New universal testing models AGS-X
March 6, 2014
New high capacity universal testing models
New models extend the Autograph AGS-X series /
Measuring range from 0.002 N to 300,000 N /
Common accessories for all models
Shimadzu, one of the world leaders in analytical instrumentation and material testing, will introduce its latest developments for destructive testing at the Wire exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany from April 7-11, 2014. The well-known AGS-X series is now extended by four new models with a higher capacity of up to 300,000 N for tensile, bending and compression tests. Based on their excellent price/performance ratio and sophisticated software, the new models are dedicated not only for quality control purposes, but also for re-search and development.
Specifications, functions and features
The new AGS-X high capacity models are equipped with an internal powerful controller capable of sending measurement data up to 1000 Hz. The load cells have also been improved and now cover a wider measurement range from 1/1 down to 1/500 of the rated capacity. Ac-curacy is thereby class 1 and even class 0.5 according to ISO 7500-1 and similar regulation. So it is now possible to measure from spider fibres of just 0.002 N up to high-strength steel at 300,000 N using the same machine frame.
In addition to the improved hardware features, the new AGS-X mod-els can also be used with the latest version of the highly sophisticated Trapezium-X software. As well as tensile, compression and bending tests, a wide range of further tests such as peeling, friction, adhesives and texture applications can be performed. Combined with a suitable extensometer, the AGS-X series is also fully compliant with the re-quirements of ISO-6892 and ISO-527. All existing accessories from grips and fixtures, thermostatic chambers and extensometer up to the powerful TRViewX video extensometer can be commonly used for all models.