What Is an Extensometer?

Strain measurement is a key component of mechanical testing and is required by nearly all relevant ASTM and ISO standards. Instron offers a wide range of strain measurement devices to suit every material and application. From simple bonded strain gauges to the most advanced video extensometry, all of our devices are designed and manufactured by Instron engineers to meet our own stringent accuracy standards. If your testing application requires a creative solution, our Custom Engineering Group is available to design and implement a strain measurement solution that meets your needs.

Instron Connect Portal: AI Troubleshooting Tool

The Instron Connect Portal, included with your Instron Connect agreement, utilizes an AI-driven support tool that allows you to troubleshoot your Instron system’s issues.

Axial Clip-On Extensometer

Instron’s static axial clip-on extensometers are a quick and easy solution for measuring strain and are suitable for use on a wide range of materials such as plastics, metals, and composites. Our decades of strain measurement experience have helped us optimize the design of these devices to include: lightweight, rugged, cross-brace design that eliminates errors caused by physical distortion; built-in protection to reduce damage caused by over-extension of the device; and device arms that are designed to require minimal force to stay attached to the specimen, thus minimizing knife-edge slippage during testing. All extensometers comply with both the ASTM E83 and ISO 9513 standards and are supplied with calibration certificates showing the individual performance of each unit at its factory calibration.

AutoX750 Automatic Contacting Extensometer

The AutoX750 is a high-resolution, long-travel automatic contacting extensometer. It is ideal for a variety of materials including metals, plastics, elastomers, and composites.

MPX Series Pendulum Impact Test System With Bluehill® Impact Software

The Instron MPX motorized pendulum impact test system with Bluehill® Impact software is the preferred system for metals impact testing to Charpy and Izod standards. Available in capacities ranging from 300 to 900 Joules, the MPX is efficient and easy to operate, making it suitable for high-volume testing. The testing space is fully enclosed and uses an integrated guard and safety control system that meets the stringent requirements for the European CE mark and ISO 13849 — offering exceptional protection for your operators.

Instron Connect Software: Bluehill Universal Screenshare

The Instron Connect software, which is a feature included in your Instron Connect agreement, allows the Instron technical support team to connect directly to your Instron systems through remote screenshare.

Instron Connect Feature Highlights: SightCall

The SightCall augmented reality tool, included in your Instron Connect agreement, is used by our technical support engineers to help solve issues on your testing system from a remote location.

Instron Connect Portal: Calibration Certificates and Service History

The Instron Connect Portal, a feature included in your Instron Connect agreement, allows you to view and download your Instron system’s calibration certificates and service history.

Instron Connect Portal: Creating an Account

Included in your Instron Connect agreement, the Instron Connect Portal is a feature that allows you to access your system’s calibration certificates and service history, request support, access software updates, troubleshoot your system’s issues, and keep track of your service agreements.