500kN Computer Controlled Universal Materials Testing Machine: FS500 CT

Range kN 500 Data sampling rate Maximum 12 kHz with up to 200 Hz data frames.
Accuracy +/- 0.5% of reading down to 1/1000th of load cell capacity. Overall dimensions W x D x H 1100 x 755 x 3000
Vertical space mm 1600 Weight kg 2000
Crosshead travel/resolution mm 1300 by 0.001 Electrical supply 380/400 V 3ph
Throat mm 600 Operating temp degree C -10 to +40
Frame stiffness kN/mm 1000 Operating humidity +10 to +90% non-condensing
Speed range mm/min 0.001 to 500 Machine Configuration Floor standing
Speed accuracy +/- 0.1% under stable conditions. Number of Columns 2
Crosshead guidance 50 mm Ø precision ground guide pillars. Available load cells 5N, 10N, 20N, 100N, 250N, 500N 1kN, 2.5kN, 3kN, 5kN, 10kN, 20kN, 25kN, 30kN, 50kN, 100kN, 125kN, 150kN, 200kN, 300kN, 500kN, 600kN Maximum of four load cells up to capacity of machine.
Max force at full speed kN 500 Spigot Ø mm 100
Max speed at full load mm/min 500 Power kW 4.5


Machine Features

The key machine features of the FS500 CT are as follows:

  • Complete digital testing system with high precision control and accuracy, includes automated computer control of test methods providing simplicity of operation
  • High resolution auto ranging load cells with accuracies better than +/-0.5% down to 1/1000th of the load cell capacity
  • Automatic recognition and calibration of extensometers and load cells, with immediate calibration check facility
  • 800% overload capability of load cells without damage
  • Small footprint design, providing economy of bench and floor space
  • Crosshead guidance system providing smooth running and precise alignment
  • Precision crosshead control through digital AC servo drive and brushless servo motor providing 4,000,000 steps per revolution positional control and maintenance free operation
  • High speed data collection systems for up to four synchronous channels
  • 6 I/O channels for additional devices such as micrometers, calipers, extensometers, balances etc.
  • High stiffness loading frames with solid specialized steel crossheads and rigid extruded support columns with T-slots for accessory mounting
  • Overload, overtravel and impact protection
  • Telescopic covers offering additional protection for ballscrews against testing debris and dust
  • Extensive range of fixtures and grips for tension, flexural, shear, compression, peel and product testing etc
  • A wide range of non-contacting and contacting extensometers are available including video and laser models
  • High efficiency pre-loaded self cleaning ballscrews for quiet, fast testing. Fitted and sealed for life lubricated end bearings.

Force Measurement

Universally calibrated, better than Grade 0.5 EN 7500-1, D IN 51221 ASTM E-4. AFNOR A03- 501. Range 0.4% to 100% minimum. Electronic load cell protection. Automatic identification of load cell. Resolution one part in 500000 with autoranging.

Extension Measurement

Complete frame length to 0.001 mm Accuracy 0.01 mm. Resolution 0.001 min. Absolute, auxiliary and relative modes mm, percent and inch. Programmable extension limits.

Speed Control

Drive system temperature and current protection. Speed setting increments 0.001 mm/min. Positional jog speed 0.001 mm/min to maximum.

Load Frame

Rigid frame, using rigid support column and dual slide crosshead guidance system. Frame stiffness 900 kN/mm plus K factor facility built-in. Electronic limit strips, customer programmable safety stops and total travel trips. Re-circulating ballscrew with bellows.


Comprehensive winTesttm Analysis universal windows software covering, compression, tensile, peel, shear, cyclic, tear, creep and multi stage testing. It includes a variety of industry standard test methods and facility in order to produce and store an unlimited number of further test methods. There is automated storage of all test data and ease of export to other software packages such as excel, access, word and SPC systems for improved report generation.


In addition to standard fixtures, specimens can also be tested in the applications laboratory and special grips and fixtures can be designed for custom applications. Models are available with wider throat and extended frames.

CE Marking

Conforms to all relevant European standards with UKAS certification.


Lead-free, energy efficient and fully RoHS compliant.

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