The Satec Series 2000KN is a universal testing machine with a capacity of 2,000 kilonewtons, able to perform tension, compression and flexure tests on high-strength materials, including metals, fasteners, chain, wire, composites, wood and concrete. The tester has a single, large test space that makes it easy to provide different stroke lengths and extended test openings to suit unique applications without customization. The upper actuator design makes the testing space easily accessible. The system also has a variable pressure hydraulic power supply that reduces noise and heat generation. With no need for water-cooling, the tester is more environmentally friendly, while lower oil temperature means a longer oil life and, ultimately, lower operating costs. Optional open-faced high-capacity grips can be added to facilitate specimen loading.