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Elite is equipped to evaluate material properties and performance for various types of metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites. In addition to tension, compression, and bending of material samples, we also perform insertion and extraction force testing on connectors and cable assemblies. Our universal test machines range in capability up to 55,000 lbs and can be operated for static testing or cyclic operation at high loads up to 100Hz. Our Charpy/Izod impact test machines generate up to 450J of impact energy to measure material toughness for plastics and metals.

> Watch our Charpy Impact Test System in Action

Testing takes places in our ambient temperature- and humidity-controlled materials lab or we can configure a chamber into our load frames for thermal cycling or testing at temperature extremes (-73C to +310C).

To collect data on large quantity sample sets we have test automation and pneumatically actuated grips to quickly place and pull test samples. With a 3000psi/30gpm hydraulic system, we can perform a diverse range of mechanical testing for many industrial applications.

Tensile Testing Services

Tensile strength testing is a test procedure where a material is destroyed to measure its yield and tensile strength as well as its ductility. Because we employ experienced technicians and harness the latest tensile testing machines (with load capacities up to 600,000 pounds and a minimum of eight ounces), you can expect accurate measurements for:

  • Most metals and polymers
  • Small fasteners to large tubing and bolts

Tensile Strength Testing Procedures:

  • Wedge & axial tensile
  • Full-size yield strength of fasteners
  • Machined specimens
  • Full-size tubing
  • Full-size rebar
  • Elevated temperature tensile testing for high performance materials
  • Tensile testing of welds and castings

Cyclic Fatigue Testing

Elite can get you on the way to production more efficiently through fatigue testing that accurately gauges the limits of your product under test. With cycling capabilities up to 100Hz and the ability to apply loads up to 55,000 lb, Elite’s load frames provide cycle testing of various materials, printed circuit boards, and other finished products under real-world conditions to ensure they will meet their expected design life.

Universal Test Machines (UTM) 

For large static testing loads and for cycling, we typically use one of three (3) servo-hydraulic UTMs: 

  • 55,000lbs (245kN),  6 in. stroke, up to 100Hz
  • 10,000lbs (44.5kN),  6 in. stroke, up to 100Hz 
  • 10,000lbs (44.5kN),  6 in. stroke, up to 100Hz
  • All UTMs can be configured for extreme temperatures (-73C to +310C).

For small force measurements, we can apply tensile and compression load with up to 1% accuracy for the following load cells and electro-mechanical load frames: 

  • 225lbs    (1000N) 
  • 22.5lbs   (100N) 
  • 12lbs      (50N) 
  • 2.25lbs   (10N)

Charpy/Izod Impact Test Machines

We have two (2) Charpy/Izod impact test systems to accurately evaluate both plastics and metals:

  • Up to 450J impact energy, 5.2 m/s impact velocity
  • Up to 25J impact energy, 3.8 m/s impact velocity

Contact us today for more information and to get started on your next project with Elite's experts.

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