1 kN Single Column Universal Materials Testing Machine: x250-1

Testometric's single column, bench-mounted Universal Testing Machine with full computer control and precision AC servo drive system. High speed operation for efficient material testing up to 3 kN capacity.

Range kN 1 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 415 x 380 x 1130
Vertical space mm 800 Weight kg 28
Crosshead travel / resolution mm 630 by 0.001 Electrical supply Dual input selectable 115 or 230 V 1 ph 50/60 Hz.
Throat mm 108 Operating temp degree C -10 to +40
Frame stiffness kN/mm 2.5 Operating humidity +10 to +90% non-condensing
Speed range mm/min 0.00001 to 2500 Machine Configuration Table top, base cabinet available
Speed accuracy +/- 0.1% under stable conditions. Number of Columns 1
Crosshead guidance Linear slides integral within column Available load cells 5 N, 10 N, 20 N, 100 N, 250 N, 500 N, 1 kN Maximum of four load cells up to capacity of machine.
Max force at full speed kN 1 Spigot Ø mm 20
Max speed at full load mm/min 2500 Power kW 0.3


Made to Measure

Fully digital testing system with high precision control and accuracy, includes automated computer control of test methods giving simplicity of operation.

High resolution load cells with accuracies better than +/-0.5% down to 1/1000th of the load cell capacity.

Automatic recognition of load cells and extensometers, with instant calibration check facility.

800% overload capability of load cells without damage.

High efficiency pre-loaded self cleaning ballscrews for fast, quiet testing. Fitted with sealed for life lubricated end bearings.

Crosshead guidance system providing precise alignment and smooth running.

Precision crosshead control via digital AC servo drive and brushless servo motor giving maintenance free operation and 23-Bit positional control.

High speed data collection systems for up to 4 synchronous channels.

6 I/O channels for additional devices such as extensometers, micrometers, calipers, balances etc.

High stiffness loading frames with solid specialised steel crossheads and rigid extruded support columns with T-slots for accessory mounting.

Overload, overtravel and impact protection.

Telescopic covers giving additional protection for ballscrews against dust and testing debris.

Small footprint design, giving economy of bench and floor space.

Extensive range of grips and fixtures for tension, compression, flexural, shear, peel and product testing etc.

A wide range of contacting and non-contacting extensometers is available including laser and video models.

Built for Precision

Force Measurement

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

Extension Measurement

Full frame length to a maximum resolution of 0.000001 mm (selectable). Accuracy +/- 0.01 mm. Absolute, relative and auxiliary modes in mm, inch and percent.

Speed Control

Class-leading low speed performance with speeds down to 0.00001 mm/min. Drive system temperature and current protection.

Load Frame

Rigid frame, using precision linear guidance system and rigid extruded support column. Frame stiffness 8 kN/mm plus K factor facility built-in. Re-circulating ball screw with bellows. Electronic limit trips, total travel trips and customer programmable safety stops.

Electronics System

Modular electronics system offers fast data transfer to the PC (up to 1000 Hz) via high-speed Ethernet connection. Extensive input options allow the connection of a wide range of extensometers and accessories via simple plug-in interface modules.

Safety Features

Extensive safety features to ensure highest levels of operator safety, including E-Stop, programmable extension limits and overload/impact detection. Fully compliant with global safety directives:- 2006/42/EU Machinery Directive, 2014/35/EU Low Voltage Directive and 2014/30/EU Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive.

Optional Touchscreen Panel PC

When paired with the optional IPC3 industrial-grade Panel PC with touchscreen control, the machine becomes a robust standalone system without the need for an external PC or Laptop.

Using the latest Windows 10 operating system and running a full version of Testometric’s winTest software the system allows complete control of the test machine and provides storage and access to unlimited test methods and results.

The included mounting arm which attaches to the machine column T-Slots is fully adjustable for height, reach and viewing angle allowing the user to find the most ergonomic working position.


  • Display 15.6” 1366x768 panel resistive touch screen with anti-reflective, dirt repellent screen protection.
  • QM87 Chipset, 4xUSB3.0, 3xCOM ports [RS232], 2xGigaLAN.
  • CPU-i5-4300M Intel Core i5 Processor, 2.6 GHz.
  • 4 GB 1600 MHz SODIMM DDR3 204-pin
  • 2.5” 250 GB, Solid State Disk (SSD), SATA III 6 GB/s

Tried and Tested Software

All Testometric models are supplied with our comprehensive winTest Analysis software package.

The product of many years of continuous development, winTest Analysis provides a flexible and intuitive software package to suit all types of material testing. With built-in test methods covering tensile, compression, flexural, peel, shear, tear, cyclic, creep and multi-stage tests.

It includes a wide range of industry standard test methods and the facility to create 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 word, excel, access and SPC systems for enhanced report generation.

Please refer to the winTest software datasheet for further information.

Standing the Test of Time

Testometric is a private limited company that has been involved in the design and manufacture of testing machines and quality control equipment since its foundation in 1970.

Fifty years of continuing development has resulted in a main product line of universal strength testing machines for tension, compression, flexure, shear and product testing. Testometric machines are used in over 100 countries worldwide and supported by a network of offices and approved agencies.

Testometric is established in all industries and educational sectors and we have an enviable reputation for innovation, product quality and excellent customer support.

1 kN Single Column Universal Materials Testing Machine: x250-1

Made to measure
X250 Dimensions
Large range of grips and fixtures available
High-speed modular electronics
Comprehensive range of extensometry
Optional Touchscreen Panel PC
Real time test screen
Test analysis screen
Standing the test of time

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