LARGO, Fla.—Ametek Sensor, Test and Calibration has introduced Chatillon TCM, its new flexible series of motorized test machines.
Its TCM series consists of two force testers offering testing up to 350 pounds of force (or 1,500 newtons). The company said in a news release that the TCM100 works for low capacity testing up to 100 lbf (500 N), while the TCM350 is suitable for testing samples at a capacity of up to 350 lbf (1,500 N).
Ametek said both force testers feature a standard crosshead travel of 16 inches and are available in extended editions with a crosshead travel of 32 inches. A throat depth at 3.9 inches allows the operator to perform force tests including tension, compression, bending, peeling, adhesion, insertion and extraction on samples up to 7.8 inches.
The series features a large LED display which indicates information including travel speed for monitoring, Ametek said. The force testers include haptic feedback, reducing the time spent on test configuration, as well as operator errors. The tactile buttons have no moving parts or membranes and durability, especially in production environments.
Ametek said coupling the TCM series force testers with the digital Chatillon DF series force gauges offers a load accuracy that exceeds 0.1 percent full scale, as well as added benefits such as drive to limit. The Chatillon ForceTest software can be added to the solution enabling seamless serial data communication from the force tester to a computer, saving of test setups for faster workflow, live data view during tests and export of test results.
A wide selection of grips and fixtures allows flexible use across industries, the firm said. The universal adapter plate with international thread sizes to ASM and metric thread sizes provides flexibility for installing custom and standard fixtures. The Chatillon TCM series replaces the company's current Chatillon LTCM series of force testers.
For more information, visit www.ametektest.com.