State-of-the-art Engineering Equipment

SM-101.3 | Universal Testing Machine 30kn

  • Classic experiments from destructive materials testing
  • Tensile tests, compression tests, Brinell hardness test
  • Extensive accessories available for further experiments
  • Generation of tensile and compressive forces
  • Forces generated by a hand-operated hydraulic system; no power supply required
  • Force gauge, pointer instrument with a drag indicator
  • Dial gauge for determining the elongation
  • 16 hardness specimens
  • 16 tensile specimens B6x30
  • Compression specimens available as an option: gypsum, wood, plastic
  • System for data acquisition available as an option

LxWxH: 610x500x860mm approx., Weight: approx. 48kg

Technical Specification
A solid understanding of the properties of materials is essential for technical and scientific professions. This knowledge helps select the suitable material, monitor production and processing and ensure the requirements in terms of a component. The materials test provides the necessary data in a reproducible and precisely quantified manner. The tensile test, bending test and hardness test are all part of classic destructive materials testing. The range of experiments covers tensile tests, compression tests and Brinell hardness tests in the base unit. Bending, shear and cupping tests can be conducted using the accessories. Disk and coil springs can also be tested. Optionally available are large compression plates for materials with a relatively low compressive strength or different geometry that require a larger contact surface (lab-own compression specimens). The experimental unit has been developed specifically for experiments in small groups and is characterized by a clear design, simple operation and accessories that are easy to exchange. The tensile specimens are clamped between the upper cross member and the crosshead. The compression specimens and hardness specimens are secured between the crosshead and lower cross member. The test force is generated by means of a hand-operated hydraulic system and displayed on a large force gauge with drag indicator. A dial gauge measures the elongation of the specimens.


  • Tensile tests
  • Compression tests
  • Brinell hardness test
  • Plot stress–strain diagrams


  • Load cell 5KN, and 10KN
  • Test force: max. 30kN Stroke: 44mm Free installation space for specimens: 165x65mm
  • 16 Tensile specimens
    • material: 4x Al, 4x Cu, 4x St, 4x CuZn
  • 16 hardness specimens
    • LxWxH: 30x30x10mm
    • material: 4x Al, 4x Cu, 4x St, 4x CuZn
Sphere for hardness testing: Ø 10mm Approx.
  • Measuring ranges
    • force: 0…30kN, graduation: 0,5kN
    • travel: 0…30mm, graduation: 0,01mm