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 each model weighing around 25 kg (55 lbs) its compact design and small footprint make it an ideal bench-top tester for use in the quality-control laboratory or production area.
The Advanced Force Gauge (AFG) is a self-contained device comprising an internal loadcell and its own display.
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 AFG 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 AFG 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 AFG 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.