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High-force load frames extend precision testing to full-scale specimens

Many manufacturers and suppliers today face increased demand for testing full-scale components, substructures and manufacturing prototypes. This type of testing requires the precise application of dynamic high-force loads and displacements, which is essential for capturing accurate multi-axial data from larger specimens and developing a clear understanding how size impacts fatigue and crack growth.

To meet the emerging demand for testing larger specimens, MTS offers a family of proven, versatile high-force servohydraulic load frames. MTS 311 Series High-Force Test Systems are available in the following force capacities, with custom solutions also available:

Model Force Capacity
311.31 1,000 kN (100 ton)
311.41 2,500 kN (250 ton)
311.51 5,000 kN (500 ton)
311.71 10,000 kN (1,000 ton)
311.72 15,000 kN (1,500 ton)
311.81 20,000 kN (2,000 ton)
311.91 30,000 kN (3,000 ton)

MTS offers an array of accessories, such as hydraulic fatigue grips, compression platens, and bend fixtures to extend the utility of 311 Series test systems and meet a full spectrum of high-force testing needs.

All MTS 311 Series test systems can be configured with extended baseplates for managing extremely large, long or otherwise unwieldy specimens such as wing panels, door panels and bulkheads. Depending on your application, baseplates can be either self-reacting or integrated into the lab floor itself.

MTS high-force load frames are employed around the world for testing large specimens. In the Aerospace industry, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) relies upon MTS equipment for testing composite aerospace panels. Alcan, headquartered in Montreal, Canada, utilizes the MTS high-force systems to test wide aluminum specimens in order to create innovative aluminum solutions.


MTS Systems

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Tel: 952.937.4000
Tel: 800.328.2255
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