The new AG-Xplus Series from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments offers precision materials analysis from tabletop and floor-type universal testing machines. The series' features include:
- Ultra-fast 5 kHz (0.2 ms) sampling captures dramatic fluctuations in test force, and users can alter sampling conditions during testing for more detailed analysis.
- A 3,300 mm per minute return speed and 3,000 mm per minute crosshead speed — the series reduces test cycle time for specimens that stretch, such as rubber.
- It offers more accurate stress-strain curves from small to high forces.
- Series guarantees a precision range of the load cell (1/1000 to 1/1), which reduces load cell and jig replacements to improve testing efficiency.
- Auto-tuning of control parameters in real time based on stress and strain data measured during testing, as well as reliable comparison of unknown sample data, without pre-testing (auto-tuning function easily provides strain control required by ISO 6892-2009).
- Control resolution has been improved by a factor of eight, enhancing the reliability of test results.
- The company has added a shorter testing column to the series: it offers a 700 mm testing space, and the 1,130 mm test height permits installation in rooms with low ceilings.
- It is ideal for compression testing of small parts such as electrical and electronic components.
- Both tabletop and floor models incorporate a crosshead guide that provides higher torsional rigidity as compared to conventional testing machines.
- USB memory enables testing to be performed without a PC, and, after testing, the USB memory can be used with an office PC to analyze data and create reports.
- The Smart Controller enables easy operation and data confirmation, while a series of self-diagnostics ensures the instrument remains in optimal working order.
- The series reduces power consumption in standby mode, cutting carbon dioxide emissions and reducing environmental stress — depending on the frame capacity, power savings from 10 to 25 percent are possible.