MultiTest-dV
Low-force materials tester

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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 motorised force testing system, emphasised test frame

MultiTest-dV test frame

A ballscrew-driven motorised test frame designed to apply tension and compression from 2 N right up to a capacity of 2.5 kN (550 lbf).

Its versatile construction makes it perfectly suited for testing all kinds of components in a quality control or R&D environment.

Test frame

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.

Sensors

The OmniTest and MultiTest-dV materials testing systems use Mecmesin's range of high-resolution precision Enhanced Load Sensors (ELS) to record tensile and compressive loads.

ELS

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.

OmniTest twin-column 10, 25 and 50 kN materials tester - sensor emphasised

Enhanced Load Sensors (ELS)

The ELS range of interchangeable tension and compression loadcells is specially adapted to the OmniTest and MultiTest-dV range of Materials Testers.

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 5 - 100% of range. Class 0.5 according to ISO 7500-1
 

Mecmesin issued sensor and device calibration certificates

Each sensor is delivered as standard with its own calibration certificate traceable to national standards.
 

Servicing and calibration

Mecmesin service - mobile and at home

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)

Example of ELS loadcell for MultiTest-dv

The ELS comprises a sturdy dovetailed-mounting box with an internal loadcell c/w small fixing thread and occupies minimal space.

ELS-S (100 N - 5 kN)

Example of ELS-S loadcell for MultiTest-dv

The ELS-S comprises the same dovetailed-mounting box with an external S-beam loadcell situated below - it provides a more rigid secure connection for large, heavy grips and fixtures.

ELS-T (10 - 25 kN)

Example of ELS-T loadcell for OmniTest

The ELS-T comprises a mounting box with an external S-beam loadcell situated below it - it is designed for use with twin-column test frames for testing of higher loads and provides a rigid secure connection for large, heavy grips and fixtures.

ELS-P (20 - 50 kN)

Example of ELS-P loadcell for OmniTest

The ELS-P comprises a mounting box with an external Pancake loadcell situated below it - 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.

Emperor™ Software

VectorPro MT materials testing software background image screen and logo
VectorPro MT materials testing software test screen loaded on a laptop

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.

Key features

Design

Intuitive icon-driven interface and workspace

Advanced 'drag and drop' test routine builder

Personalised user accounts and favourites

Touch screen enabled

Control

Stress/strain machine control

Active or basic load control

System deflection compensation

Manage user permissions and audit trail

Report

Built-in data calculations

Customisable test report templates

Print results to Adobe PDF format

Export data to Excel and other data packages

Overview

The MultiTest-dV is a superior motorised force tester offering outstanding value. Designed for precision-controlled compression and tension testing the MultiTest-dV’s simple controls, backed by sophisticated electronics, make it the ideal choice for basic materials testing.

Simply fit a dedicated ELS loadcell and connect up to VectorPro MT software to use your MultiTest-dV as an entry-level materials tester.

Use the power of VectorPro MT software to control your whole test sequence with simple, step-by-step programmes. Perform both standard calculations like peak, load at displacement and more complex calculations such as Youngs Modulus, and offset yield strength.

Test frame

The MultiTest-dv is a versatile single-column, motorised tester designed for ease-of-use by operators of all levels. 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").

Each occupies minimal bench space and are ideal for applying tensile and compressive forces in a variety of applications.

It delivers superior performance via its control panel and multifunctional control wheel, which allows the precise selection of test parameters such as speed and target force/displacement. Coloured LEDs clearly indicate the machine status during testing and operators can effortlessly follow the progress of the test from the force & displacement panel.

Adjustable safety limit switches are fitted to ensure that specimens cannot be stretched too far or grips crushed together.

The MultiTest-dV is fitted with a dovetailed crosshead for quick and easy interchange of ELS loadcells, which are automatically recognised within VectorPro MT software. Grips and fixtures can be rapidly fitted to the anvil plate which is pre-drilled with threaded holes for easy connection.

With each model weighing around 25kg (55 lbs) its compact design and small footprint make it an ideal bench-top tester for use in the quality-control laboratory or production area.

Loadcells

The Enhanced Load Sensor (ELS) is positioned on the crosshead of the test frame and communicates with the MultiTest-dV for precision testing of materials when combined with VectorPro MT software.

There are 13 models ranging in capacity from 2.5 to 2500 N ( 0.5 - 500 lbf ) and all are fully interchangeable with their calibration characteristics being immediately recognised by the MultiTest-dV. This ensures that you have the optimum selection to meet all your materials testing needs without the need for lengthy set-up.

Measurement accuracy is an outstanding ±0.5% of reading.

Gripping fixtures

Holding your test specimen in place without it slipping is essential to obtaining repeatable results. Mecmesin has an extensive range of grips and fixtures to hold a variety of components and materials. They include wedge grips and vice grips for tensile testing, compression plates and bend jigs, friction tables plus many more.

Product brochures

MultiTest-dv and VectorPro software (PDF) MultiTest-dv and VectorPro software (PDF)

Key specs

Tension & Compression

Available loadcells (all measure from zero to the value indicated in the table below)
Model ELS
2
ELS
5
ELS
10
ELS
25
ELS
50
ELS
100
ELS
250
ELS
500
N 2 5 10 25 50 100 250 500
lbf 0.44 1.1 2.2 5.5 11 22 55 110
kgf 0.2 0.5 1 2.5 5 10 25 50
Model ELS-S
100
ELS-S
200
ELS-S
500
ELS-S
1000
ELS-S
2500
N 100 200 500 1000 2500
lbf 22 44 110 220 550
kgf 10 20 50 100 250

Accuracy

± 0.5% of reading from 5-100% of the loadcell capacity.  eg ELS 100 when measuring 10N is accurate to ± 0.05 N or when measuring 50N it is accurate to ± 0.25 N.

Resolution

1:25,000

Units of measurement

mN, daN, N, kN, gf, kgf, ozf, lbf

Sampling rate

20 kHz

Data-acquisition rate

500 Hz

Displacement

Maximum displacement

1200 mm (0.5kN),  1000 mm (1kN),  500 mm (2.5kN)
47" (0.5kN),  39" (1kN),  20" (2.5kN)

Accuracy

±0.13mm per 300mm travel (±0.005" per 11.8" travel)

Resolution

0.001mm (0.00004")

Speed

Range

0.1 - 1200 mm/min (0.004 - 47.2"/min)

Accuracy

±0.2% of indicated speed

Resolution

0.1 mm/min (0.004"/min)

Dimensions

Crosshead travel

1200 mm (0.5kN),  1000 mm (1kN),  500 mm (2.5kN)
47" (0.5kN),  39" (1kN),  20" (2.5kN)

Throat depth

70.5 mm (2.6")

Height

1710 mm (0.5kN),  1510 mm (1kN),  941 mm (2.5kN)
67" (0.5kN),  59" (1kN),  37" (2.5kN)

Width

290 mm (11.4") (0.5kN to 2.5kN models)
11.4" (0.5kN to 2.5kN models)

Depth

414 mm (16.3") (0.5kN to 2.5kN models)

Weight

26 kg (0.5kN),  25 kg (1kN),  24 kg (2.5kN)

Common specifications

Voltage

230 V AC 50 Hz or 110 V AC 60 hz

Operating temperature

10 - 35°C (50 - 95°F)

Humidity range

Normal industry and laboratory conditions, non-condensing

Communications

Output of test results to PC/printer/datalogger

Yes, via USB

 

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