LS1 Materials Testing Machine
Product Announcement from Ametek Test & Calibration Instruments
The LS1 is an affordable high precision solution for materials testing applications up to 1 kN / 225 lbf capacity which, when combined with Ametek's extensive range of grips, fixtures, extensometers and software to match your application, creates a powerful new generation materials testing system.High Mechanical StiffnessThe machine has been designed with modern linear guide technology as well as pre-loaded ball screws and advanced software compensation systems. Combined, these new features ensure that the machine performs with the highest precision for high accuracy displacement measurement even at very slow speeds and the smallest of movements.Wider Speed RangeCompared to other models, the new LS1 offers an impressive speed range of 0.01-2032 mm/min. This means faster testing and improved productivityExceptional AccuracyThe LS1 features unprecedented load accuracy. The machine uses high accuracy interchangeable XLC Series load cells. Tension and compression testing with cycling to load and extension limits are standard features. A load accuracy of +/- 0.5% down to 1% of loadcell value provides high dynamic range. An additional benefit is that the number of load cells required to cover the full force range may be reduced, saving the user both time in changing over different value loadcells when testing samples of different forces and also the cost of purchasing different capacity loadcells.More Machine Control OptionsThe LS1 machine can be used in standalone mode using an optional control console or with a PC or laptop and our acclaimed NEXYGENPlus analysis software. The control console features a membrane multi-function keypad and easy to read backlit LCD to display load and extension information. The control console displays prompts and menus, which guide the user through machine operations. The system is capable of storing up to 600 test results from a choice of 10 programmable test set-ups. The machine is also supplied as standard with a hand held controller. Alternatively, LS1 machine performance can be optimized and controlled using our innovative, highly acclaimed NEXYGENPlus data analysis and control software. PC interface is via USB allowing standard laptops to be used. This means that no special PC interface cards are required.