Instron 600DX 135k Universal Testing Machine

 Instron 600DX test frame controller and teaching station.The Instron 600DX 135k UTM is a load and displacement controlled hydraulic testing machine. The Bluehill 3 control system allows this machine to fulfill a wide array of duties, ranging from undergraduate and graduate teaching, independent research, doctoral research, to high-volume testing of medium-sized high-strength materials. Along with its higher-capacity neighbor, the 600DX is equipped with a presentation LCD, which allows the machine to display live results of ongoing testing.

The system is designed with dual test spaces for tension, compression, bend, shear, and flexure testing on high strength materials.


  • Metals - wire, strip, rod, tube, and plate
  • Fasteners - tensile, proof, single and double shear
  • Construction - reinforcement bar, wire mesh, concrete compression/flex, and structural steel
  • Component testing
  • EN10002-1, ISO 6892, ASTM E8, ASTM C39, ASTM F606, SAE J429, CE Compliant


  • Manufacturer: Instron, USA
  • Model: 600DX
  • Load Capacity: 135 kip (600 kN) in tension and compression
  • Control System:
    • Load and Displacement Control
    • Bluehill 3 Controller
  • Compression Platen Diameter: 6.5 in (165 mm)
  • Displacement:
    • Maximum Speed: 15 in/min (381 mm/min)
    • Maximum Speed at Full Load: 3 in/min (76 mm/min)
  • Clearances:
    • Tension: 36 in (914 mm)
    • Compression, crosshead platen to base: 22.5 in (565 mm)
    • Lateral clearance, tower to tower: 20 in (508 mm)
    • Clamping mechanism: Mechanical
  • Grips:
    • 220 kip (1 MN) fatigue rated in tension/compression
    • Round capacity: 0.25 to 1.75 in (6.35 to 44.5 mm)
    • Flat capacity: 0 to 1.5 in (0 to 38.1 mm)
  • Calibration/Certification:
    • ASTM E4 on both force transducers
    • ASTM E83 on strain transducers


This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.


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