With generous travel, clearance, and depth dimensions, a wide range of tests can be performed, including break testing, cycling, limit testing to a load or distance, load-holding, elongation testing, tensile testing, compression testing, and more. Satisfy various test methods through an easy-to-use menu, allowing the configuration of test speed, force and distance limits, cycling, preload, and many other functions, all protected by a password.
Controller functions are offered individually through a unique “build-your-own” configuration platform. Order any combination of functions to customize the test stand to specific requirements. Functions not ordered originally can be activated in the field.
Force and travel data can be output to a PC for graphing and analysis using MESURTMgauge software. Or, fully control the stand by a PC through a custom-written program in any language supporting ASCII communications.
- Compatible with indicators and load cells, as well as force gauges
- Adjustable, removal controller with intuitive menu navigation
- Password protection of test parameters
- Stepper motor-driven, producing smooth and quiet operation with no speed variation under load
- USB output of force vs. time or force vs. distance
- Compact footprint, suitable for crowded workbenches
- Ergonomic design, with smart, clean cable management
- Most electronics housed in an integrated removeable enclosure, easily removed and transported
Control panel tabletop mounting kit
For applications requiring remote use of the control panel. Features an adjustable viewing angle and a base with thru holes for bench mounting.
Data collection & motion control software
Consider MESUR®gauge Plus for force vs. travel or force vs. time data acquisition, plotting, analysis, reporting, as well as motion control. The software coordinates motor start / stop and data acquisition with one click.
Note: MESUR®gauge Plus does not require any optional test stand functions, such as PC Control. If force vs. travel vs. time output is required, order the Travel Indication option. See below section for details.
Choose from three indicators. Consider a Model 7i or 5i to take advantage of all available test stand functions.
Series R01 force sensors
S-beam load cells for use with any Mark-10 indicator. Capacities from 50 to 2,000 lbF (250 N to 10 kN).
Series R03 force sensors
Inline force sensors for use with any Mark-10 indicator. Capacities available from 0.25 to 100 lbF (1 to 500 N).
Load cell hardware kit
Set of mounting hardware to mount any Series R01 load cell up to 2,000 lbF capacity and any Series R03 force sensor. Can also be adapted to other manufacturers' load cells with #10-32, 1/4-28, and 1/2-20 mounting threads. Note that Series R01 and R03 load cell part numbers ending in -1 (ex: MR01-500-1) include mounting hardware for LC test stand models.
Choose from several gauge series. Consider a Series 7 or 5 gauge to take advantage of all available test stand functions.
Base plate, matrix of holes
Features a matrix of #10-32 threaded holes and a 1/2-20 center hole, ideal for custom fixture mounting.
Base plate, three hole sizes
#10-32, 5/16-18, and 1/2-20 holes are provided, along with an array of four 1/4-28 holes.
Grips and fixtures
Choose from a wide range of tensile and compression grips and fixtures.
Eye end adapters
Allow for quick grip installation and removal, and prevent grip rotation. Mount to common test frames, load cells, and force gauges.
|FollowMeTM force-based positioning||SF008||Position the crosshead by 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||SF009||Position 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.||
|Computer control||SF010||Fully control the stand and force gauge / indicator via custom-written application in any language supporting ASCII communications. Also responds to the legacy Chatillon TCD command set and legacy Nexygen TCD software (not available from CheckLine).
This option is not required for MESUR®gauge Plus software.
|Programmable travel limits||SF011||The stand stops at or cycles between programmable upper and lower travel distances.||
|Overload protection||SF012||Protects a force sensor or force gauge against overload. Program the desired percentage of full scale of the gauge. Adjustable analog output voltage setting allows the stand to interface with virtually any gauge with analog output.||
|Auto Return||SF013||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||SF014||Same as auto-return, but with the ability to program up to 99,999 cycles. Programmable dwell time for upper and lower limits (set independently) can be set up for up to 9,999 seconds.||
|Independent Up and Down Speeds||SF016||Individually configure speeds for the up and down directions.||-|
|Low Speed Extension||SF017||Extends the standard speed range down to 0.001 in/min (0.02 mm/min).||-|
|High Speed Extension||SF018||Extends the standard speed range up to 90 in/min (2,300 mm/min).||-|
|Break Detection||SF019||Crosshead stops at a sudden drop in force. Programmable percentage of peak force.||
|Load Holding||SF020||Dynamically adjusts the crosshead position to maintain a programmed load for an indefinite or specified period of time.||
|Preload / Sample Touch||SF021||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||SF022||Save and recall sets of test parameters, such as speeds, travel limits, preload, etc. Maximum of 50 profiles may be stored.||-|
|Complete Options Package||SFCOMP||Includes all Controller Features listed above||
|Load capacity||1,500 lbF [6.7 kN] at < 60 in [1,525 mm]/min|
1,000 lbF [4.5 kN] at > 60 in [1,525 mm]/min
|Maximum travel distance||ESM1500: 32 in [813 mm] |
ESM1500S: 14.2 in [360 mm]
|Speed range||Standard: 0.5 - 24 in/min [10 - 600 mm/min]|
Optional: 0.001 - 90 in/min [0.02 - 2,300 mm/min]
|Speed setting accuracy||±0.2% of setting|
|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]|
|Included accessories||USB cable, instrument-stand interface cable, base eye end with 2 locking rings, 2 spanner wrenches, gauge/indicator mounting screws, Allen wrench set, Resource CD|
|Warranty||3 years [see individual statement for further details]|
|Power||Universal input 80-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 450W|
|Operating Temperature Range||40 - 100°F, max. 96% humidity, non-condensating|
|Weight||ESM1500: 198 lb [90 kg]|
ESM1500S: 160 lb [72 kg]
|Shipping Weight||ESM1500: 248 lb [113 kg]|
ESM1500S: 206 lb [93 kg]
|Shipping Dimensions||24 x 31 x 61” (61 x 79 x 154 cm)|
(1) AC1047-2 (eye-end kit for base of stand)
(1) Load cell / indicator mounting kit (ESM1500LC, ESM1500SLC)
(1) Force gauge mounting kit (ESM1500FG, ESM1500SFG)
(1) USB cable
(1) Interface cable, gauge/indicator to test stand
(4) Thumb screw for indicator / force gauge
(1) Allen wrench set
(1) Control panel
(1) Control panel mounting bracket with hardware
(1) Power cord
(1) Resource CD
For use with an indicator and sensor. in[mm]
|8.13" - 40.13"|
[206.4 - 1019.2 mm]
|8.13" - 22.33"|
[206.4 - 567.1 mm]
For use with a force gauge. in[mm]
|5.25" - 37.25"|
[133.4 - 946.2 mm]
|5.25" - 19.45"|
[133.4 - 494.0 mm]
ESM1500 Motorized force test stand with force gauge mount
Load cell mounting hardware kit for ESM1500 / ESM750
Base plate, matrix of threaded holes
Base plate, multiple center hole threads
Eye end kit, force gauge, #10-32F
Eye end kit, force gauge, 5/16-18F
Eye-End Adapter Kit for Force gauges, 1/2-20M
Eye end kit, load cell / force gauge, 1/4-28M
Eye end kit, load cell / M5-1000 / M5-2000 force gauge, 1/2-20M
Force gauge mounting kit (included w/ FG Models)
Load cell mounting kit (included w/ LC Models)
FollowMeTM force-based dynamic manual positioning
Travel indication, with USB output, ESM1500 / ESM750
Travel indication, with USB output, ESM1500S / ESM750S
Computer control Option for ESM1500 / ESM750
Programmable travel set points Option for ESM1500 / ESM750
Overload Protection Option for ESM1500 / ESM750
Auto return Option for ESM1500 / ESM750
Cycling / dwell time Option for ESM1500 / ESM750
Independent up and down speeds Option for ESM1500 / ESM750
Extended speed range, low Option for ESM1500 / ESM750
Extended speed range, high Option for ESM1500 / ESM1500S
Break detection Option for ESM1500 / ESM750
Loadholding Option for ESM1500 / ESM750
Preload / sample touch Option for ESM1500 / ESM750
Profiles Option for ESM1500 / ESM750
Complete options package for ESM1500 / ESM750 (includes all SF options above)
Complete options package for ESM1500S / ESM750S (includes all SF options above)