VantageNX Duo Tensile Tester (5kN)

The VantageNX Duo-5 is a dual column testing frame that is the ideal solution for applications that require larger grip and sample areas and a 5kN capacity.

Many fixtures and grips are available for tensile testing, COF and other tests for the plastic film, flexible packaging, food packaging, paper, paperboard, tissue paper, textiles testing, and many other industries.  This universal materials testing frame can be setup for many tests when combined with the right grips and fixtures.

Capacity:  5kN (1125 lbs)


The VantageNX Duo Universal Testing Machine is a revamped design of the EJA Vantage Series of Tensile Testers.  This is a 5kN dual column testing frame that allows for an unlimited test workspace depth and a total of 13.5″ between columns.  The VantageNX Duo is commonly used to test a variety of materials including corrugated board, cardboard, plastic film, flexible packaging, food products, paper, paperboard, tissue paper, textiles, and many other varieties.  

  • VantageNX Duo [Dual Column]
    Capacity: 5kN, 1125 lbf
    Models: 26″ (660 mm), 36″ (915 m), 47″ (1194 mm)
  • Ideal for Quality Control, Engineering, and for Research and Development
  • Interchangeable load cells from 5 N to 5 kN
  • Automatic electronic force calibration
  • Fully enclosed electronics
  • Multi-function hand controller
  • PC Controlled by MAP4 Software
  • Single USB Connectivity or Bluetooth
  • Additional Available Universal Tester Options:
    • VantageNX-1
      Capacity: 1kN, 225 lbf
      Models: 24″ (610 mm), 36″ (915 m), 48″ (1219 mm) 
    • VantageNX-2
      Capacity: 2kN, 450 lbf
      Models: 24″ (610 mm), 36″ (915 mm), 48″ (1219 mm)
    • VantageNX-5
      Capacity: 5kN, 1125 lbf
      Models: 24″ (610 mm), 36″ (915 mm), 48″ (1219 mm)
    • 10kN machines see the EJA Vantage Series

Thwing-Albert offers a wide range of grips, fixtures and accessories to outfit your VantageNX to enable the ability to meet many industry standards including ASTM, DIN, FINAT, ISO, PSTC, TAPPI, WSP and others.  Some common standards include ASTM E4, ASTM F88, ASTM D790,  ASTM D791, ASTM D882, ASTM D3330, ISO 5893, ISO 7500-1, ISO 9283, EN 1002/1-4, TAPPI T494, TAPPI T541, TAPPI T811, TAPPI T825, TAPPI T839.

Instrument Control

Quick Control with the Multi Function Hand Controller – This full-featured hand controller provides the following functions:

Vantage NX Universal Remote

  • Crosshead positioning with variable speed control
  • Upper and lower pneumatic grip control
  • Initiating a test
  • Stopping a Test
  • Zeroing the load cell
  • Zeroing the position
  • Setting the Home Position

MAP4 Materials Testing Software

MAP4™ SoftwareMAP4 Software powers the VantageNX and provides unparalleled testing capabilities by providing the user with complete control of instrument. The software is provided with a comprehensive library of test methods developed in accordance with popular standards from ASTM, ISO, TAPPI, DIN, NWSP and other international standard organizations.  For more advanced or custom applications, MAP4 provides the user with all the necessary tools to develop their own test methods to include complex motion control, algorithm creation and data presentation.  NOTE:  Computer not included. 

    • Intuitive and customizable user interface
    • Comprehensive library of test methods
    • User Customizable test methods
    • SQLite database capabilities to manage test data
    • Automatic export to test results and data arrays
    • Audit tracking database
    • Simplified unit selection
    • Customizable data display
    • Multiple graphs
    • Multi-lingual database
    • Automatic saving of each test performed to maintain data integrity

Additional information

Model Name

5kN Vantage NX Duo


Adhesives, Biomaterials, Corrugated, Foam, Foil, Nonwovens, Packaging Materials, Paper, Paperboard, Plastic Films, Rubber, Tissue, Textiles

Testing Property

Tensile, Peel, Compression, COF, Cycling, Tear, Burst, ZDT, Flex/Bend, Stress Relaxation, Thickness, Insertion/Extraction, and more.

List of Standards

ASTM E4, ASTM F88, ASTM D790,  ASTM D791, ASTM D882, ASTM D3330, ISO 5893, ISO 7500-1, ISO 9283, EN 1002/1-4, TAPPI T494, TAPPI T541, TAPPI T811, TAPPI T825, TAPPI T839. (This list shows common standards note that the Vantage can be configured to meet a vast list of standards for ASTM, ISO, TAPPI, DIN, NWSP and others.)


5kN (1125 lbf)

Force Capacity

5kN (1125 lbf)

Force Measurement

Interchangeable load cells range from 5N (1.1 lbf) to 5kN (1125 lbf)

Force Accuracy

10% to 100% Load Capacity: ±0.25% Measuring Value, Less than 10% Load Capacity: ±0.025% of Load Cell Capacity

Force Resolution

15 bit ADC (0.003% of 1.15 x Load Cell Capacity)

Position Accuracy

±6.4 micron/25 mm (± 0.00025/1.0 inch) or 0.025% of Distance

Position Resolution

5kN Frames: 0.11 μ (4.2 μin)

Sample Frequency

Selectable: 50, 60, or 250 samples/second

Crosshead Guidance

Precision Ball Screw

Crosshead Speed

1.3 to 1000 mm/min (0.05 to 40 in/min)

Crosshead Speed Accuracy

0.1 to 30 in/min: 1% of Set Speed, <0.1 in/min: 2% of Set Speed, >30 in/min: 2% of Set Speed


0.127 to 127 mm/sec2 (0.005 to 5 in/sec2)

Maximum Power Consumption

5kN Dual Column Frames: 1.8 VA

Power Requirements

120-230 VAC ±10%, 50/60 Hz

Operating Environment

Air Temperature – Operating: 10 to 50°C (50 to 122°F)
Relative Humidity – Operating: 10% to 85% (Non-Condensing)

Storage Environment

Air Temperature – Storage: -25 to 70°C (-13 to 158°F)
Relative Humidity – Storage: 5% to 90% (Non-Condensing)

Safety Features

Emergency Stop Button
Upper and Lower Limit Switches with over-travel protection
Electronic Grip Collision Detection
Electronic Load Cell Overload Protection
Mechanical Load Cell Overload Protection:
– 50-250 N: 10 x Load Cell Capacity / 500-2000 N: 5 x Load Cell Capacity / 5-10 kN: 1.5 x Load Cell Capacity

System Control

PC Based




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