Building on a 75 year legacy of excellence in mechanical testing, Instron is proud to announce the capacity expansion of the 3400 and 6800 Series universal testing systems. The all-new 3400 and 6800 Series high force universal testing systems are successors to Instron’s popular 3300 and 5900 Series systems and are available in 100 kN and 300 kN* capacities. With the higher capacities come a host of new features focused on durability, ergonomics, and simplifying mechanical testing.
Instron’s 3400 and 6800 Series provide a new dimension of performance and durability. Reduction in debris ingress has been achieved through gasketing and a patent-pending airflow design. The frames have been fortified against shock and vibration, allowing for continuous testing at the maximum rated frame capacity. Additional design steps were taken to locate internal electrical and mechanical hardware safely away from the test area, while an abrasion-resistant coating is applied to the 12mm metal work surface for durability.
Both series are equipped with maintenance-free brushless AC servomotors supporting continuous cyclic, creep, and relaxation testing for up to 10 days. The 3400 Series provides a data acquisition rate up to 1000 Hz and the 6800 Series increases the data acquisition rate up to 5000 Hz, ensuring that a test event is never missed.
To improve operator comfort, the new 3400 and 6800 Series systems are available with a tall base option. The tall base moves the testing platform to an ergonomically comfortable height and adds a shelf for storage. The 3400 and 6800 Series have an all-new contoured base design allowing the operator easy access to the test space for fixture assembly and a comfortable reach to the control panel on the 3400 Series or the handset on the 6800 Series.
All 6800 Series systems are equipped with an Auto Positioning feature which remembers a pre-assigned fixture separation and the starting location for the assigned test method. When using a test method configured with Auto Positioning, an operator is shown a picture of the assigned fixtures, reminded to set travel limits, and notified when and where the crosshead will move for test commencement. The goal of Auto Positioning is to improve data repeatability and reduce testing errors.
Instron is also proud to introduce the Instron® E20000 as the latest addition to the ElectroPuls family.
With a 20kN linear dynamic performance and 130 Nm torque capacity, the all-electric test instrument has twice the linear capacity of the popular E10000 system but in virtually the same size package.
In addition to the extended force capacity, the E20000 features all-new, electric crosshead clamps, which make adjusting the test space size easier and faster, along with Instron’s intuitive software.
The ElectroPuls range has been designed to be more sustainable, using a fraction of the power of traditional hydraulic machines, whilst also being quiet and oil free, keeping the test area clean with no risk of test contamination.
As with the existing range it includes Instron’s advanced digital control electronics, bi-axial Dynacell™ load cell and patented hassle-free tuning based on specimen stiffness, which can be done in a matter of seconds.
With almost fifteen years of running tests over billions of cycles, ElectroPuls systems are the established materials testing instruments using patented linear motor technology.
The versatility of the E20000 system means it is suitable for both high-frequency dynamic testing and slow-speed static testing, making it ideal for any lab or office space.
You can now choose from axial only or combined axial-torsion systems that can deliver up to 20kN and 130Nm. Available in 4 sizes, simply pick the one that’s right for you.
Find Instron at Advanced Engineering 2022 on stand M116.