Types:Twin Column Bench Mounted Testing Systems up to 100kN

Industries:Aerospace & Aviation, Chemical & Petrochemical, Laboratory & R&D, Manufacturing, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Plastics & Polymers, Transportation & Logistics

Applications:Wood Testing Solutions, Polymer Testing Solutions, Plastics Testing Solutions, Pharmaceutical Testing Solutions, Peel Strength Testing, Paper and Cardboard Testing Solutions, Packaging Testing Solutions, Modulus of Elasticity Testing, Metals Testing Solutions, Medical Device Testing Solutions, International Standards – Wire, Yarn and Thread, International Standards – Textiles and Fabrics, International Standards – Plastics and Rubber, Puncture Testing, Quality Control Testing, Research & Development Testing, Toughness Testing, Torque Testing, Textile Testing Solutions, Tension Testing, Tensile Testing, Tear Strength Testing, Tear Resistance Testing, Stress Relaxation Testing, Spring Testing Solutions, Shear Strength Testing, Rupture Testing, Rubber Testing Solutions, International Standards – Paper and Cardboard, International Standards – Packaging, Ductility Testing, Delamination Strength Testing, Deformation Testing, Crush Resistance Testing, Creep Testing, Compression Testing, Coefficient of Friction Testing, Building Material Testing Solutions, Break Strength Testing, Bond Strength Testing, Bending Flexural Testing, Automotive Components Testing Solutions, Durability Testing, Elastic Limit Testing, Electronics Testing Solutions, International Standards – Metals, International Standards – Medical Devices, International Standards – Glass, International Standards – Footware, International Standards – Foams, International Standards – Electrical Components, International Standards – Composites, International Standards – Ceramics, International Standards – Building Products and Construction, Friction Testing, Flexural Strength Testing, Elongation Testing, Adhesion Testing

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Shimadzu AGS-X

The Shimadzu Autograph AGS-X series provides superior performance and practical testing solutions for a wide array of applications. Offering high-level control and intuitive operation, the AGS-X series sets a new standard for strength evaluations while providing the utmost in safety considerations in a modern, stylish design.

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.

Test Control Options

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.

ModelAGS-X 10 kNAGS-X 20 kNAGS-X 50 kNAGS-X 100 kNAGS-X 300 kN
Crosshead Speed AccuracyWithin ±0.1% of test speed
Crosshead Positional Accuracy±0.1% of indicated value or ±0.01mm, whichever is larger
Test Force Measurement Accuracy:
High-Accuracy Load Cells
Within ± 0.5% of indicated test force (for 1/1 to 1/500 of load cell rated capacity)
Conforms to ISO 7500-1 Class 1, ASTM E4, JIS B7721 Class 1, EN 10002-2 Grade 1, BS1610 Class 1, and DIN51221 Class 1
Within ± 0.5% of indicated test force (for 1/1 to 1/250 of load cell rated capacity)
Conforms to ISO 7500-1 Class 1, ASTM E4, JIS B7721 Class 1, EN 10002-2 Grade 1, BS1610 Class 1, and DIN51221 Class 1
Test Force Measurement Accuracy:
Standard-Accuracy Load Cells
Within ± 1% of indicated test force (for 1/1 to 1/500 of load cell rated capacity)
Conforms to ISO 7500-1 Class 1, ASTM E4, JIS B7721 Class 1, EN 10002-2 Grade 1, BS1610 Class 1, and DIN51221 Class 1
Effective Width425 mm (16.5 in)600 mm (23.5 in)
Crosshead-Travel for Standard Height ModelsMax. 1200 mm (47 in)Max. 1250 mm (49 in)Max. 1210 mm (48 in)Max. 1255 mm (49 in)Max. 1475 mm (58 in)
Crosshead-Travel for +250mm Extended ModelsMax. 1450 mm (57 in)Max. 1500 mm (59 in)Max. 1460 mm (58 in)Max. 1505 mm (59 in)Max. 1725 mm (68 in)
Crosshead-Travel for +500mm Extended ModelsMax. 1700 mm (67 in)Max. 1750 mm (69 in)Max. 1710 mm (68 in)Max. 1755 mm (69 in)Max. 1975 mm (78 in)
Data Capture Rate1000 Hz
Standard Input/Output Channels1 Dedicated load channel1 Digital input/output channel*41 Control input/output channel*4
DimensionsW653 x D520 x H1603 mm
(W26 x D21 x H63in)
W718 x D641 x H1633 mm
(W28 x D25 x H64 in)
W945 x D725 x H2164 mm
(W37 x D29 x H85 in)
W945 x D725 x H2414 mm
(W37 x D29 x H95 in)
WeightApprox. 85 kg (187 lbs)Approx. 235 kg (518 lbs)Approx. 260 kg (573 lbs)Approx. 525 kg (1157 lbs)Approx. 675 kg (1488 lbs)
Operating EnvironmentTemperature: 5 C to 50 C (41 F to 122 F)
Humidity: 20% to 80% (no condensation)
Floor Vibrations: frequency 10 Hz max.
amplitude 5 µm (0.0002 in) max.
Power RequirementsSingle Phase 100/120/220/240 V 50/60 HzSingle Phase 200-230 V50/60 HzSingle Phase 200-230 V50/60 HzThree Phase 200-230 V50/60 Hz *3Three Phase 200-230 V50/60 Hz *3
ModelTest Frame Type and NameTest Frame Load CapacityCrosshead Speed RangeMaximum Return Speed 
AGS-X 10 kNTable-top Test FrameMax. 10 kN (2,200 lbs)0.001 to 1000 mm/min (0.0004 to 39 in/min)1500 mm/min(59 in/min)
AGS-X 20 kNTable-top Test FrameMax. 20 kN (4,400 lbs)0.001 to 1600 mm/min (0.0004 to 62 in/min)2200 mm/min (86 in/min)
AGS-X 50 kNTable-top Test FrameMax. 50 kN (11,200 lbs)0.001 to 800 mm/min (0.0004 to 31 in/min)1100 mm/min (43 in/min)
AGS-X 100 kNFloor Test FrameMax. 100 kN (22,400 lbs)0.001 to 800 mm/min (0.0004 to 31 in/min)1100 mm/min (43 in/min)
AGS-X 300 kNFloor Test FrameMax. 300 kN (67,400 lbs)0.001 to 500 mm/min (0.0004 to 19 in/min)550 mm/min (21 in/min)