ReNew™ Upgrades

Upgrade or add capability to your existing static test system to optimize performance. For your older test system, an MTS ReNew upgrade replaces the outdated controls with state-of-the-art MTS digital controls and MTS TestSuite™ Software running on a Windows 10 PC. For your existing universal test machine (UTM), you can add a touchscreen user interface  or custom-designed fixtures, or integrate third party accessories.


Test Specimens

Key Product Features


Less expensive than buying new capital equipment


Manage controller obsolescence and avoid downtime


Use your existing test accessories on old systems or add capability to new systems

Advanced Safety Features

Ability to set limits for load, extension, strain or any other data channel

Model Comparison

ReNew Upgrade Packages

  • 32 off-the-shelf ReNew products that include upgrades to controllers, electronics and data acquisition systems for specific load frames
  • Standardized ReNew upgrades available for the controls of several commonly used load frames, including:
  • MTS Alliance
  • MTS Sintech
  • MTS QTest
  • Instron® tabletop, floor-standing, UTMs and center-drive screw machines
  • Tinius Olson® "Low-Cap" and "High-Cap" electromechanical load frames


Upgrades for UTMs

In North America, we can:

  • Upgrade the user interface with an ergonomic adjustable touchscreen PC system and accessory mounting channels

  • Add more capability with custom fixtures designed to fit your testing needs

  • Integrate 3rd party accessories, components or sub-systems; including automation solutions

Custom Fixtures & Systems

We can design and build:

  • Accessories for universal test machines
  • Fixtures for specific applications
  • Custom electromechancial test systems in North America


Full Product Information

A ReNew upgrade typically takes 2-3 days. An MTS field service engineer removes the existing controls and electronics and replaces with MTS hardware. The FSE then configures the system hardware and software and verifies calibration on all sensors: force, displacement, crosshead speed and strain. When the upgrade is complete, you will receive training on system operation.


For custom fixtures & systems, please contact MTS to discuss build and delivery options.

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