302 Series Loadframes
Our load frames are versatile test systems used for a variety of applications, from simple monotonic proof tests, to highly complex Thermo Mechanical Fatigue (TMF) experiments. The systems can be configured to run standard ASTM tests as well as unique custom protocols. The load frames are paired with our industry leading controller, and pumps to create highly accurate and durable test instruments.
The load frame structure is specifically designed to provide maximum rigidity, using cost-effecive polymer actuator bearings. The Series 302 load frames feature 2-column symmetrical construction with a fixed-platen and moveable crosshead on hydraulic lifts. On these free standing units, the actuator is mounted below the platen with the load cell affixed to the crosshead.
Note that we also build load frames with hydrostatic bearings for more exacting test requirements (see our 303 line) and larger 4-column frames (see our model 304 frames). We also build frames with crosshead mounted actuators and floor-level T-Slotted bases. Our 301 series frames are tabletop units.
The 302 Series load frames come in standard configurations (see Specifications) with other force combinations and configurations available on request. All units are delivered fully equipped including a linear actuator, servo valve, service manifold, load cell, and LVDT.
The 302 Series Load Frame can be supplied with a variety of accessories such as hydraulic crosshead locks, load cells, grips, furnaces, environmental chambers, and extensometers to meet your specific testing needs.