Introducing Vector – the Future of Extensometry
Tinius Olsens' new VectorExtensometer is real a step change in extensometer technology, capable of replacing multiple contacting and non-contacting sensors with a single, industry specific instrument.
Integrating adaptive AI capabilities with optical hardware, Vector reduces test throughput times and complexity, automating the process of capturing strain, improving measurement accuracy, data consistency and operator safety.
• Measure strain through failure, however violent
• Measure simultaneously longitudinally and transverse
• Test in harsh environments or challenging light conditions
• Test highly fragile specimens
• Avoid introducing stress concentrations, such as damage from knife-edge contact
• Improve test success rate by eliminating contact-point slippage
• Eliminate the cost of consumable parts
• On larger test frames, locate below the moving member used to apply the test force viewing the test specimen across the test zone
Both instrument setup and changes to accommodate varying gauge lengths, sizes and profile test specimens are eliminated, whilst a range of automation features such as specimen and gauge length detection simplify the operator interaction and improve test reliability.
By automating specimen detection, Vector speeds up and simplifies test throughput and, by supporting multiple gauge lengths, removes the need for multiple, traditional sensors.
Vector's smart design means there is no need to alter the setup for specimens of different sizes, shapes and thicknesses.