Introduction to Instron® Universal Testing Machines

Instron universal testing machines are designed to perform tensile, compression, flex, peel, puncture, friction, and shear tests — and more. This video provides a basic introduction to using an Instron universal testing machine. You will learn the basic parts of the testing system, how to power on the machine, and the primary safety features of the equipment.

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Instron’s 6800 Series high-force testing systems are built to handle the most demanding testing applications. These systems are built with durable work surfaces, fortified against shock and vibration, and designed to reduce ingress from composite shards, rebar scale, and other debris — ensuring performance in some of the most demanding laboratory environments. Internal electrical and mechanical hardware have been isolated from the test area, while an abrasion-resistant coating is applied to the 12mm metal work surface for increased durability. Instron’s 6800 Series high-force testing systems are built to perform and built to last.

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From product design and development to quality control, universal testing machines are crucial to ensuring that materials and products perform as expected. This video provides an introduction to universal testing machines, explains the most basic types of materials testing performed on these systems, and discusses the important role they play in keeping us safe.

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