Extend Upgrade System packages are for use with hydraulic load frames. Developed for high-capacity tension, compression, bend and shear testing, hydraulic testing systems can be updated with the addition of operator-friendly software and real-time system status electronics. The 5500 control electronics allow for automatic recognition and calibration of transducers, ensuring safe and correct testing. The electronics can control the frame using any combination of load, strain or speed rates. The AC output greatly reduces typical noise inaccuracies throughout the capacity of the test system. The 5500 control electronics offer 40-kilohertz data sampling, 32-bit digital signal processing and 500-hertz data capture rate that is synchronous on all channels. Partner software is fully integrated and features automated data collection, result calculation, networking capabilities and an online help system.