Universal Testing Systems for Tensile, Compression, and Flexure Testing
The 3400 Series Universal Testing Machines range in capacity from 500 N to 50 kN and are designed to meet all of your force testing needs. Instron’s patent-pending Operator Protect system architecture makes the 3400 Series simpler, smarter, and safer than ever before. Designed to perform tensile, compression, flex, peel, puncture, friction, shear tests, and more, these systems are compatible with hundreds of grips and fixtures found in our expansive accessory catalog.
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0.02 N (2 gf) - 50 kN Force Capacities
Powered by Bluehill® Universal
Bluehill Universal is built from the ground up for touch interaction. The Operator Dashboard features large touchpoints to make the user experience simpler and smarter. Easy-to-understand icons and workflows make it easy to train new or experienced users, simplify operator training, and allow you to start testing even faster than ever before.
For when you need results fast, QuickTest allows users to enter a few simple parameters and run their test within seconds.
Bluehill Universal includes an extensive library of pre-configured methods for some of the most commonly used ASTM, ISO, and EN standards. The methods are packaged in modules that are specific to your testing application.
Users can be guided through the entire testing process with step-by-step instructions, ensuring that their tests remain repeatable, simple, and error-free. The prompts are customizable with your own text and images.
Protecting Your Investment
Reduce damage to equipment and delicate specimens by stopping the crosshead if force is detected upon return or during a jog.
The 3400 Series systems automatically stop when the load cell reaches maximum capacity to prevent damage to the load cell, system, and accessories.
Powered by maintenance-free brushless AC servomotors, the 3400 Series is designed for longevity. All Instron electromechanical systems are equipped with guidance columns in addition to preloaded ballscrews for increased robustness.