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Universal Testing Machines

Servo Hydraulic universal machines, single and double test space Suitable for multiple testing applications, universal testing machines are able to perform tensile and compressive testing. Accessories support other tests such as CBR and flexural tests in selected models.

All system are automatic and supplied with suitable control systems and hydraulic or motor stages.

A system will typically include platens suitable for compressive testing of specimens appropriate to the maximum load of the machine and a set of jaws for holding tensile tests samples.

Servo Hydraulic Universal Testing Machines

Computer controlled servo hydraulic universal testing machines are suitable to test various metallic and non-metallic materials and can carry out tension, compression, flexural and bending tests.


  • Closed Loop Servo controlled power packs
  • Standard models offer dual test spaces for compression and tension testing.
  • UTEST-S Series Universal Testing Machines are high capacity systems with a single test space, the jaws may be fitted with compression platens or bending apparatus as required.
  • On all models a load cell is used for load measurement. Strain measurements are done by the electronic displacement transducers built in the machine.
  • Displacement or strain measurement can also be via an external extensometer fitted to the specimen.
  • Rigid 4 column construction
  • Supports load or displacement control

Accessories include: Multifunction Remote Control, Automatic Extensometer, Flexural Assembly, Compression Test Platens, High Temperature Cabinet


 Model   UTM-6000   UTM-7000   UTM-0600S   UTM1000S   UTM-2000S 

 Maximum load 


 600 1000 600 1000 2000

 Piston stroke 


 250 250 500 550 600

 Max distance between grips 


 650 650 600 700 800

 Front column spacing 


 480 570 600 650 750

 Side column spacing 


 NA NA 350 450 450

 Column diamater 


 NA NA 100 120 200

 Test speed 


 0-50 0-50 0.1-100 0.1-100 0.1-75

 Test speed 


 0-25 0-25 1-100 2-60 2-60

 Displacement resolution 


 0.01 0.01 0.001 0.001 0.001

 Displacement accuracy 


 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01

 Jaw size for flat samples 


 0-30 0-40 0-30 0-40 0-60

 Jaw size for round samples 


 13-40 20-60 6-40 12-50 12-60



 2100 2350 2990 3600 4000

Hydraulic Universal Testing Machine - UTM4000

Hydraulic Universal Testing MachineThe Hydraulic universal test machine is intended mainly for testing ferrous samples, it will also support compression testing up to the machines maximum load rating.


  • Tensile test for samples up to 40 mm flat and 8 – 32 mm round samples
  • Load measured by load cell, strain by inbuilt displacement transducer or external extensometer
  • Dual test spaces for compression and tension testing



 Capacity   600 kN 
 Test speed   2-25 mm/min 
 Load measurement accuracy   ± 1% 
 Displacement resolution   0.01 mm 
 Column diamater   Lower   70 mm 
 Upper   70 mm 
 Vertical test distance   Tension   40-320 mm 
 Compression   110 mm max 
 Distance between columns   450 mm
 Piston stroke   200 mm 
 Max pressure   Grips   40 Mpa 
 Loads    20 Mpa 
 Weight   1850 kg 
 Height     2700 mm 
 At Max Stroke    2900 mm 

Automatic Tension and Compression Machine - UTM3000

Automatic TensionCompression machineDesigned for civil engineering labs with a focus on concrete and reinforcing steel testing, the Automatic Tension and compression machine marries UTest’s BC100 automatic control system with a versatile welded steel frame


  • Tensile test for rebar up to 22 mm, flat samples max 14 mm thick by 50 mm wide
  • Compression testing of cylinders and cubes of up to 150mm dimensions
  • Load measured by pressure transducer, strain by linear potentiometric displacement transducer
  • Double acting piston with over travel protection
  • Load rating between 1 kN/s to 20 kN/s
  • BC100 controller can control a second test frame


 Load capacity in tension   500 kN 
 Load capacity in compression   1000 kN 
 Max vertical clearance for compression testing   768 mm 
 Max distance between grips   268 mm 
 Distance between columns   305 mm 
 Max ram travel   100 mm 
 Digital Display resolution   0.01 kN-mm 
 Load measurement accuracy   ± 1% 
 Strain measurement accuracy   0.01 
 Overall Dimensions   1660 x 800 x 500 mm 
 Weight   535 kg 

Electromechanical Universal Test Machine

Electromechanical Universal Test MachineThe electromechanical universal test machine is a highly versatile test machine, intended for lower strength compression and tension test applications.

The machine is supplied complete with high precision load cell. Gripping systems, platens, extensometers and other test accessories are not included and have to be ordered separately.


  • System supports load or displacement control
  • Wide range of accessories available for concrete, soil, asphalt, cement and wood testing
  • Pressure measurement by load cell, displacement by encoder connected with motor


 Model  UTM-8050  UTM-8300 
 Max Load (kN)   50   300 
 Max vertical test space (mm)   650   850 
 Distance between columns (mm)   440   630 
 Crosshead travel (mm)   600   200 
 Test speed range (mm/min)   0-100   0-75 
 Load rate (kN/s)   0.001-15   0.001-20 
 Encoder resolution (mm)   0.001   0.001 
 Encoder accuracy   0.01   0.01 
 Weight (kg)   400   800  

Electromechanical Machine Accessories

The Electromechanical Universal Test Machine supports a comprehensive array of testing accessories which support the following tests:

  • Steel – Rounds and Flats
    • Tensile tests under load or displacement control
  • Cement and Mortars
    • Compression tests under load control
    • Flexure tests under load control
    • Tensile adhesion strength (Adhesives for tiles, repair, rendering and plastering)
  • Concrete
    • Flexure tests on concrete beams under load control
    • Flexure tests on concrete kerbs under load control
    • Splitting tests on concrete cylindrical and cubes specimens, and concrete paving blocks under load control
  • Concrete, Natural Stone and Clay
    • Flexure tests on clay roofing tiles
    • Flexure tests on natural stone and kerbs
    • Flexure tests on concrete terrazzo tiles
    • Flexure tests on concrete paving flags
    • Flexure tests on slabs of natural stone for external paving
    • Flexure tests on glass fibre reinforced
  • Cement (Precast concrete products)
    • Punching tests for clay blocks
  • Soil
    • CBR under displacement control
    • Quick triaxial tests
  • Bituminous Mixtures
    • Marshal test under displacement control
    • Indirect tensile splitting tests
    • Duriez tests under displacement control
  • Insulation Materials
    • Tensile strength and tensile bond strength perpendicular to faces

Extensometer Options

ExtensometerDifferent types of extensometers with accuracy of up to ±0.1 % of the indicated value are available depending on requirements. Extensometers separate to grips or platens can directly measure deformation of specimens. 

All systems can directly interface with an external extensometer, some systems also support the use of video extensometers.


Testing SoftwareTest software provides fully customized parameter definition, test method development tools, automatic test control, data collection, results analysis, and reporting. 

Data collected may include client details, test type, specimen type and user info. The user can prepare his own report or export to Microsoft Excel. This flexible software solution supports multiple testing technologies and test types. 

Advanced templates for testing to standards for tension testing, compression testing, flexure testing, and more across a wide variety of materials and applications help ensure quick and efficient test setup and execution. Up to 500 test methods can be managed at the same time.

Software Features

  • Foreign language support and customizable user Interface
  • Capability to save 24 test results of different specimens in one test record
  • Graphical data on the screen is refreshed simultaneously during test procedure
  • Able to save frequently used text snippets in memory and recall them when necessary
  • User can access any data of previously completed tests for refresh and inclusion in new reports
  • Able to edit test parameters of the testing equipment through Software

Additional Information

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