F105 / F305 / F505 / F505H

Advanced Test Frames

This family of force testers is designed for tension and compression force testing applications, with force capacities up to 500 lbF (2.2 kN). Select from vertical or horizontal orientations, along with a broad range of force sensor capacities and an expansive array of grips and fixtures.

Set up tests, record data, and analyze data via IntelliMESUR® software. From basic tests to multi-step sequencing, IntelliMESUR® is fully integrated with Series F systems. Select from a pre-configured tablet control panel or standalone software for your own Windows device.

Series F - Advanced Test Frames

Creating a Break Limit Test - IntelliMESUR®

Features

Rigid and precise by design

Exceptionally rigid frames feature custom extrusion designs, engineered for stiffness. Factory compensation of test frames and force sensors ensure position accuracy of ±0.002 in / 0.05 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.


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.


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.


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 R07 S-beam type force sensors accommodate higher force ranges, also compatible with Plug & Test® technology. Ranges available from 50 to 1,500 lbF [250 N to 7.5 kN]. Accurate to ±0.15% of full scale.


Easy-to-service electronics

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

IntelliMESUR®

IntelliMESUR® software is an integrated solution running on Windows tablets and PCs. Select a pre-loaded 10.1” tablet with mounting bracket or use your own Windows device. With IntelliMESUR®, you can create and run a wide range of basic and multi-step tests, including:

  • Limit testing to a load, break, or distance
  • Height measurement
  • Load holding
  • Cycle testing
  • Multi-step testing, utilizing any combination of the above functions

Run individual runs or batches, and view data in graphical format or results tables. Save or export data as needed, or generate a report.


Ready. Set. Go.

From IntelliMESUR®’s home screen, quickly access up to 10 favorite tests. Associate an image with each favorite for easy identification.


What's your point of view?

Run a test via the Graph or Results views, and switch views as needed. Pass / Fail indicator easily identifies problematic samples. Individual runs may be invalidated if, for example, the sample slips out of the grips, or the test was interrupted.


Test setup is easy as 1-2-3

Basic tests

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

Load Limit

Distance Limit

Break Limit

Load Hold

Cycle

1. Pre-Test Settings

  • Units of measurement
  • Batch size
  • Display preferences
  • Preload
  • Operator prompts

2. Test Settings

  • Test objective
  • Speed
  • Pass / fall limits
  • Exception limits

3. Results & Statistics Selection

  • Final load
  • Maximum load
  • Minimum load
  • Load at max. distance
  • Load at min. distance
  • Load at break
  • Average load
  • Delta load
  • Maximum distance
  • Final distance
  • Minimum distance
  • Height
  • Distance at max. load
  • Distance at min. load
  • Distance at break
  • Delta distance
  • Area under the curve

Multi-step tests

Building upon basic test wizards, easily incorporate any combination of steps, with the ability to loop a sequence of steps. Select from:

  • Move to load
  • Move to distance
  • Move to break
  • Hold a load or position
  • Hold a load or position
  • Loop / cycle
  • Datum
  • Prompts
  • Save current load or position
  • Zero load or position
  • Return to Home position

Operator prompting

Prompts can appear at the beginning of each test, batch, or run.

Ask prompts ask the operator for information which is saved in the results table - for example, a lot number. Type the response or use a barcode scanner.

Tell prompts provide instructions to the operator, and can include an image.


Take your measurements to new heights

Use Height Mode to determine height at a specific load, commonly used in spring testing. A datum may be set to define the reference point.


Deflection compensation

Series F test frames and force sensors are deflection-compensated at the factory, resulting in system distance measurement accuracy of ±0.002 in / 0.05 mm at any load and at any position along the frame. To further compensate grips and attachments, use IntelliMESUR®’s deflection compensation utility. The deflection offset file can be associated with the test setup file.


Robust data acquisition and management

Blazingly fast

Force sensor sampling rate of 20,000 Hz yields accurate peak measurements even in quick-duration events. IntelliMESUR® collects load and travel data at up to 1,000 Hz, and allows up to 4 million data points per run.

Customizable reporting

Print or create a PDF report, including results, statistics, graph, system and user information, and comments. Personalize the report with your company logo and an additional image.

Create report templates to save with future reports.

Save or export data

Automatically or manually save individual runs and results to a USB drive or file location of your choice. File names are automatically generated with the test name and time stamp, for quick searchability.

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


Intelligent manual control

Manually control the test frame to obtain quick force 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 force to achieve faster motion. FollowMe® is responsive enough for quick positioning as well as fine adjustments.

The Height / Length Offset utility in Manual Control defines a reference point to accommodate applications in which grips cannot directly touch one another.


Calibrate force sensors on the test frame or off-site

Calibrate Series FS05 and R07 force sensors in one of two ways:

Test frame

IntelliMESUR® 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.

Off-site

Conveniently remove the force sensors for off-site calibration with a Mark-10 Model M7I or M5I indicator (requires optional AC1083 adapter).


Secure user access

Control user access with three permissions levels:

  • Administrators have full access.
  • Supervisors can create a test, run reports, calibrate force sensors, and change settings.
  • Operators may recall and run a test, but cannot create a test or perform more advanced functions.

System Requirements

  • Windows 10 or later operating system
  • Minimum 4GB RAM
  • Minimum monitor resolution of 1310 x 885
  • Minimum of two USB ports (one for a license dongle, one for a cable to the test frame)
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Specifications

F105 F305 F505 F505H
Load capacity*: 100 lbF
[0.5 kN]
300 lbF
[1.3 kN]
500 lbF
[2.2 kN]
Maximum travel: 18.0 in
[457 mm]
Speed range: 0.02 - 45 in/min
[0.5 - 1,100 mm/min]
Load accuracy
(% of full scale)
  • Test frame: ±0.1%
  • Force sensor alone: Series FS05: ±0.1% | Series R07: ±0.15%
Load sampling rate: 20,000 Hz
Data acquisition rate: 1,000 Hz
Speed accuracy: ±0.2% of setting, virtually no variation with load
Distance accuracy: ±0.002 in [0.05 mm], factory-compensated at up to full load
Distance resolution: 0.0005 in [0.01 mm]
Limit switch repeatability: ±0.001 in [0.03 mm]
Power: Universal input 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 300W
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
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

In The Box (IMT Models)

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

(1) Control panel, mounting bracket, and hardware
(1) Mounting bracket, column end (F505H only)
(1) USB cable
(1) #10-32M medium hook
(1) 5/16-18M large hook
(1) #10-32F 2” diameter compression plate
(1) #10-32 M/F 2” extension rod
(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
(1) NIST-traceable certificate of calibration, force

In The Box (IM Models)

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

(1) Mounting bracket, column end (F505H only)
(1) USB flash drive containing software installation files
(1) USB dongle
(1) USB cable
(1) #10-32M medium hook
(1) 5/16-18M large hook
(1) #10-32F 2” diameter compression plate
(1) #10-32 M/F 2” extension rod
(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
(1) NIST-traceable certificate of calibration, force

Optional Equipment

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].

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 (AC1086)

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 test frame order or field-installed1.

Notes:

  1. Except Model F505H. Factory installation required.
  2. Factory deflection compensation applies to the test frame only. To further compensate for column extension deflection, run the Deflection Compensation utility in IntelliMESUR®.
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.

USB hub (AC1093)

Test frame-mounted 4-port USB hub improves cable management and conveniently accommodates peripherals, such as a flash drive, barcode scanner, etc. Compatible with all Series F test frames.

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.

Dimensions

F105 / F305 / F505
IN [MM]
F05H
IN [MM]

Ordering Information


Model Description US Price
Test Frame + Pre-configured Tablet Control Panel
F105-IMT Test frame with IntelliMESUR® pre-loaded tablet control panel, vertical, 100 lbF / 0.5 kN, 110V* $9,000.00
F305-IMT Test frame with IntelliMESUR® pre-loaded tablet control panel, vertical, 300 lbF / 1.3 kN, 110V* $10,050.00
F505-IMT Test frame with IntelliMESUR® pre-loaded tablet control panel, vertical, 500 lbF / 2.2 kN, 110V* $11,250.00
F505H-IMT Test frame with IntelliMESUR® pre-loaded tablet control panel, horizontal, 500 lbF / 2.2 kN, 110V* $11,850.00
Test Frame + Standalone Software (for customer installation on a Windows device)
F105-IM Test frame with IntelliMESUR® software, single license, vertical, 100 lbF / 0.5 kN, 110V* $7,200.00
F305-IM Test frame with IntelliMESUR® software, single license, vertical, 300 lbF / 1.3 kN, 110V* $8,250.00
F505-IM Test frame with IntelliMESUR® software, single license, vertical, 500 lbF / 2.2 kN, 110V* $9,450.00
F505H-IM Test frame with IntelliMESUR® software, single license, horizontal, 500 lbF / 2.2 kN, 110V* $10,050.00
Additional Items to Consider
AC1094-1 Single column extension, 6 in / 150 mm, F105 / F305 / F505 / F505H $395.00
AC1094-2 Single column extension, 12 in / 300 mm, F105 / F305 / F505 / F505H $550.00
AC1094-3 Single column extension, 24 in / 600 mm, F105 / F305 / F505 / F505H $695.00
AC1095-1 Double column extension, 6" / 150 mm, F105 / F305 / F505 $1,750.00
AC1095-2 Double column extension, 12" / 300 mm, F105 / F305 / F505 $2,000.00
AC1095-3 Double column extension, 24" / 600 mm, F105 / F305 / F505 $2,250.00
AC1085 Control panel tabletop mounting kit $200.00
AC1086 Shield for F105 / F305 / F505 $2,150.00
AC1093 USB hub $250.00
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-IMTE. Tablets are supplied with a universal power supply, however, are only available with a US prong. A prong adapter is included when one of the above-mentioned suffixes is specified.