Material Test Machines

Material testing machines are commonly used to test the tensile and compressive strength of a wide range of raw materials, components and finished goods to evaluate the physical properties of the material (particularly in relation to its strength and performance), by subjecting it to tension, compression, bending etc. 

These tests are required for a number of reasons, including for production testing, quality control, laboratory testing, research and education. The types of materials tested range from plastics, rubbers, electronic components, metals, packaging, adhesives and textiles.

The material testing machine incorporates a load cell to measure the compressive, tensile or bending force the material is being subjected to, and a wide series of tests are available for establishing tensile strength, shear strength, compressive strength, stiffness, puncture and burst resistance, to name but a few. Many of these are required to demonstrate compliance with international testing standards that have been put in place to ensure the material meets specific safety criteria.

LCM Systems designs and manufactures a range of load cells that are suitable for this application, some of which are available from our standard range, while others are custom designed to meet the criteria needed to fit a specific material test machine.


Below is a selection of some of our custom design product solutions used for Material Test Machines applications

What Material Test Machines Applications have LCM Systems already satisfied?

Please review some of the recent news items relating to Material Test Machines load cells, load pins and associated instrumentation that we have supplied to our customer base. These will help demonstrate the experience we have in finding solutions for our customers, in a addition to the standard product offering available for this application.

500N DCE Tension & Compression Load Cell

This tiny DCE tension and compression load cell has been purchased by a customer in France via our e-commerce website. Available ex-stock, our DCE load cells come in load ratings from 100N to 50kN.


5kN DCE Tension & Compression Load Cells

These tiny DCE tension and compression load cells have been purchased by our distributor in Singapore for a customer who will use them to measure the central force on round parts using four actuators.