The MTH Manual Tester is a single column, manually operated force tester. The MTH has a load measurement capacity of 2500N (550lbf) and can be used for compression or tensile testing. The mechanical advantage afforded by the MTH-550's precision, high resolution worm gear design lets you test effortlessly. One rotation of the hand wheel positions the crosshead 0.03"(0.75mm). Total stroke for the MTH-550 is 4"(102mm). Force measurement is performed using a Starrett digital force gage.
The MTH-550 is an ideal, affordable solution for spring testing. Fit the MTH-550 with a digital force gage and optional digital scale to determine spring rates, initial tension and more. The handwheel may be positioned anywhere along the 30"(762mm) column, and with a 4"(102mm) throat, large samples can be accurately tested. The base may be permanently affixed to your workbench. Optional gage adapter kits are available for use with non-Starrett force gages. Quick-change clevis adapters let you mount a large selection of Starrett testing fixtures.