Universal Testing Systems for Tensile, Compression, and Flexure Testing

5900 Series Universal Testing Machines

The 5900 Series Universal Testing Instruments offer exceptional performance and are designed with enhancements that deliver unparalleled accuracy and reliability, improved ergonomics, and an enhanced overall experience for the operator. New industry leading features include load measurement accuracy to +/-0.5% of reading down to 1/1000 of load cell capacity and fast, synchronized data acquisition rates up to 2,500 points per second. The most common uses of these mechanical testing systems are for tensile, compression, bend, peel, shear, tear and cyclic tests. Configured systems are fully capable of meeting test requirements per ASTM, ISO, DIN, TAPPI, GB, JIS, ANSI, NAS, etc.

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0.02 N (2 gf) - 600 kN Force Capacities

5940 Single Column Universal Testing Machine

Low-Force Testing Systems
500 N, 1 kN, 2 kN
Force Capacities

Commonly used to perform tensile, compression, peel, and bend tests on medical devices, biomaterials, microelectronics, elastomers, plastics, films, and textiles.

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5965 Tabletop Universal Testing System

Mid-Range Testing Systems
5 kN, 10 kN, 30 kN, 50 kN
Force Capacities

Commonly used to perform tensile, compression, and bend tests on metals, composites, plastics, textiles, rope, and automotive components.

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5980 Universal Testing System Floor Models

High-Capacity Testing Systems
100 kN, 150 kN, 250 kN, 400 kN, 600 kN
Force Capacities

Commonly used to perform tensile, compression, and bend tests on high strength metals and alloys, advanced composites, aerospace and automotive structures, bolts, and fasteners.

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EM Torsion Bone Screw Test

Torsion Add-On 2.0
For Biaxial Testing

The Torsion Add-On allows you to reduce the product development time, simulate real-world applications of your products, and free up needed test space.

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5900 Series Multi-Station Test Frame for Simultaneous Mechanical Testing

Multi-Station Test Frame
For Simultaneous Mechanical Testing

The multi-station test frame allows for efficiency in simultaneous mechanical testing of up to 5 different specimens.

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Automated Testing Systems

Automated Testing Systems
Robotic and Non-Robotic Options Available

Automated Testing Systems enable a new dimension of testing productivity, improve safety, reduce variability, save time and increase throughput.

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Any Application

Compatible with our extensive accessory catalog, the 5900 Series frames can be adapted for tension, compression, flexure, peel, tear, friction, and more for use in a wide range of applications and industries, including biomedical, automotive, electronics, aerospace, plastics, metals, composites, elastomers, and textiles.

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5940 Series Single Column with Bluehill Universal and AVE 2

Built for Touch

Bluehill Universal is built from the ground-up for touch interaction and an intuitive user experience. Discover simpler and smarter testing with features such as pre-loaded test methods, QuickTest in seconds, enhanced data exporting, and Instron Connect—a new feature that provides a direct communication link to Service.

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Built for Durability

5900 Frame Stiffness

Stiff Frames for High-Strength Materials

Pre-loaded bearings, precision ball screws, a thick crosshead and base beam, and low-stretch drive belts contribute to better performance by producing more accurate modulus and strain values and minimizing the energy stored during a test. This is especially evident when testing highstrength materials such as aerospace composites, metal alloys, and crystalline polymers.

Precision Guidance for Alignment and Bending

When performing a uniaxial test, accurate stress and strain results can only be achieved with a system that contains robust, precise guidance columns that ensure minimal specimen bending under load.

Larger Motors for Better Reliability

Reliability is built into 5900 load frames through the use of powerful motors with reserve capacity that allow for quicker rates of acceleration when starting a test and faster turnaround times when performing a cyclic test. More of your testing occurs at the required speed.

Servo-Controlled Drive System

Systems that use gear-reducers create backlash and lower drive-system stiffness, whereas the dual-belt system provides synchronous movement of the ball screws, eliminating crosshead tilt and aiding system alignment.

Productivity Panel

Productivity Panel for Real-Time Data and Results

View Real-Time Data and Results

Constantly monitor vital measurements during pretest adjustments as well as throughout the test on the 4 user-defined live displays. Additionally, real-time results are easily displayed throughout the test.

Customizable Soft Keys

With 4 user-defined ‘Soft Key’ buttons, the operator can initiate a variety of commands, allowing for customization of the panel while minimizing the numbers of buttons on the panel.

Precise Positioning

The fine position adjustment thumbwheel provides tactile feedback for 0.004 mm resolution adjustments to the crosshead when performing sensitive testing.

Protecting Your Operators and Your Investment

Quick Tips on How To Safely Use an Instron Universal Testing System

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