Twin Column Test Stands ideal for force measurement of larger samples

Advanced Mecmesin twin column test stands, available through SI Instruments, now enable quality professionals to specify affordable, high performance equipment for testing significantly larger specimens.

In quality control laboratories throughout the world, Mecmesin single-column motorised test stands have established themselves as the basis of cost-effective systems for assessing quality by measuring the response of samples to applied loads.

Twin column testing Frames provide the opportunity to test physically larger specimens and apply loads up to 25kN. The increased load allows samples up to 400mm wide and 950mm high to be accommodated. Each test frame has been designed to deliver unparalleled stiffness - often vital in high load, low elongation testing applications and are driven by twin, pre-loaded, synchronised ballscrews.

These powerful testing platforms are provided in a choice of 2 operating modes - the console controlled MultiTest-x and computer controlled MultiTest-i.

The flexible, powerful, yet easy-to-use MultiTest-x carries out precise test procedures ‘at the push of a button’, then automatically displays test results with a pass/fail indicator. The MultiTest-x integrated controller/ console displays a series of menus and prompts, which guide the user easily through the creation of test procedures.

The top of the range MultiTest-i is Mecmesin’s most comprehensive system, and when used with Emperor software enables the user to create sophisticated test programs via computer. Intelligent loadcells mounted on the MultiTest-i test frame download test data synchronously at a rate of up to 2000 times a second, directly to a PC via the serial port. This ensures high accuracy of testing particularly where peak loads are being recorded. Emperor software has been specifically designed to work with the MultiTest-i range of test frames for ultimate test performance. It combines ease-of-use with powerful programming tools making it ideal for sophisticated test routines in the laboratory.

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