Force Testers Easy and Low-Cost Force Testing

Editor: Ahlam Rais

The digital Chatillon CS2 Series of force testers by Ametek Sensors, Test & Calibration is a low-cost solution for force testing applications where advanced material testing functionality is not required.

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The CS2 Series’ CS2-225 can be used for testing up to 1 kN (225 lbf).
The CS2 Series’ CS2-225 can be used for testing up to 1 kN (225 lbf).
(Source: Ametek Sensors, Test & Calibration)

The CS2 Series force testers can perform the most commonly used tests within most industries from basic static force testing to multistage testing, cyclic testing and more at a fraction of the cost of an advanced materials tester, states the company.

The new force testers feature a large working area of up to 180 mm that allows the operator flexibility to not only test the product but its packaging as well with a simple change of grips.

The Series is available in two load capacities: the CS2-225 for testing up to 1 kN (225 lbf) and the CS2-1100 for testing up to 5 kN (1100 lbf). Both force testers provide operators with an intuitive, easy-to-use touch screen console. The user interface makes performing tensile testing, compression testing, flexural testing, or advanced multi-stage testing that conforms to ISO or ASTM standards a breeze, adds the firm.

The large, robust touch screen tablet is simple to operate and offers tabular and graphical results along with embedded SPC. Frequently used tests can be displayed on the start-up screen for immediate testing. Data can be displayed on the screen or easily exported. Test results are stored as CSV files and can automatically be exported to a USB device, a local or remote drive, via an Ethernet connection or Wifi communication. The results can also be exported via RS-232 ideal for production, explains the company.

The Series is a self-contained, fully operational system that requires no propriety software or knowledge of programming language to operate. For improved security, the new force testers feature two levels of user access, which can be password protected, concludes the firm.

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