Criterion® Electromechanical Test Systems

Systems with force capacities from 1 to 600 kN (220 to 132,000 lbf), high-speed, low vibration electromechanical drives and integrated, digital closed-loop controls provide higher fidelity across test runs. Proven and easy to use, these systems efficiently deliver reliable results. Accessories to support a wide range of specimens at forces from 600 kN (132,000 lbf) down to 1 N (0.2 lbf).


Test Specimens

Test Standards

Key Product Features


Industry-leading 5000 Hz data acquisition rate provides better understanding of material characteristics

Accurate / Repeatable Results

Compact AC servomotor drives provide high-speed, low-vibration testing

Easy, Intuitive Use

TEDS-enabled load cells automatically download calibration information

Innovative Technology

TestSuite TW Software and custom test templates easily address complex tests

Model Comparison

Models C41 & C42

  • Maximum rated force capacity:
    • C41.103: 1 kN (220 lbf)
    • C42.503: 5 kN (1100 lbf)
  • Single-column
  • Tabletop
  • Standard and extended height

Model C43

  • Maximum rated force capacity:
    • C43.104: 10 kN (2200 lbf)
    • C43.304: 30 kN (6600 lbf)
    • C43.504: 50 kN (11000 lbf)
  • Dual-column
  • Tabletop
  • Standard and extended height

Model C44

  • Maximum rated force capacity:
    • C44.104: 10 kN (2200 lbf)
    • C44.304: 30 kN (6600 lbf)
  • Dual-column
  • Floor-standing
  • Standard and extended height

Model C45

  • Maximum rated force capacity:
    • C45.504: 50 kN (11000 lbf)
    • C45.105: 100 kN (22500 lbf)
    • C45.305: 300 kN (66000 lbf)
    • C45.605: 600 kN (132000 lbf)
  • Dual-column
  • Floor-standing
  • Standard and extended height
  • Wide and multihead configurations available

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