A tensile tester, also known as a pull tester or universal testing machine (UTM), is an electromechanical test system that applies a tensile force (pull force) to a material to determine its strength and deformation behavior until break.
A tensile test, or tension test, is a test used to determine how a material reacts to an applied (pulling) force. It characterizes yield strength, tensile strength, strain at break and other material properties such as modulus of elasticity (Young’s modulus) and deformation (Poisson’s ratio). The data obtained can be plotted on a graph to produce a stress/strain curve.
This stress strain curve shows a curve with a high level of work-hardening (1) and with a low level of work-hardening (2) after the yield point.
Metal tensile test to ISO 6892-1 Method A and ASTM E8 with AllroundLine and ProLine tensile testers.
Tensile tests on plastics to ASTM D638 using a ProLine tensile tester with makroXtens extensometer
Tensile tests on elastomers with very high strain according ISO 37, ASTM D 412. Using a ZwickRoell ProLine tensile tester with an optical extensometer "lightXtens".