The CHATILLON® LTCM-500 Series is an economical, motorized tester ideal for production environments, research & development laboratories and quality
functions. The LTCM 500 may be used for tensile, compression, peel, and flexural testing when combined with a
Chatillon DF Series force gauge.
large working area and 5-inch (130mm) throat is perfect for large sample testing. The platform features pre-drilled holes for custom fixturing or for use with
Chatillon fixtures. The crosshead travel is selectable in either inches per minute or millimeters per minute. The speed range is 0.2 to 20 inches/min (5 to
500 mm/min). A dial is used to set the speed requirement and a digital display indicates the speed selected to 0.1 resolution. Crosshead travel is 29 inches
750mm). An Up and Down switch is used to control crosshead travel direction. A simple switch setting can be used to reverse crosshead speed direction at
maximum speed at the completion of a test. An emergency stop is located on the console for easy access. Mechanical limits may be set to stop crosshead
travel at a specified position. Rules are provided on the front face and crosshead face of the column for accurate placement and for measuring extension.
Positive braking ensures a precise stop.
Tensile, Compressive, Peel & Flexural
Compact, Benchtop Design
Simple Operation with Intuitive
- Crosshead Direction
- Return Speed
- Speed Selection
- Emergency Stop
Load Limits with Positive Braking
Large Working Area and Throat for Large
Selectable Display with Digital Speed
- Inches per Minute
- Millimeters per Minute
T-Slot Fixturing for Fast, Easy Testing
Options include Splinter Shield &
On/Off Switch The LTCM-500 features a switchable power supply that can be
adjusted for 115Vac or 230Vac source power. The tester’s
On/Off switch is located conveniently on the top of the
Emergency Stop Switch The Emergency Stop Switch is located on the top of the
console, away from the crosshead or any moving parts.
Depress the emergency switch to immediately stop the
LED Display The high resolution, LCD segment display indicates travel
speed, when a Load Limit has been achieved and diagnostic
Units of Measure Status Indicators The LTCM-500 can indicate speed in units per minute or mm
per minute. A status indicator shows the speed unit
associated with the displayed speed rate.
Simple and Accurate Speed Control The LTCM-500 console controls are intuitive and easy to use.
Users can specify speed in either inches per minute or
millimeters per minute. The speed control knob is used to
adjust speed from 0.2 to 20.0 in/min or 0.5 to 500 mm/min.
Speed accuracy is better than 3%. The Up and Down key is
used to control crosshead direction.
Independent Return Speed A separate return speed switch can be positioned so that the
crosshead returns to zero at maximum speed or at the speed
indicated by the display.
Adjustable Deflection Limits Deflection limit switches are supplied on the front of the
column. The column contains increments in inches and
millimeters for positioning the limit switches and for
measuring sample deflection. Position and “lock-in” a High
and Low deflection limit to protect your gauge from overload
conditions or for ending your test at a distance traveled.
The crosshead travels up to 29-inches (750mm).
Load Limits When used with a Chatillon DF Series
force gauge, the
LTCM 500 Series Test Stand can make use of the force gauge’s limit outputs.
When the force gauge measures a load limit (high or low),
the gauge will send a command to the LTCM-500 that causes
the tester’s crosshead to stop traveling. This permits
automated testing using load limits and helps prevent load
sensor overload conditions. The display will indicate a Load
or Laboratory Environment
The LTCM-500’s rugged construction and simple operation make
it ideal for production environments, laboratory
applications or for R&D applications. Combine with a
Chatillon DFS Series force
gauge and you have a force measurement system with a load
accuracy of better than 0.1% full scale. The tester is ideal
for tensile, compression, peel, shear, and flexural testing
when used with the appropriate grips/fixtures.
Crosshead Travel The crosshead travel distance is 29 inches (750mm),
ideal for testing large samples or samples with high elastic
Working Area The LTCM-500 features are large working area capable of
securing samples up to 10-inches in diameter. The crosshead
throat is greater than 5-inches (127mm).
The crosshead has been optimized for use with Chatillon DF
Series digital forces gauges. The
DFS Series mount directly
to the crosshead without special adapters. The work surface
features 13 individual mounting holes (5/16-18) for
installing grips or special fixtures.
Mechanical Splinter Screen The LTCM 500 may be equipped with an optional splinter
screen. The splinter screen mounts easily to the LTCM-500
column and base assembly. A hinged door ensures quick and
easy access to your sample. The splinter shield is made of
The LTCM500 features a T-slot base that provides you
with a variety of options for securing your sample
during a test. A special mounting block contains
different thread sizes to accommodate a wide assortment
of fixtures, grips and accessories. The mounting block
may be positioned within the T-Slot base to ensure
proper sample alignment.
Remote-type load sensors, such as the
Chatillon SLC Load Sensor,
are easily affixed to the LTCM500 crosshead with an
optional mounting block. The mounting block has multiple
thread patterns that fit 10-32F, 1/4-28F, 1/2-20F
The LTCM-500 may be used with our optional footswitch
controller. The controller plugs directly into the
LTCM-500 and allows the user to control crosshead travel
with a simple foot pedal. The footswitch is ideal for
repetitive testing and provides added security for the
operator. Cable is 8.33 ft. (100 inches).
INFORMATION (Specification sheets)
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