Digital Force Testers


FMM Digital Force Testers may be used with L1 software or with a Starrett DFC digital force gauge.

FMM digital force testers are compact and ideal for high volume, lean manufacturing production.

FMM testers are available in three capacities: 500N, 1500N and 2500N.  Two travel lengths are available for all capacities: standard travel at 508mm and 

extended travel at 762mm. Crosshead speeds are controlled locally and can be set from 0.05 to 1016mm/min.  A high-resolution OLED display shows distance measurements with accuracy better than 20μm. Travel limits help prevent load sensor overloading.  The FMM force tester can be controlled using L1 software for limit, cycling, hold and coefficient of friction testing.  The FMM force tester can also be controlled using a DFC digital force gauge.  The DFC force gauge serves as a universal controller where it is used to setup the force tester's distance limits, crosshead direction and crosshead velocity for a test.

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Features


  • Ideal for tension, compression, flexural, cyclic, shear, and friction applications
  • Use with L1 software and 2-in-1 tablet PC or with DFC and DFG force gauges
  • Multiple, Easy-to-Use Operating Modes
  • - Manual
    - Automatic
    - Continuous
    - Gauge Control (DFC force gauge controls FMM tester)
    - Software Control (L1 system control) 
  • Crosshead position accuracy is better than 20μm
  • Two column heights and travels:
  • - Standard Travel 508mm
    - Extended Travel 762mm
  • Three force capacities:
    - 500N
    - 1500N
    - 2500N
  • Reference distance travel ruler
  • Cycle for 99,999 counts or seconds (72 hours)
  • Hold at load or duration for up to seconds (72 hours)
  • Compact design is ideal for small work space and for lean manufacturing environments
  • Adjustable base adapter ensures correct sample alignment
  • Standard metric base with M4, M6, M10 and M12 threads
  • Optional imperial base with #10-32, 5/16-18, 1/4-28 and 1/2-20 threads
  • USB 2.0 and RS-232 Communications
  • Configurable crosshead speeds from 0.05 to 1000 mm/min
  • Crosshead speed accuracy is better than 0.1% at full speed, full load
  • Adjustable, magnetic travel limits
  • Quiet operating even at full speed, full load
  • Easily upgrade from force gauge control to computer-based operation using L1 software and 2-in-1 tablet PC
  • Two mounting blocks for:
  • - Force gauge mounting
    - BLC load cell mounting
  • Four configurable 0-24Vdc digital I/O channels for switch testing or use with annunciators and status lamps
  • Base clevis adapter kit supplied standard
  • Cast-aluminum base with bench clips to secure to work space if needed
  • Easy-to-use jog keys with excellent tactile feedback
  • Speed selection dial with high resolution display
FMM Series
Models

Standard Travel
FMM-110

FMM-330

FMM-550
Extended Travel
FMM-110X

FMM-330X

FMM-550X
Load Capacity,
Full Scale
N
Kgf
500
50
1500
150
2500
250
500
50
1500
150
2500
250
Crosshead Speed,
Minimum
mm/min
inch/min
0.05
0.002
Crosshead Speed,
Maximum
mm/min
inch/min
1000
40
Maximum Speed,
Full Load
mm/min
inch/min
1000
40
Accuracy - Speed Better than 0.1% of test speed
Accuracy - 
Crosshead Position
mm
inch
Better than 0.02mm
Better than 0.0008
Travel Resolution mm
inch
0.025
0.001
Axial Frame Stiffness kN/mm
2.5 3.1 3.1 2.2 2.5 2.5
Cycling, Maximum Counts
Duration
99,999
27 hours
Constant Hotel, Maximum Duration 27 hours
Vertical Test Space* mm
inch
559
22
813
32
Crosshead Travel mm
inch
508
20
762
30
Communication USB 2.0, RS-232
Input/Output Channels 0 - 24Vdc (independent, configurable)
Power Single Phase Voltage (Vac) +10%
110, 120, 220, 230, 240 50/60 Hz
Using 117V Mains at
Full Scale Load
0.09A Holding
10.5 Watts
0.11A Holding
12.9 Watts
0.18A Holding
21.1 Watts
0.09A Holding
10.5 Watts
0.11A Holding
12.9 Watts
0.18A Holding
21.1 Watts
Operating Temperature °F
°C
+40 to +110
+5 to +43
Humidity 10 to 90%, non-condensing
Throat mm
inch
100
3.9
Height mm
inch
940
37
1194
47
Width mm
inch
292
11.5
Depth mm
inch
419
16.5
Base Plate Threads mm
inch
M4, M6, M10, M12 (standard)
#10-32, 5/16-18, 1/4-28, 1/2-20 (optional)
Weight (approx.) kgs
lbs
36.3
80
43
95
CE Compliance Meets all relevant CE standards for safety
immunity, noise
* Total vertical space is the distance from the top surface of the base plate to the bottom surface of the crosshead.