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The PASCO Materials Testing System includes everything needed to do tensile testing straight out of the box. It measures force with a 7100 N load cell and displacement using an optical encoder. The Materials Testing Machine connects to a computer's USB port using the included PASCO USB Link. Six sets of different tensile sample materials (each with 10 samples) are included.
The Comprehensive Materials Testing System includes everything needed to study material testing. In addition to everything included with the Materials Testing System, the Comprehensive system includes a sturdy plastic base which provides convenient storage for all the components as well as the accessories that allow your students to investigate compression and tensile testing, column buckling, three and four-point bending, shear testing, stress lines with photoelasticity. See below for the full list of components.
Both systems are completed by PASCO's Capstone Software, which has a built-in calibration wizard and all the tools to record and display stress vs. strain, and to apply linear fits to find Young's Modulus. Also records and plays back webcam movies of the breaking samples, synced to the data. PASCO Capstone Workbooks include set-up instructions, theory, and detailed analysis questions.
The software uses automatic variable oversampling, which means when the sampling rate is high, no smoothing is applied, but as the sampling rate is decreased, the program automatically samples at the higher rate and averages the samples.
Also available is the Materials Testing Machine which is the Materials Testing System without the Tensile samples, interface or PASCO Capstone software.
Materials Testing System
Comprehensive Materials Testing System
Materials Testing Machine
|Materials Testing Machine|
|Compliance calibration rod|
|Steel Tensile Sample (ME-8243)||(10)||(10)|
|Aluminum Tensile Sample (ME-8231)||(10)||(10)|
|Brass Tensile Sample (ME-8232)||(10)||(10)|
|Annealed Steel Tensile Sample (ME-8233)||(10)||(10)|
|Acrylic Tensile Sample (ME-8234)||(10)||(10)|
|Polyethylene Tensile Sample (ME-8235)||(10)||(10)|
|Photoelasticity Accessory (ME-8241)|
|Structures Beam Fixture (ME-8242)|
|Clevis Grip (ME-8245)|
|10-32 Adapter (ME-8246)|
|Compression Accessory (ME-8247)|
|Four-point Load Anvil (ME-8249)|
|Bending Accessory (ME-8237)|
|Flat Coupon Fixture (ME-8238)|
|Shear Accessory (ME-8239)|
|Materials System Storage Base (ME-8229)|
|Thin I-Beams (ME-7012)|
|Cast Beam Spares Set (ME-6983)|
|Stress Strain Apparatus Coupons - Plastic (AP-8222)|
|Stress Strain Apparatus Coupons - Metal (AP-8223)|
|PASCO Capstone Single User License (UI-5401)|
The following labs are available as downloadable zipped folders. Each contains a .pdf lab setup file and a Capstone data file.
Lab 01 - Intro to Materials Tester (zipped folder 2 MB)
Lab 02 - Compliance Calibration Tutorial (zipped folder 2.2 MB)
Lab 03 - Tensile Testing - Brass (zipped folder, 2 MB)
Lab 04 - Young's Modulus (zipped folder, 779 KB)
Lab 05 - Tensile Testing - Annealed Steel (zipped folder, 1 MB)
Lab 06 - Tensile Testing - Metals (zipped folder, 849 KB)
Lab 07 - Tensile Testing - Plastic Coupons (zipped folder, 1 MB)
Lab 08 - Tensile Testing - Plastic Samples (zipped folder, 2 MB)
Lab 09 - Three Point Bending (zipped folder, 1.5 MB)
Lab 10 - Round Rod Bending (zipped folder, 1.5 MB)
Lab 11 - Bend Testing Beams (zipped folder, 2 MB)
Lab 12 - Tensile Testing Beams (zipped folder, 819 KB)
Lab 13 - Column Buckling and Slenderness Ratio (zipped folder, 1 MB)
Lab 14 - Euler Column Buckling (zipped folder, 1 MB)
Lab 15 - Column Buckling Tensile Samples (zipped folder, 792 KB)
Lab 16 - Compression Testing Cast Beams (zipped folder, 1421 KB)
Lab 17 - Bend Testing Cast Beams (zipped folder, 2518 KB)
Lab 18 - Shear Testing Round Rods (zipped folder, 909 KB)
Lab 19 - Strength of Materials (zipped folder, 3 MB)
Lab 20 - Photoelasticity (zipped folder, 7.83 MB)
Lab 21 - Four Point Bending (zipped folder 2.30 MB)
Lab 22 - Compression Testing (zipped folder, 3 MB)
Expand Your System
All of these components are included as part of the Comprehensive System but are also available for purchase individually to expand your Materials Testing System or as replacements for the Comprehensive System.
|Structures Beam Fixture||ME-8242||
|Materials System Storage Base||ME-8229||
|Four-point Load Anvil||ME-8249||
|Flat Coupon Fixture||ME-8238||
Add the USB Camera Microscope to zoom in on materials and to document their appearance before and after an experiment.
|USB Camera Microscope||PS-2343||
You can purchase additional or replacement tensile samples separately.
|Aluminum Tensile Sample||ME-8231||
|Brass Tensile Sample||ME-8232||
|Annealed Steel Tensile Sample||ME-8233||
|Acrylic Tensile Sample||ME-8234||
|Polyethylene Tensile Sample||ME-8235||
|Steel Tensile Sample||ME-8243||
This product requires or recommends PASCO Capstone for data collection and analysis.