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Advanced Motorized Test Stand Model TSFM500-DC / TSFM500H-DC
The TSFM500-DC Advanced Motorized Force Measurement Test Stand features a capacity of 500 lbF [2,200 N]. Mechanically, the stand shares its design with the TSFM500 motorized test stand, including generous clearance and throat depth, rugged construction, stepper motor design that prevents speed variation with load, and more. The TSFM500-DC offers expanded capabilities, including PC control, programmable cycling, auto return, and other features.

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  Data Sheet User's Guide - Stand LabVIEW Serial Write / Read VI
  User's Guide - Controller Stand Comparison Chart        
 
 

 
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  • Maximum force: 500 lbF [2,200 N]
  • Maximum travel: 4" [102 mm]
  • Speed range: 0.01 - 6 in/min [0.2 - 150 mm/min]
  • Speed accuracy: ±0.2% of setting, ±0% variation with load
  • Loading table with 25 #10-32 UNF holes for fixture mounting
  • Set of upper and lower adjustable solid state limit switches. Repeatable to within 0.001" [0.03 mm].
  • Universal power supply: 80-250 VAC
  • Manual travel knob
  • Mounting holes for bench mounting
  • Base may be removed for alternative mounting
  • Compatible with Mark-10 force gauges, accessories and grips
  • CE mark
 

 
  • Computer Control
    An RS-232 port is provided to interface with a PC. The TSFM500-DC accepts a number of commands pertaining to test stand motion and force gauge functions*. The following additional items are required for PC control:
    - Series 5 or Series 7 force gauge (more info)
    - 09-1056 serial cable (see Optional Equipment)
    - 09-1162 multi-function cable (see Optional Equipment)
  • Overload Protection
    Protects a force gauge against overload (requires a Series 4, 5, or 7 force gauge and 09-1162 multi-function cable). The user programs the desired percentage of full scale of the gauge. Adjustable analog output voltage setting allows the test stand to interface with virtually any force gauge with analog output.
  • Auto-return
    The crosshead moves to a limit switch or force set point (requires a Series 4, 5, or 7 force gauge), stops, and reverses direction at maximum speed to the other limit switch or set point.
  • Cycling / Dwell
    The crosshead moves up and down between limit switches or force set points (requires a Series 4, 5, or 7 force gauge). Configurable up to 99,999 cycles. Dwell time allows the operator to program the amount of time, up to 9,999.9 seconds, in 0.1 second intervals, for which the crosshead pauses at limits.
  • Programmable LEFT / RIGHT Button Functions
    LEFT and RIGHT button operation can be configured in three user-configurable modes:
    Maintained: a short push produces continuous motion until STOP is pressed,
    Momentary: crosshead moves only while the button is pressed, and
    Auto: short push produces maintained motion, while holding down the button will produce momentary motion.
  • Independent Left and Right Speeds
    Programmable independent speeds for left and right directions
  • Selectable speed units of measurement (in/min & mm/min)
  • Password protection
    Prevents unauthorized changes to test parameters
*Contains no integrated travel measurement. Travel information available only through the external TSF001 digital travel display, requiring an additional serial port on the PC. For an integrated solution with full PC control, including travel distance, see test stand models ESM303 or ESM1500.
     

  A wide range of force gauges and gripping fixtures
  Digital travel display*
6" [152 mm] travel, 0.0005" [0.01 mm] resolution, SPC output for automated data collection. For output of travel data to a PC, the following items are required: 09-1066 cable and MRS100A communication adapter. Note: continuous data output rate is limited to 2 Hz.
  Horizontal / wall mounting kit
Pair of mounting legs for adapting the test stand to a bench, instead of the base.
  Multi-function cable, gauge to controller
Connects a Series 4, 5, or 7 force gauge to the controller. This single cable is used to transmit set points, overload signals, and force data.
  Serial cable, controller to PC
Bi-directional communication with a PC for computer control. Also sends force data from the controller to a PC.
  RS-232 to USB adapter
Converts RS-232 to USB output. Includes USB cable and installation CD.
  Eye end adapters
Allow for quick grip installation and removal, and prevent grip rotation. Mount to common test frames, load cells, and force gauges.
     
* Because load cell deflection and system deflection are present and not automatically compensated for, this equipment is recommended for applications requiring at least 0.2 in [5 mm] of travel distance.
 

 

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The TSFM500 and TSFM500H-DC test stands are shipped as shown at left, and include the following accessories:

(1) G1024 extension rod 2”
(1) G1028 small hook
(1) G1038 medium hook
(1) G1035 large hook
(1) G1042 extra large hook
(1) G1063 5/16-18 F/F coupler
(1) G1039 #10-32 F/F coupler
(1) G1009 compression plate, 2” dia.
(1) G1009-1 compression plate, 3” dia.
(1) G1044 1/2-20F adapter
(1) DC controller
(1) Control panel connection cable
(1) Allen wrench set
(1) Column cap with hardware
(4) Thumb screw for force gauges with 0.12 - 500 lbF capacities
(4) Thumb screw for force gauges with 1,000 - 2,000 lbF capacities
(1) Power cord
(1) Resource CD
(1) Base with hardware (TSFM500-DC)
(2) Mounting leg with hardware (TSFM500H-DC)
(1) Additional column cap with hardware (TSFM500H-DC)


     
Model Description US Price
TSFM500-DC Test stand, motorized, 500 lbF, vertical, 110V* $4,150.00
TSFM500H-DC Test stand, motorized, 500 lbF, horizontal, 110V* $4,150.00
TSF001 Digital travel display for TSF Series stands $750.00
09-1066 Cable, travel display to Mitutoyo $75.00
MRS100A Communication adapter, Mitutoyo to RS-232, 9-pin $190.00
09-1162 Multi-function cable, force gauge to DC controller $125.00
09-1056 Serial cable, DC controller to RS-232 $30.00
RSU100 Communication adapter, RS-232 to USB $125.00
TSF002 Horizontal / wall mounting kit $200.00
09-1089-1 Power cord, 110V US (included with TSFM500(H)-DC) $30.00
09-1089-2 Power cord, 220V EUR (included with TSFM500(H)-DCE) $30.00
09-1089-3 Power cord, 220V UK (included with TSFM500(H)-DCU) $30.00
09-1089-4 Power cord, 220V AUS (included with TSFM500(H)-DCA) $30.00
--- Column extension $125.00 base + $10.00 per inch
 

The TSFM500-DC contains a universal power supply (80 - 240V) and includes a power cord with US plug. Add suffix ‘E’ for Euro plug, ‘U’ for UK plug, or 'A' for Australian plug. Ex: TSFM500-DCE, TSFM500-DCU, TSFM500H-DCA

Power cords also available for purchase individually.


 
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