Discontinued Test Stand Replacement Chart

If you conduct compression and tension force testing on older test stands -- and make ship or no ship decisions based on the results -- it may be time to invest in new equipment.

All test stands eventually give out. When they do, the consequences can be costly – especially if you don’t have a backup. It can take weeks or even months to repair machines, depending on the availability of parts. The risk of delay is exponentially higher for older test stand models and those that have been discontinued; many no longer have replacement parts available.

Any lag in your ability to test can interrupt business, delay shipping, and potentially jeopardize your credibility with end users. To avoid being left in a lurch, it’s important to plan ahead.

Discontinued Test Stands & Recommended Replacements

The chart below provides information about popular test stand models that have been discontinued, whether replacement parts are available, and which products we recommend as replacements for older models:

Product Replacement Chart

Discontinued Test Stand Replacement Parts Available? Recommended Replacements
EZ No Lloyd Instruments LD Series
LR No Lloyd Instruments LD Series
LTCM100 No Mark-10 Series F EasyMesur, Chatillon TCM100
LTCM500 No Mark-10 Series F EasyMesur, Chatillon TCM350
TCD200 No Mark-10 Series F EasyMesur, Chatillon TCM100 or TCM350
TCD500 No Chatillon CS2-1100, Mark-10 Series F EasyMesur or IntelliMESUR
TCD1000 No Chatillon CS2-1100, Mark-10 Series F EasyMesur or IntelliMESUR
TCD225 Limited Chatillon CS2-225, Mark-10 Series F EasyMesur or IntelliMESUR
TCD1100 Limited Chatillon CS2-1100, Mark-10 Series F EasyMesur or IntelliMESUR
TCM1000 No Chatillon CS2-1100, Mark-10 Series F EasyMesur or IntelliMESUR
TCM201 No Mark-10 Series F EasyMesur, Chatillon TCM100 or TCM350
LRX No Lloyd Instruments LS1
LRX Plus No Lloyd Instruments LS1
ESM300 Yes Mark-10 Series F EasyMesur, Chatillon TCM100 or TCM350
ESM301 Yes Mark-10 Series F EasyMesur, Chatillon TCM100 or TCM350

Test Stand Considerations & Best Practices

When evaluating older test stand models and considering whether a replacement is needed, here are a couple of additional considerations to keep in mind:

  • Software used by older test stands may not be compatible with newer operating systems
  • It’s often difficult to receive technical assistance on very old models due to a lack of expertise
  • Motorized test stands are likely to have long lead times when a replacement is needed

If your test stand has been discontinued and replacement parts are no longer available, we recommend investing in a new replacement promptly. Older models may be kept in reserve as a backup.    

Your Trusted Test Stand Partner

JLW Instruments has extensive experience selling and servicing a variety of force instruments and material testing machines, including motorized and manual test stands from Mark-10, Chatillon and Lloyd Instruments.

If you are ready to upgrade your test stand, contact us for more information about which model will best suit your needs.

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SKU: LS1SH-115V, LS1EH-115V, LS2.5EH-115V, LS5SH-115V
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  • Extensometers are available with this series.
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SKU: LD5S-115V, LD5E-115V, LD10S-115V, LD10E-115V, LD30S-115V,...
  • Available capacities of 5 kN, 10 kN, 30 kN and 50 kN.
  • Extensometers are available with this series.
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SKU: 40-NEX41, 40-NEX41SEC, 40-NEX41-UPG, , 40-NEX41SEC-ADD

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SKU: 01/3988, 01/3989, 01/3990, 01/3992, 01/3993, 01/5011
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