Designed for high-capacity tension, compression, bend/flex, and shear testing, the DX Models feature a dual test space and single footprint. Understanding the critical importance of operator safety, these frames incorporate high-quality materials, components, and craftsmanship and are ideal for testing metals, wire rod, fasteners, concrete, and wood.

Features and Benefits

  • Single footprint saves valuable floor space — load frame, hydraulic power supply, and controller combined in a single package
  • Fully open-front grip design improves operator safety and throughput, and allows a limited number of jaw faces to cover a large range of specimen sizes
  • Two test space design makes changing between tension and compression testing safer and more efficient — no need to remove heavy fixtures
  • Convenient working height and ergonomic controls increase operator productivity and comfort
  • Ergonomic handset with a fine position adjustment wheel, two programmable softkeys, start, stop and return functions, and variable speed jog
  • Powerful, yet user-friendly materials testing software provides repeatable and reproducible results for simple to sophisticated testing requirements
  • Variable pressure hydraulic power supply provides pressure on demand, reducing heat generation, increasing oil life, and eliminating the need for water cooling
  • Optional closed head grip design available


  • 600DX - 600 kN (135,000 lbf)

Typical Applications

  • Metals — Bar, Plate, Pipe & Tube, Rebar, Structural
  • Fasteners
  • Wire Rod
  • Composites


DX Models conform to many international standards, including (but not limited to):
  • ASTM A370, A615, C39, C109, E4, E8, E9, E290, F606
  • ISO 6892-1, 6892-2, 7438, 7500-1, 9513, 15630-1
  • BS 4449
  • EN10002-1, 10002-2
  • JIS Z2241, Z2248

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