F105 / F305 / F505 / F505H

Tension / Compression Test Frames

Series F test frames with EasyMESUR® are engineered to perform a wide range of tension and compression tests, including break testing, cycling, limit testing to a load or distance, load holding, average force testing, and more.

Set up and run tests, export results, and create a report via the integrated, easy-to-use touchscreen interface – no PC or force gauge required. For unique needs, run the tester from a PC with your own custom application utilizing EasyMESUR®’s serial command library.

Sample setup and fine positioning are a breeze with available FollowMe® force-based positioning - using your hand as your guide, push and pull on the force gauge or load cell to move the crosshead at a variable rate of speed.

Engineered around a modular function platform, the EasyMESUR® run screen can be arranged with large, simple controls – or configured for more advanced applications with a selection of optional functions, including distance measurement, graphing, cycling, and more. Purchase functions and packages at time of order or enable them in the field via activation codes. All testers are shipped in a 160-hour evaluation mode, in which all functions are available.

Generous travel, clearance, and depth dimensions accommodate samples of various shapes and properties. Modular mechanical design accommodates single- and double-column extensions for oversized specimens.

Select from vertical or horizontal orientations, along with a broad range of force sensor capacities and an expansive array of grips and fixtures.


Rigid and precise by design

Exceptionally rigid frames feature custom extrusion designs, engineered for stiffness. Position accuracy is ±0.020 in / 0.5 mm under any load, at any position. Stepper motors and controllers drive a ballscrew and linear guideway for smooth, quiet operation, with virtually no speed variation under load.

Test frames closeup

Conveniently modular

Frame bases can be removed to accommodate column extensions and alternative mounting configurations. Most electronics are housed in a self-contained enclosure, easily accessed and replaced if needed. Integrated T-slots along the column accommodate add-ons.

F305 modular

External limit switches

Solid-state upper and lower limit switches may be used as test limits or as test exceptions. Dual-graduated rulers aid in switch placement.

Limit switch closeup

Seamless force sensor interface

Series FS05 smart force sensors mount directly to the crosshead of models F105, F305, F505, and F505H, without any connection cables. Ranges available from 0.12 to 500 lbF [0.5 N to 2.5 kN]. Accurate to ±0.1% of full scale.

Series FS06 S-beam type force sensors mount to models F105, F305, F505, and F505H, recommended when using heavy and bulky grips. Ranges available from 50 to 500 lbF [250 N to 2.5 kN].

force sensor closeup

Easy-to-service electronics

Most electronics are housed in an integrated module, easily replaced without special tools or processes.

test frame maintenance closeup


EasyMESUR logo

The EasyMESUR® integrated control panel centralizes test setup, test frame control, and data collection into one convenient place. Use the 7” touchscreen to create and run a wide range of tests, including:

  • Test to a load
  • Test to a sample break
  • Test to a distance
  • Load holding
  • Cycle testing
  • Average force testing

View data in graphical format or results tables. Save or export data as needed, or generate a report.

Certain features require optional functions. Browse the available functions and function packages here.

What's your point of view?

Run a test from the Standard, Graph, or Results views, and switch views as needed. Pass / Fail indicator easily identifies problematic samples.

Test setup is easy as 1-2-3

Basic tests

Select a test type, and EasyMESUR® will guide you through the setup.

Load Limit

Distance Limit

Break Limit

Load Hold



1. Basic Test Settings

  • Test direction
  • Speed
  • Test-specific parameters
  • Data save preferences

2. Results Settings

  • Select results
  • Enable and configure pass/fail limits
  • Set data collection rate
  • Set auto-return to home

3. Graph Settings

  • Single-point vs. continuous graphing
  • Set load vs. time or vs. distance
  • Graphing start threshold

Robust data acquisition and management

Blazingly fast

Force sensor sampling rate of 5,000 Hz yields accurate peak measurements even in quick-duration events. EasyMESUR® collects load and travel data at up to 100 Hz, and allows up to 100,000 data points per run.

Customizable reporting

Print or create a PDF report, including results, statistics, graph, system and user information, and comments.

Create report templates to save with future reports.

Graphing & Reporting optional function required.

Save or export data

Save individual runs and results to a USB drive or internal storage within the control panel.

Results sets and data from individual runs may also be exported as .csv files.

Graphing & Reporting optional function required.

Intelligent manual control

Manually control the test frame to obtain quick load and distance results, or manually position the crosshead prior to a test. Select from several actuation methods, including momentary (button-hold), maintained (button release) motion, jog mode with three distance presets, and FollowMe® force-based positioning.

Push and pull on the force sensor to move the crosshead. Apply greater load to achieve faster motion. FollowMe® is responsive enough for quick positioning as well as fine adjustments.

FollowMe optional function required.

Calibrate force sensors on the test frame or off-site

Calibrate sensors in one of two ways:

Test frame

EasyMESUR® provides an integrated utility, with an intuitive step-by-step wizard. Manual controls allow the technician to use the test frame to apply tension and compression forces.

Secure user access

Control user access to sensitive areas, such as test editing and calibration, via password.

Optional Functions

Any of the below functions may be purchased at time of order or may be enabled in the field at a later date through a code activation process.

A complete options package (EMP-COMP-1) is also available, including all of the below features at a discounted price.

The test frames are shipped in Evaluation Mode, during which time all available functions are temporarily enabled for 160 hours of operation.

Individual Functions
Function Part No. Description Co-requirements
Distance Measurement EMF001-1 Measure distance, with the ability to zero the reading. -
Distance Limits EMF002-1 Stop at user-defined upper and lower distance limits. - Distance Measurement (EMF001-1)
Preload EMF003-1 Zero the travel position automatically at a user-defined preload value. - Distance Measurement (EMF001-1)
High Speed Extension EMF004-1 Extend the high end of the speed range to 45 in/min [1,100 mm/min]. -
Low Speed Extension EMF005-1 Extend the low end of the speed range to 0.02 in/min [0.5 mm/min]. -
Cycling EMF006-1 Set up to 100,000 cycles, with user-defined upper and lower dwell times. Cycle between any combination of limit switches, travel limits, and load limits. - If cycling to distance limits, add Distance Measurement (EMF001-1) and Distance Limits (EMF002-1)
Break Detection EMF007-1 Stop when a user-defined drop in force occurs. -
Load Holding EMF008-1 Stop at, and maintain, a user-defined load for a specified period of time. For best performance, use a force sensor with a capacity as close as possible to the target load. -
FollowMe® EMF009-1 Push and pull on the sensor’s loading shaft to move the crosshead up and down, ideal for manual positioning prior to a test. Speed increases with applied force. -
Graphing & Reporting EMF010-1 Graph load vs. time or distance, view statistics, export data, and generate a report, including graph, results, run data, and other information. - If graphing load vs. distance, add Distance Measurement (EMF001-1)
PC Control EMF011-1 Control the test frame with your own application using a supplied library of motion control and data collection serial commands. While PC control is active, the control panel becomes a pendant, limited to basic, manual controls. - AC1107 cable, test frame to PC
Package Part No. Includes
Distance Measurement EMP001-1
  • Distance Measurement (EMF001-1)
  • Distance Limits (EMF002-1)
  • Preload (EMF003-1)
Speed Extension EMP002-1
  • High Speed Extension (EMF004-1)
  • Low Speed Extension (EMF005-1)
Advanced Functionality EMP003-1
  • Cycling (EMF006-1)
  • Break Detection (EMF007-1)
  • Load Holding (EMF008-1)
  • FollowMe® (EMF009-1)
Complete Options EMP-COMP-1
  • All functions

Optional Equipment

Certificate of Calibration, Distance and Speed (CERT-DS)

NIST-traceable certificate of calibration includes 10 data points for distance and speed.

Series FS05 force sensors

Measure tension and compression forces. Mount directly to the test frame’s crosshead without any cables.
Capacities from 0.12 to 500 lbF [0.5 to 2,500 N].

Series FS06 force sensors

Measure tension and compression forces. Rugged s-beam design accommodates bulkier grips and fixtures.
Capacities from 50 to 500 lbF [250 to 2,500 N].

Cable, USB A to C, 6' (AC1116)

Connect the EasyMESUR control panel to a PC for file transfer.

Control panel tabletop mounting kit (AC1085)

For applications requiring remote use of the control panel. Features an adjustable viewing angle and a base with thru holes for bench mounting.

Shield (AC1092-2)

Provides pinch and sample debris protection for the operator. Includes an electrical interlock, preventing operation while the door is open.

Single column extensions (AC1094-1 / -2 / -3)

Increase the vertical clearance for longer samples (travel distance remains the same). Select from 6, 12 and 24 in [150, 300, and 600 mm] heights. Multiple extensions may be stacked in line. If a shield is required, consider Model AC1092-4. Extensions may be factory-installed at time of order or field-installed, except Model F505H (factory installation only).

Double column extensions (AC1095-1 / -2 / -3)

Accommodate up to a 20 in. [508 mm] wide sample, or ø21.5 in [ø546 mm] round sample. Select from 6, 12 and 24 in [150, 300, and 600 mm] heights. The base contains rows of T-slots for fixture mounting.

Not compatible with Mark-10 shields.

eye end adapters photo Eye end adapters
Allow for quick grip installation and removal, and prevent grip rotation.
Mount to common test frames, load cells, and force gauges.
Adapter, FS05 to Plug & Test® connector

Adapts a Series FS05 force sensor or PTAF sensor adapter to Plug & Test® type interface, for ease of external calibration via a Mark-10 indicator. Also permits mounting of a Series FS05 sensor to Models F755, F755S, F1505, and F1505S test frames.

Third-party sensor adapter (PTAF)

Adapt a third-party party force sensor to Series F frames and Models M5I and M7I indicators.


F105-EM F305-EM F505-EM F505H-EM
Load capacity*: 100 lbF
[0.5 kN]
300 lbF
[1.3 kN]
500 lbF
[2.2 kN]
Maximum travel: 18.0 in
[457 mm]
Standard speed range: 0.5 – 13 in/min
[13 – 330 mm/min]
Optional speed range: 0.02 – 45 in/min
[0.5 – 1,100 mm/min]
Load accuracy
(% of full scale)
  • Test frame: ±0.1%
  • Force sensor: Series FS05: ±0.1% | Series FS06: ±0.15% | Series R07: ±0.15%
Load sampling rate: 5,000 Hz
Data acquisition rate: 100 Hz
Speed accuracy: ±0.2% of setting, virtually no variation with load
Distance accuracy: ±0.006 in [0.15 mm], at any load or position, factory-compensated
Distance resolution: 0.001 in [0.02 mm]
Limit switch repeatability: ±0.001 in [0.03 mm]
Overload protection: Motor stops at 120% of full scale of the force sensor
Power: Universal input 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 120W
Fuse type: 1.2 A, 250V, 3AG, SLO BLO
Weight (test frame only): 60 lb
[27 kg]
70 lb
[32 kg]
Shipping weight: 75 lb
[34 kg]
85 lb
[39 kg]
Environmental conditions:
  • Indoor use only
  • Up to 6,500 ft [2,000 m] above sea level
  • Temperature range: 40 - 95°F [5 - 35°C]
  • Humidity range: up to 80% relative humidity at 31°C, decreasing linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40°C, non-condensing
  • Mains supply voltage fluctuations up to ±10 % of the nominal voltage
  • Transient overvoltages up to the levels of Overvoltage Category II
  • Use in environments up to Pollution Degree 2
Conformance: CE, UKCA
Warranty: 3 years [see individual statement for further details]

* Load capacity is reduced at higher speeds, as follows:
- F305: limited to 200 lbF [1 kN] above 24 in [610 mm]/min
- F505 / F505H: limited to 300 lbF [1.3 kN] above 24 in [610 mm]/min

Model No. HS Code ECCN Country of Origin
AC1094-1,-2, -3
9024900000 EAR99 USA


F105-EM / F305-EM / F505-EM
Dimensional Drawing for F105/F305/F505

IN [MM] Dimensional Drawing for F505H

In The Box

The F105-EM, F305-EM, F505-EM, and F505H-EM advanced test frames are shipped as shown at left, and include the following accessories:

(1) Control panel, mounting bracket, and hardware
(1) #10-32M medium hook
(1) 5/16-18M large hook
(1) #10-32F 2” diameter compression plate
(1) #10-32 F/F coupler
(1) Adapter, 5/16-18M to #10-32F
(1) Set screw, #10-32 x 3/4”
(2) Hex nut, #10-32
(1) Power cord
(1) Allen wrench set

Ordering Information

Model Description US Price
F105-EM Test frame with EasyMESUR® control panel, vertical, 100 lbF / 0.5 kN, 110V* $3,300.00
F305-EM Test frame with EasyMESUR® control panel, vertical, 300 lbF / 1.3 kN, 110V* $3,600.00
F505-EM Test frame with EasyMESUR® control panel, vertical, 500 lbF / 2.2 kN, 110V* $4,500.00
F505H-EM Test frame with EasyMESUR® control panel, horizontal, 500 lbF / 2.2 kN, 110V* $5,100.00
Optional Functions
EMF001-1 Distance Measurement $1,250.00
EMF002-1 Distance Limits $350.00
EMF003-1 Preload $350.00
EMF004-1 High Speed Extension $300.00
EMF005-1 Low Speed Extension $300.00
EMF006-1 Cycling $425.00
EMF007-1 Break Detection $425.00
EMF008-1 Load Holding $425.00
EMF009-1 FollowMe® $300.00
EMF010-1 Graphing & Reporting $975.00
EMF011-1 PC Control $1,500.00
Optional Function Packages
EMP001-1 Distance Measurement Package $1,850.00
EMP002-1 Speed Extension Package $575.00
EMP003-1 Advanced Functionality Package $1,500.00
EMP-COMP-1 Complete Options Package $5,600.00
Additional Items to Consider
AC1116 USB cable, type C to A, Series F test frames with EasyMESUR® to PC $30.00
AC1094-1 Single column extension, 6 in / 150 mm, F105 / F305 / F505 $425.00
AC1094-2 Single column extension, 12 in / 300 mm, F105 / F305 / F505 $590.00
AC1094-3 Single column extension, 24 in / 600 mm, F105 / F305 / F505 $745.00
AC1094-4 Single column extension, 6 in / 150 mm, F505H $425.00
AC1094-5 Single column extension, 12 in / 300 mm, F505H $590.00
AC1094-6 Single column extension, 24 in / 600 mm, F505H $745.00
AC1095-1 Double column extension, 6 in / 150 mm, F105 / F305 / F505 $1,870.00
AC1095-2 Double column extension, 12 in / 300 mm, F105 / F305 / F505 $2,140.00
AC1095-3 Double column extension, 24 in / 600 mm, F105 / F305 / F505 $2,400.00
AC1085 Control panel tabletop mounting kit $200.00
AC1092-1 Shield, 51.9 in height $3,700.00
AC1092-2 Shield, 34.4 in height $2,730.00
CERT-DS NIST-traceable certificate of calibration, distance and speed $395.00

* All test frame models contain a universal power supply (80 - 240V) and power cord with US prong style. Add suffix ‘E’ for European prong, ‘U’ for UK prong, or ‘A’ for Australian prong. Ex: F505-EME.