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ESM303 High Performance Motorized Test Stand, 300lb Capacity

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The ESM303 is a highly configurable single-column force tester for tension and compression measurement  applications up to 300 lbF (1.5 kN), with a rugged design suitable for laboratory and production environments.
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The ESM303 motorized force test stand is designed for tension and compression measurement up to 300 lb / 1500 N. Its rugged design is suitable for laboratory and production environments. With generous travel, clearance, and depth, a wide range of tests can be performed, including destructive testing, cycling, limit testing to load or distance, load-holding, elongation testing, tensile testing, compression testing, and more.

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.

Typical Applications for ESM303 Test Stand

ESM303 test stand applications

Key Features

esm303 test stand interfaceSimple controller interface
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. Limit switches
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. Adjustable mounting plate with T-slot base
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. Modular design
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. FollowMe
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. Force gauges
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. Grips and eye end adapters
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.Indicator / load cell adapter
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 Single column extensions
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. Double column extensions
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.MESUR gauge data collection software
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.

Optional Test Stand Functions

Any of the below functions may be purchased at time of order or may be activated in the field at a later date via an activation code. A complete options package is also available at a discounted price. The stand is supplied in Demo Mode, a 160-hour time period in which all functions are temporarily enabled.

Feature Part No. Description Requirements
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.
  • Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicator with load cell
  • 09-1214 interface cable
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.
  • Field hardware installation required.
  • If data output to a PC is required, add 09-1214 and 09-1158 cables, and a Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicator with load cell.
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).
  • Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicator with load cell
  • AF009 travel indication
  • AF011 programmable travel set points
  • 09-1214 interface cable
  • 09-1158 USB output cable
Programmable travel limits AF011 The stand stops at or cycles between programmable upper and lower travel distances.
  • AF009 travel indication option
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.
  • Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicator with load cell
  • 09-1214 interface cable
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.
  • If reversing at force set point: Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicator with load cell, and 09-1214 interface cable
  • If reversing at travel limit: AF011 programmable travel limits option
  • If reversing at break: AF019 break detection option and 09-1214 interface cable
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.
  • Same as auto return, at the same speed in each direction. Add AF016 for independent up and down speeds.
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.
  • Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicator with load cell
  • 09-1214 interface cable
Load Holding AF020 Dynamically adjusts the crosshead position to maintain a programmed load for an indefinite or specified period of time.
  • Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicator with load cell
  • If a specified time is required, add AF014 cycling / dwell time option
  • 09-1214 interface cable
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.
  • AF009 travel indication
  • Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicator with load cell
  • 09-1214 interface cable
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.

Dimensions

ESM303 dimensions

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ESM303 what's in the box?

ESM303 system The ESM303 test stand is shipped as shown at left, and includes the following accessories:

(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

Specifications

Load capacity300 lbF (1.5 kN) @ up to 24 in/min (610 mm/min)
200 lbF (1 kN) @ >24 in/min (610 mm/min)
Maximum travel distance18.0 in (457 mm)
Speed rangeStandard: 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 resolution0.001 in / 0.02 mm
Limit switch repeatability0.001 in (0.03 mm)
Operating Temperature Range40 - 100°F, max. 96% humidity, non-condensating
PowerUniversal input 80-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Weight56.5 lb (25.6 kg)
Included accessoriesG1024 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.
Warranty3 years

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Advanced Motorized Test Stand, 300lb / 1500 N Capacity - VERTICAL
$2,845.00
Advanced Motorized Test Stand, 300lb / 1500 N Capacity - HORIZONTAL
$3,445.00
Accessories
09-1214
Interface Cable, Force Gauge Series 7/5/4 to ESM303 Test Stand
$125.00
09-1158
USB cable, ESM303 to PC
$30.00
Safety shield for ESM303, complete kit
$1,950.00
ESM303-001-1
6” single column extension for ESM303
$575.00
ESM303-001-2
12” single column extension for ESM303
$675.00
ESM303-001-3
24” single column extension for ESM303
$875.00
6" double column extension for ESM303
$2,200.00
12" double column extension for ESM303
$2,350.00
24" double column extension for ESM303
$2,600.00
Mounting kit, indicator / load cell to ESM303
$225.00
AC1064
Load cell mounting hardware kit for ESM303
$50.00
09-1252
Multi-function cable, Series 7/5 to ESM303H
$125.00
ESM303 Optional Functions
AF008
FollowMe Option for ESM303
$250.00
AF009
Travel measurement Option for ESM303
$950.00
AF010
PC control Option for ESM303
$950.00
AF011
Travel limits Option for ESM303
$250.00
AF012
Overload protection Option for ESM303
$250.00
AF013
Auto return Option for ESM303
$175.00
AF014
Cycling Option for ESM303
$250.00
AF016
Independent up/down Option for ESM303
$150.00
AF017
Low speed extension Option for ESM303
$175.00
AF018
High speed extension Option for ESM303
$175.00
AF019
Break detection Option for ESM303
$175.00
AF020
Load holding Option for ESM303
$400.00
AF021
Preload Option for ESM303
$250.00
AF022
Profiles Option for ESM303
$500.00
AFCOMP
Complete options package for ESM303
$3,650.00
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