Tensile testing of metallic materials per ASTM E8/E8M, is used to determine mechanical material property data. Uniaxial tensile force is applied to material specimens in any form to investigate the stress/strain behavior, and critical materials properties including yield strength, yield point elongation, tensile strength, elongation, and reduction of area.
Solutions for ASTM E8 typically include these types of components:
MTS Criterion universal testing systems are engineered to support the needs of advanced Research & Development. MTS Exceed universal testing systems are best suited for Quality Control testing by delivering the reliable performance needed to meet the uptime demands of high-volume production environments. Due to the large variety of metals and specimen dimensions that can be tested per ASTM E8/E8M, the required force capacities can differ significantly. MTS offers frame models that address the smaller force requirements for testing metal foils or thin wires up to high-force requirements for testing thick plate type specimens.
The MTS Criterion and the MTS Exceed universal testing machines range from tabletop to floor-standing electromechanical models with force ratings of up to 600 kN / 135 kip. Many of the models have dual-zone test spaces to reduce set-up times if you frequently change test requirements.
The MTS Landmark dynamic servohydraulic test system with its superior stiffness and alignment capabilities, is an ideal choice if additional fatigue and fracture testing capabilities are required. Systems are available in highly configurable floor-standing and tabletop models with force ratings from 5 kN / 1 kip to 500 kN / 110 kip.
As an alternative to a new load frame, you can replace outdated controls / hydraulics of existing MTS or another manufacturer’s static-hydraulic, electromechanical, servohydraulic or custom test systems, including: **Instron®, **Zwick®, **Tinius Olsen™, **SATEC®, **Baldwin® and more with an MTS ReNew™ Upgrade.
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