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MultiTest-dV
Motorised tensile tester

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Tensile Tester
MultiTest-dV with AFG

The MultiTest-dV range integrates perfectly with our Advanced Force Gauge, making it a popular configuration for standalone applications that require the capture of a peak load value.

Expand its capabilities by connecting to VectorPro Lite software for presenting data graphically and performing calculations to see test results.

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Materials Tester
MultiTest-dV with ELS

The MultiTest-dV range configured with an Enhanced Load Sensor, VectorPro MT software and an optional extensometer, transforms this motorised force tester into a basic materials tester.

This makes the MultiTest-dV the ideal choice for quality assurance checks in the QC lab and gives it the power necessary for more in-depth analysis of material properties in the R&D laboratory.

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A flexible and easy to use stand-alone motorised tensile tester. Also configurable as a basic low-force materials tester.

Ideal for routine quality control in a production or laboratory environment.

  • Product testing
  • Basic materials testing
  • Production line quality control
  • Capacity: 0.5 kN, 1 kN, 2.5 kN

*Guide price includes test frame, software, installation and support, excludes price of load sensor and accessories.

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VectorPro MT materials testing software test screen loaded on a laptop

VectorPro® MT software

VectorPro MT is an advanced materials testing software package developed to perform tensile, shear, bend and compression tests on a whole array of materials. Present measurement data graphically and issue customised test reports.

Simply choose an ELS loadcell and a set of grips, and you are ready to enjoy enhanced testing with the power of VectorPro MT.

Key features

Design

Intuitive icon-driven interface and workspace

Advanced 'drag and drop' test routine builder

Personalised user accounts and favourites

Touch screen enabled

Control

Stress/strain machine control

Active or basic load control

System deflection compensation

Manage user permissions and audit trail

Report

Built-in data calculations

Customisable test report templates

Print results to Adobe PDF format

Export data to Excel and other data packages

Example applications

Overview

The MultiTest-dV is a superior motorised tensile and compression tester offering outstanding value. Designed for precision-controlled compression and tension testing the MultiTest-dV delivers easy to use controls, backed by sophisticated electronics, make it the ideal choice for a wide range of routine testing.

It improves greatly on the variability encountered with manual testers where tension and compression are applied by hand at varying speeds. By applying force at a constant speed, whilst gripping the sample in a uniform manner, the motorised MultiTest-dV significantly enhances the repeatability of test results.

Operators can perform routine batch testing with excellent throughput, minimising testing time, and benefit from the convenience associated with our motorised tensile testers.

The MultiTest-dV is available in two different configurations:

Simple tensile measurement

Test to a target displacement limit or, when using any one of the Mecmesin range of Advanced Force Gauges (AFG), to a load limit or break.

Add VectorPro Lite software to a MultiTest-dV with AFG, for data acquisition, plotting of graphs, calculation of results, plus reporting and exporting of test data.

Sophisticated materials tensile measurement

Fit a dedicated ELS loadcell and connect up to VectorPro MT software to use your MultiTest-dV as an entry-level materials tester.

Control your whole test sequence with simple, step-by-step programmes. Perform both standard calculations like peak, load at displacement and more complex calculations such as Youngs Modulus, and offset yield strength.

 

Features

Test frame

The MultiTest-dv is a versatile single-column, motorised tester designed for ease-of-use by operators of all levels. There are 3 models in the range with ratings of 0.5 kN, 1 kN and 2.5 kN and offering a crosshead travel up to 1200 mm (47").

Each occupies minimal bench space and are ideal for applying tensile and compressive forces in a variety of applications.

It delivers superior performance via its control panel and multifunctional control wheel, which allows the precise selection of test parameters such as speed and target force/displacement. Coloured LEDs clearly indicate the machine status during testing and operators can effortlessly follow the progress of the test from the force & displacement panel.

For more in-depth recording and analysis of test data, the MultiTest-dV can be connected via its USB output port to VectorPro Lite advanced data-acquisition and plotting software package.

Adjustable safety limit switches are fitted to ensure that specimens cannot be stretched too far or grips crushed together.

The MultiTest-dV is fitted with a dovetailed crosshead for quick and easy interchange of force gauges or loadcells. Grips and fixtures can be rapidly fitted to the anvil plate which is pre-drilled with threaded holes for easy connection.

With each model weighing around 25 kg (55 lbs) its compact design and small footprint make it an ideal bench-top tester for use in the quality-control laboratory or production area.

Force Gauge

The Advanced Force Gauge (AFG) is a self-contained device comprising an internal loadcell and its own display.

There are 10 models ranging in capacity from 2.5 to 2500 N (0.5 - 500 lbf) each featuring an impressive measurement accuracy of ±0.1% of full-scale.

The AFG is positioned on the crosshead of the test frame via a dovetailed fixing and continuously measures & displays tension/compression, whilst simultaneously capturing the maximum peak readings in the background.

When the AFG is connected to the MultiTest-dV via an interface cable it can transfer the displayed 'live' load reading to the front panel and perform basic control of the test. This is achieved by configuring settings within the AFG to send a signal to the test frame to 'stop' or 'stop and reverse' when a load limit or specimen break is detected.

Tension and compression values obtained by the AFG can be transmitted directly to a PC or printer for the recording of results.

Alternatively, force readings are combined with displacement readings within the MultiTest-dV and sent to the USB output port to create a data-package, which is accessed by VectorPro Lite software for plotting graphs, calculation of results and creation of test reports.

Loadcells

The Enhanced Load Sensor (ELS) is positioned on the crosshead of the test frame and communicates with the MultiTest-dV for precision testing of materials when combined with VectorPro MT software.

Ranging in capacity from 2.5 to 2500 N (0.5 - 500 lbf) the ELS loadcells are fully interchangeable, their individual calibration characteristics are immediately recognised by the MultiTest-dV. This ensures that you have the optimum selection to meet all your materials testing needs without the need for lengthy set-up.

Measurement accuracy is an outstanding ±0.5% of reading.

Gripping fixtures

Holding your test specimen in place without it slipping is essential to obtaining repeatable results. Mecmesin have an extensive range of grips and fixtures to hold a variety of components and materials. They include wedge grips and vice grips for tensile testing, compression plates and bend jigs, friction tables plus many more.

Tension & Compression

Available loadcells (all measure from zero to the value indicated in the table below)
Model AFG
2.5
AFG
5
AFG
10
AFG
25
AFG
50
AFG
100
AFG
250
AFG
500
AFG
1000
AFG
2500
N 2.5 5 10 25 50 100 250 500 1000 2500
lbf 0.55 1.1 2.2 5.5 11 22 55 110 220 550
kgf 0.25 0.5 1 2.5 5 10 25 50 100 250
Accuracy

±0.1% of full scale. eg. AFG 100 has full-scale capacity of 100 N so is accurate to ± 0.1 N at any point between 0 - 100 N.

Resolution

1:5000

Model ELS
2
ELS
5
ELS
10
ELS
25
ELS
50
ELS
100
ELS-S
100
ELS-S
200
ELS
250
ELS
500
ELS-S
500
ELS-S
1000
ELS-S
2500
N 2 5 10 25 50 100 100 200 250 500 500 1000 2500
lbf 0.44 1.1 2.2 5.5 11 22 22 44 55 110 110 220 550
kgf 0.2 0.5 1 2.5 5 10 10 20 25 50 50 100 250

Accuracy

± 0.5% of reading from 5-100% of the loadcell capacity.  eg ELS 100 when measuring 10N is accurate to ± 0.05 N or when measuring 50N it is accurate to ± 0.25 N.

Resolution

1:25,000

Displacement

Maximum displacement

1200 mm (0.5kN),  1000 mm (1kN),  500 mm (2.5kN)
47" (0.5kN),  39" (1kN),  20" (2.5kN)

Accuracy

±0.13mm per 300mm travel (±0.005" per 11.8" travel)

Resolution

0.001mm (0.00004")

Speed

Range

0.1 - 1200 mm/min (0.004 - 47.2"/min)

Accuracy

±0.2% of indicated speed

Resolution

0.1 mm/min (0.004"/min)

Dimensions

Crosshead travel

1200 mm (0.5kN),  1000 mm (1kN),  500 mm (2.5kN)
47" (0.5kN),  39" (1kN),  20" (2.5kN)

Throat depth

70.5 mm (2.6")

Height

1710 mm (0.5kN),  1510 mm (1kN),  941 mm (2.5kN)
67" (0.5kN),  59" (1kN),  37" (2.5kN)

Width

290 mm (11.4") (0.5kN to 2.5kN models)
11.4" (0.5kN to 2.5kN models)

Depth

414 mm (16.3") (0.5kN to 2.5kN models)

Weight

26 kg (0.5kN),  25 kg (1kN),  24 kg (2.5kN)

Common specifications

Voltage

230 V AC 50 Hz or 110 V AC 60 hz

Operating temperature

10 - 35°C (50 - 95°F)

Humidity range

Normal industry and laboratory conditions, non-condensing

Communications

Output of test results to PC/printer/datalogger

Yes, via USB

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