No longer in production, the 5900 Series universal testing systems listed in the table below were replaced by 6800 Series testing systems between 2020 – 2022. The 5940 single column and 5960 dual column models were produced from 2010 – 2020, and the 5980 floor model systems listed were produced between 2010 – 2022. These systems were designed to perform tensile, compression, flexure/bend, peel, tear, shear, and cyclic tests.

Features
  • Load measurement accuracy: +/- 0.5% of reading down to 1/1000 of load cell capacity option (2580 Series load cells)
  • Up to 2.5 kHz data acquisition rate option simultaneous on load, extension, and strain channels
  • Speed range of 0.001 - 3000 mm/min (0.00004 -120 in/min), depending on the model
  • Customizable control panel
  • Automatic gain adjustment (allows closed loop strain control)
  • Compatible with Bluehill® Software / Instron® Remote Technical Support (RTS)
  • Specimen Protect
  • Automatic transducer recognition for load cells and extensometers
  • Extra height and width options available
  • Thousands of optional grips and fixtures
  • Optional temperature chambers
  • Full CE compliance

Accessory Compatibility

The 5900 Series frames remain compatible with our extensive selection of accessories, including grips, fixtures, load cells, extensometers, environmental chambers, torsion add-on, automated XY stage, auto-injector testing system, and many other frame accessories. The 5900 controller allows for the addition of digital I/O channels to connect external devices and add up to 11 +/- 10V channels.


Out of Production Frames
Model Capacity
Single Column Table Models
5942 0.5 kN
5943 1 kN
5944 2 kN
Dual Column Table Models
5965 5 kN
5966 10 kN
5967 30 kN
5969 50 kN
Dual Column Floor Models
5982 100 kN
5984 150 kN
5985 250 kN
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