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5960 Series

Dual Column Tabletop

5960 Dual Column Tabletop Model testing systems can be used over a range
of force applications up to 50 kN (11,250 lb, 5000 kg). A variety of load cells
are available to provide accurate measurements for applications ranging
from micron-size fibers to those utilizing the full capacity of the load frame.
Additionally, a full range of grips, fixtures, and strain measurement devices
are also available. In combination with Instron Bluehill Software, these
testing systems provide high performance, flexibility, accuracy, and usability.
Applications solutions include plastics, metals, rubber materials, automotive
components, composites, adhesives, non-ambient temperature applications,
and many more.

Features
Productivity Panel with Live Display, Soft keys and Specimen Protect for
enhanced usability and productivity
High-stiffness and precision alignment from precision guidance and
pre-loaded bearings for more accurate results
Industry standard Ethernet interface to the computer for fast, reliable
communication with laptop or desktop PC
All digital electronics for reliability, durability, and measurement accuracy
Meets or exceeds requirements of all national and international standards
for materials testing systems

Whats New
Improved load accuracy range
Increased data rate
Improved speed accuracy
Quick mount load cell kit (optional)
Wider speed range
Faster return speed for productivity
Integrated Ethernet interface
Up to four transducer control channels can be integrated to the
base electronics

Grip Control for increased productivity with pneumatic grips


Test Cam for video recording
T-slot Table for mounting components
Test Area lighting for working with small specimens
Range of load cells for all applications
Grips and test fixtures to meet testing standards
Software for test control, data acquisition, and reporting

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5960 Series | Dual Column Tabletop

Specifications
5965

5966

5967

5969

5
500
1125

10
1000
2250

30
3000
6750

50
5000
11250

Common Specifications

Load Capacity

kN
kgf
lbf

Minimum Speed

mm/min
in/min

0.001
0.00004

0.001
0.00004

0.001
0.00004

0.001
0.00004

Maximum Speed

mm/min
in/min

3000
120

1500
60

1000
40

600
24

Maximum Load at
Full Speed

kN
lb

5
1125

10
2250

30
6750

50
11250

Maximum Speed at
Full Load

mm/min
in/min

3000
120

1500
60

1000
40

600
24

Return Speed

mm/min
in/min

3200
128

1700
67

1000
40

600
24

Position Control
Resolution

m
in

0.167
6.57

0.0854
3.36

0.0446
1.76

0.0268
1.06

Frame Axial Stiffness

kN/mm
lb/in

60
225000

60
225000

115
562500

180
930800

Vertical Test Space

mm
in

1256
49.5

1256
49.5

1212
47.7

1212
47.7

Vertical Test Space

mm
in

1756
69.1

1756
69.1

1712
67.4

1712
67.4

Single Phase Voltage:


100, 120, 220, or 240 VAC 10%; 47 to 63 Hz.
Power supply must be free of spikes, surges or sags
exceeding 10% of the average voltage.

Total Crosshead Travel

mm
in

1140
44.9

1140
44.9

1140
44.9

1140
44.9

Operating Temperature:
+10 to +38C (+50 to +100F)

Total Crosshead Travel

mm
in

1640
64.6

1640
64.6

1640
64.6

1640
64.6

Column Spacing (Extra-wide

mm
in

418
16.4

418
16.4

418
16.4

418
16.4

Total Height

mm
in

1634
64.3

1634
64.3

1634
64.3

1634
64.3

Total Height (Extra Height)

mm
in

2159
85

2159
85

2159
85

2159
85

Total Width (Extra-wide option

mm
in

779
30.7

779
30.7

779
30.7

779
30.7

Total Depth

mm
in

725
28.5

725
28.5

725
28.5

725
28.5

Weight (Standard Height,


Standard Width, 1 Test Space)

kg
lb

146
322

146
322

192
423

250
551

Weight (Extra Height,


Standard Width, 1 Test Space)

kg
lb

161
355

161
355

210
463

273
602

Weight (Standard Height,


Standard Width, 2 Test Space)

kg
lb

164
361

164
361

258
569

316
697

Weight (Extra Height,


Standard Width, 2 Test Space)

kg
lb

179
395

179
395

276
609

Weight (Standard Height,


Extra Wide, 1 Test Space)

kg
lb

435
959

Weight (Extra Height,


Extra Wide, 1 Test Space)

kg
lb

453
999

Electrical Phases

Phases

Power Requirement

VA

900

900

900

900

(Extra Height)

(Extra Height)

option adds 528 mm / 20.78 in)

adds 499 mm / 19.6 in)

Data Acquisition Rate at the PC:


Up to 2.5 kHz (Advanced option) simultaneous on
load, extension and strain channels, 1 kHz (Standard)
Position Measurement Accuracy:
0.01 mm or 0.05% of displacement
(whichever is greater)
Crosshead Speed Accuracy (Zero or constant load):
0.1% of set speed
Load Measurement Accuracy:
0.4% of reading down to 1/100 of load cell capacity
with 2525, 2530 or 2580 Series load cells; 0.5%
of reading down to 1/1000 of load cell capacity with
2580 Series load cells (with Advanced Performance
Option); 0.5% of reading down to 1/500 of load cell
capacity with 2580 Series load cells; 0.5% of
reading to 1/250 of load cell capacity with 2525 or
2530 Series load cells
Strain Measurement Accuracy:
Meets or surpasses the following standards: ASTM
E83, ISO 9513, and EN 10002-4

Storage Temperature:
-40 to +66C (-40 to +150F)
Humidity Range:
+10 to +90%, non-condensing
Atmosphere:
Designed for use under normal laboratory conditions.
Protective measures may be required if excessive dust,
corrosive fumes, electromagnetic field or hazardous
conditions are encountered.
Notes:
1. Load weighing system meets or surpasses the
following standards: ASTM E4, BS 1610,
DIN 51221, ISO 7500-1, EN 10002-2 and
AFNOR A03-501. Instron recommends that systems
are verified on-site at the time of installation as
required by ASTM E4 (par. 20.3) and ISO 7500-1
(section 9) standards.
2. Extra-high or wide load frames and extra-high or low
speed drive systems are also available. Contact your
nearest Instron office for details.
3. These systems conform to all relevant European
standards and carry a CE mark.
4. Total vertical test space is the distance from the top
surface of the base platen to the bottom surface of
the moving crosshead, excluding load cell, grips and
fixtures. The specifications listed were developed in
accordance with Instrons standard procedures and
are subject to change without notice.

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