The motorized TCM Series force testers feature a small footprint while retaining ample clearance for large samples. With an ideal 100 mm (3.9 in) throat clearance, testing of large samples is no longer a limitation. The universal adapter plate with International threads sizes to ASM and Metric threads sizes provide flexibility for installing custom and standard fixtures.
The force testers are equipped with tactile buttons with haptic feedback that has no moving parts or membranes. This maximizes durability, especially in production environments, and ensures that the buttons can be easily cleaned. The haptic feedback offers a vibration to alert the user that the command has been received. The TCM Series force testers may also be operated with an optional footswitch controller.
A bright LED digital display indicates the travel speed and other text messages for the user to continuously monitor the status of the TCM tester. A high rate return speed is built into the TCM force testers to maximize production throughput. Adjustable Upper and Lower mechanical limit switches are integrated for safety and are used for different modes of operation as Cycling and Return To Zero.
With a small foot print, Cycle and Auto Return Modes, Universal Auto Switching A/C input and durable tactile buttons with haptic feedback, the TCM Series is ideal for your testing needs.
The motorized TCM Series force testers are available in two versions; the TCM100 with a force capacity of up to 100 lbf (500 N), and the TCM350 with capacity up to 350 lbf (1500 N).
Both force testers feature a standard crosshead travel of 406 mm (16 in) and are available in extended editions with a crosshead travel of 812 mm (32 in). A throat depth at a full 100 mm (3.9 in) enables the operator to perform force tests including tension, compression, bending, peeling, adhesion, insertion and extraction on samples up to 200 mm (7.8 in). This leaves the operator with a wide variety of testing options at a large working area while keeping a compact footprint.
Travel speed is adjustable from 0.2 to 40 in/min or to 5 to 1016 mm/min.
Features TCM Series
A single key press to start the test and a return to zero function save time. A high maximum speed of 40 in/min (1016 mm/min) further reduces cycle time.
The large touch sensitive buttons feature haptic feedback that reduces the time taken to configure and run a test while reducing operator errors. Tests can be configured to pull to a set position or cycle between 2 positions. When combined with specific Chatillon force gauges, additional features such as driving to a load limit and recording break forces become available.
Accurate Test Results
Combined with the Chatillon DF II Series force gauges the load accuracy exceeds 0.1% full scale. Advanced electronics enable set speed accuracy of < 0.1% of set speed value and data sampling rates up to 10 KHz.
Large Working Area – Small Footprint
The compact TCM features a large throat depth enabling samples up to 7.96 in (200 mm) diameter to be tested, yet retains a compact footprint.
Data Analysis and Integrity
Optional Chatillon ForceTest software allows viewing data in graphical form, data logging, result calculations, pdf report creation and data export. Password controlled access helps ensure the integrity of the data produced. Download your free trial version now at www.ametektest.com.