The MultiTest-dV configured with an Enhanced Load Sensor, VectorPro MT software and an optional extensometer, transforms this motorised force tester into a basic materials tester.
This makes the MultiTest-dV the ideal choice for quality assurance checks in the QC lab and gives it the power necessary for more in-depth analysis of material properties in the R&D laboratory.
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MultiTest-dV test frame
A ballscrew-driven motorised test frame designed to apply tension and compression from
Its versatile construction makes it perfectly suited for testing all kinds of components in a quality control or R&D environment.
The single-column MultiTest-dV features a ballscrew-driven motorised test frame, which is designed to apply tensile and compressive forces from 2N right up to 2.5 kN. There are 3 models in the range with ratings of 0.5 kN, 1 kN and 2.5 kN and offering crosshead travel up to 1200 mm (47").
The dovetailed crosshead design ensures operators can quickly and easily attach digital force gauges or ELS loadcells, which are automatically recognised by the software. The base plate of the MultiTest is pre-drilled with threaded holes to directly accept a wide range of grips and fixtures.
Its versatile construction means that the frame has enough daylight to accommodate tall specimens and enough travel to measure the tensile strength of the most elastic of materials.
Data acquisition and plotting
The MultiTest-dV when configured with an Advanced Force Gauge (AFG) optionally enables you to capture test and performance data through VectorPro Lite, but can act as a standalone tester for peak readings.
Connect your computer
The MultiTest-dV requires a Windows PC to run the VectorPro MT software and interact with the ELS loadcell. Its compact design and small footprint make it the perfect selection as a bench-top device.
The OmniTest universal testers use Mecmesin's range of high-resolution precision Enhanced Load Sensors (ELS) to record tensile and compressive loads.
A precision loadcell connects directly to an OmniTest or MultiTest-dV stand and communicates with VectorPro MT software, enabling sophisticated test routines for materials testing applications.
Enhanced Load Sensors (ELS)
The ELS range of interchangeable tension and compression loadcells is specially adapted to the OmniTest universal testers. They can also be used when upgrading a MultiTest-dV stand to become a MultiTest-dV(u) materials tester.
To ensure that you have the optimum selection to meet your tension and compression testing needs, eighteen different models are available to cover the range from 2 N right up to 50 kN.
Loadcell capacity, range and accuracy
Each loadcell reads from zero to its full nominal capacity and is accurate to ±0.5% of reading from 2 - 100% of range. Class 0.5 according to ISO 7500-1
Each sensor is delivered as standard with its own calibration certificate traceable to national standards.
Servicing and calibration
Mecmesin also provides annual servicing and loadcell re-calibration. Talk to one of our engineers or your local national distributor to find out more.
ELS (2 - 500 N)
The ELS comprises a sturdy dovetailed-mounting box with an internal loadcell, complete with a small fixing thread and occupies minimal space.
ELS-S (100 N - 5 kN)
The ELS-S comprises the same dovetailed-mounting box with an external S-beam loadcell situated beneath. It provides a more rigid secure connection for large, heavy grips and fixtures than the ELS.
ELS-T (7.5 - 25 kN)
The ELS-T comprises a mounting box with an external S-beam loadcell situated beneath. It is designed for use with the OmniTest 7.5 and the OmniTest twin-column test frames for the testing of higher loads and provides a rigid secure connection for large, heavy grips and fixtures.
ELS-P (20 - 50 kN)
The ELS-P comprises a mounting box with an external Pancake loadcell situated belneath. It is designed for use with the OmniTest 50kN twin-column test frame for testing of higher loads and provides greater immunity to extraneous "off-axis" loads.
VectorPro® MT software
VectorPro MT is an advanced materials testing software package developed to perform tensile, shear, bend and compression tests on a whole array of materials. Present measurement data graphically and issue customised test reports.
Simply choose an ELS loadcell and a set of grips, and you are ready to enjoy enhanced testing with the power of VectorPro MT.
Intuitive icon-driven interface and workspace
Advanced 'drag and drop' test routine builder
Personalised user accounts and favourites
Touch screen enabled
Stress/strain machine control
Active or basic load control
System deflection compensation
Manage user permissions and audit trail
Built-in data calculations
Customisable test report templates
Print results to Adobe PDF format
Export data to Excel and other data packages
Mecmesin's MultiTest-dV range supports extensometry in your testing methods when configured to run VectorPro™ MT materials testing software. A connected extensometer enables strain measurement directly from the test specimen. The accuracy of calculation of the physical properties - particularly of highly extensible materials such as elastomers, semi-rigid plastics and films - is greatly increased.
Contact (clip-on) and non-contact (video) extensometers may be used as required by your test standards.
Choosing your accessories
It's important that your sample is gripped and held correctly to achieve accurate test results.
Our accessory catalogue contains a wide range of accessories and you should find exactly what you need. Key specifications (such as load rating) are listed on all of our grips and fixtures.Example test accessories