0.1% of full scale. eg. AFG 100 has full-scale capacity of 100 N so is accurate to ± 0.1 N at any point between 0 - 100 N.




Maximum displacement

1186 mm (0.5kN),  986 mm (1kN),  507 mm (2.5kN)
47.3" (0.5kN),  39.4" (1kN),  20" (2.5kN)


±0.13mm per 300mm travel (±0.005" per 11.8" travel)


0.001mm (0.00004")



0.1 - 1200 mm/min (0.004 - 47.2"/min)


Better than 2% of indicated speed or ±20 µ/min, whichever is greater*
* See for additional info.


0.1 mm/min (0.004"/min)


Crosshead travel

1186 mm (0.5kN),  986 mm (1kN),  507 mm (2.5kN)
47.3" (0.5kN),  39.4" (1kN),  20" (2.5kN)

Throat depth

70.5 mm (2.6")


1616 mm (0.5kN),  1416 mm (1kN),  941 mm (2.5kN)
67" (0.5kN),  59" (1kN),  37" (2.5kN)


290 mm (11.4") (0.5kN to 2.5kN models)
11.4" (0.5kN to 2.5kN models)


414 mm (16.3") (0.5kN to 2.5kN models)


31 kg (68 lbs), 0.5kN; 27.5 kg (61 lbs), 1kN; 24 kg (53 lbs), 2.5kN

Common specifications


230 V AC 50 Hz or 110 V AC 60 hz

Operating temperature

10 - 35°C (50 - 95°F)

Humidity range

Normal industry and laboratory conditions, non-condensing


Output of test results to PC/printer/datalogger

Yes, via USB

Talk to your Mecmesin representative in your country for solutions, pricing and support

Got a question about this system? Get in touch and speak to one of our Technical Sales Engineers now...

Speak to an expert