Shimadzu AGS-X 100kN

Shimadzu’s AGS-X series of universal testers combines advanced specifications with a cost-effective, modern design. By incorporating multiple control options, load cells with maximum capacities from 1 N (0.22lbf) to 300 kN (66,000lbf) and the utmost in safety considerations, the AGS-X 100kN series delivers practical testing solutions.

In addition, the selection of tensile grips, compression plates, three- and four-point bending jigs, environmental chambers, extensometers and other testing accessories provided by Shimadzu allow configurations to be tailored to almost any application.

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Easily Control of Stress and Strain

The AGS-X series is able to auto-tune control parameters in real-time based on measured test force and strain data. This feature is useful when testing:

  • Iron and steel – In addition to conventional stress control, easily perform tensile testing with strain control according to ISO 6892-2009 and JIS Z2241-2010
  • Plastics and resin – Measure the modulus of elasticity in the ultra-small strain domain according to ISO 527, ISO 178, and JIS K7171
  • Ceramics – Avoid sample damage as the AGS-X provides exact control right from the start of testing

Accurate Stress-Strain Curves with Class 0.5 Load Cells and High-Speed Data Sampling

±0.5% accuracy load cells with a wide, guaranteed range from 1/1 to 1/500 of the maximum capacity help improve testing efficiency because multiple tests can be performed without switching load cells and accessories. Furthermore, high-speed data sampling of up to 1 msec (1 kHz) ensures no missed strength changes.

Comprehensive Safety Measures

Safety functions include one-touch stroke limiters to stop testing when a certain stroke is achieved, optional safety covers to protect the operator from any specimen debris, and easily accessible emergency-stop switches.

Built-In or External Operation Panel

The up to 10 kN tabletop model features a built-in main operation panel that can be used to create tensile, compression, and cycle test methods. For the 20 kN to 300 kN AGS-X models, an external main operation panel is included which, in addition to setting up tests, can be used to open and close automatic grips, or an automatic extensometer.

Trapezium X Testing Software

A second, extensively used test control option is Shimadzu’s cutting-edge data collection and processing software,Trapezium X. Using the comprehensive Trapezium X virtually all materials development and quality control data analysis requirements are accommodated.
Loading MethodDirect, high-precision, constant-rate strain control using non-backlash precision ball-screw drive 
Force MeasurementAccuracyHigh-Precision Type (1/500, ±0.5%)Within ±0.5% indicated test force (at 1/500 to 1/1 load cell rating) Conforms to EN 10002-2 Grade 0.5, ISO 7500-1 Class 0.5, BS 1610 Class 0.5, and ASTM E4, JIS B7721 Class 0.5.*1 
Standard-Precision Type (1/500, ±1%)Within ±1% indicated test force (at 1/500 to 1/1 load cell rating) Conforms to EN 10002-2 Grade 1, ISO 7500-1 Class 1, BS 1610 Class 1, and ASTM E4, JIS B7721 Class 1. *1 
CalibrationAutomatic test force calibration: select tensile, compression, or tensile and compression 
CrossheadSpeed Range0.001 to 800 mm/min (stepless) 
Max. Return Speed1100mm/min 
Crosshead Speed Accuracy *2±0.1% 
Crosshead Speed and Permitted Test ForceTo load cell capacity across entire speed range 
Crosshead - Table Distance (Tensile stroke) *31255mm (745mm, MWG) 
Effective Test Width600mm 
Crosshead Position DetectionMeasurement MethodOptical encoder 
Display MethodDigital display (display resolution: 0.001 mm) 
Positional Accuracy±0.1% indicated value or ±0.01 mm, whichever is larger 
Sampling Speed1000Hz max. *4 
Test Method Files40 files (PC link: 20 files, standalone controller: 20 files) 
Standard FunctionsAutomatic reading of load cell characteristic values Test force display, stress display, stroke display,position display External analog output (2 channels) External analog input (2 channels) *4 External digital input (2 channels) *4 Analog recorder (option) output Dataletty (option) output *5 Automatic test force / stress control (Autotuning) Automatic strain control (Autotuning) *4 Test force auto-zeroing Test force auto-calibration Break detection, auto-return Load cell overload detection Touch-load detection function 
AccessoriesLoad cell (with CAL cable), Power cable (5 m), turning rod, cable clamps, instruction manual