Series F test frames with EasyMESUR® are engineered to perform a wide range of tension and compression tests, including break testing, cycling, limit testing to a load or distance, load holding, average force testing, and more.
Set up and run tests, export results, and create a report via the integrated, easy-to-use touchscreen interface – no PC or force gauge required. For unique needs, run the tester from a PC with your own custom application utilizing EasyMESUR®’s serial command library.
Sample setup and fine positioning are a breeze with available FollowMe® force-based positioning - using your hand as your guide, push and pull on the force gauge or load cell to move the crosshead at a variable rate of speed.
Engineered around a modular function platform, the EasyMESUR® run screen can be arranged with large, simple controls – or configured for more advanced applications with a selection of optional functions, including distance measurement, graphing, cycling, and more. Purchase functions and packages at time of order or enable them in the field via activation codes. All testers are shipped in a 160-hour evaluation mode, in which all functions are available.
Generous travel, clearance, and depth dimensions accommodate samples of various shapes and properties. Modular mechanical design accommodates single- and double-column extensions for oversized specimens.
Select from vertical or horizontal orientations, along with a broad range of force sensor capacities and an expansive array of grips and fixtures.
Rigid and precise by design
Exceptionally rigid frames feature custom extrusion designs, engineered for stiffness. Factory compensation of test frames and force sensors ensure position accuracy of ±0.006 in / 0.15 mm under any load, at any position.
Stepper motors and controllers drive a ballscrew and linear guideway for smooth, quiet operation, with virtually no speed variation under load.
Frame bases can be removed to accommodate column extensions and alternative mounting configurations. Most electronics are housed in a self-contained enclosure, easily accessed and replaced if needed. Integrated T-slots along the column accommodate add-ons.
Solid-state upper and lower limit switches may be used as test limits or as test exceptions. Dual-graduated rulers aid in switch placement.
Seamless force sensor interface
Series FS05 smart force sensors mount directly to the crosshead of models F105, F305, F505, and F505H, without any connection cables. Ranges available from 0.12 to 500 lbF [0.5 N to 2.5 kN]. Accurate to ±0.1% of full scale.
Series FS06 S-beam type force sensors mount to models F105, F305, F505, and F505H, recommended when using heavy and bulky grips. Ranges available from 50 to 500lbF [250 N to 2.5 kN].
Most electronics are housed in an integrated module, easily replaced without special tools or processes.
The EasyMESUR® integrated control panel centralizes test setup, test frame control, and data collection into one convenient place. Use the 7” touchscreen to create and run a wide range of tests, including:
- Test to a load
- Test to a sample break
- Test to a distance
- Load holding
- Cycle testing
- Average force testing
View data in graphical format or results tables. Save or export data as needed, or generate a report.
What's your point of view?
Run a test via the Standard, Graph, or Results views, and switch views as needed. Pass / Fail indicator easily identifies problematic samples.
Test setup is easy as 1-2-3
Select a test type, and EasyMESUR® will guide you through the setup.
Robust data acquisition and management
Force sensor sampling rate of 5,000 Hz yields accurate peak measurements even in quick-duration events. EasyMESUR® collects load and travel data at up to 100 Hz, and allows up to 100,000 data points per run.
Print or create a PDF report, including results, statistics, graph, system and user information, and comments.
Create report templates to save with future reports.
Save or export data
Save individual runs and results to a USB drive or internal storage within the control panel.
Results sets and data from individual runs may also be exported as .csv files.
Intelligent manual control
Manually control the test frame to obtain quick load and distance results, or manually position the crosshead prior to a test. Select from several actuation methods, including momentary (button-hold), maintained (button release) motion, jog mode with three distance presets, and FollowMe® force-based positioning.
Push and pull on the force sensor to move the crosshead. Apply greater load to achieve faster motion. FollowMe® is responsive enough for quick positioning as well as fine adjustments.
Calibrate force sensors on the test frame or off-site
Calibrate sensors in one of two ways:
EasyMESUR® provides an integrated utility, with an intuitive step-by-step wizard. Manual controls allow the technician to use the test frame to apply tension and compression forces.
Conveniently remove the force sensors for off-site calibration with a Mark-10 Model M7I or M5I indicator (requires optional AC1083 adapter).
Secure user access
Control user access to sensitive areas, such as test editing and calibration via password.
The F105-EM, F305-EM, F505-EM, and F505H-EM advanced test frames are shipped as shown at left, and includes the following accessories:
(1) Control panel, mounting bracket, and hardware
(1) #10-32M medium hook
(1) 5/16-18M large hook
(1) #10-32F 2” diameter compression plate
(1) #10-32 F/F coupler
(1) Adapter, 5/16-18M to #10-32F
(1) Set screw, #10-32 x 3/4”
(2) Hex nut, #10-32
(1) Power cord
(1) Allen wrench set