Universal Testing Machine

A bench-mounted machine for compressive and tensile tests on different materials and structures

The Universal Testing Machine is ideal for classroom demonstrations and for safe use by small groups of students. It fits onto any suitable strong desk or bench top, but TecQuipment offers the optional Support Table and Cupboard (SM1000a). A steel frame with four columns supports a hydraulic ram. The ram pushes up a loading platform. The area above the loading platform is for compression tests on a wide range of materials such as wood, brick and mortar. The space below the platform is for tensile tests.

Key features

  • Compact bench-mounting machine, ideal for classroom demonstrations and student experiments
  • Finds tensile properties and compressive properties of many materials and structures
  • Can connect to TecQuipment’s Versatile Data Acquisition System (VDAS®) to log experiment results, and automatically calculate answers and create charts of your results
  • Includes set of tensile test specimens of different grades of steel for comparison experiments
  • TecQuipment can supply range of optional parts for experiments in beam deflection, hardness testing and spring rate and deflection
  • Optional Extensometer (SM1000d) available for accurate tests to find Young’s modulus of tensile specimen


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Additional Information

Included with the Universal Testing Machine is a set of different grade steel tensile test specimens. These allow students to compare the tensile qualities of steel in its as drawn’ state and ‘normalised’ steel. You can order extra specimens, and the user guide includes a diagram to help you create your own tensile test specimens from suitable materials.


Learning Outcomes

  • Tensile tests on different materials
  • Compression tests on different materials

Available Experiment Modules

  • Brinell Indenter (SM1000e)
  • Coil Spring (SM1000f)
  • Beam and Leaf Spring (SM1000g)
  • Cupping Test (SM1000h)
  • Double Shear Test (SM1000j)
  • Disc Springs (SM1000k)

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