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Shimadzu AG-X Plus universal testers deliver high-control with advanced software

December 15, 2018
Source: ASM International

Shimadzu, Japan, announces its new AG-X Plus series of universal testers with enhanced rigidity, advanced software, and greater accuracy. Consisting of seven standard models plus numerous custom options, they incorporate crosshead guide posts that significantly enhance torsional rigidity compared to conventional models.


Data sampling every 0.2 msec (5 kHz) captures the most sudden fluctuations in test data with greater accuracy, while load cells with a wide guaranteed ±0.5% accuracy ranging from 1/1 to 1/1000 of the maximum capacity improve testing efficiency by ensuring testing can be performed without switching load cells or fixtures.


Trapezium X materials testing software features an intuitive user interface, easy operation, and powerful data processing with advanced functionality. Methods following ASTM, ISO, and JIS standards are created effortlessly and tensile, compression, cycle, creep and texture profile example methods are included as standard. One-click selection of a wide range of pre-programmed parameters, an easy-to-use help file, and a data re-analysis function make data processing simple. For security and management, up to eight user accounts can be established with differing levels of access.


The AG-X Plus can be equipped with a wide range of accessories, including: grips, compression plates, bending jigs, shearing jigs, peeling jigs, load cells, thermostatic chambers, extensometers, width sensors, and precision alignment systems according to ASTM, ISO, and EN standards. 

Subject Classifications

Materials Testing and Evaluation | Failure Analysis

Materials Testing and Evaluation | Materials Characterization

Materials Testing and Evaluation | Metallography and Microstructures

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