For maximum tensile testing throughput and capability, Tinius Olsen offers a range of horizontal tensile testing machines in capacities of 5kN (1000lbf), 25kN (5000lbf), 150kN (30,000lbf) and 300kN (60,000lbf).
These horizontal testing machines offer unique benefits over vertically oriented testers by allowing a range of accessories to be mounted next to the machine to turn it into a fully automatic testing station.
They 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 when test requirements change.
The horizontal extensometer that is typically used with the machine has a unique design that incorporates pneumatic controls that automatically lower the arms prior to the test and raise the arms at the end of the test. Air bearings on the extensometer provide accurate strain
measurement through fracture.
The operation of the basic machine is sophisticated, providing accurate and repeatable specimen placement against mechanical stops, automatic clamping, extensometer lowering (if supplied), testing, extensometer removal, and grip return to the starting position, all with a single mouse click.