Tension, Compression, Bend, Flex, and Shear Testing - DX Series

The Industrial Series DX Models have been specifically designed for applications involved in the testing of high-capacity tension, compression, band/flex and shear.

DX Models have been equipped with a dual test space and single footprint.

With an emphasis on operator safety, these frames incorporate high-quality materials and components that are ideal for the testing of metals, wire rods and fasteners, as well as concrete and wood materials.

Features and Benefits

  • The single footprint of the DX Models provides significantly more floor space by combining the load frame, hydraulic power supply and controller into a single package
  • The fully open-front grip design provides improved safety for operators and throughput by allowing a limited amount of jaw faces to cover specimens of a wide size range
  • Two test space design makes changing between tension and compression testing safer and more efficient – there is no need to remove heavy fixtures
  • Convenient working height and ergonomic controls increase operator comfort and productivity
  • Ergonomic handset with a fine position adjustment wheel, two programmable softkeys, start, stop and return functions, and variable speed jog
  • Powerful, yet user-friendly materials testing software provides reproducible and repeatable results for simple to sophisticated testing requirements
  • Variable pressure hydraulic power supply provides pressure on demand, reducing heat generation, increasing oil life, and removing the need for water cooling
  • An optional closed head grip design is available

Range of DX Models

  • 300DX: 300 kN (67,500 lbf)
  • 600DX: 600 kN (135,000 lbf)

Common Product Applications

  • Metals – Bar, plate, pipe & tube, rebar, structural
  • Fasteners
  • Composites
  • Wire rods

International Standards

  • ASTM A370, A615, C39, C109, E4, E8, E9, E290 and F606
  • BS 4449
  • ISO 6892-1, 6892-2, 7438, 7500-1, 9513 and 15630-1
  • JIS Z2241 and Z2248
  • EN10002-1 and 10002-2
Tensile Testing Fasteners on an Instron 300DX
300DX Crosshead Comparison

High-Capacity Tension, Compression, Bend, Flex, and Shear Testing - DX Series

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