Instron, a leading provider of testing equipment designed to
evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, introduces its
metals automatic extensometer. This
material testing system is designed to provide improved reliability and
efficiency, resulting in an increasingly productive testing laboratory.
The extensometer measures modulus, offset yields and
non-proportional plastic elongation to failure of various types of metallic
materials and alloys. The system is
ideal for testing round, hexagonal and flat sample shapes, as well as the axial
strain measurement of rigid metallic specimens in tension. Its unique dual transducer arrangement
ensures optimum accuracy for both low and high elongation measurements.
The measuring arms of Instron’s
extensometer are fully automatic and can remain on the test sample until failure
or a pre-defined setting. The
software controller provides ease of set-up, including gauge length. The extensometer features
interchangeable knife edges and is equipped with a handset for central
positioning. Additionally, to optimize laboratory space, the system is able to
swing out from the testing area when not in use.
Posted July 2006