L. S. Starrett High-precision force and material testing solutions
UK – Starrett’s recently launched system solutions and test frames – L3 Systems (simpler methodology) and L2 Plus Systems (advanced force measurement and analysis) – for materials testing, force analysis and force measurement simplify the test function, and the management of the test results with the software using SI or Imperial units.
Solid granite bases are used for stability while an extruded aluminium column structure ensures rigidity, Starrett says.
Test frames for material and force measurement are available in a single column format for load capacities of 500N, 1,000N, 2,500N and 5kN, and dual column for 10kN, 30kN and 50kN. The vertical test space ranges from 559 - 1,270 mm for the material and the force measurement testing frames. Vertical travel rate of 1,525 mm/min applies to all the testers. Minimum speeds differ with the force testers’ travel controlled down to 0.05 mm/min, while the material testers go to a much lower 0.001 mm/min to ensure maximum data capture at the point of yield or fracture.