Horizontal tensile/compression testing machine
150 kN | MHT series
For maximum tensile testing throughput and capability, Tinius Olsen offers a range of horizontal tensile testing machines in capacities of 5 kN (1,000 lbf), 25kN (5,000 lbf), 150 kN (30,000 lbf) and 300kN (60,000 lbf).
Our horizontal testing machines offer unique benefits over vertically oriented testers by allowing a range of accessories to be mounted next to the machine that can turn the machine into a fully automatic testing station. These horizontal machines are designed primarily for production departments and are typically in constant use, however, the grips can be modified to accommodate different shaped samples and alternate grips can be provided for customers to interchange as and when their test requirements change.
The unique horizontal extensometer that is typically supplied incorporates pneumatic controls that automatically lowers the arms prior to the test and raises the arms at the end of the test. Friction free air bearings on the extensometer provide accurate strain measurement through fracture.