OmniTest 5/7.5 Universal testing machine

PC-driven
OmniTest 5/7.5

Our new range of bench-top universal testing machines (UTMs) is designed for tensile and compression testing of materials, products and components.

These versatile universal testing systems are driven by our powerful and intuitive VectorPro™ testing software, making them easy to use for implementing quality assurance standards across all industries. The PC-driven model has the flexibility to run the test routines on your choice of computer hardware.

The OmniTest 5 kN and 7.5 kN models are part of the single column range. They take up minimal bench space and their mid-range load capacity makes them ideal for applications that might have required a larger investment in a twin-column tester.

OmniTest benchtop universal testing machine - single column 5-7.5 kN
Console-driven
OmniTest Touch 5/7.5

Our new range of bench-top universal testing machines (UTMs) is designed for tensile and compression testing of materials, products and components.

The OmniTest Touch model runs on a responsive touchscreen console driven by our powerful and intuitive VectorPro™ testing software. This fully integrated version makes a convenient and easy-to-use, standalone solution for implementing quality assurance standards across all industries.

The OmniTest Touch 5 kN and 7.5 kN models are part of the single column range. They take up minimal bench space and their mid-range load capacity makes them ideal for applications that might have required a larger investment in a twin-column tester.

OmniTest Touch benchtop universal testing machine - single column 5-7.5 kN
OmniTest benchtop universal testing machine - single column 5-7.5 kN

Our new range of bench-top universal testing machines (UTMs) is designed for tensile and compression testing of materials, products and components.

These versatile universal testing systems are driven by our powerful and intuitive VectorPro™ testing software, making them easy to use for implementing quality assurance standards across all industries. The PC-driven model has the flexibility to run the test routines on your choice of computer hardware.

The OmniTest 5 kN and 7.5 kN models are part of the single column range. They take up minimal bench space and their mid-range load capacity makes them ideal for applications that might have required a larger investment in a twin-column tester.

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Universal testing machines (UTMs) made simple

Our new range of bench-top UTMs, from 0.5 - 50 kN

Mecmesin have developed a new range of precision bench-top universal testing machines (UTMs) in single and twin-column formats, for compression and tensile testing from 0.5 to 50 kN loads.

Overview

The OmniTest universal tester offers versatility with five load capacities (0.5 kN to 7.5 kN) and an optional touchscreen console (OmniTest Touch).

Designed for ease-of-use, it suits both new and experienced users, making it ideal for various industries.

Controlled by VectorPro test software, it ensures consistency and reliability in testing force/displacement, stress/strain, and speed/load rate. The powerful VectorPro environment allows customization of results criteria and access to built-in calculations, including Young's Modulus, Offset Tield and Ultimate Tensile Strength, catering to diverse applications in manufacturing and R&D.

Tension testing a materials specimen on a univeral tester

Test frame

The single-column OmniTest is available in 5 models with load capacities from 0.5 kN to 7.5 kN. They feature a precision ballscrew that drives a moving crosshead fitted with an ELS loadcell. Intuitive controls make the testers easy to use even for novice operators.

The construction of these single-column testers provides the necessary test space and crosshead travel for conducting elongation tests on your specimens up to 1186 mm. They deliver the strength capability for low- and mid-load break tests on a variety of materials and components. All models are ideal for the universal testing of samples to determine their tension, compression, flexure, shear and fracture characteristics.

Upper and lower safety limit switches minimise the risk of accidental damage caused by grips colliding. The 5 kN and 7.5 kN frames also feature a linear slide mechanism with excellent rigidity and strength to measure stiff samples. A protective bellow prevents dust and splintered materials from becoming trapped inside the machine.

For operator safety, a range of protective shields and enclosures is available on all machines, for situations where specimens may shatter or create projectiles upon failure.

Designed to apply tensile and compressive forces from 2 N right up to a capacity of 7.5 kN their high-quality construction, manufactured under ISO 9001 quality standards, ensures the ultimate in repeatable materials testing.

The base plate of the OmniTest is pre-drilled with threaded holes to connect a wide range of grips and fixtures. The OmniTest also uses quick-change (QC) adaptors that speed up the interchange of grips, for example when you need to perform a variety of different tests on different geometries of a material or finished product. 

Loadcells

The OmniTest UTMs take advantage of Mecmesin's range of high-resolution Enhanced Load Sensors (ELS) to precisely record tensile and compressive loads. 

When seeking to precisely measure forces across a wide range it is often necessary to use multiple loadcells. The dovetailed crosshead design of the OmniTest minimises operator setup and configuration by quickly and easily sliding on a new loadcell, where its calibration characteristics are immediately recognised by the software without any input from the operator.

These interchangeable ELS loadcells are compatible with any OmniTest test frame of equal or higher capacity and are chosen in order to optimise the accuracy of your test results.

Fourteen different sensors, all measuring from zero, are available to cover the range from 2 N up to 7.5 kN. This ensures that you have the optimum selection to meet all your tension and compression testing needs. Measurement accuracy is an outstanding ±0.5% of displayed reading.

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

Software

VectorPro torque test software on console
Intuitive touch-enabled force testing software - VectorPro

VectorPro testing software is at the heart of the OmniTest universal testers

VectorPro delivers outstanding control of the motor, whilst simultaneously collecting data at 1000 Hz from the ELS loadcell and the displacement encoder of the frame.

The software is intuitive for both operators and managers. Personalised user accounts and a streamlined design mean that the workflow is simple and it is easy to create step-by-step test methods according to the precise requirements of your applications.

Access to the most commonly used test methods enables operators to move seamlessly from task to task, keeping training time to a minimum.

By plotting the data of force/displacement, stress/strain in real-time on a graph the operator can immediately identify exactly how the test sample is performing. Pre-set or custom calculations analyse the data to determine whether the specimen has met the pass/fail criteria. VectorPro includes standard calculations for Young's Modulus, Offset Yield, Ultimate Tensile Strength, Nominal Strain and a whole host of other materials characteristics. For product testing, it is possible to create custom calculations within a few seconds by using the drag-and-drop functions.

At the end of the test, the comprehensive reporting module within VectorPro enables the operator to issue a test report as a PDF. An extensive suite of template reports can be easily tailored to your internal or your customer's exact requirements and be automatically emailed to them as an HTML file. Test data can also be exported to Excel or to the network for further analysis.

VectorPro generates a clear audit trail with electronic-signature functionality - a must for medical and pharmaceutical clients seeking compliance to FDA 21 CFR Part 11.

Grips and fixtures

Standard and customised fixtures to meet your needs

Holding your test specimen in place without it slipping is essential to obtaining repeatable results. Mecmesin has designed a range of tension and compression grips to hold a variety of components. They include wedge grips, vice grips, peel jigs, bend jigs, compression plates and many more.

The base plate of the OmniTest is pre-drilled with threaded holes to connect a wide range of grips and fixtures. The OmniTest also uses quick-change (QC) adaptors that speed up the interchange of grips when you need to perform a variety of different tests.

The varying nature of specimen sizes and shapes often makes it necessary to design and produce a special grip. Mecmesin's team of design engineers can work with you to develop the best grip for your specimen and utilise our 3D printers to produce lightweight, precision fixtures to meet your needs.

Extensometry

Less elastic materials require short travel extensometer instrumentation
A choice of vertical daylight spaces in UTMs

Extension or compressive deformation measurement

When testing the extension or compressive deformation of a specimen it is often acceptable to measure the movement of the loadcell and grips, as defined by the crosshead distance travelled (known as 'grip separation').

This is taken directly from encoders situated on the ballscrews of the OmniTest. VectorPro software compensates for movement encountered within the loadcell and grip string (known also as 'Correction for Machine Compliance') but it cannot be as accurate as measuring extension directly upon the specimen. In some test applications, this is perfectly acceptable and does not impact the relevance of the measured results.

For materials requiring extension measurement to be taken directly on the specimen, a range of contact extensometers is available for use with the OmniTest. The range of contact extensometers include short-travel extensometers suitable for rigid materials (eg hard plastics and metals) through to long-travel extensometers designed for highly elastic materials (eg rubbers or soft plastics), simply select the model which best suits your material's characteristics.

Safety guard

OmniTest UTM (5kN) with full safety guard/enclosure

Operator health and safety

Our systems can be supplied with a standard safety guard to prevent access by the operator to the testing area whilst the test is in progress. These have a rigid metal frame with integrated polycarbonate panels to allow the operator to view the test area from outside. Hinged doors are fitted with switch-activated interlock mechanisms that prevent system operation when open.

Guards for single-column test stands are provided on a solid metal platform, with location holes available for securing to a workbench, to ensure complete stability.

Safety guards are supplied with CE marking and a Declaration of Conformity in accordance with several harmonised standards of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, including BS EN ISO 12100:2010, BS EN ISO 14120:2015, BS EN ISO 14119:2013, BS EN ISO 13855:2010, BS EN ISO 13857:2008, BS EN ISO 13849-1:2015.

Please see our Safety Guards datasheet for a complete list. 

If the risk assessment for your application indicates protection from egress is also required, our engineers can offer a custom design to meet your needs.

Emperor™ Software

VectorPro force testing software test screen loaded on a laptop

VectorPro® software

VectorPro is an advanced force testing software package developed to perform tensile, shear, bend and compression tests on materials, components and products. Present measurement data graphically and share customised test reports quickly.

Simply choose an ELS loadcell and a set of grips, and you are ready to enjoy enhanced testing with the power of VectorPro.

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

Universal testing machines range

The OmniTest range of universal testing machines are available in load capacities from 0.5 kN - 50 kN to meet the specifics of your material, component and product testing requirements.

 

0.5/1/2.5 kN

110 - 550 lbf Mecmesin UTM - 0.5-2.5 kN capacity test frames

5/7.5 kN

1,100 - 1,650 lbfMecmesin UTM - 5-7.5 kN capacity test frames

10/25/50 kN

2,200 - 11,000 lbf Mecmesin UTM - 10-50 kN capacity test frames

Sensors

The OmniTest universal testers 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 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
 

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.

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ELS (2 - 500 N)

Example of ELS loadcell for OmniTest

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)

Example of ELS-S loadcell for OmniTest

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)

Example of ELS-T loadcell for OmniTest

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)

Example of ELS-P loadcell for OmniTest

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.

Key specs

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 ELS-S 5000 ELS-T 7.5
N 100 200 500 1000 2500 5000 7500
lbf 22 44 110 220 550 1100 1650
kgf 10 20 50 100 250 500 750
Accuracy

When calibrated as part of a system, accuracy is ±0.5% of reading down to 2% of range, suitable for use with Class 0.5 systems according to the requirements of ISO 7500-1. Eg, ELS 100 when measuring 10N is accurate to ± 0.05 N or when measuring 50N it is accurate to ± 0.25 N.

Resolution

1:50,000 filtered from 24 bit

Units of measurement

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

Sampling rate

20 kHz

Data-acquisition rate

1000 Hz

Displacement

Maximum crosshead travel (between limit switches)
  • 0,5
    1186 mm (47")
  • 1
    986 mm (39")
  • 2,5
    507 mm (20")
  • 5/7,5
    650 mm (25.6")
Accuracy
  • 0.5/1/2.5
    ±0.13mm per 300mm travel
    ±0,005" per 11,8" travel
  • 5/7.5
    ±0.1% of indicated position or ± 0.01mm, whichever is greatest
Resolution
  • 0.5/1/2.5/5/7.5
    0.001mm (0.00004")

Speed

Range

0.01 - 1200 mm/min (0.0004 - 47.2"/min)

Accuracy

Better than ±2% of indicated speed or ± 0.02 mm/min, whichever is greater*
* See help.mecmesin.com for additional info

Resolution

0.001 mm/min (0.0004"/min)

Dimensions

OmniTest 0.5

OmniTest 1

OmniTest 2.5

OmniTest 5

OmniTest 7.5

Headroom/vertical daylight (vertical space to fit sample)
  • 0.5
    1205 mm (47")
  • 1
    1005 mm (40")
  • 2.5
    526 mm (21")
  • 5/7.5
    750 mm (30")
Throat depth (column to centre-line of loadcell)
  • 0.5/1/2.5
    70.5 mm (2.6")
  • 5/7.5
    125 mm (4.9")
Height
  • 0.5
    1616 mm (64")
  • 1
    1416 mm (56")
  • 2.5
    941 mm (37")
  • 5/7.5
    1089 mm (43")
Width
  • 0.5/1/2.5
    290 mm (11.4")
  • 5/7.5
    330 mm (13")
Depth
  • 0.5/1/2.5
    414 mm (16.3")
  • 5/7.5
    570 mm (22.5")
Weight
  • 0.5
    31 kg (68 lbs)
  • 1
    27.5 kg (61 lbs)
  • 2.5
    24 kg (53 lbs)
  • 5/7.5
    70 kg (155 lbs)

Common specifications

Voltage

230V AC 50 Hz or 110V AC 60 Hz

Power (max)

120 - 250W

Operating temperature

10 - 40°C (50 - 104°F)

Humidity range

Normal industry and laboratory conditions, non-condensing 30 - 80% RH

Software and communications

Stand connectivity

USB (for PC communications), Extensometer input, 2 additional ELS inputs, Digital I/O

PC requirements (recommended)

Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, SSD, USB 2.0 or 3.0 port, graphics (Full HD/1080p). Internet connection required for Vector Cloud Solutions.

Operating system

64 bit only recommended. Windows 10 or 11 Pro or better.

Data output

PDF, XLSX, HTML, CSV, TXT, email and image files can all be exported from VectorPro software

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