Universal Testing Systems for Tensile, Compression, and Flexure Testing
The NEXT GENERATION 6800 Series universal testing systems range in capacity from 500 N to 300 kN and provide exceptional performance with unparalleled accuracy and reliability. Offering up to 5 kHz data acquisition and 0.5% accuracy down to 1/1000th of load cell capacity, the 6800 Series offers ultimate flexibility for any testing need.
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0.02 N (2 gf) - 300 kN Force Capacities
The 6800 series Universal Testing Machines are designed to perform tensile, compression, flex, peel, puncture, friction, shear tests, and more. The systems are compatible with hundreds of grips and fixtures found in Instron’s expansive accessories catalog, with specific configurations designed to perform the most popular tests specific to the biomedical, automotive, consumer electronics, and raw materials industries.
Advanced Performance and Applications
The 6800 Series can be expanded to include Digital Input/Output Channels and up to 11 Sensor Conditioning Modules to ensure compatibility with advanced accessories and external devices. When testing on a 6800 Series frame you can capture synchronized data at a rate of up to 5 kHz with adjustable bandwidth to never miss a test event.
The 6800 handset brings system controls closer than ever before with an all-new ergonomic handset, mounted directly to the frame. Operators can use the handset in the mounted position or removed from its dock.
With 2 user-defined ‘Soft Key’ buttons, the operator can initiate a variety of commands. The Soft Keys can be defined per method, allowing for customization for each test.
With Instron’s patent-pending system architecture, the machine’s movement is restricted to prevent unintended motion of the crosshead.
During set up mode, your system will default to a safe speed appropriate for an operator to work in the test space.
The Fine Position adjustment thumbwheel with tactile feedback allows for precision positioning of the crosshead in 4 μm increments when performing sensitive testing.
Specimen Protect prevents unwanted forces from being applied to the specimen by automatically making fine adjustments to the crosshead, protecting your valuable specimen from damage.
When performing a uniaxial test, accurate stress and strain results can only be achieved with a system that contains robust, precise guidance columns that ensure minimal specimen bending under load.
The 6800 is built for high performance. It features pre-loaded bearings, precision ball screws, an extra thick crosshead and base beam, and low-stretch drive belts to ensure superior performance and longevity.
The 6800 load frames use powerful motors with reserve capacity that allow for quicker rates of acceleration. Maintenance-free brushless AC servomotors enable cyclic, creep, and relaxation testing for up to 10 days (up to 1Hz at 25°C).
Along with a powerful motor, the 6800 drive system consists of a rugged steel casting with a dual-belt drive system. Unlike systems that use gear-reducers, which create backlash and lower drive system stiffness, the dual-belt system provides synchronous movement of the ball screws, eliminating crosshead tilt and aiding system alignment.
The high force floor model systems have been fortified against shock and vibration which allows for continuous testing at the maximum rated frame capacity.
Reduction in debris ingress has been achieved through gasketing and a patent-pending airflow design. Internal electrical and mechanical hardware is located safely away from directly beneath the test area. The 12 mm metal work surface is treated with an abrasion-resistant coating for durability.
Tall base option on floor model systems provides an ergonomically comfortable testing station, the contoured design allows the operator easy access to the testing space for fixture assembly and a comfortable reach to the new ergonomic handset.