Video Extensometer with Embedded Software
Non-contact extensometry is the method of choice for applications where it is particularly difficult to measure strain using traditional contacting means.
Because these extensometers don’t touch the specimen, they are ideal for:
♦ thin or fragile specimens where contacting alternatives introduce stress points that may cause premature breaks
♦ specimens that require high temperature or submerged environments
♦ situations where specimen failure is accompanied by a huge release of energy.
Features & Benefits
All the results from the test, including the data from the video extensometer measurements, are included and displayed on the familiar screens of Horizon software.
A number of pairs of tracking points can be set up that will follow the patterns on the specimen as it is being tested. Two are shown on the left, to represent axial and transverse extensometer measurements.
Use of this embedded system means that the operator works with only one interface while conducting the test on the specimen.