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SATEC Materials Testing Machines

SATEC
Materials Testing Machines
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Instron® purchased SATEC™ Systems, Inc. in 1998. SATEC complements Instron’s product portfolio with its well-known line of High Capacity Universal Materials Testing Machines.

SATEC’s origins trace back to the early 1900’s and encompass a number of famous testing equipment companies including Southwark™, Baldwin™, Wiedemann™, Sonntag™, and Arcweld™.

Today, the Industrial Series (formerly SATEC™ series) is the brand name for Instron’s hydraulically powered universal materials testing machines. The Instron Industrial Products Group, located in Grove City, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh), continues to market and manufacture the Industrial Series, along with torsion and impact testers, and a large variety of custom testing systems.

Use the links below to browse products offered by the Industrial Products Group or contact us directly about your testing needs.

DX Models

DX Models

DX Models feature a dual test space and single footprint design for safe and efficient testing with minimal floor space requirements. Available capacities: 150 kN (33,750 lbf), 300 kN (67,500 lbf), and 600 kN (135,000 lbf).

KPX Models

KPX Models

KPX Models feature an ultra-large, single test space and adjustable crosshead options for exceptional flexibility on a wide range of applications. Capacities available: 600 kN (135,000 lbf), 1,500 kN (337,500 lbf), 2,000 kN (450,000 lbf), and 3,500 kN (800,000 lbf).

Industrial Series HVL Models

Industrial Series HVL Models

HVL Models are ideal for high-capacity tension, compression, flex, and shear testing. The frames feature two test spaces so users can quickly change between tension and compression testing without having to remove heavy fixtures. Models include: 400HVL, 400WHVL, 600HVL, and 600WHVL.

Industrial Series Horizontal Materials Testing Machines

Industrial Series Horizontal Materials Testing Machines

Horizontal testing machines are available in capacities up to 10 MN (2.25 million lbf). These frames feature a horizontal test space to accommodate extra long specimens and are ideal for tension testing long lengths of rope, cable, wire, and large specimens that require loading and unloading with an overhead crane.

Industrial Series RD Models

Industrial Series RD Models

RD Models include a family of three compression testing models ranging in capacity from 2,000 - 5,000 kN (450,000 - 1,100,000 lbf). The system includes a floor standing welded frame, precision pressure transducer measurement device, and standard safety guards. This machine is ideally suited for compression applications where frame stiffness is critical.

Torsion Testers

Torsion Testers

Low and medium capacity torsion testers provide dependable mulit-turn capability. Available in capacities ranging from 22 - 5,650 N-m (200 - 50,000 in lb), these systems are ideal for biomedical, automotive, and aerospace applications.

Partner Materials Testing Software

Partner Materials Testing Software

Designed and written for the Windows® platform, Partner™ materials testing software combines ease-of-use and multitasking capability within the materials testing environment. Partner helps manage and streamline the entire testing process from entering pre-test parameters to result calculation. The end result is a complete testing system which integrates easily with other business operations.

MPX Motorized Pendulum Impact Tester

MPX Motorized Pendulum Impact Tester

The MPX Series of motorized pendulum impact testers are ideal for testing metals to Charpy and Izod standards. Available in capacities from 300J to 900J, the MPX is safe, quick and easy to operate. Fracta™ Software comes standard with the MPX, allowing for simple data acquisition and calculation of energy.

LX Models

LX Models

LX Models feature a single test space and single footprint design for safe and efficient testing with minimal floor space requirements. Available capacities: 150 kN (33,750 lbf), 300 kN (67,500 lbf), and 600 kN (135,000 lbf).


If you don’t see your SATEC, Baldwin, Sonntag, or Arcweld product listed here it may no longer be a current production model or may have been replaced by a new design. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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