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New Products: Ametek expands Chatillon force-testing line

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HORSHAM, Pa.—Ametek Sensor, Test and Calibration has released new Chatillon-brand force-testing machines it says are ideal for testing a range of materials, including medical devices, automotive, electronics, rubber and pharmaceuticals. The newly unveiled CS2 Series testing machines are available in a 1kN (225 lbf) and a 5kN (1124 lbf) frame capacity.

Spring calculation and dual-load peak results have been added to the design, along with functionalities such as absolute measurement and barcode input. It also features split Windows keyboard layout and improved widgets.

Both the CS2-225 and CS2-1100 feature large work areas and are available with a range of grips, fixtures, extensometers and software options. The CS2-225 has a 180 mm throat deep with a 500 mm crosshead travel, while the CS21100 features 150 mm throat deep and 800 mm crosshead travel. A range of work tables also is available for increased flexibility.

Each of the force testers include a 2-in-1 laptop console with a 9-inch touch screen for use in production environments and an interface system that the firm claims allows for easy set up, run selection and report generation.

In addition to booting up quickly, the software guides users through test set-ups for tensile, compression, clear, flexural, and advanced multi-stage testing. It also can conform to ISO or ASTM testing. Test results are displayed live on the screen during the test, and can be automatically exported in both .pdf and .csv x after each test via RS232, according to the company. Data can be stored internally or on an external server.

The CS2 series features two levels of user access—supervisor and operator—both of which can be password protected. Those with supervisor status have access to the complete system, while operators can be approved for access to specific tests.

The Chatillion CS2 Series is CE-approved, designed and manufactured in the U.S.

For additional information about this and other Ametek products is available online at

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