A simple menu allows the user to program test speed, force and distance limits, cycling, preload, and many other functions, all protected by a password. Save up to 50 profiles to accommodate a range of test methods.
If the ESM303’s clearance is insufficient for the application, its modular mechanical design allows for single and double-column extensions.
The ESM303 offers and range of optional functions to extended its capability such as travel measurement, cycling, loadholding, etc., may be purchased either upfront or enabled in the field through an activation code. This a-la-carte platform allows for custom configuration as appropriate for the application and budget.
Force and travel data can be output to a PC for graphing and analysis using MESUR™gauge software. Or, fully control the stand by a PC through a custom-written program with ASCII communication.
Rugged aluminum up/down/stop keys are designed for industrial environments. Zero Travel and FollowMeTM keys add convenience. Removable for remote use. See the following page for a full list of available functions.
Adjustable upper and lower solid state limit switches stop test stand travel with 0.025 mm repeatability.
The mounting plate may be repositioned in the X- and Y-directions, for proper sample alignment. Matrix of threaded holes for fixture mounting.
All electronics are installed onto a single panel, easily accessible and removable for updating and service.
Using your hand as your guide, push and pull on the load cell or force gauge to move the crosshead. Responsive enough for quick positioning as well as fine adjustments.
Consider a Series 7 or 5 gauge for force vs. time or force vs. travel data output, and to take advantage of all available test stand functions.
Wide range of grips for tensile, peel, compression, and specialized applications. Eye end adapters allow for quick grip installation and removal, and prevent rotation.
Accommodates any indicator and Series R01 or R03 force sensors. Includes mounting hardware.
Increase the vertical clearance for tall samples. Three lengths are available - 150, 300, and 600 mm
Accommodate up to a 508 mm wide sample, or ø546 mm round sample. Three heights are available - 150, 300, and 600 mm. Base contains rows of T-slots for fixture mounting.
Output force vs. time or force vs. distance data from the ESM303’s USB port. MESURgauge graphs, tabulates, calculates statistics, and provides reporting and output tools.
|FollowMe™||AF008||Crosshead movement responds to manually pushing or pulling on the force gauge shaft or load cell. Increasing force produces greater speeds. Ideal for setups and quick positioning.||
|Travel indication||AF009||Travel is indicated on the control unit display, with output via USB. An internal scale utilizing Renishaw technology produces significantly higher accuracy than with conventional rotary encoder-based designs. Backlash and nonlinearity are virtually eliminated. Data output speed to MESURgauge up to 50 Hz.||
|Computer control||AF010||The ESM303 may be fully controlled by a PC through a custom-written program in any language supporting ASCII communications. Also responds to the legacy Chatillon TCD command set and legacy Nexygen TCD software (not available from Mark-10).||
|Programmable travel limits||AF011||The stand stops at or cycles between programmable upper and lower travel distances.||
|Overload protection||AF012||Protects a force gauge or force sensor against overload. Program the desired percentage of full scale of the gauge. Adjustable analog voltage setting allows the stand to interface with virtually any gauge with analog output.||
|Auto Return||AF013||The crosshead moves to a limit switch, force set point, travel position, or break, then stops and reverses direction at full speed to the opposite limit.||
|Cycling / dwell time||AF014||Same as auto return, but with the ability to program up to 100,000 cycles. Programmable dwell time for upper and lower limits (set independently) can be set up for up to 10,000 seconds.||
|Independent Up and Down Speeds||AF016||Configurable speeds for up and down directions.||-|
|Low Speed Extension||AF017||Extends the standard speed range down to 0.02 in/min (0.5 mm/min).||-|
|High Speed Extension||AF018||Extends the standard speed range up to 45 in/min (1,100 mm/min).||-|
|Break Detection||AF019||Crosshead stops at a sudden drop in force. Programmable percentage of peak force.||
|Load Holding||AF020||Dynamically adjusts the crosshead position to maintain a programmed load for an indefinite or specified period of time.||
|Preload / Sample Touch||AF021||Stops the crosshead and/or zeroes the travel display at an initial preload - useful in tensile, compression, spring, elongation, and other applications. Preload is programmable as a percentage of force gauge/load cell full scale. Three modes: (1) stop, (2) stop and zero, and (3) zero without stopping.||
|Profiles||AF022||Save and recall sets of test parameters, such as speeds, travel limits, preloads, etc. Up to 50 profiles may be stored.||-|
|Complete Options Package||AFCOMP||Includes all functions listed above, plus 09-1214 interface cable and 09-1158 USB cable. Requires a Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicator with load cell.|
(1) G1024 extension rod, 2”
(1) G1028 small hook
(1) G1038 medium hook
(1) G1039 coupling, #10-32F/F
(1) G1009 compression plate, 2” dia.
(1) G1030 thread adapter, 5/16-18M to #10-32F
(4) Thumb screw for force gauge / indicator
(2) Thumb screw for limit switch
(1) Allen wrench set
(1) Control panel
(1) Control panel mounting bracket and hardware
(1) Power cord
(1) Resource CD
|Load capacity||300 lbF (1.5 kN) @ up to 24 in/min (610 mm/min)|
200 lbF (1 kN) @ >24 in/min (610 mm/min)
|Maximum travel distance||18.0 in (457 mm)|
|Speed range||Standard: 0.5 - 13 in/min (13 - 330 mm/min)|
Optional: 0.02 - 45 in/min (0.5 - 1,100 mm/min)
|Speed setting accuracy||±0.2%|
|Speed variation with load||±0% (stepper motor driven)|
|Travel accuracy||±0.002 in per 10 in (±0.05 mm per 250 mm)|
|Travel resolution||0.001 in / 0.02 mm|
|Limit switch repeatability||0.001 in (0.03 mm)|
|Operating Temperature Range||40 - 100°F, max. 96% humidity, non-condensating|
|Power||Universal input 80-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz|
|Weight||56.5 lb (25.6 kg)|
|Included accessories||G1024 5” extension rod, G1028 small hook, G1038 medium hook, G1039 #10-32 coupler, G1009 2” dia. compression plate, gauge/indicator mounting screws, Allen wrench set, and Resource CD.|