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Materials Testing Just Got Much Faster

Lloyd Instruments launches the LS5 high-speed universal testing machine

Published: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 12:00

(Lloyd Instruments: West Sussex, UK) -- A new single-column universal testing machine from Lloyd Instruments provides ultrahigh-speed testing along with flexibility, reliability, and high-accuracy test results for all materials testing applications up to 5 kN supporting test types such as tensile, compression, bend, friction, tearing, peeling, insertion/extraction, creep/relaxation, and many others.

With a test and return speed of 2032 mm/min (80 in/min) the new LS5HS testing machine improves throughput and saves valuable time in production and quality testing functionalities where productivity can be optimized. As the LS5HS universal testing machine is designed to automate workflows, robots can be coupled to the machine to speed up the testing process even further, and automated, repetitive tests can be run in hours rather than days, helping to eliminate operator error, improve operator safety, and reduce cost.

The LS5HS universal testing machine features a travel of 800 mm and a crosshead speed range from 0.01 up to 2032 mm/min. A throat depth of 150 mm provides a large working area, and the load accuracy of ± 0.5 down to 1 percent of load cell value provides high dynamic range, reducing the number of load cells required to cover the force range.

The universal testing machine can be used as a stand-alone controlled by a console. For more advanced testing, the NEXYGENPlus software can be added, and test results can automatically be uploaded for easy analysis.

To facilitate the increasing need for automation in manufacturing, NEXYGENPlus offers powerful utilities for system integration including automated sample handling, in-line testing, monitoring of parameters from other sensors like thermocouples and strain gauges, and customization of user interface. Microsoft Office integration allows seamless transfer of data to Excel and Word using your own or pre-defined templates, and test results can easily be sent to a colleague. Data can further be exported to LIMS, SPC, or other data management systems.

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Lloyd Instruments is a trademark of AMETEK Test & Calibration Instruments. Lloyd Instruments cover high quality single and dual column materials testers suited for materials testing on application up to 150kN. Under the Lloyd Instruments brand you will find specialized materials testers for texture analysis, MDI testing, and friction testing, along with universal materials testers suited for a wide range of materials such as plastic, rubber, textiles, wood, and metal. Originally known as JJ Lloyd Instruments, today Lloyd Instruments has been recognized worldwide as the standard for accurate, dependable material analysis and testing for more than 40 years.