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The Mechanical Testing Laboratory

The Mechanical Testing Laboratory is a 14'-x-30'-x-20'-high enclosure with temperature and humidity control.  This laboratory supports an extensive menu of material properties testing.  A full range of fixtures and extensometers is available for conducting ASTM and custom tests.  The Instron testing machines housed in this laboratory are powered by a 3000 psi hydraulic system.  All Instron test equipment is controlled using Instron Console Control software.

 

 
Instron 22-kip Testing Machine

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Instron 22-kip Testing Machine (Two) - Instron Model 8801, fatigue-rated servo-hydraulic load frame, Fast Track 8800 digital control with computer console, 24" between grips.

 

 

 
Instron 110 Kip Testing Machine

Instron 110-kip Testing Machine

Instron 110-kip Testing Machine - Instron Model 8803-332, fatigue-rated servo-hydraulic load frame with T-slotted table, Fast Track 8800 digital control with computer console, 31"  between columns and 106" between crosshead and base.

 
Instron 5-Kip Actuator

Instron 5-kip Actuator

Instron 8872 5-kip Actuator (1), fatigue-rated servo-hydraulic load frame, Fast Track 8800 digital control with computer console, up to 29-inch usable height, 17-inches between columns.

 
Impact Tester

Impact Tester

Impact Tester - Ceast Pendulum Impact Tester;   Model Resil 50B; Izod, charpy and tensile impact capable;  0.5 to 50 joules potential energy; used for determining the impact behavior of  plastics, ceramics and other materials.

 
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