The ESM-DC Advanced Motorized Force Measurement Test Stand offers all the
mechanical specifications of the ESM motorized test stand, including 200 lb (1 kN)
force capacity, modular design, stepper motor design that prevents speed
variation with load, and more.
The ESM-DC offers expanded capabilities, including an extended speed range, PC
control capability, programmable cycling, auto return, overload protection, and
Maximum force: 200 lb [1kN]
Maximum travel: 13" [330 mm]
Speed range: 0.02 - 36 in/min [0.5 - 900 mm/min]
Speed accuracy: ±0.2% of setting, ±0% variation with load
Manual travel knob
Mounting holes for bench mounting
Removable base plate with 25 #10-32 threaded holes for fixture mounting
Computer Control (EF010)
A bi-directional RS-232 port is provided to interface with a PC.
Users can write a custom program utilizing a library of ASCII commands
(see manual for details) or control the stand via a PC using legacy NexygenTM TCD software.
- 09-1162 or 09-1143 multi-function
cable (see below)
- ESM301(L)-001 integrated travel indication
programmable travel set points (see below)
Protects a force gauge against overload (requires
a Series 5 or Series BG force gauge and 09-1143
multi-function cable). The user programs the desired percentage of full scale of
the gauge. Adjustable analog output voltage setting allows the test stand to
interface with virtually any force gauge with analog output.
The crosshead moves to a limit switch or force set
point (requires a Series 5 or Series BG force gauge), stops, and reverses
direction at maximum speed to the other limit switch or set point.
Cycling / Dwell Time
The crosshead moves up and down between
limit switches or force set points (requires a Series 5 or Series BG force gauge). Configurable up to 99,999 cycles. Dwell time allows the operator to
program the amount of time, up to 9,999.9 seconds, in 0.1 second intervals, for
which the crosshead pauses at limits.
Programmable UP / DOWN Button Functions UP and DOWN button operation
can be configured in three
user-configurable modes: Maintained: a short push produces
continuous motion until STOP is pressed, Momentary: crosshead moves only
while the button is pressed, and Auto: short push produces maintained
motion, while holding down the button will produce momentary motion.
Independent Up and Down Speeds
Programmable independent speeds for up and
Selectable speed units of
measurement (in/min & mm/min)
Prevents unauthorized changes to test parameters
* Contains no integrated travel measurement. Travel information available only
through the external ESM001 digital travel display, requiring an additional
serial port on the PC. For an integrated solution with full PC control,
including travel distance, see test stand model ESM301.
Digital travel display >> 6" [150 mm] travel, 0.0005"
[0.01 mm] resolution, 0.001" [0.03 mm] accuracy, SPC output for automated data collection.
For output of travel data to a PC, the following items are required: 09-1066
cable and MRS100A communication adapter.
Limit switch kit << Set of upper and lower adjustable solid state
limit switches. Repeatable to within 0.001" [0.03 mm].
Column extensions >> A spacer
is supplied between the base and the column, increasing clearance between the
force gauge and base (does not increase travel distance). Available in 6", 12", and 24",
and custom lengths.
Multi-function cable, BG gauge to
Connects a Series BG force gauge to the
controller. This single cable is used to transmit set points, overload signals,
and force data.
Serial cable, controller to PC
Bi-directional communication with a PC for computer
control. Also sends force data from the controller to a PC.
RS-232 to USB adapter Converts RS-232 to USB
output. Includes USB cable and installation CD.
Serial cable, gauge to PC
Connects a Series or Series BG force gauge with a PC.
Bypasses the controller.