Tensile Test Machine


Tensile Test Machine
Instron 4465

A fundamental materials science test in which a sample is subjected to a controlled tension until failure. The results are used to select a material for an application, for quality control, and to predict how a material will react under other types of forces.

Designed for relatively low-force laboratory and quality control testing applications.

Instron® testing instruments are routinely found in applications and industries, such as plastics, metals, composites, elastomers, components textiles, aerospace, automotive and biomedical.

Load Frame Model

Load Capacity
kN - 5
kgf - 500
lbf - 1125
Maximum Speed
mm/min - 1000
in/min - 40

Minimum Speed
mm/min - 0.01
in/min - 0.0004

Maximum Force @ Full Speed: 5kN (1125 lbf)

Maximum Speed @ Full Load
mm/min - 1000
in/min - 40

Return Speed
mm/min - 1200
in/min - 48

Speed Accuracy: ± 0.1% steady state, measured over 100 mm or 30 sec, whichever is greater, no load

Position Measurement Accuracy: ±0.01 mm or 0.15% of displacement of displayed reading (whichever is greater)

Position Repeatability: ±0.05 mm (0.002 in.)

Load Weighing Accuracy: ±0.5% of full scale to 1/50 of load cell capacity, or ±1 count on the display, whichever is greater

Strain Measurement Accuracy: 0.6% of reading ±25% of calibration point ±1 count on the display, whichever is greater
Total Crosshead Travel:  1135 mm (44.7 in)
Total Vertical Test Space *: 1192 mm (46.9 in)
Space Between Columns: 420 mm (16.5 in)
Testing Type: Tension, Compression, Reverse Stress
Single Space below Moving Crosshead
Basic Control Mode: Position Control Loop, closed around crosshead drive
Crosshead Position Control Resolution: 0.000118 mm/pulse (4 µ in) 

Crosshead Position Repeatability: > ±0.05 mm (0.002 in)
Acceleration Time, 0 to top speed: 150 msec
Emergency Stop Time: 100 ms

Axial Stiffness: 40 kN/mm (225,000 lb/in)

Operating Temperature: +10°C to +38°C (+50°F to +86°F)

Storage Temperature: -40°C to +66°C (-40°F to +150°F)

Humidity: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)

* Total vertical test space = distance from top surface of base platen to fixture attachment point on load cell.

Research Facility

Applied Nanotechnology Laboratory - Dept. of Chemical Engineering
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
New Brunswick (NB)
  • Carbon and Natural Nanomaterials Production
  • Nanocomposites Engineering
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanofluids
  • Engineering - Chemical, Nuclear, Other
  • Biomedical
  • Aerospace and Satellites
  • Automotive
  • Clean Technology
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Forestry and Forest-Based Industries
  • Manufacturing and Processing

Industry Liaison Officer

Alison MacNevin
Knowledge Transfer Officer


Felipe Chibante Primary Contact
Associate Professor; Richard J. Currie Chair in Nanotechnology
Rosalina Lamason
Research Technician

Wilailak Chanklin

Date submitted: Tue, Nov 29, 2016 12:08 PM
Date updated: Tue, Nov 29, 2016 12:09 PM

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