Series 819 High-Rate Test Systems

High-rate dynamic tests are used to simulate automotive accidents, airplane crashes, munitions explosions and other high-impact events. These stiff, durable load frames and high-response servohydraulics apply forces from 5 to 500 kN (1 to 110 kip) and achieve velocities from 1 to 21 m/sec (39 to 830 in./sec).


  • Strain
  • Tensile
  • Environmental

Test Specimens

  • Metals
  • Composites
  • Plastics
  • Components

Key Product Features

Accurate / Repeatable Results

Piezoelectric load washer enables fast, accurate force measurement

Durable / Reliable

Extra-long hydraulic cushions prevent actuator damage after specimen failure


Eight data acquisition channels record at rates up to 1.25 million samples per second simultaneously


Compatible grips and fixtures accommodate a wide range of specimen types

Model Comparison

Model 819.40

  • Static force capacity: 40 kN
  • Servovalve size: 1500 lpm
  • Maximum velocity (no load, m/s): 18

Model 819.90

  • Static force capacity: 90 kN
  • Servovalve size: 1500 lpm (qty 2)
  • Maximum velocity (no load, m/s): 20

Model 819.160

  • Static force capacity: 160 kN
  • Servovalve size: 3750 lpm (qty 2)
  • Maximum velocity (no load, m/s): 20

Featured Case Studies

Smashing Science - seat belt tensile test

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