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


  • Proven designs originate from the Baldwin® and SATEC™ lines, and include some of the most rugged and durable machines ever made
  • Two test spaces make changing between tension and compression testing safer and more efficient — no need to remove heavy fixtures
  • Long test stroke accommodates a variety of test fixtures and applications
  • Semi-open crossheads with hydraulic lever-action grips for easy specimen loading and clamping
  • 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
  • External hydraulic power supplied with convenient tabletop working surface

Range of Models

  • 400HVL - 2,000 kN (450,000 lbf)
  • 400WHVL (Wide Version) - 2,000 kN (450,000 lbf)


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