Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments

Materials Tester utilizes linear guide technology.

Press Release Summary:

Feb 04, 2011 - Available in 500 and 800 mm travel versions, Model LS1 is suited for materials testing applications under 1 kN force. Single-column unit provides high-precision displacement measurement using linear guide technology, pre-loaded ball screws, and advanced software compensation systems. With extended crosshead speed range of 0.01-2,032 mm/min, tester offers load accuracy of ±0.5 down to 1% of load cell value. Wide throat depth of 180 mm provides large working area for sample placement.

AMETEK Test & Calibration Instruments - Largo, FL

Original Press Release

New Flexible, High-Productivity Single-Column Materials Tester for Multiple Applications

Press release date: Feb 03, 2011

LS1 from Lloyd Instruments Features Linear Guide Technology and Advanced Control Software

LARGO, FL-- A new single-column materials testing machine from Lloyd Instruments provides enhanced speed, accuracy and flexibility for all materials testing applications under 1kN force. High-precision displacement measurement is assured by the Model LS1 instrument's linear guide technology, pre-loaded ball screws and advanced software compensation systems.

Industry applications include plastics, packaging, medical devices, automotive, electronics, textiles, rubber and pharmaceuticals. It can be used for tensile and compression testing, friction, tearing, peeling, insertion/extraction, creep/relaxation and many other measurements in manufacturing, product development and research.

Available in standard (500mm) and extended (800mm) travel versions, the LS1 universal testing machine has an extended crosshead speed range from 0.01 - 2032 mm/min. Load accuracy of +/- 0.5 down to 1% of load cell value provides high dynamic range, reducing the number of load cells required to cover the force range. The wide throat depth (180 mm) provides a large working area for sample placement. A more compact physical orientation takes up less side-to-side bench space than previous models.

A new version of Lloyd Instruments' NEXYGENPlus materials testing software allows flexible, intuitive setup and control by standard PC or laptop with USB interface. Handheld controllers and integrated control consoles also are available. Trend reports can be created for statistical quality control.

Lloyd Instruments is a unit of AMETEK Measurement & Calibration Technologies Division. AMETEK, Inc., is an NYSE listed global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $2.5 billion. For more information contact, AMETEK Measurement & Calibration Technolgies, 8600 Somerset Drive, Largo, FL 33223. Tel: 727-536-6000. Fax: 727-539-6882 or from the Lloyd Instruments web site: