Universal Testing Systems up to 600 kN Force Capacity
The 5980 Series Universal Testing Instruments offer exceptional performance and are designed with enhancements that deliver unparalleled accuracy and reliability, improved ergonomics, and an enhanced overall experience for the operator. New industry leading features include load measurement accuracy to +/-0.5% of reading down to 1/1000 of load cell capacity and fast, synchronized data acquisition rates up to 2,500 points per second. The most common uses of these mechanical testing systems are for tensile, compression, bend, peel, shear, tear and cyclic tests. Configured systems are fully capable of meeting test requirements per ASTM, ISO, DIN, TAPPI, GB, JIS, ANSI, NAS, etc.
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Commonly used for testing high-strength metals and alloys, advanced composites, aerospace and automotive structures, bolts, fasteners, and plate steels, the 5980 Series floor models are manufactured with robust, heavy duty frames that range in load capacity from 100 kN to 600 kN. These frames are also available in several variations to accommodate requirements for both extended travel and extra wide test space.
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Built for Durability
Pre-loaded bearings, precision ball screws, a thick crosshead and base beam, and low-stretch drive belts contribute to better performance by producing more accurate modulus and strain values and minimizing the energy stored during a test. This is especially evident when testing highstrength materials such as aerospace composites, metal alloys, and crystalline polymers.
When performing a uniaxial test, accurate stress and strain results can only be achieved with a system that contains robust, precise guidance columns that ensure minimal specimen bending under load.
Reliability is built into 5900 load frames through the use of powerful motors with reserve capacity that allow for quicker rates of acceleration when starting a test and faster turnaround times when performing a cyclic test. More of your testing occurs at the required speed.
Instron’s dual-belt system provides synchronous movement of the ball screws, eliminating crosshead tilt and aiding system alignment while competitor systems that use gear-reducers introduce backlash and lower drive-system stiffness.
Constantly monitor vital measurements during pretest adjustments as well as throughout the test on the 4 user-defined live displays. Additionally, real-time results are easily displayed throughout the test.
With 4 user-defined ‘Soft Key’ buttons, the operator can initiate a variety of commands, allowing for customization of the panel while minimizing the numbers of buttons on the panel.
The fine position adjustment thumbwheel provides tactile feedback for 0.004 mm resolution adjustments to the crosshead when performing sensitive testing.
The 5980 Series frames capacity and test space allow for ultimate flexibility in your testing. Choose from a wide range of Instron accessories in order to maximize the functionality of this Instron workhorse.