Tensile/Compression Tester


Product Overview

Machine Details

  • Rugged construction, capable of withstanding the abuse of the production environment
  • Digital speed and distance control
  • Maximum testing span is 32 inches (820 mm) minus the length of the grips
  • Throat distance from centerline of grip to mast face is 3.5 inches (89 mm)
  • Return position accuracy is +/-0.005” (0.125 mm) per test cycle
  • Grips not included, but optionally available
  • Selectable speed range from 0.1 to 25 ipm (0.1 ipm increments) or 0.25 to 62.5 cpm (0.25 cpm increments)
  • Capable of pulling up to 200 lbs (90 kg)
  • One load cell is included with the machine (5, 10, 20, 50, 100, or 200 lb capacities available)
  • Accurate to ± 0.1% of load cell range
  • Operating temperature range 32° - 150° F (0° - 70° C)
  • Capable of stand-alone operation with integrated touch display
  • Data can be downloaded to EZ Data software for complete data management
  • 5.7 inch touch screen display
  • Universal input voltage from 85-265 VAC(50/60Hz)


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, digitally displays it and also stores that data in its memory.
  • 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 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 

TT-2000 Equipment Manual



  • Standard Grips
  • Pneumatic Grips 




  • Additional load cell capacities available: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 lbs
  • PTSC and TLMI testing manuals


  • Height: 47” (119 cm)
  • Width: 13” (33 cm) 
  • Depth: 16” (41 cm) 
  • Weight: 61.5 lbs (28 kg)


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

  • PSTC: 31, 39
  • ASTM: D 882, D 903, D 928, D 1004, D 3330, D 3759, and many more
  • TLMI: L-1A1, II-E, III-A, T 494OM
  • AFERA: 4004, 4005

Ideal for universal tensile tests, the ChemInstruments Tensile Tester is a versatile machine that provides powerful test performance for a variety of materials. It is designed to meet the test method requirements of PSTC, ASTM, TLMI and more. The compact, single screw Tensile Tester offers a range of capabilities that includes: Tensile, Compression, Elongation, Modulus, Lap shear, Peel (180° and 90°), Unwind and Tack. Maximum of 200 lb capacity.