Instron, a leading provider of testing equipment designed to
evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, offers
its new advanced video extensometer (AVE). This high-performance,
non-contacting extensometer meets and exceeds the performance of traditional
contacting extensometers. The AVE uses a high-resolution digital camera
and advanced real-time image processing to make precise strain measurements
on material test samples.
With its unique non-contact measurement design, the
extensometer has no influence on the specimen, and the possibility
of damage due to energy release at failure is eliminated; thus, ensuring
accurate test results. The
AVE contains no moving parts, so it is never at risk for mechanical
wear, which can lead to unreliable results or inaccurate target tracking.
Available with three fields of view (FOV) and transverse
strain measurement, the AVE meets diverse testing requirements and
is suitable for testing plastics, metals, elastomers, wire, textiles
and other materials. Additionally,
the ergonomic design provides operators with convenient access to
the test area and allows for easy set up.