Probe Material Analyzer


Product Overview


  • Rugged construction, capable of withstanding the abuse of the production environment
  • Digital speed control with encoder feedback
  • Selectable speed range from 0.02 – 40 in/min (0.01 ipm increments) or 1-64 cm/min (0.05 cpm increments)
  • Designed to be a research tool and capable of testing in both compression and tension directions
  • Programmable settings for insertion, dwell and retraction segments of a test
  • Selectable test lengths from 0.025 – 4 inches (0.025 in increments) or 0.05 – 10 centimeters (0.05 cm increments)
  • Additional features include: force/distance mode selection, automatic test return and percent break
  • 10 pound load cell is included with the machine
  • Operating temperature range 32° - 150° F (0° - 70° C)
  • EZ-Data data management software is included with this machine
  • Data can be downloaded to EZ-Data software for complete data management
  • Accurate to ± 0.1% of load cell range
  • Capable of pulling up to 25 pounds (11 Kg)
  • Universal input voltage from 85-265 VAC (50/60 Hz)


Available Probes


Data Acquisition System

  • The ChemInstruments electronic data acquisition system is a state-of-the-art microprocessor controlled force measurement package that combines accuracy with ease of use. This system simultaneously controls test motion, reads the force of a test from a load cell, stores that data in its memory and interfaces with EZ-Data data management software to show the results graphically.
  • Samples at 400Hz, 8 samples are collected, averaged and stored as a data point. A test will generate a data point every 20ms
  • Displays a graph of all measured force values upon completion of a test
  • Displays the average, high and low measured force results immediately upon completion of a test
  • Export data by USB connection to a local PC with our EZ Data software
  • Displays test values in grams, kilograms, ounces, pounds or Newtons


 EZ Data

  • EZ Data Compatible Remote setup, operational control and enhanced data collection are all possible when coupled with our EZ Data management software. This application requires an external PC. (See more information about the EZ-Data product)


Calibration Service

  • Calibration Service is available for this equipment. Contact us for more information.
  • Load cell is easily removable for yearly calibration. 


PMA-2000 Equipment Manual



  • Various probes available 


  • Cup Fixture
  • Loop Tack Fixture
  • 90° Peel Fixture
  • Probe Tack Fixture




  • Additional load cell capacities available: 2, 5, and 25 pounds
  • PSTC and TLMI testing manuals


  • Height: 23” (58 cm)
  • Width: 13” (33 cm) 
  • Depth: 16” (41 cm) 
  • Weight: 30 lbs (14 kg)


Some of the more popular test methods that this device is capable of performing.

  • PSTC: 101 (A, B, C, D, E, F), 4, 16
  • ASTM: D 2979, D 3330, D 6195A
  • TLMI: L-IA1, L-IA2, L-IA3
  • AFERA: 4001 P11
  • FINAT: FTM 1-6, 9, 10, 11

A versatile and user-friendly testing device, the ChemInstruments Probe Material Analyzer is carefully designed so you can characterize a variety of materials through the insertion, dwell and retraction of custom probe sensors. Those materials include viscoelastic polymers, adhesives and compounds. Data management is made easier with the included EZ Data software.