> Digital controller contains
a backlit LCD screen with menu choices for ease of setup and operation
Now available with three new features:
Preload, Load Holding, & Break Detection
The ESM301 and extended length ESM301L are highly configurable motorized
test stands for tension and compression testing applications up to 300 lbF
(1.5 kN) for laboratory and production environments.
The stands can perform a wide range of tests, including break testing, cycling, limit testing to a load or distance, load holding, elongation testing, tensile testing, compression testing, and more. Satisfy various test methods through an easy-to-use menu, allowing the configuration of test speed, force and distance limits, cycling, preload, and many other functions. The stands can be controlled via its console or PC.
Functions are offered individually through a unique "build-your-own" configuration platform. Order any combination of functions to customize the stand to specific requirements. Functions not ordered originally can be activated in the field.
A password can be set to protect against unauthorized changes.
Modular mechanical design allows the test frame and controller to be separated for various mounting configurations.
Use MESURTMgauge Analysis Software to tabulate, graph, and
analyze test data
Roll over image to magnify
Selectable speed units of measurement (in/min & mm/min)
LCD display with UP, DOWN, STOP, and emergency stop buttons and variable function keys
Password protection of test parameters, to prevent unauthorized changes
Integrated travel limit switches
Removable fixture mounting plate with matrix of threaded holes
Stepper motor-driven, produces 0% speed variation with load
Multi-function cables, gauge to controller
Connects Series 5 and Series 4 force gauges to the controller. This single cable is used to transmit set points, overload signals, and force data.
Serial cable, controller to PC
Sends force and travel data on a single cable via RS-232 to a PC.
RS-232 to USB adapter
Bench mounting kit
(ESM301-003) Consists of a
set of mounting adapters, and four sets of hardware with Allen key to accommodate surfaces of various thickness. Recommended when ordering column extensions.
(ESM301-002-1, -2, -3)
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. Bench mounting kit is recommended
Frame-Controller connection cables (09-1137, -1, -2)
Permit the removal of test frame from controller for alternative mounting configurations.
Eye End Adapters Allow for quick grip installation and removal, and prevent grip rotation. Mount to common test frames, load cells, and force gauges
Any of the below option packages may be purchased at time of order or may be enabled in the field at a later date though a simple activation process. A complete options package is also available, including all of the below features at a discounted price. The stands are shipped in Demo Mode, during which time all available features are enabled for 160 hours of operation.
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 user's guide
for details) or control the stand via a PC using legacy Nexygen TCD software (not available from Mark-10). Requirements:
- Series 5 force gauge (more info) - 09-1056 serial cable
cable (see above)
- ESM301(L)-001 integrated travel indication
- EF011 programmable travel set points (see below)
Travel Indication (ESM301-001, ESM301L-001) Travel
is indicated on the front panel, and an RS-232 port is supplied. Position
indication is provided via an internal linear scale, producing significantly
higher accuracy than with conventional rotary encoder-based designs. Backlash
and nonlinearity are virtually eliminated.
Note: not field installable
Programmable Travel Limits (EF011)
The ESM301 can stop at or cycle between programmable upper
and lower travel distances. Requirements: ESM301-001(L) travel indication option.
Overload Protection (EF012)
Protects a force gauge against overload. Program the desired percentage of full scale of
the gauge. Adjustable analog output voltage setting allows the ESM301 to
interface with virtually any gauge with analog output. Requirements: Series 5 or Series 4 force gauge and 09-1162 cable
Auto-return(EF013) The crosshead moves to a limit switch, force set point, travel position, or break, then
stops and reverses direction at full speed to the other limit. Requirements: reversing at force set point: Series 5 or Series 4 force gauge and 09-1162 cable reversing at travel limit: EF011 programmable travel limits option reversing at break: EF019 break detection option and 09-1162 cable
Cycling / Dwell Time (EF014)
Same as auto-return, but with the ability to program up to 100,000 cycles. Programmable dwell time time for upper and lower limits (set independently) can be set up for up to 10,000 seconds. Requirements: same as auto-return. Requires EF016 for independent up and down speeds.
Independent Up and Down
Speeds (EF016) Configurable speeds for up and down directions
Low Speed Extended
Range (EF017) Extends the speed range to 0.02 - 13 in/min (0.5 - 330 mm/min)
High Speed Extended
(EF018) Extends the speed range to 0.5 - 45 in/min (13 - 1100 mm/min)
Break Detection (EF019) - NEW!
Crosshead stops at a sudden drop in force. Programmable percentage of peak force. Requirements: Series 5 force gauge V1.7+, 09-1162 cable, and test stand firmware V 2.0+.
Load Holding (EF020) - NEW!
Dynamically adjusts the crosshead position to maintain a programmed load for an indefinite or specified period of time. Requirements: Series 5 force gauge V1.7+, 09-1162 cable and test stand firmware V2.0+. If a specified time is required, order EF014 cycling option.
Preload / Sample Touch (EF021) - NEW!
Stops the crosshead and/or zeroes the travel display at an initial preload - useful in tensile, compression, spring, elongation, and other applications. Preload is programmable as a percentage of force gauge full scale. Three modes: (1) stop, (2) stop and zero, and (3) zero without stopping. Requirements: ESM301(L)-001 travel indication option, Series 5 force gauge V1.7+, 09-1162 cable, and test stand firmware V2.0+.
Complete Options Package (EFCOMP, EFCOMP-L)
Includes all Controller Features listed above
Speed variation with load: ±0% (stepper motor driven)
Limit switch repeatability: 0.001 in (0.03 mm)
Travel accuracy: ±0.002 in (0.05 mm)
Travel repeatability: 0.001 in (0.02 mm)
Travel resolution: 0.001 in / 0.02 mm
Power: Universal input 80-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Weight: ESM301: 34 lb (15.4 kg) ESM301L: 39.5 lb (23.7 kg)
Warranty: 3 years (see individual statement for further details)
Motorized test stand, 110V1
Motorized test stand, 110V1
Column extension, 6"
Column extension, 12"
Column extension, 24"
Bench mounting kit
Multi-function cable, Series 5/4 gauge to ESM3012
Serial cable, ESM301 to PC2
Communication adapter, RS-232 to USB
Connection cable, controller to test frame, 15" (included with stand)
Connection cable, controller to test frame, 22"
Connection cable, controller to test frame, 29"
Connection cable, controller to test frame, 39"
Integrated travel indication with RS-232 output3 for ESM301
Integrated travel indication with RS-232 output3 for ESM301L
control via RS-2324
travel set points5
Cycling / dwell time
Independent up and down speeds
Extended speed range, low
Extended speed range, high
Preload / sample touch6
package for ESM301
package for ESM301L
EFCOMP and EFCOMP-L packages include all Controller Options listed above.
Prices are in addition to the test stand price.
ESM301/ESM301L contains a universal power supply (80 - 240V) and includes a power cord with US plug.
Add suffix ‘E’ for Euro plug, ‘U’ for UK plug, or 'A' for Australian plug. Ex: ESM301E, ESM301U, ESM301LA
If force data output is required, and controller options requiring communication between the gauge and stand are ordered, both the 09-1162 and 09-1056 cables are required. If force vs. travel data output is required, both the above cables are also required. Compatible with Series 5 and 4 gauges
Factory installation only. Can be retrofitted at a later date at the factory for $950.00 / $1,150.00 (ESM301 / ESM301L).
Requires a Series 5 force gauge (more info), 09-1056 serial cable, 09-1162 multi-function cable, ESM301(L)-001 integrated travel indication,
and EF011 programmable travel set points.