Friday, 27 March 2015


At Tinius Olsen the First Name In Materials Testing we are leading the way in usability of Tension Compression materials testing machines through the introduction of our wireless handheld user interface, model HMC. 

How does it support usability? As an operator I can be up close to the testing machine test area using the HMC to move the machine in support of test specimen loading, applying preload and removing test specimens, yet during the test if it’s a violent material break I can stand back, up to 9m away or outside the lab but still see the testing machine status and live test data on the HMC touch screen. And I can use the HMC to conduct and report on basic tensile, compression, load hold and cyclic materials tests, choosing to send the test report to a wifi printer or drag off the HMC through a USB connection no PC or software required. And its rugged, drop it, immerse it in liquid it still works, it has a Shock vibration rating MIL-STD 810G methods 6516.6 & 514.6 - Want to see it live contact us contact us click here 

Thursday, 19 March 2015

A Truly Universal Hardness Tester

Check out what is truly a “Universal Hardness Tester” from Tinius Olsen  - Rockwell, Brinell, Vickers, one tester with a three indenter and three objective automated turret. Discover the technology for yourself with our interactive overview Interactive Technology overview

Monday, 22 September 2014

What we do at Tinius Olsen..


Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Materials testing platform technology overview

Tinius Olsen Materials testing platform technology overview

Overview of a materials testing platform based on a U series 300kN testing machine. Same technology is available for lower capacity materials testing machines from 10kN up to 300kN bench and floor standing systems.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Tinius Olsen Universal Testing Machine

Tinius Olsen H300KU with Horizon Software

 Metals, Plastics, Composites all can be thoroughly tested and analysed on this triple camera extensometer Tinius Olsen work station– This is a truly a UNIVERSAL TESTING MACHINE from Tinius Olsen; 300K-U, 300kN load cell, 1000 degree C  furnace, -70 to 300 degree C chamber, 3 camera video extensometer system (cameras can be used together or individually), tie rods for threaded specimens, hydraulic tensile wedge grips, compression platens, flex bend attachment and Horizon touch enabled materials testing software. All the key parts and accessories are easily handled in and out of the test area using TO’s new accessory handling system – so all accessories are stored on the handling system ready to be simply pushed into place by the operator.

Tinius Olsen Video Extensometer with zoomed in Furnace
Tinius Olsen H300KU with Furnace
Tinius Olsen Tensile Wedge Grip with Video Extensometer
Tinius Olsen H300KU with Furnace and Two Cameras Extensometer
Tinius Olsen Universal testing machine

Monday, 22 July 2013

HT19 Split Collet Grips for turned dumbbell test specimens

Tinius Olsen’s HT19 split collet chucks grip is designed for applications involving smaller turned dumbbell test specimens. The HT19 has a number of options to accommodate various size dumbbells with each split collet chuck set matched to a particular dimension of specimen. The HT19 grip a maximum capacity of 20kN and should not be used with a loadcell smaller than 50N capacity.

Key parameters include diameter of turned gauge length, diameter of larger turned end section and the radius of the shoulder joining the end section and the gauge length.

Tinius Olsen has higher capacity options for more traditional size specimens, so to learn what options are available for your application, please contact us.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

PT190 - 90 degree Peel Test Attachment with moving Base Sledge

PT190 is a 90° peel unit comprising of one HT50 ultra-light vice grip (as standard) and a "horizontal Test bed". It is specifically designed for peel testing of the bond between copper and Printed Circuit Boards (PCB’s) as well as other laminate/layer bonded specimens, but can be used in a host of other peeling type applications. The PT190 is typically installed on a Tinius Olsen H5KS, or similar low capacity tensile tester and has a maximum capacity is 1.5kN (300lbf) with a minimum load cell of 50N.
Prepared samples (150x50mm max.) are held on the test bed using a clamp with one end of the specimen inserted into the top clamp. The test bed incorporates a moving sled, mounted on precision bearings, which is directly attached to the moving crosshead of the test frame. As the crosshead moves up, the bad is pulled horizontally, so maintaining a peel angle of 90° throughout the duration of the test.

To learn more about our grips and applications, please contact us, here.

Monday, 15 July 2013

HT58 grip for lightweight thread and yarn testing applications

Tinius Olsen specifically developed the HT58 lightweight pneumatic grip for easy and repeatable thread/yarn testing. Designed for use with 10N load and calibrated for use between 10-1000 grams, the HT58 is used on the Tinius Olsen H5KS tensile tester.
With a gripping pressure of 150N (15kgf), the HT58 eliminates the slip and its unique gripping face design prevents premature specimen breaks in the jaws. Its design allows quick and
easy loading, for continuous commercial testing and accurate setting for repeatable gauge length choice.

To learn more about our gripping technology, please contact us, here.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

High Elongation U Series

Tinius Olsen provides all kinds of customizations for our testing equipment and the most recent series to be modified is the U series.
The U series machines are floor standing tension and compression materials testing machines, used to test the physical strength of a vast range of materials, and are available in maximum capacities from 100kN to 300kN.  Until now the maximum crosshead travel has been limited to 1,200mm, but with these new custom frames, this maximum has increased to 2,000mm.
To achieve this 66% increase in test height, without increasing the machine height (of 2.85m) the machine’s controls and electronics are removed from the test frame and relocated into a separate housing, as seen in the artist rendition here.  All other machine performance specifications remain the same.