The ESM1500 is a highly configurable single-column force tester for tension and compression measurement applications up to 1,500 lbF (6.7 kN). Suitable for laboratory and production environments, the ESM1500 may be used with an indicator-load cell combination or with a force gauge. Sample setup and fine positioning are a breeze with available FollowMeTM force-based positioning - using your hand as your guide, push and pull on the load cell or force gauge to move the crosshead at a dynamically variable rate of speed.
With generous travel, clearance, and depth dimensions, a wide range of tests can be performed, including break testing, cycling, limit testing to a load or distance, loadholding, elongation testing, tensile testing, compression testing, and more. Satisfy various test methods through an easy-to-use menu, allowing the configuration of test speed, force and distance limits, cycling, preload, and many other functions, all protected by a password.
Controller functions are offered individually through a unique “build-your-own” configuration platform. Order any combination of functions to customize the test stand to specific requirements. Functions not ordered originally can be activated in the field.
Force and travel data can be output to a PC for graphing and analysis using MESURTMgauge software. Or, fully control the stand by a PC through a custom-written program in any language supporting ASCII communications.
- Compatible with indicators and load cells, as well as force gauges
- Adjustable, removal controller with intuitive menu navigation
- Password protection of test parameters
- Stepper motor-driven, producing smooth and quiet operation with no speed variation under load
- USB output of force vs. time or force vs. distance
- Compact footprint, suitable for crowded workbenches
- Ergonomic design, with smart, clean cable management
- Most electronics housed in an integrated removeable enclosure, easily removed and transported
Max. Force: 1,500 lbF [6.7 kN]
Speed Range: 0.001 - 90 in/min - [0.02 - 2,300 mm/min]
Max. Travel: 2 in [813 mm]
Max. Clearance: 7 in [940 mm]
Throat Depth:.7 in [170 mm]
Key Features and Options
FollowMe TM dynamic positioning Using your hand as your guide, push and pull on the load cell or force gauge to move the crosshead. Re-sponsive enough for quick positioning as well as fine adjustments
Simple controller interface Rugged aluminum up/down/stop keys are designed for industrial environments. Zero Travel and FollowMe TM keys add convenience. Removable for remote use. See the following page for a full list of available functions.
Limit switches Adjustable upper and lower solid state limit switches stop test stand travel with 0.001 in. [0.025 mm] repeatability.
Modular design Most electronics are housed in an integrated enclosure,easily accessible and remov-able for updating and service.
Indicators Choose from three indicator models. Consider a Model 7i or 5i to take full advantage of all test stand functions.
Series R01 force sensors (load cells) Rugged S-beam design. Avail- able in capacities from 50 to 2,000 lbF [250 N to 10 kN].
Series R03 force sensors (load cells) Enclosed design. Available in capacities from 0.25 to 100 lbF [1 to 500 N]
Force gauges Choose from several gauge series. Consider a Series 7 or 5 gauge to take advantage of all test stand functions.
Optional mounting plate, threaded hole matrix A matrix of #10-32 threaded holes is provided, along with a 5/16-18 center hole
Optional mounting plate, m ultiple hole thread sizes Three thread sizes are provided [#10-32, 5/16-18, and 1/2-20], along with an array of four 1/4-28 holes
MESUR TM gauge data collection software Output force vs. time or force vs. distance data from the ESM1500’s USB port. MESUR TM gauge graphs,tabulates, calculates statistics, and provides report-ing and output tools
Optional Functions Any of the below functions may be purchased at time of order or may be activated in the field at a later date via an activation code. A complete options package is also available at a discounted price. The stand is supplied in Demo Mode, a 160-hour time period in which all functions are temporarily enabled