Manual Test Stands:
Test stands, also commonly referred to as texture analyzers or universal testing machines, are used to calculate the force needed to attain the required deformation. This instrument can be used to perform both tensile and compression testing. The samples can be anything from plastics, food, paper, medical devices, tablets, metals, cardboard, and fibers.
Mark-10 Corporation, USA manufactures both motorized and manual test stands. There is a wide variety of stands to choose from, depending on the orientation (vertical or horizontal), length of travel, and data points per second. The manual test stand models are ES-05, ES-10 and ES-20. As add-ons, the manual test stands can be integrated with analog or digital travel indicators and also with appropriate clamps / jaws.