Mecmesin Material Tester OmniTest (single column) 1st gen

This product is OBSOLETE, find the link to the replacement product below.

Mecmesin OmniTest Single Column Force Tester

OBSOLETE– Replaced by OmniTest Gen 2

Capacities (2 Models)

5 kN
7.5 kN


To suit your materials testing requirements the OmniTest single column range is available as 5 models of 0.5 kN, 1 kN, 2.5 kN, 5 kN or 7.5 kN)

Designed for versatility and ease-of-use the OmniTest will appeal to users, whatever their skill or experience. They all fit comfortably on your bench-top, making them ideal for use in QC and R&D laboratories.

All OmniTests are supplied as standard with VectorPro testing software for installation on your computer, laptop or tablet. Alternatively, when ordering an OmniTest Touch, the tester is delivered with a pre-configured touchscreen console for an integrated solution

Whether you need to know the Young’s Modulus, Offset Yield, Ultimate Tensile Strength or a whole host of other materials characteristics, the OmniTest has you covered.

The single-column OmniTest materials testing system comprises four key elements:


Test frame

The single-column OmniTest is available in 5 models with load capacities from 0.5 kN to 7.5 kN. They feature a precision ballscrew that drives a moving crosshead fitted with an ELS loadcell. Intuitive controls make the testers easy to use even for novice operators.

The construction of these single-column testers provides the necessary test space and crosshead travel for conducting elongation tests on your specimens up to 1186 mm. They deliver the strength capability for low- and mid-load break tests on a variety of materials and components. All models are ideal for the universal testing of samples to determine their tension, compression, flexure, shear and fracture characteristics.

Upper and lower safety limit switches minimize the risk of accidental damage caused by grips colliding. The 5 kN and 7.5 kN frames also feature a linear slide mechanism with excellent rigidity and strength to measure stiff samples. A protective bellow prevents dust and splintered materials from becoming trapped inside the machine.

For operator safety, a range of protective shields and enclosures is available on all machines, for situations where specimens may shatter or create projectiles upon failure.

Designed to apply tensile and compressive forces from 2 N right up to a capacity of 7.5 kN their high-quality construction, manufactured under ISO 9001 quality standards, ensures the ultimate in repeatable materials testing.

The base plate of the OmniTest is pre-drilled with threaded holes to connect a wide range of grips and fixtures. The OmniTest also uses quick-change (QC) adaptors that speed up the interchange of grips, for example when you need to perform a variety of different tests on different geometries of a material or finished product.



The OmniTest UTMs take advantage of Mecmesin’s range of high-resolution Enhanced Load Sensors (ELS) to precisely record tensile and compressive loads.

When seeking to precisely measure forces across a wide range it is often necessary to use multiple loadcells. The dovetailed crosshead design of the OmniTest minimizes operator setup and configuration by quickly and easily sliding on a new loadcell, where its calibration characteristics are immediately recognized by the software without any input from the operator.

These interchangeable ELS loadcells are compatible with any OmniTest test frame of equal or higher capacity and are chosen in order to optimize the accuracy of your test results.

Fourteen different sensors, all measuring from zero, are available to cover the range from 2 N up to 7.5 kN. This ensures that you have the optimum selection to meet all your tension and compression testing needs. Measurement accuracy is an outstanding ±0.5% of displayed reading.

Each ELS sensor is delivered as standard with its own calibration certificate traceable to national standards.

-CSC can supply an ISO17025 calibration cert.


VectorPro testing software is at the heart of the OmniTest universal testers

VectorPro delivers outstanding control of the motor, whilst simultaneously collecting data at 1000 Hz from the ELS loadcell and the displacement encoder of the frame.

The software is intuitive for both operators and managers. Personalized user accounts and a streamlined design mean that the workflow is simple and it is easy to create step-by-step test methods according to the precise requirements of your applications.

Access to the most commonly used test methods enables operators to move seamlessly from task to task, keeping training time to a minimum.

By plotting the data of force/displacement, stress/strain in real-time on a graph the operator can immediately identify exactly how the test sample is performing. Pre-set or custom calculations analyze the data to determine whether the specimen has met the pass/fail criteria. VectorPro includes standard calculations for Young’s Modulus, Offset Yield, Ultimate Tensile Strength, Nominal Strain and a whole host of other materials characteristics. For product testing, it is possible to create custom calculations within a few seconds by using the drag-and-drop functions.

At the end of the test, the comprehensive reporting module within VectorPro enables the operator to issue a test report as a PDF. An extensive suite of template reports can be easily tailored to your internal or your customer’s exact requirements and be automatically emailed to them as an HTML file. Test data can also be exported to Excel or to the network for further analysis.

VectorPro generates a clear audit trail with electronic-signature functionality – a must for medical and pharmaceutical clients seeking compliance to FDA 21 CFR Part 11.


Extension measurement

Extension or compressive deformation measurement

When testing the extension or compressive deformation of a specimen it is often acceptable to measure the movement of the loadcell and grips, as defined by the crosshead distance traveled (known as ‘grip separation’).

This is taken directly from encoders situated on the ballscrews of the OmniTest. VectorPro software compensates for movement encountered within the loadcell and grip string (known also as ‘Correction for Machine Compliance’) but it cannot be as accurate as measuring extension directly upon the specimen. In some test applications, this is perfectly acceptable and does not impact the relevance of the measured results.

For materials requiring extension measurement to be taken directly on the specimen, a range of contact extensometers is available for use with the OmniTest. The range of contact extensometers include short-travel extensometers suitable for rigid materials (eg hard plastics and metals) through to long-travel extensometers designed for highly elastic materials (eg rubbers or soft plastics), simply select the model which best suits your material’s characteristics.




  • 5 models
    • Test materials with a wide range of strength and elongation properties
    • Stand Capacities
      • 0.5 kN
      • 1 kN
      • 2.5 kN
      • 5 kN
      • 7.5 kN
  • Modern Design Architecture
    • Rigid frame with minimal deflection
    • Robust construction
    • Integrated cable management
  • Active Load holding and rate control (load ramping)
  • Versatile and precise
    • Outstanding speed range
    • Precise positional resolution
  • Grips and Fixtures
    • A wide range of grips fixtures available to told test specimens
  • Control panel and display
    • Just 4 multi function buttons for settings and operation
    • Clear indication of load displacement, speed and system status
  • VectorPro MT software
    • Extensive suite of calculations for material testing
    • Database architecture and strict operator permissions ideal for use in FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant environments
  • Convenient Workspace aids
    • Accessibility upper and lower safety limit switches
    • T-Slots for mounting accessories
      • (e.g extensometer, touchscreen, controller, camera, etc)
  • Extensometer ready
    • In-built connectivity
    • Software for material analyst
    • Strain measurement and control
    • Active strain control
  • Multi functional wheel
    • Fine control allows precise setting of speed and position
    • Colored LEDs clearly indicate machine status during testing.
    • Precision jog mode to finely position the crosshead for fitting of specimens into grips



  • Accuracy
    • +/- 0.5% of reading
  • Data acquisition rate
    • 500 Hz
  • Internal Sampling rate (load)
    • 20 kHz
  • Crosshead Travel
    • 25.6″ For 5 kN and 7.5 kN machines
  • Speed
    • 0.01-1200 For 5 kN and 7.5 kN machines
  • Speed Resolution
    • 0.001 mm/min (0.00004 in/min)
  • Height
    • 42.9″
  • Weight
    • 155 lbs

Software and Communication

  • Connectivity
    • USB port, extensometer input 2 x low voltage additional sensor inputs with future expansion capabilities
  • PC requirements (recommended)
    • Intel Core i5 processor
    • 8 GB RAM
    • one USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
    • SSD hard drive with 10 GB free space
    • Screen Resolution 1920×1080 full HD
  • PC requirements (minimum)
    • Intel/AMD dual core processor with 2 GHz or faster clock speed
    • 4 GB RAM
    • One USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
    • Hard Drive with 10 GB free space
    • Screen resolution 1080×720
  • Operating system (OS)
    • Compatible OS
      • Windows 7 or Windows 10 (32 or 64 bit)
    • Recommended OS
      • Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
  • Data output
    • You can export as PDF, XLSX, CSV, TXT, email and image files

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