Instron Industrial Products

Controlled Air System tests medical devices at body temperature.
Material Processing

Controlled Air System tests medical devices at body temperature.

Incorporated as standard item on single column electromechanical frames, BioBox allows for full travel tests of sutures, catheter tubing, and latex gloves. System is ergonomically designed with dual door panel and high-level air ducts for consistent air flow and uniform temperature distribution during testing. BioBox is suited for testing devices or materials that elongate beyond testing space...

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5900 Series Retrofits and Bluehill® Software
Test & Measurement

5900 Series Retrofits and Bluehill® Software

Instron, a leading provider of testing equipment solutions designed to evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, announces a new line of cost-effective retrofits, allowing you to get the most uptime and maximum performance from your existing testing system. A 5900 EXTEND upgrade allows you to keep your existing load frame, grips, and load cells while replacing the older...

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CEAST Impact Pendulum Systems Package Promotion
Test & Measurement

CEAST Impact Pendulum Systems Package Promotion

Instron, a leading provider of testing equipment designed to evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, is pleased to announce their promotional package for CEAST pendulums. We will be attending the ANTEC tradeshow in Boston, MA at the Hynes Convention Center May 1-5 (booth #199) as well as Plast-Ex in Toronto at the Toronto Congress Centre June 21-23 (#1943). Stop by our booth...

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Brinell Hardness Test Block is ASTM E10 and ISO 6506 compliant.
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Brinell Hardness Test Block is ASTM E10 and ISO 6506 compliant.

Made in USA, ASTM E10- and ISO 6506-compliant Brinell hardness test blocks are designed with 6 x 4.5 in. test surface and come with certificate of calibration traceable to NIST. There are 80 indents per block on average for increased testing capability, and engraved indent placement pattern ensures appropriate indent spacing is maintained. Also, factory calibration indents appear in octagonal...

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Materials Testing Software simplifies test configurations.
Software

Materials Testing Software simplifies test configurations.

Bluehill v3 Testing Software lets users configure test method that can be launched from desktop. Expression Builder can be used in calculation domains, expressionable control fields, and for creating user-defined measurements, while help system offers text help, navigation assistance, animations, procedure examples, and more. Software identifies transducers and links them with individual test...

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Pneumatic Grips offer dual-action gripping force.
Material Handling & Storage

Pneumatic Grips offer dual-action gripping force.

Available in 1, 2, 5, and 10 kN options, 2712-04x Series features fully enclosed self-centering mechanism suitable for gripping plastics, metals, textiles, paper, and foil. Dual-action gripping force allows operator to maintain axiality of loading without having to adjust for changes in specimen thickness. Additional features include air valve to open and close grips, lock nut that removes...

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Testing System controls all facets of force measurement.
Test & Measurement

Testing System controls all facets of force measurement.

Leveraging servo-control and signal conditioning electronics, 5900 Series operates on Bluehill® 2 Software and offers control panel with customizable soft keys and live displays. Single-column tabletop systems, with footprint suited for lab use, are designed for force testing up to 2 kN; dual-column tabletop systems, suited for mid-range testing, offer capacities up to 50 kN; and...

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Test Equipment performs wide range of mechanical tests.
Test & Measurement

Test Equipment performs wide range of mechanical tests.

Utilizing linear motor technology, ElectroPuls E10000 and E10000 Linear-Torsion are capable of running slow-speed static tests through to dynamic tests at frequencies over 100 Hz. Both are capable of up to 10,000 N, and E10000 Linear-Torsion features combined linear-torsion actuator for bi-axial tests. Features include stiffness tuning wizard to ensure achievement of critical loads, T-slot table...

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Automatic Contacting Extensometer has rugged construction.
Test & Measurement

Automatic Contacting Extensometer has rugged construction.

Suited for any application requiring measurement of linear strain, universal MFX 500 is used to determine calculations including modules, offset yield, and plastic (non-proportional) elongation to failure. Unit is controlled via USB interface and Instron 3300 and 5500 Series testing machines with Bluehill® 2 software. Featuring roller style mounting, unit provides resolution of 0.1...

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Test & Measurement

Impact Testing Machine maximizes operator safety.

Model SI-1M, SI Series Motorized Pendulum Impact Testing Machine with Fracta(TM) Software enables data acquisition and calculation of energy. Suited for testing metals to Charpy and Izod standards, it has available energy up to 450 J. Safety is optimized by motor-driven raising of dual-latched hammer, with auto-return after test, and safety enclosure with interlocks that prevent hammer from...

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Test & Measurement

Material Test Systems boost laboratory efficiency.

Intended for HDT and Vicat testing, Instron® HV Series comprises manually operated HV3S with 2 testing stations, plus HV6M and HV6X with higher automation level and up to 6 testing stations. All use advanced electronics that automatically zero position of LVDT measuring sensors before starting test, minimizing test time and human errors. All use silicone oil as heat transfer...

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Video Extensometer performs non-contact strain measurement.
Test & Measurement

Video Extensometer performs non-contact strain measurement.

Able to adapt to normal fluctuations of environmental conditions in lab and compatible with testing machines that usesÂ- Ã‚±10 V analog input, AVE 2 measures both modulus and strain to failure for diverse materials. Fully integrated device, which utilizes real-time 490 Hz data rate while achieving 1 micron accuracy, reduces errors from thermal and lighting variations...

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Image Analysis Software reveals local deformation of specimen.
Software

Image Analysis Software reveals local deformation of specimen.

Working with Advanced Video Extensometer (AVE)Â- that supplies image and calibration data, Digital Image Correlation (DIC) Software provides real-time visualization and also saves data at adjustable rate up to 50 Hz in form of individual images for subsequent analysis. DIC technology enables documentation of discontinuous strain, localized necking, and more. It also enables detection of...

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QC Software limits specimen self-heating under dynamic load.
Software

QC Software limits specimen self-heating under dynamic load.

Specimen Self-Heating ControlÂ- (SSHC) is add-on to Instron® WaveMatrix™ Software package for dynamic and fatigue testing of polymers and composites. Using difference between specimen's continuously recorded temperature and pre-specified temperature target, solution maximizes testing frequency in closed loop. Resulting tests run at maximum frequency while keeping specimen temperature...

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Production Testing Grips serve high-volume operations.
Controls & Controllers

Production Testing Grips serve high-volume operations.

Split insert tensile grips, designed as self-contained assembly for high-volume production testing of shoulder-end or button-head machined specimens, conform to ASTM E8, A370, A48, and GOST 1497 (type III specimen). Used for testing high-strength materials that may damage or excessively wear traditional grip arrangements,Â- grips promote effective testing on various metals and alloys....

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Strategic Acquisition Advances Regenerative Medicine

Instron, a leading provider of testing equipment solutions designed to evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Tissue Growth Technologies (TGT), a premier supplier of commercial bioreactors to grow and stimulate developing tissues.Â-  TGT will become part of the Instron division of ITWs Test and Measurement business. In...

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Company News

6TH Edition Materials Testing Accessories Catalog

Comprehensive Resource for Testing Laboratories Instron, a leading provider of testing equipment designed to evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, announces the release of its updated materials testing accessories catalog.Â-  This 6th edition details, in full color images, a broad range of accessories to enhance materials testing systems. Designed with an updated look...

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Materials Testing Software aids mechanical properties evaluation.
Software

Materials Testing Software aids mechanical properties evaluation.

Bluehill® 3 Materials Testing Software v3.31 offers TrendTracker Software plug-in, optimizing results management using database archiving and search capabilities. Features are included forÂ- control and data acquisition, workflow testing, results visualization, connectivity with Eurotherm controlled environment chambers and high temperature furnaces. These, along with application test...

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Environmental Chambers cover -100 to +350°C temperature range.
Material Processing

Environmental Chambers cover -100 to +350°C temperature range.

Using forced convection technology, 3119-600 Series controls temperature on materials testing machines. Chambers feature adaptable Eurotherm 3208 auto-tuning digital temperature controller, high/low fan speed selection,Â- and removable wedges with instrumentation ports that allow for routing of load string setup, extensometer cables, and thermocouples. For optimal specimen viewing,...

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Manual Wedge Grips meet Nadcap requirements.
Controls & Controllers

Manual Wedge Grips meet Nadcap requirements.

Available in 22,000 and 56,000 lbf capacities, Manual Wedge Grips are suitable for tensile tests on composites, metals, and plastics over temperature range of -112 to +482°F. Grips incorporate moving body, driven by worm gear drive, which closes jaw faces together in self-centering action to clamp specimen. Symmetrical construction of grip body provides even clamping of specimen under load....

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