AMETEK SENSOR, TEST & CALIBRATION: Force Tester
According to the company, the easy-to-use force testing machines are ideal for use with a wide range of materials.
AMETEK Sensor, Test & Calibration recently introduced the new Chatillon® CS2 series of force testing machines for tensile and compression testing up to 5 kN (1124 lbf). According to the company, the easy-to-use force testing machines are ideal for use with a wide range of materials. CS2 series testing machines are available in 1-kN (225 lbf) and 5-kN (1,124 lbf) frame capacities.
Both single-column force testers reportedly feature an enhanced 2-in-1 laptop console with a user-friendly, robust 9-in. touchscreen for use in production environments. The laptop comes with an intuitive user interface that requires only a few touches to set up a test, select runs and generate reports. Quick boot-up time and startup screens, split Windows® keyboard layout and improved widgets that guide users through simple test setups are among some of the new features of the CS2 series, according to the company. Spring calculation, dual-load peak results, absolute distance measurement and barcode input also have been added to the instrument’s range of functionalities. The CS2 series comes with intuitive setups for tensile testing, compression testing, sheer testing, flexural testing and advanced multi-stage testing that conform to ISO or ASTM testing procedures.
The CS2-225 model offers a large work area with 180 mm throat depth and a 500 mm crosshead travel, while the CS2-1100 offers a larger work area with 150 mm throat depth and a 800 mm crosshead travel. Both models are available with a range of grips, fixtures, extensometers and software options, as well as a wide range of work tables for increased flexibility. Test results are displayed live on the screen during testing and can automatically be exported via RS232 after each test. Reports can be exported into both pdf and .csv files. Data storage can be done internally or on an external server, which provides for efficient procedures for documenting yields, product quality, and performance.
The CS2 series features two levels of user access: supervisor and operator. Both levels can be password protected. The supervisor level has complete system access, while the operator level can be configured to only have specified tests or test functions. To enhance ease of use, specific tests can be defined as favorites to be displayed on the startup screen for immediate testing.
For more information, visit www.ametektest.com.