AGS-X Series of Universal Electromechanical Test Frames from Shimadzu

The AGS-X series from Shimadzu integrates sophisticated specifications with a contemporary, versatile design and an affordable price.

The AGS-X series incorporates a wide-capacity range of load cells, multiple control options, the utmost safety considerations and a large selection of testing accessories, thus providing practical testing solutions for many different applications.

AGS-X Series

  • Extended height options are available
  • Floor-standing test frames of 100 and 300 kN (22,000 and 66,000 lbf)
  • Table-top test frames from 10 to 50 kN (2,200 to 11,000 lbf)
  • Load cell options range from 1 N to 300 kN (0.22 to 66,000 lbf)

Key features include:

Integrated Operation Panel

The operation panel allows development and storage of tensile, compression, and cycle test methods without a computer. Additionally, for 20 kN to 300 kN test frames, the operation panel enables grip actuation and control of the SIE automatic extensometer.


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Quick Test Setup and Exchange

For higher capacity test frames, the use of a single joint for both tension and compression tests makes fixture exchange easy, decreasing setup time and increasing throughput. Furthermore, the wide load cell range of 1/1 to 1/500 reduces the need for load cell switching.

Multi-Purpose Tray for Table-top Models

Table-top models have a large built-in tray, perfect for arranging specimens and taking notes when bench space is limited.

Comprehensive Safety Measures

Safety functions include emergency-stop buttons, limit switches, and collision detection, all designed for operator peace of mind. In addition, an optional safety shield with interlocks protects operators from debris and limits access while tests are running.


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Easy-to-Use Software

Common to all Shimadzu universal test frames, Trapezium X universal testing software redefines the user-friendly graphical interface, seamlessly integrating method development, testing, data analysis, and reporting.

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