The X250 Range of Universal Testing Machines

Testometric’s X250 range includes single-column, bench-mounted Universal Testing Machines with precision AC servo drive system and complete computer control. The range offers high-speed operation for efficient testing of materials up to a capacity of 3 kN.

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  X250-1 X250-2.5 X250-3
Force Capacity kN 1 2.5 3
Accuracy Better than +/- 0.5% of reading down to 1/1000th of load cell capacity
Crosshead travel mm 630 990 990
Vertical space mm 800 1160 1160
Position Control Resolution mm 0.000001 0.000001 0.000001
Throat depth (force axis to column) 108 108 108
Minimum Speed mm/min 0.00001 0.00001 0.00001
Maximum Speed mm/min 2500 2500 2500
Speed Accuracy +/- 0.1% under stable conditions
Max force at full speed kN 1 2.5 3
Max speed at full load mm/min 2500 2500 2500
Data Acquisition Rate (at PC) 500 Hz as standard (optional 1000 Hz)
PC Connection Ethernet (or USB via adaptor)
Machine Configuration Single-column, bench mounted (optional base cabinet available)
Frame Stiffness kN/mm 8 8 8
Weight kg 73 80 80
Operating Temperature °C 0 to +55
Operating Humidity 90% relative humidity or less
Electrical Supply 230 V, 1 ph 50/60 Hz (115 V option available)
Power kW 0.3 0.3 0.3


Made to Measure

The fully digital testing system offers high precision control and accuracy while enabling automated computer control of test methods, thereby ensuring operation simplicity.

  • Automatic recognition of extensometers and load cells, with on-device storage of calibration parameters
  • High-resolution load cells with accuracies more than +/−0.5% down to 1/1000th of the load cell capacity
  • Highly efficient pre-loaded self-cleaning ballscrews for fast, quiet testing. Fitted with sealed for life lubricated end bearings.
  • Software calibration check facility ensures immediate verification of machine accuracy
  • High-speed data collection systems provided for up to four synchronous channels
  • Offers 800% overload capability of load cells without any damage
  • Crosshead guidance system ensures accurate alignment and smooth running
  • High-stiffness loading frames equipped with solid specialized steel crossheads and rigid extruded support columns with T-slots for accessory mounting
  • Precision crosshead control through digital AC servo drive and brushless servo motor offers 23-Bit positional control and maintenance-free operation
  • Telescopic covers ensure more protection for ballscrews against testing debris and dust
  • Six I/O channels are provided for additional devices like calipers, extensometers, balances, micrometers, etc.
  • Wide range of grips and fixtures provided for compression, tension, flexural, peel, shear, product testing, etc.
  • Protection from overload, overtravel and impact
  • Extensive range of contacting and non-contacting extensometers provided, including video and laser models
  • Compact footprint design offers economy of bench and floor space.

The X-250 Range of Universal Testing Machines

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1. Available at additional cost. Machine can alternatively be controlled using a standard PC or laptop (not supplied).

2. Machine shown with ACPN pneumatic grips (available separately).

X250 Dimensions

The X-250 Range of Universal Testing Machines

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Large range of grips and fixtures available.

Large range of grips and fixtures available. Image Credit: Testometric Company Ltd

High-speed modular electronics

High-speed modular electronics. Image Credit: Testometric Company Ltd

Comprehensive range of extensometry.

Comprehensive range of extensometry. Image Credit: Testometric Company Ltd

Built for Precision

Force Measurement

The X250 range of testing machines is universally calibrated, with better than Grade 0.5 EN 7500-1, ASTM E-4, DIN 51221, AFNOR A03-501. Minimum range of 0.4% to 100% is provided. Load cells can be automatically identified. The machines offer a resolution of 1 part in 500,000. The system ensures electronic load cell protection.

Extension Measurement

The testing machines come with full frame length to a maximum selectable resolution of 0.000001 mm. The X250 range offers an accuracy of +/−0.01 mm. The range comes with absolute, relative and auxiliary modes in mm, inch and percent.

Speed Control

The X250 range provides best-in-class low-speed performance with speeds down to 0.00001 mm/minute. The range also ensures drive system temperature and current protection.

Load Frame

The load frame in the X250 range is a rigid frame based on precision linear guidance system and rigid extruded support column. The frame stiffness is 8 kN/mm together with an integrated K factor facility. The testing machines are equipped with a re-circulating ballscrew with bellows. The range also includes total travel trips, electronic limit trips and customer-programmable safety stops.

Electronics System

Modular electronics system provides quick data transfer to the PC (up to 1000 Hz) through high-speed Ethernet connection. Extensive input options enable the connection of an extensive range of accessories and extensometers through simple plug-in interface modules.

Safety Features

A wide range of safety features ensures the highest operator safety levels, such as overload/impact detection, E-Stop and programmable extension limits. The X250 range is 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 the X250 range of machines is coupled with the optional IPC3 industrial-grade Panel PC with touchscreen control, it turns into a sturdy standalone system without requiring an external PC or laptop.

The X-250 Range of Universal Testing Machines

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The system runs with the latest Windows 10 operating system and a complete version of Testometric’s winTest software, thus enabling full control of the test machine and offering storage and access to limitless test methods and results.

The built-in mounting arm connected to the machine column T-Slots can be fully adjusted for reach, height and viewing angle, thereby enabling the user to identify the most ergonomic working position.


  • QM87 Chipset, 4 x USB3.0, 3 x COM ports (RS232), 2 x GigaLAN
  • Display 15.6″ 1366 x 768 panel resistive touch screen with anti-reflective, dirt-repellent screen protection.
  • 2.5″ 250 GB, Solid State Disk (SSD), SATA III 6 GB/second
  • 4 GB, 1600 MHz SODIMM DDR3 204-pin
  • CPU-i5-4300M Intel Core i5 Processor, 2.6 GHz

Tried and Tested Software

All Testometric models come with Testometric’s comprehensive winTest Analysis software package.

The winTest Analysis software is the result of several years of continuous development, and thus offers an intuitive, flexible software package to suit material testing of all kinds. Testometric’s integrated test methods encompass compression, tensile, flexural, shear, peel, tear, creep, cyclic and multi-stage tests.

The models include an extensive range of industry-standard test methods and the ability to develop and store limitless further test methods. All test data can be stored in an automated manner and easily exported to other software packages like excel, word, SPC and access systems for optimized generation of reports.

Users can refer to the winTest software datasheet for additional information.

Thanks to the addition of the RCE remote connection option, users can web-link all machines directly to Testometric for remote monitoring, investigation and software upgrades. Users can refer to the RCE datasheet for additional information.

Real time test screen.

Real time test screen. Image Credit: Testometric Company Ltd

Test analysis screen.

Test analysis screen. Image Credit: Testometric Company Ltd

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