ESM1500 / ESM750 Motorized Tension / Compression Test Stands
ESM1500 and ESM750 single-column force testers are highly configurable solutions for tension and compression measurement applications, with capacities of 1,500 lbF (6.7 kN) and 750 lbF (3.4 kN), respectively. With generous travel and clearance, they are suitable for break testing, cycling, limit testing to a load or distance, loadholding, elongation testing, tensile testing, compression testing, and more.
Satisfy various test methods through configurable parameters, such as speed, number of cycles, etc. Up to 50 profiles may be saved and password protected. Crosshead positioning for sample setup is a breeze with available FollowMe®. Using your hand as your guide, push and pull on the load to move the crosshead at a dynamically variable speed.
The stands feature a unique modular controller function platform. Functions such as travel measurement, cycling, etc. are offered individually, for ultimate flexibility and value.
Collect force and travel data, plot and analyze results, and control test stand motion via MESUR®gauge Plus software. Or, fully control the stand by a PC through a custom application.
Please see the Data Sheet for Features & Options
ESM1500 / ESM750 Motorized Tension / Compression Test StandsESM1500SESM1500ESM750ESM750S1,500 lbF [6.7 kN] 1,500 lbF [6.7 kN] 750 lbF [3.4 kN] 750 lbF [3.4 kN]14.2 in [360 mm] travel 32 in [813 mm] travel 32 in [813 mm] travel 14.2 in [360 mm] travel ESM1500 and ESM750 single-column force testers are highly configurable solutions for tension and compression measurement applications, with capacities of 1,500 lbF (6.7 kN) and 750 lbF (3.4 kN), respectively. With generous travel and clearance, they are suitable for break testing, cycling, limit testing to a load or distance, loadholding, elongation testing, tensile testing, compression testing, and more.Satisfy various test methods through an intuitive menu with selectable test parameters, such as speed, number of cycles, etc. Up to 50 profiles may be saved and password protected. Crosshead positioning for sample setup is a breeze with available FollowMe®. Using your hand as your guide, push and pull on the load to move the crosshead at a dynamically variable speed.The stands feature a unique modular controller function platform. Functions such as travel measurement, cycling, etc. are offered individually, accommodating a wide range of budgets and applications.Collect force and travel data, plot and analyze results, and control test stand motion via MESUR®gauge Plus software. Or, fully control the stand by a PC through a custom application. Broad force range and clearance dimensions Compatible with load cells and force gaugesUSB output of force vs. time or force vs. distanceAdjustable, removal control panel with intuitive menu navigationUnique modular function platform – select functions as required for the applicationPassword protection of test parametersStepper motor-driven, producing smooth and quiet operation with no speed variation under loadCompact footprint, suitable for crowded workbenchesMost electronics are housed in an integrated removeable enclosure, easily accessed for service 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 Control and SoftwareConsider 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. Indicators 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, ex. ESM750LC. Force gauges 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. Any of the below functions may be selected at time of order or activated in the field via an activation code. A complete options package is also available. The stands are supplied in Demo Mode, a 160-hour time period in which all functions are temporarily enabled.FeaturePart No.DescriptionRequirementsFollowMe™ force-based positioningSF008Position 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. Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicatorTravel indicationSF009Position 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. For data output to a PC, a Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicator is required.Computer controlSF010Fully 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 Mark-10).This option is not required for MESUR®gauge Plus software. Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicator SF009 travel indication For full speed range, consider SF017 and SF018 speed range extensionsProgrammable travel limitsSF011The stand stops at or cycles between programmable upper and lower travel distances. SF009 travel indication optionOverload protectionSF012Protects a force gauge or force sensor against overload. Also compatible with many competitors’ gauges. Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicator Auto returnSF013The 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. Reversing at force set point: Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicatorReversing at travel limit: SF011 programmable travel limits optionReversing at break: SF019 break detection option Cycling / dwell timeSF014Same as auto-return, but programmable up to 99,999 cycles. Programmable dwell time at upper and lower limits up to 9,999 seconds. Same as auto-return, at the same speed in each direction. Add SF016 for independent up and down speeds. Independent Up and Down speedsSF016Individually specify speeds for the up and down directions. -Low speed extensionSF017Extends the standard speed range down to 0.001 in/min (0.02 mm/min). -High speed extensionSF018SF018-1ESM1500 / ESM1500S: Extends max speed to 90 in (2,300 mm)/min.ESM750 / ESM750S: Extends max speed to 60 in (1,525 mm)/min. -Break detectionSF019Crosshead stops at a programmable drop in force. Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicatorLoadholdingSF020Dynamically adjusts the crosshead position to maintain a specified load for an indefinite or specified period of time. Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicatorIf a specified time is required, order SF014 cycling / dwell time optionPreload / sample touchSF021Stops the crosshead and/or zeroes the travel display at an initial preload – useful in tensile, spring, elongation, and other applications. SF009 travel indicationSeries 7 or 5 gauge or indicatorProfilesSF022Save and recall sets of test parameters, such as speeds, travel limits, preload, etc. Maximum of 50 profiles may be stored. -Complete options packageSFCOMP (ESM1500 / ESM750) SFCOMP-1 (ESM1500S / ESM750S)Includes all functions listed above. Requires a Series 7 or 5 gauge or indicator. All test stands are supplied with the following accessories:(1) AC1047-2 eye end kit (2) G1088 spanner wrench (1) Load cell / indicator mounting kit (-LC models) (1) Force gauge mounting kit (-FG models) (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 Shown at left: Model ESM1500LC LC Models For use with an indicator and sensor. ABESM1500LC51.35 [1304.3]8.13 – 40.13 [206.4 – 1019.2]ESM1500SLC33.89 [860.9]8.13 – 22.33 [206.4 – 567.1]ESM750LC50.85 [1291.6]8.13 – 40.13 [206.4 – 1019.2]ESM750SLC33.39 [848.1]8.13 – 22.33 [206.4 – 567.1] FG Models For use with a force gauge. ABESM1500FG51.35 [1304.3]5.25 – 37.25 [133.4 – 946.2]ESM1500SFG33.89 [860.9]5.25 – 19.45 [133.4 – 494.0]ESM750FG50.85 [1291.6]5.25 – 37.25 [133.4 – 946.2]ESM750SFG33.39 [848.1]5.25 – 19.45 [133.4 – 494.0]