Southwark Emery 600k Universal Testing Machine

Southwark-Emery Universal Testing Machine.Southwark-Emery Universal Testing Machine
Instron digital controller console
Instron Digital Controller Console

The Southwark Emery universal testing machine is the largest tension-compression testing machine of the Carleton Laboratory. The machine’s 20 ft (6 m) vertical span, 6 ft (1.8 m) crosshead width, as well as movable top and bottom crossheads make it a versatile tester for many specialty testing applications. The Satec Digital controller allows the machine to perform low-cycle fatigue tests as well. The S-E UTM is used for a variety of research, teaching, and commercial testing applications, ranging from the testing of concrete cylinders, masonry prisms, manhole covers, to full-scale scaffolding and shoring systems.


  • Manufacturer
    • Load Frame: Baldwin Southwark Foundries, USA
    • Load Cell: Tate-Emery, USA
    • Controller: Satec Systems, USA
  • Load Capacity: 600 kip (3 MN) in tension and compression
    • 600 kip (3.0 MN) range
    • 300 kup (1.5 MN) range
    • 120 kip (600 kN) range
    • 24 kip (120 kN) range
  • Control System: Satec Digital
    • Manual and Automatic Servo Load Control
    • Monotonic Loading, Hold, and Low-Cycle Fatigue
  • Clearances:
    • Tension, jaw to jaw: 19 ft 8 in (5.9 m)
    • Compression, crosshead platen to base: 19 ft 8 in (5.9 m)
    • Lateral clearance, tower to tower: 6 ft (1.8 m)
    • Compression Platen: 30 in x 18 in (762 mm x 457 mm)
    • Tension Jaw Width: 6 in (150 mm)
    • Clamping mechanism: Mechanical
  • Grips:
    • Round Capacity: 1.75 to 6 in (4.45 to 152.4 mm)
    • Flat capacity: 5 in maximum between grips (127 mm maximum)
  • Calibration/Certification: ASTM E4 on all force ranges


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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