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Single-column universal test machine (UTM)

OmniTest single column UTM - top-load/crush testing application on ice cream packaging tub

A versatile and easy to use universal tester powered by our newly developed materials testing software, VectorPro MT.

  • Quality control environments
  • Research and development labs
  • Capacities: 5 kN, 7.5 kN
  • Materials tension and compression
  • Extensometry

Higher capacities are available in our OmniTest twin-column on

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

Example applications


To suit your materials testing requirements the OmniTest range is available as lower-capacity single-column materials and universal tester (5 kN or 7.5 kN) and a higher capacity dual-column tester (10 kN, 25 kN and 50 kN) for larger/bulkier or stronger samples.

Designed for versatility and ease-of-use the OmniTest will appeal to users, whatever their skill or experience.

They all fit comfortably on your bench-top, making them ideal for use in QC and R&D laboratories.

All OmniTest models are controlled by VectorPro MT software running on a PC.

OmniTest delivers consistency and reliability by controlling the key test parameters of stress/strain, force/displacement and speed/load rate.

Whether you need to know the Young's Modulus, Offset Yield, Ultimate Tensile Strength or a whole host of other materials characteristics, the OmniTest has got you covered.


The single-column OmniTest materials testing system comprises five key elements:

OmniTest test frameTest frame

Excellent rigidity and strength with intuitive controls making the tester easy to use even for novice operators.

The single-column OmniTest materials testers feature a precision ballscrew with linear slide mechanism driving a solid crosshead with an ELS loadcell.

All models are ideal for general purpose testing of specimens to determine their tension, compression, flexure, shear and fracture characteristics.


OmniTest ELS loadcellLoadcells

Our range of high resolution precision loadcells are specially adapted to the OmniTest. The ELS range are interchangeable with 'plug and play' features that mean calibration characteristics are automatically recognised by the tensile tester.



VectorPro MT materials testing software is at the heart of the OmniTest materials testers. Our software is intuitive for both operators and managers. Personalised user accounts and a streamlined user interface make it easy to design step-by-step test methods, according to your precise testing procedures.

VectorPro MT delivers outstanding control of the motor and simultaneously collecting data at 500 Hz from the ELS loadcell and test frame displacement encoder.


OmniTest extension measurement (extensometers)Extension measurement

Available with a range of precision short and long-travel extensometers.

When testing the extension or compressive deformation of a specimen VectorPro MT compensates for movement encountered within the loadcell and grip string (ie 'Correction for Machine Compliance'), often acceptable for most requirements.

Extensometers measure extension directly on the speciment for the most accurate measurement.


Example wedge gripGrips and fixtures

Mecmesin supply a wide range of grips and fixtures for securely holding test specimen.

We also provide custom grip design and manufacturing for unusual shape specimen, our in-house engineering team and 3D printing service have developed thousands of bespoke solutions for our customers.

Tension & Compression

Test frame rated capacity
Model 5 7.5
kN 5 7.5
kgf 500 750
lbf 1100 1650


Crosshead travel

650 mm (25.6")  

Throat depth

125 mm (4.9") (5 kN)

67 mm (2.6") (7.5 kN)


1089 mm (42.9")


330 mm (13")


570 mm (22.4")


70 kg (155 lbs



0.01-1200 mm/min (0.0004 - 47.2"/min)


Better than 2% of indicated speed or ±20 µ/min, whichever is greater*

* See for additional info.


0.001 mm/min (0.00004"/min)


Maximum displacement

650 mm (25.6")


±0.1% of indicated position or ± 0.01mm, whichever is greater


0.001 mm (±0.00004")


Capacity and range

Each loadcell reads from zero to its full nominal capacity (listed below).

Model ELS
N 2 5 10 25 50 100 250 500
lbf 0.44 1.1 2.2 5.5 11 22 55 110
kgf 0.2 0.5 1 2.5 5 10 25 50


Model ELS-S
N 100 200 500 1000 2500 5000
lbf 22 44 110 220 550 1100
kgf 10 20 50 100 250 500

±0.5% of reading. Class 0.5 according to ISO 7500-1
(eg ELS 100 when measuring 10N it is accurate to ±0.05 N or when measuring 50N it is accurate to ±0.25 N)


1:50,000 filtered from 24 bit

Units of measurement

mN, daN, N, kN, gf, kgf, ozf, lbf

Sampling rate

20 kHz

Data-acquisition rate

500 Hz

Common specifications


230 V AC 50 Hz or 110 V AC 60 hz

Operating temperature

10 - 40°C

Humidity range

30% - 80%, non-condensing



USB port, extensometer input, 2 additional sensor inputs

Output of test data from software to PC/printer/datalogger

Yes - export as PDF, xlsx, csv, txt formats. Also as image files and direct to e-mail

PC requirements (recommended)

Intel i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, USB 2.0/3.0 port, SSD hard drive (10 GB free diskspace), screen resolution 1920 x 1080 full HD

Recommended OS

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

Grips and fixtures

Holding your material specimen in place without it slipping is essential to obtaining repeatable results. Mecmesin has designed a range of tension and compression grips to hold a variety of components, including wedge grips, vice grips, peel jigs, bend jigs, compression plates and many more.

The varying nature of specimen sizes and shapes often makes it necessary to design and produce a special grip.

Mecmesin's team of design engineers will work with you to develop the best grip for your specimen, utilising our 3D printers to produce lightweight and precision fixtures to meet your needs.

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