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UTM Universal Testing Machine


The GCTS UTM Universal Testing Machine is a lightweight yet sturdy system with extremely versatile applications and comes with our cutting-edge Digital Servo Controller and Signal Conditioner. This allows the test setups to be made up of independent phases and thus the user gains full control over test sequences allowing for the programming of even the most complex testing procedure.

 

  • 10, 50, 100, and 250 kN capacity.
  • Top or bottom mounted actuator.
  • Electro-hydraulic or electro-pneumatic digital servo controlled.
  • Adjustable crosshead beam.
  • Stainless steel and hard-anodized aluminum construction.
  • Stiffness up to 8.75 N/m (5x106 lbs/inch).
  • Optional automatic hydraulic cross-head lift.
  • Larger load capacity frames are also available.

The GCTS Universal Testing Machine is a very versatile system and includes our state-of-the-art Digital Servo Controller and Signal Conditioner. It allows the test setups to be made up of multiple independent phases, with each phase having its own unique output definition, data acquisition and data saving parameters. With these capabilities, the user has full control over the test sequences allowing him/her to program even the most complex testing procedures.

 

The GCTS loading frames are relatively lightweight but highly stable and do not require a special foundation for their installation. The standard load frame consists of two large, stainless steel threaded columns with a hard-anodized aluminum cross head beam and a large, thick bottom plate for stability. The bottom plate is threaded for the two upright columns and for hold-down bolts to secure the different test fixtures. The stainless steel nuts on the frame columns can be used to easily adjust the height of the crosshead beam to accommodate variable specimen or cell heights.

 

Optionally, hydraulic lifts can be supplied for easy crosshead positioning. This option also includes hydraulic locks for automatic crosshead locking.

 

These frames can be supplied with the actuator mounted on the crosshead or underneath the table. A wide variety of load cells, grips, extensometers, and other fixtures are available from GCTS. These frames can also accommodate environmental chambers and/or triaxial cells.

 

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Model No. Type Load Horizontal x Vertical (max)
UTM-010 . . . . . . . . . Pneumatic . . . . . . . . . .10 kN 355 x 900 mm
UTM-050 . . . . . . . . . Hydraulic . . . . . . . . . . 50 kN 355 x 900 mm
UTM-100 . . . . . . . . . Hydraulic . . . . . . . . . . 100 kN 400 x 1,000 mm
UTM-250 . . . . . . . . . Hydraulic . . . . . . . . . . 250 kN 400 x 1,000 mm

 

Please contact GCTS for full specifications.