The Instron® TestMaster AT3 (tensile) and AT3+ (flex) Automated Testing System utilizes an innovative design for the automatic tensile and/or flexural testing of plastic specimens. Meeting the testing requirements of ASTM D638 and D790, ISO 527 and 178, as well as other testing standards, this system offers many of the benefits of our robotic AT6 systems, but in a smaller footprint.
System Benefits More Consistent Testing: The automated specimen loading feature improves repeatability and reproducibility of testing and results, minimizing human influence, and thus, human error. Safety & Ergonomics: The AT3 and the AT3+ Automated Testing Systems increase safety by keeping the operator away from the testing area, and improves ergonomics by virtually eliminating repetitive motions associated with high volume manual testing. Valuable Operator Time Saved: Free up valuable operator time by automating the specimen measurement and handling portions of the mechanical test. The operator simply loads the tray and lets the system run, uninterrupted. Depending on the materials and the exact tests performed, operators can expect to save up to 75% of their time.
Storage racks hold up to 80 specimens (can vary based on sample size and geometry)
Multiple racks can be purchased with each system, allowing operators to pre-load specimens while the system is running
Suitable for a wide range of rigid, tensile, and flex materials and applications
With the loader up and away, the system can be used manually – with virtually zero switch-over time
Conveniently bolts onto new or existing 5960 dual-column table top standard frames
Compact design has a footprint slightly larger than a standard test frame
Compatible with the with the AutoX750, the user has the option of having an automatic, direct contacting extensometer for strain measurement – rather than using the crosshead displacement, increasing accuracy
Offers specimen barcode read capability and dual axis specimen measurement module as standard