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Mark-10 ESM303H Motorized Test Stand

The ESM303H is a single-column force tester for tension and compression measurement applications up to 300 lbF [1.5 kN].
Optional features such as auto return, break detection, overload protection, cycle testing and column extensions can be added to your system. 

| Features and Specifications

  • Capacity: 300 lbF (1.5 kN)
  • Speed range
    • Standard: 0.5 - 13 in/min (13 - 330 mm/min)
    • Optional: 0.02 - 45 in/min (0.5 - 1,100 mm/min)
  • Maximum travel: 18.0 in [457 mm]
  • Upper and lower travel limit switches
  • Intuitive controller menu navigation
  • Password protection
  • USB output of force vs. time or force vs. travel
  • Compact footprint
  • 3 year warranty

| Includes

  • ESM303H test stand
  • G1024 extension rod, 2”
  • G1028 small hook
  • G1038 medium hook
  • G1039 coupling, #10-32F/F
  • G1009 compression plate, 2” dia.
  • G1030 thread adapter, 5/16-18M to #10-32F
  • G1067 thread adapter, 1/2-20 to #10-32F
  • G1069 thread adapter, 5/16-18F to 1/4-28M
  • #10-32 studs with hex nuts
  • Thumb screw for force gauge / indicator
  • Thumb screw for limit switch
  • Allen wrench set
  • Control panel
  • Control panel mounting bracket and hardware
  • Power cord
  • Resource CD

| Optional Controller Functions

Feature Description Requirements
Crosshead movement responds to manually pushing or pulling on the force gauge shaft. Ideal for setups and quick positioning. M7i or M5i gauge
09-1252 interface cable
Travel Indication
Travel is indicated on the control unit display, with output via USB. M7i or M5i gauge
09-1252 interface cable
The ESM303 may be fully controlled by a PC through a custom-written program in any language supporting ASCII communications. This option is not required for Mesurgauge Plus software.
M7i or M5i gauge
09-1252 interface cable and 09-1158 USB output cable
Programmable Travel Limits
The stand stops at or cycles between programmable upper and lower travel distances. AF009 travel indication
Overload Protection
Protects a force gauge or force sensor against overload. M7i or M5i gauge
09-1252 interface cable
Auto Return
The crosshead moves to a limit switch, force set point, travel position, or break, then stops and reverses direction at full speed to the opposite limit.
If reversing at force set point: M7i or M5i gauge and 09-1252 interface cable
If reversing at travel limit: AF011 programmable travel limits option
If reversing at break: AF019 break detection option and 09-1252 interface cable
Cycling/dwell time
Same as auto return, but with the ability to program up to 100,000 cycles. Programmable dwell time for upper and lower limits (set independently) can be set up for up to 10,000 seconds.
Same as auto return, at the same speed in each direction. Add AF016 for independent up and down speeds
Independent up and down speeds
Configurable speeds for up and down directions. -
Low speed extension
Extends the standard speed range down to 0.02 in/min (0.5 mm/min). -
High speed extension
Extends the standard speed range up to 45 in/min (1,100 mm/min). -
Break detection
Crosshead stops at a sudden drop in force. Programmable percentage of peak force. M7i or M5i gauge
09-1252 interface cable
Dynamically adjusts the crosshead position to maintain a programmed load for an indefinite or specified period of time. M7i or M5i gauge
If specified time add AF014
09-1252 interface cable
Preload/sample touch
Stops the crosshead and/or zeroes the travel display at an initial preload - useful in tensile, compression, spring, elongation, and other applications. Preload is programmable as a percentage of force gauge/load cell full scale. M7i or M5i gauge
AF009 travel indication
09-1252 interface cable
Save and recall sets of test parameters, such as speeds, travel limits, preloads, etc. Up to 50 profiles may be stored. -
Complete options package
Includes all functions listed above, plus 09-1214 interface cable and 09-1158 USB cable. M7i or M5i gauge

 Optional Hardware and Software


Single column extensions (ESM303-001-1/-2/-3)

ESM303-001-1 (6" Single Column Extension)

ESM303-001-2 (12" Single Column Extension)

ESM303-001-3 (24" Single Column Extension)


Mesurgauge Plus Software Data collection & motion control software
MESUR™gauge Plus (15-1005) data acquisition and analysis software, plots force vs. travel or force vs. time The software coordinates motor start / stop and data acquisition.

Note: MESUR™gauge Plus does not require any optional test stand functions, such as PC Control. If force vs. travel vs. time output is required, order the Travel Indication option. See below section for details.
Mark-10 Indicators 5i 7i

Select from Models M7i or M5i. Both indicators mount directly to the crosshead adapter.

Note: Force gauges cannot be mounted to the ESM303H test stand.

Series R01 Load Cell Series R01 S-beam load cells
Select from a range of capacities, from 50 lbF (250 N) and higher.
Add suffix "-1" for shortened cable, for optimal mounting. Ex: MR01-100-1.
Series R03 Load Cell Series R03 inline load cells
Select from a range of capacities, from 0.25 lbF (1 N) and higher.
Add suffix "-1" for short ened cable, for optimal mounting. Ex: MR03-50-1.
09-1252 Interface Cable Interface cable, indicator to test stand (09-1252)
Connects an M7i or M5i indicator to the crosshead. This single cable is used to transmit data and power. The indicator's AC adapter is not required.
09-1158 USB cable, test stand to PC (09-1158) 
For force and travel data output and PC control.

    | Dimensions

    ESM303H Horizontal Test Stand

    | Documents

    ESM303H Data Sheet

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    • Recalibration Recall System tracks and reminds you of service dates.

    • Archived calibration records for 7 years.

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