Benchtop Tester for Tension, Compression, Flexure, and Shear – Model 1 and 5 ST

The models 1 ST and 5 ST from Tinius Olsen are built for compression, tension, flexure, and shear strength testing on assemblies and materials. The sturdy design that includes quality materials and components guarantees that the company’s reputation for excellent system performance, longevity, and ease of use is upheld. A range of loadcells is available in varying capacities that offer precise applied load measurements from the smallest test specimen to ones that go to maximum machine capacity. Test machines become complete, robust test systems with the incorporation of grips to hold the specimen, strain measurement instrumentation and Tinius Olsen’s Horizon Data Analysis software.

Features and Benefits

  • Model 1 ST - Ideal for tension, flexure, shear, compression, and other tests to a full force of 1 kN/200 lbf
  • Model 5 ST - Suitable for compression, tension, flexure, shear and other tests to a maximum force of 5 kN/1000 lbf
  • Single column design allows economical, compact, and easy testing
  • Meets or exceeds the requirements of international and national standard for materials testing systems
  • Four full-length T slots integrated into the machine column to allow accessories to be firmly mounted to the test frame
  • Different system interface options are available, from an accustomed tethered handheld interface, a wireless Bluetooth interface panel operating an Android application, or virtual machine controller application running on a PC. All interfaces run with Horizon Data Analysis software
  • Integral pneumatic distribution ports provide local air supply to pneumatic grips

Options and Accessories

  • Test frame can be stretched by up to 254 mm/10” to increase test area size1
  • Grips and fixtures can easily be steadily mounted with a simple locking pin, which also allows simple and quick changes
  • Tinius Olsen’s Horizon software can be linked to the tester by the operator
  • Complete range of precision extensometers and deflectometers are available using video, encoder, laser, strain gage and/or LVDT technologies

1 Supplied at the time of order

Specifications of Model 1 ST

FRAME SPECIFICATIONS
Tension compression load capability Yes
Frame capacity kN
kg
lbf
1
100
200
Proof tested 100%
Floor or table mounting Table mounting
Test zones One
Number of columns One
Column material Aluminum extrusion
Column finish Anodized
Column color Natural
Base material Mild Steel
Base finish Pre-primed, top coat powder coat paint
Base color TO Cool Grey Web # E6 30 27
Crosshead material Mild Steel solid
Crosshead finish Pre-primed, top powder coat paint
Crosshead color TO Green Web # 00 4C 45
Base cover ABS recyclable
Base cover color Cal Black Web # 11 18 20
Distance between column mm
in
N/A
N/A
Maximum crosshead travel mm
in
755
30
Optional crosshead travel mm
in
254
10
Stiffness kN/mm
klbf/in
7
39
Height mm
in
1168
46
Width mm
in
511
20
Depth mm
in
467
18
Weight kg
lb
46
101
Force protection system Yes, digital
Displacement protection system Yes, mechanical and user programmable
Accessory fitting interface type Female diameter
Ball screw type High precision low backlash
Ball screw cover/protection Yes
Crosshead drive system DC servo motor
Feet material Non-adjustable impact resistant plastic
Pneumatic air distribution 4 mm OD hose with pushfit coupling,
rated to 100 psi maximum
Reference rule to support crosshead positioning Yes, mm and inches
T slots in columns for accessory mounting Four x M6/M8
Noise at full crosshead speed 2 m radius 18 db

NOTE – Software required for materials tests

CONTROLLER SPECIFICATIONS
Max data processing rate 168 MHz
Data acquisition rate at PC 1000 Hz
Number of instrument device connections – external Four
Number of instrument device connections – internal Three
Bluetooth enabled v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
External PC connection USB
User interface connectivity TO HMC, Proterm, Horizon

 

FORCE MEASUREMENT
Force measurement device type Strain gage-based load cell
Load cells available 5N, 10N, 25N, 50N, 100N, 250N, 500N, 1kN
Resolution One part in 8,388,608
Accuracy +/-0.2% of applied force across load cell force range
Range 0.2-100%
Calibration standard +/- 0.5% per ISO 7500-1 ASTM E4
Internal sampling rate 1000 Hz

 

EXTENSION MEASUREMENT
Resolution 0.1 μm
Accuracy +/-10 μm
Range +/- 217 m
Calibration standard ISO 9513, ASTM E83
Internal sampling rate 2.73 kHz

 

POSITION CONTROL
Test speed mm/min
in/min
0.001-1000
0.00004-40
Resolution μm
in
0.1
0.000004
Accuracy   +/- 0.005%
Return speed post test mm/min
in/min
0.001-1500
0.00004-60
Crosshead positioning speed mm/min
in/min
0.001-1000
0.00004-40
Return to zero function   Yes

 

POWER REQUIREMENTS
Supply voltage options 110/240 V
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Power 530 W +/- 10%

 

ATMOSPHERIC REQUIREMENTS
Operating temperature 10-40 °C
Operating humidity 10-90% non-condensing
Storage temperature 10-69 °C
Storage humidity 10-90% non-condensing

 

Specifications of Model 5 ST

FRAME SPECIFICATIONS
Tension compression load capability Yes
Frame capacity kN
kg
lbf
5
500
1000
Proof tested 50% over frame capacity
Floor or table mounting Table mounting
Test zones One
Number of columns One
Column material Aluminum extrusion
Column finish Anodized
Column color Natural
Base material Mild Steel
Base finish Pre-primed, top coat powder coat paint
Base color TO Cool Grey Web # E6 30 27
Crosshead material Mild Steel solid
Crosshead finish Pre-primed, top powder coat paint
Crosshead color TO Green Web # 00 4C 45
Base cover ABS recyclable
Base cover color Cal Black Web # 11 18 20
Distance between column mm
in
N/A
N/A
Maximum cross head travel mm
in
755
30
Optional crosshead travel mm
in
254
10
Stiffness kN/mm
klbf/in
7
39
Height mm
in
1168
46
Width mm
in
511
20
Depth mm
in
467
18
Weight kg
lb
46
101
Force protection system Yes, digital
Displacement protection system Yes, mechanical and user programmable
Accessory fitting interface type Female diameter
Ball screw type High precision low backlash
Ball screw cover/protection Yes
Crosshead drive system DC servo motor
Feet material Non-adjustable impact resistant plastic
Pneumatic air distribution 4 mm OD hose with pushfit coupling,
rated to 100 psi maximum
Reference rule to support crosshead positioning Yes, mm and inches
T slots in columns for accessory mounting Four x M6/M8
Noise at full crosshead speed 2 m radius 18 db

NOTE – Software required for materials tests

CONTROLLER SPECIFICATIONS
Max data processing rate 168 MHz
Data acquisition rate at PC 1000 Hz
Number of instrument device connections – external Four
Number of instrument device connections – internal Three
Bluetooth enabled v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
External PC connection USB
User interface connectivity TO HMC, Proterm, Horizon

 

FORCE MEASUREMENT
Force measurement device type Strain gage-based load cell
Load cells available 5N, 10N, 25N, 50N, 100N, 250N, 500N, 1kN
Resolution One part in 8,388,608
Accuracy +/-0.2% of applied force across load cell force range
Range 0.2-100%
Calibration standard +/- 0.5% per ISO 7500-1 ASTM E4
Internal sampling rate 1000 Hz

 

EXTENSION MEASUREMENT
Resolution 0.1 μm
Accuracy +/-10 μm
Range +/- 217 m
Calibration standard ISO 9513, ASTM E83
Internal sampling rate 2.73 kHz

 

POSITION CONTROL
Test speed mm/min
mm/min
in/min
in/min
0.001-1000 to 2 kN
0.001-500 to 5 kN
0.00004-40 to 400 lbf
0.00004-20 to 1000lbf
Resolution μm
in
0.1
0.000004
Accuracy   +/- 0.005%
Return speed post test mm/min
in/min
0.001-1500
0.00004-60
Crosshead positioning speed mm/min
in/min
0.001-1000
0.00004-40
Return to zero function   Yes

 

POWER REQUIREMENTS
Supply voltage options 110/240 V
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Power 530 W +/- 10%

 

ATMOSPHERIC REQUIREMENTS
Operating temperature 10-40 °C
Operating humidity 10-90% non-condensing
Storage temperature 10-69 °C
Storage humidity 10-90% non-condensing

Tinius Olsen's Benchtop Tester for Tension, Compression, Flexure, and Shear – Model 1 and 5 ST

Familiar handheld interface that is tethered to the machine. With its larger, tactile, sealed keypad, this interface is ideal for operators who use gloves to load and unload specimens and prefer a push button keypad. It requires virtual machine control software running on a connected PC to operate the basic machine functions and report basic numerical test data.
Wireless handheld interface that is connected to the machine by a Bluetooth link. The interface features an Android-based operating platform and can be used to control the machine by itself or in conjunction with Tinius Olsen’s Horizon software
Model 5ST

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