Universal testing machines determine the mechanical properties of metals, plastics, and composites. The Super "L" UTM is a hydraulic machine with testing capacities from 12,000 to 600,000 lb/ft and higher, and the S-Series benchtop UTM determines tension, compression, shear and flexural strength, and other properties. Bulletin 115-G explains testing functions, capacities, and other features and includes a photograph of each machine.
Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Co. Inc., Box 429, Willow Grove, PA 19090, FAX (215) 441-0899.
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