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MHT Series Horizontal Tensile Testers

For maximum tensile testing throughput and capability, the MHT series offers a range of horizontal tensile testing machines in capacities of 25 kN (5,000 lbf), 150kN (30,000 lbf), 300 kN (60,000 lbf).

The horizontal testing machines offer unique benefits over vertically oriented testers by allowing a range of accessories to be mounted next to the machine that can turn the machine into a fully automatic testing station. These horizontal machines are designed primarily for production departments and are typically in constant use, however, the grips can be modified to accommodate different shaped samples and alternate grips can be provided for customers to interchange as and when their test requirements change.

The unique horizontal extensometer that is typically supplied incorporates pneumatic controls that automatically lowers the arms prior to the test and raises the arms at the end of the test. Friction free air bearings on the extensometer provide accurate strain measurement through fracture.

The combination of the machine and accessory design provides simple yet sophisticated operation, accurate and repeatable specimen placement against mechanical stops, automatic clamping, extensometer lowering (if supplied), testing, extensometer removal and grip return to the starting position, all with a single button operation.

The already sophisticated but simple operation can be further developed when the pc based machine control software provided with the machine is upgraded to include data acquisition and data analysis. Further automation can be achieved by the addition of a robot.


ModelCapacityMaximum Crosshead TravelGrip ActuationTesting Speed RangeDimensions H x W x D WeightConsole DimensionsConsole Weight
kN kgflbfmm (in)in/minmm/minmminkg (lb)mminkg (lb)
MHT-5,000255,0002,500430 (17)Pneumatic0.002 to 200.05 to 5001041 x 1549 x 73741 x 61 x 29910 (2,000)N/AN/AN/A
MHT-30,00015030,00015,000500 (20)Hydraulic0.002 to 100.05 to 2501257 x 1770 x 51450 x 70 x 201,225 (2,700)1016 x 1219 x 78740 x 48 x 31800 (400)
MHT-60,00030060,00030,000500 (20)Hydraulic0.002 to 100.05 to 2501229 x 1965 x 53348 x 77 x 211,225 (2,700)1016 x 1219 x 78740 x 48 x 31800 (400)