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Mark-10 ESM-301 Motorized Test Stand
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Mark-10 ESM-301 Test Stand
Mark-10 ESM-301 Test Stand (shown with BG-series gauge and parallel jaw grips attached)

The ESM301 is a highly configurable motorized test stand for tension and compression testing applications up to 300 lb (1.5 kN). The stand can be controlled from the front panel or via a computer and is fully compatible with NexygenTM TCD software. The ESM301 is engineered on a unique modular platform, allowing for “build-your-own” configurability. Features can be ordered individually at time of order or activated in the field. Integrated travel indication, overload protection, and a host of programmable parameters makes the ESM301 quite sophisticated, while its intuitive menu structure allows for quick, simple setup and operation. A password can be programmed to prevent unauthorized changes. With a rugged and modular design, the ESM301 is a compelling solution for applications in laboratory and production environments.

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6" Column Extension (ESM301-002-1), Add $261.25
12" Column Extension (ESM301-002-2), Add $308.75
24" Column Extension (ESM301-002-3), Add $356.25
Bench mounting kit (ESM301-003), Add $71
Multi-function cable, BG to ESM301 (09-1143)*,$118.75
Multi-function cable, Series 5 to ESM301 (09-1162)*,$118.75
Serial cable, ESM301 to PC (09-1056)*, Add $28
Communication adapter RS-232-USB (RSU100),$118

Controller Options for ESM301/ESM301L:

Integrated travel indication with RS-232 output (ESM301-001)**, Add $712.50
Computer Control Via RS-232 (EF010)*** ,Add $902.50
Programmable Travel Set Points (EF011)**** ,Add $522.50
Integrated Overload Protection (EF012),Add $237.50
Auto Return (EF013),Add $166.25
Cycling / Dwell Time (EF014),Add $237
Button Operation Package (EF015) ,Add $142
Independent Up and Down Speeds (EF016),Add $142
Extended Speed Range, Low (EF017),Add $166
Extended Speed Range, High (EF018),Add $166
Complete Option Package for ESM301
(All controller options above, EFCOMP), Add $2607.75
Complete Option Package for ESM301L
(All controller options above, EFCOMP-L), Add $2702.75

* If force data output is required, both the 09-1143 and 09-1056 cables are required.
** Factory installation only. Can be retrofitted at a later date at the factory for $850.00.
*** Requires a Series BG force gauge (more info), 09-1056 serial cable, 09-1143 multi-function cable, ESM301-001 integrated travel indication, and EF011 programmable travel set points
**** Requires ESM301-001 integrated travel indication option
Standard Features
  • LCD display with UP, DOWN, STOP, and emergency stop buttons and soft keys
  • Selectable speed units of measurement (in/min & mm/min)
  • Password protection of test parameters, to prevent unauthorized changes
  • Integrated travel limit switches
  • Removable fi xture mounting plate with matrix of threaded holes
  • Stepper motor-driven, produces 0% speed variation with load
  • Mounting holes for bench mounting
  • Unique mechanical design signifi cantly reduces column bending
Optional Hardware Features
  • Multi-function cable, BG gauge to controller
    Connects a Series BG force gauge to the controller. This single cable is used to transmit set points, overload signals, and force data.
  • Serial cable, controller to PC
    Sends force and travel data on a single cable via RS-232 to a PC.
  • Column extensions
    Available in 6” (150 mm), 12” (300 mm), 24” (600 mm), and custom lengths
  • Bench mounting kit
    Facilitates safe mounting to a work bench. Consists of a set of mounting adapters, and four sets of hardware with Allen key to accommodate surfaces of various thickness.
Optional Controller Features

The below option packages may be purchased at time of order or may be added in the field through a code activation process. A complete options package is also available.

  • Computer Control
    A bi-directional RS-232 port is provided to interface with a PC. Users can write their own custom program or control the stand via a PC using NexygenTM TCD software. Requires a Series BG force gauge, 09-1056 serial cable, 09-1143 multi-function cable, ESM301-001 travel indication, and EF011 programmable travel limits.
  • Travel Indication*
    Travel is indicated on the front panel, and an RS-232 port is supplied. Position indication is provided via an internal linear scale, producing significantly higher accuracy than with conventional rotary encoder-based designs. Backlash and nonlinearity are virtually eliminated.
  • Programmable Travel Limits
    The ESM301 can stop at or cycle between programmable upper and lower travel distances. Requires ESM301-001 integrated travel indication option .
  • Overload Protection
    Protects a force gauge against overload (requires the 09-1143 multi-function cable). The user programs the desired percentage of full scale of the gauge. Adjustable analog output voltage setting allows the ESM301 to interface with virtually any force gauge with analog output.
  • Auto-return
    The crosshead moves to a limit switch, force (requires a Series BG force gauge), or travel position (requires EF011 programmable travel limits), stops, and reverses direction at full speed to the other limit switch, force, or travel position.
  • Cycling / Dwell Time
    Same as Auto-return, but with the ability to program the number of cycles up to 99,999 cycles. Dwell time allows the operator to program the length of time, up to 9,999.9 seconds, in 0.1 second intervals, for which the crosshead pauses between cycles. Independent up and down speeds may be programmed (requires EF013).
  • Programmable Button Functions
    Expands UP and DOWN button operation to three user-configurable modes:
    1. Maintained (standard): short push produces continuous motion until STOP is pressed
    2. Momentary: crosshead moves only while the button is pressed
    3. Auto: short push produces maintained motion, while holding the button down will produce momentary motion
  • Independent Up and Down Speeds Configurable speeds for up and down directions
  • Low Speed Extended Range Extends the speed range to 0.02 - 13 in/min (0.5 - 330 mm/min)
  • High Speed Extended Range Extends the speed range to 0.5 - 45 in/min (13 - 1100 mm/min)

Programmable Test Stand w/PC Contro l ESM301
* Factory installation only. Also available as a retrofit.
** If force data output is required, both the 09-1143 and 09-1056 cables are required.
*** Requires: Series BG force gauge, 09-1056 serial cable, 09-1143 multi-function cable,
ESM301-001 travel indication, and EF011 programmable travel limits.
**** Requires ESM301-001 integrated travel indication option

Load capacity
300 lbF [1.5 kN]
200 lbF [1 kN]

Up to 24 in/min (610 mm/min)
> 24 in/min (> 610 mm/min)
Standard speed range 0.5-13 in/min [13-330 mm/min
Maximum travel 11.5 [292 mm]
Speed setting accuracy ±0.2%
Speed variation with load ±0% [Stepper motor driven]
Limit switch repeatability 0.001 in [0.03 mm]
Travel accuracy ±0.002 in [0.05 mm]
Travel repeatability 0.001 in [0.02 mm]
Travel resolution 0.001 in / 0.02 mm
Power Universal input 80-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Weight (without options) 34 lbs [15.6 kg]
Included accessories: Ext. rod, small hook, medium hook, #10-32 coupler, compression plate, gauge mounting hardware, tool kit


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