Red Core Consulting owns a customized Instron universal testing system. Tensile and compressive tests, such as ASTM D1621, can be performed on specimens as well as simple strength and brittleness tests.
The system uses a calibrated load-cell to determine the applied forces, and the system is fitted with a thermally-controlled chamber. Objects can be warmed, cooled, and even tested whilst submerged in liquid nitrogen.
|Crosshead speed:||1 mm min-1 to 0.5 m min-1|
|Crosshead displacement precision:||± 0.005 mm|
|Load capability:||± 11 kN|
|Temperature range:||-196 °C to +50° C|
|Thermal enclosure size (W x D x H):||0.2 m x 0.2 m x 0.27 m|
|Maximum distance between platens:||1 m|