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The Comprehensive Materials Testing System contains everything in the Materials Testing System and much more.

Products

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ME-8230
Materials Testing System

Materials Testing System

ME-8230   - 

Integrated system for tensile testing, measures both force and position. Includes coupons, AirLink interface and Capstone software.
2699073
ME-8244
Comprehensive Materials Testing System

Comprehensive Materials Testing System

ME-8244   - 

Includes everything that comes with the Materials Testing System as well as several additional accessories and a storage base to house components when not in use.

Also Available:

2177552
ME-8236
Materials Testing Machine

Materials Testing Machine

ME-8236   - 

This is the assembly-only version of the Materials Testing System. Coupons, interface and software are not included.

Overview

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.

PASCO Capstone software allows students to view the data being collected in real time and provides all the tools needed to analyze the data afterwards.

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.

The graph shows shearing of steel, brass and aluminum rods, all having an 1/8" diameter. The shear strength of each material is measured.

Specifications

Materials Testing System (ME-8230)
  • Load Cell Capacity - 7100 N (1600 lbs)
  • Dimensions - 24 x 25 x 51 cm
  • Lead screw length - 38 cm
  • Machine weight - 20 lbs (9 kg)
  • 2 through-holes
  • 14 x 30 cm safety shields (2)

Experiments

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)

Videos

Buying Guide

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ME-8241
Photoelasticity Accessory
ME-8230
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1899485
ME-8239
Shear Accessory
ME-8230
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ME-8242
Structures Beam Fixture
ME-8230
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2699195
ME-8247
Compression Accessory
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2699888
ME-8229
Materials System Storage Base
ME-8230,ME-8236
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1899473
ME-8237
Bending Accessory
ME-8230
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2699229
ME-8249
Four-point Load Anvil
ME-8237
1
1899479
ME-8238
Flat Coupon Fixture
ME-8230
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2699121
ME-8245
Clevis Grip
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2699192
ME-8246
10-32 Adapter
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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.

Photoelasticity Accessory   ME-8241
Shear Accessory   ME-8239
Structures Beam Fixture   ME-8242
Compression Accessory   ME-8247
Materials System Storage Base   ME-8229
Bending Accessory   ME-8237
Four-point Load Anvil   ME-8249
Flat Coupon Fixture   ME-8238
Clevis Grip   ME-8245
10-32 Adapter   ME-8246
1899438
ME-8231
Aluminum Tensile Sample
ME-8230
1
1899454
ME-8232
Brass Tensile Sample
ME-8230
1
1899460
ME-8233
Annealed Steel Tensile Sample
ME-8230
1
1899466
ME-8234
Acrylic Tensile Sample
ME-8230
1
1899472
ME-8235
Polyethylene Tensile Sample
ME-8230
1
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ME-8243
Steel Tensile Sample
ME-8230
1
Consumables

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

Interface Required

To use this product you need a PASCO interface. 

New to probeware or have questions about  sensors or interfaces? Contact Teacher and Technical Support.  We're here to help!

Software Required

This product requires or recommends PASCO Capstone for data collection and analysis.