When fitted with a digital force gauge, a manual test stand affords a high degree of precision. It allows accurate positioning of the crosshead for tensile or compressive testing applications which require measurement of force at a specific distance.
Manual stands are also commonly used in simple pull-off tests where quick comparative checks are required and budgets are limited.
Easy to use
Lightweight and portable
Ideal for quick one-off checks
Accept digital height scales for load / displacement tests
Fine positioning of crosshead
Two manual stands are available; the handwheel operated MDD and the lever operated LCP
The new MultiTest range of compression & tension testers features test stands which are manufactured using a rigid aluminium base casting. The test stands have a fabricated metal housing, thus providing rugged instruments with a high degree of rigidity and strength.
The basic MultiTest stands, when used in conjunction with a Mecmesin digital force gauge and gripping fixtures, form the basis of compressive or tensile testers able to meet the requirements of many simple force measurement applications.