Quality Magazine

Universal Testing Machine

March 25, 2008


The 1000HDX Universal Testing Machine features a dual test space for tension, compression, bend, shear and flexure testing on high strength materials. The machine is appropriate for testing materials for the metal, fastener and construction markets, including rebar, wire, strip, tube, plate and structural steel, as well as concrete. The tester is available with two different crosshead configurations: hydraulically actuated open front design for increased productivity and operator safety, and manually operated closed-pocket design. The digital control electronics provide automatic recognition and calibration of transducers, ensuring the proper instrument is being used and that the data is reliable. The tester conforms to the following standards: EN10002-1, ISO 6892, ASTM E8, C39 and F606, SAE J429, and is CE compliant.