Mecmesin Force Tester MultiTest- XT (Twin Column)

This product is OBSOLETE, find the link to the replacement product below.

Mecmesin Multitest- XT Twin Column Force Tester

OBSOLETE- Replaced by Mecmesin OmniTest

Capacities (3 models)

  • 10kN
  • 25kN
  • 50kN


The MultiTest-xt tensile & compression tester is controlled by software pre-installed and run from a touchscreen console, which is included as standard with the -xt machine. Stand deliver consistency and reliability by controlling the key test parameters of force, displacement and speed. This means that the inherent variability found when using manual test methods is almost fully removed. These test systems are relied on by quality-control professionals around the world to objectively assess the mechanical strength of their components, assemblies and finished products.

The twin-column MultiTest-xt tester is the perfect solution for measuring forces up to 50kN (11,000 lbf, 5,000 kgf) on a huge variety of components made from almost any material, either during their normal operation or when being pulled/pushed until they deliberately fail or break. The design features dual-columns with twin-ballscrews ensuring excellent rigidity and strength whilst their intuitive controls make them easy to use, even for novice operators.

The construction of these twin-column tensile testers provides the daylight and travel required for conducting high-elongation tensile and adhesive peel tests whilst also delivering the strength capability for high-load break tests on rigid materials. All models are ideal for general purpose testing of specimens to determine their tension, compression, flexure, shear and fracture characteristics.

Whichever tester you choose you can be sure that Mecmesin will deliver you an affordable solution that does not break your budget. That’s why customers from industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace, cosmetics, electronics, engineering, packaging, pharmaceutical & medical, have all come to rely on Mecmesin as their partner of choice when it comes to tensile and compression testing.


Test Frame

The twin-column MultiTest-xt feature dual-columns containing twin-ballscrews, which drive a solid crosshead to which a loadcell is attached. This ensures excellent rigidity and strength whilst their intuitive controls make them easy to use, even for novice operators.

Protective bellows guarantee that dust and small objects cannot become trapped inside the machine. For operator safety, a range of protective shields/enclosures is available in situations where specimens may shatter or create projectiles upon failure.

Designed to apply tensile and compressive forces from 2N right up to a capacity of 50 kN their high-quality construction, manufactured under ISO 9001 quality standards, ensures the ultimate in repeatable testing.

When seeking to precisely measure forces across a wide range it is often necessary to use multiple loadcells. The dovetailed crosshead design of the MultiTest ensures the operator minimizes set-up time by quickly and easily sliding on a new loadcell, which is automatically recognized by the software. For higher load applications the loadcells are fitted with a simple bolt connection.

The base plate of the MultiTest-xt is pre-drilled with threaded holes to directly accept a wide range of grips and fixtures. It also accepts the quick-change (QC) adapters which speed up the interchange of grips when you need to perform a variety of different tests.



The ILC range of interchangeable loadcells is specially adapted to the MultiTest-xt. They plug into the frame and their calibration characteristics are immediately recognized by the tester without any input from the operator.

Eighteen different sensors, all measuring from zero, are available to cover the range from 2 N up to 50 kN. This ensures that you have the optimum selection to meet all your tension and compression testing needs. Measurement accuracy is an outstanding ±0.1% or ±0.2%  of the sensor capacity.

Each ILC sensor is delivered as standard with its own calibration certificate traceable to national standards.CSC can supply an ISO17025 calibration cert.



Emperor software is at the heart of the MultiTest-xt test system. It runs on any Windows computer and controls the motor of the test frame whilst collecting data at an impressive 1,000 Hz from the ILC loadcell and displacement encoder of the frame.

Step-by-step test routines can be quickly and easily created according to the exact requirements of your testing procedures. The most commonly used test routines can then be simply selected by the operator using their ‘favorites’ button or from a standard drop-down list.

By plotting measurement data in real-time on a graph the operator can identify exactly how the test specimen is performing. Preset calculations are used to analyze the data to determine whether the specimen has met the pass/fail criteria of the quality-control specifications.

At the end of the test, the powerful reporting module within Emperor™ allows the operator to issue a test report as a PDF. Additionally, the data can be exported to Excel or to the network for further analysis by a Statistical Process Control (SPC) package.


Grips and Fixtures

Holding your test specimen in place without it slipping is essential to obtaining repeatable results. Mecmesin has designed a range of tension and compression grips to hold a variety of components. They include wedge grips, vice grips, peel jigs, bend jigs, compression plates and many more…

The varying nature of specimen sizes and shapes often makes it necessary to design and produce a special grip. Mecmesin’s team of design engineers can work with you to develop the best grip for your specimen and utilize our 3D printers to produce lightweight, precision fixtures to meet your needs.



  • Easy programming – intuitive menus guide you through creation of test routines
  • Customized reports – create your own tailored report
  • Choice of 3 program modes
    • Quick Test’ for basic force testing
    • Program Test’ for standard test routine
    • Advanced Test’ for sophisticated test routines
  • Rugged construction – ideal for Production and QC Lab Environments
  • Simple touch screen interface – no separate computer required
  • 1000Hz data sampling rate – ensures accurate capture of peak loads
  • USB output – save test routines and results to a memory stick or network
  • Flexible – ‘plug & play’ for easy interchange of loadcells
  • Wide range of test stands – capacities from 500 N to 50 kN



  • Capacity
    • 10kN (2200 lbf)
    • 25kN (5500 lbf)
    • 50kN (11,000 lbf)
  • Speed
    • 10kN & 25kN
      • 1-1000 mm/min (0.04-40 in/min)
    • 50kN
      • 1-400 mm/min (0.04-15 in/min)
  • Crosshead speed accuracy
    • +/- 0.2% of indicated speed
  • Distance between columns
    • 10 kN & 25kN
      • 400 mm (15.7″)
    • 50kN
      • 420 mm (16.5″)
  • Vertical daylight
    • 10 kN & 25kN
      • 1140 mm (44.9″)
    • 50kN
      • 1330 mm (52.4″)
  • Height
    • 10kN & 25kN
      • 1500 mm (59.1″)
    • 50kN
      • 1931 mm (76″)
  • Weight
    • 10kN & 25kN
      • 320 lbf
    • 50kN
      • 639 lbf
  • Loadcell Accuracy
    • 5kN- 50kN
      • +/- 0.2% of full scale
  • Included items
    • Touch-screen console loaded with Emperor software
    • Cabling



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