QC-3A Universal Testing Machine

Thwing-Albert’s QC Electronic Materials Testers provide quality solutions and have earned a well-deserved reputation as an easy-to-use, dependable testing platform. The QC-3A upholds the standards of the QC line while adding the functionality of a RS-232 interface, a digital load controller and enhanced software. Ideal for tensile, compression, coefficient of friction and peel analysis, the QC-3A is an extremely flexible, cost-effective testing system. The single-screw frame provides up to 1100 lbs (5kN/500 kg) tensile force with extremely accurate control throughout the entire load range. The digital load controller ensures extremely accurate, reliable test data.

Description

Thwing-Albert’s QC Electronic Materials Testers provide quality solutions and have earned a well-deserved reputation as an easy-to-use, dependable testing platform. The QC-3A upholds the standards of the QC line while adding the functionality of a RS-232 interface, a digital load controller and enhanced software. Ideal for tensile, compression, coefficient of friction and peel analysis, the QC-3A is an extremely flexible, cost-effective testing system. The single-screw frame provides up to 1100 lbs (5kN/500 kg) tensile force with extremely accurate control throughout the entire load range. The digital load controller ensures extremely accurate, reliable test data.

  • Ideal for tensile, compression, coefficient of friction and peel analysis, the QC-3A is an extremely flexible, cost-effective tensile tester.
  • The single-screw frame provides up to 1100 Ibs (5 kN/500kg) tensile force with extremely accurate control throughout the entire load range.
  • The QC-3A is the ideal unit for a production floor environment as is resistant to dust and displays a peak force reading on the digital display.

Three Available Models:

  1265-2010
10″ Travel
1265-2011
18″ Travel
1265-2013
Extended Frame
Width:   22 in (56 cm) 22 in (56 cm) 22 in (56 cm)
Depth: 16 in (40.7 cm) 16 in (407 cm) 16 in (407 cm)
Height: 44 in (112 cm) 61 in (155 cm) 53 in (135 cm)
Net Weight: 180 lbs (82 kg) 200 lbs (91 kg) 190 lbs (86.2)
Gross Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg) 220 lbs (100 kg) 210 lbs (95.3 kg)

NOTE:  Extended frame allows for greater gage length or for use with larger testing clamps.

Computer Interface

The QC-3A has a serial port that enables test data to be automatically downloaded to a PC for database and graphing purposes.

Powerful Software

The software maintains the functionality of previous versions with several enhancements. The software allows you to set distance and load traps when testing in the tensile or compression modes. Other advantages include the ability to pre-load a sample and set dual speeds: one for pre-test and one for test.

Features:

  • Menu-driven software
  • RS-232 PC interface
  • Distance & load traps
  • Digital load controller
  • Fixed and variable crosshead speeds
  • Pretest speed to selectable force
  • Load cell unit conversions
  • Statistical analysis

Grips and Fixtures

Your QC tester will accomplish a wide range of tests when fitted with optional grips and fixtures. Specialized grips enable you to test paper, plastics, textiles, fibers, foils and other materials. Fixtures permit compression, flexural rigidity, peel, coefficient of friction (COF) and other tests.

Meet ASTM, TAPPI, ISO and more standards including ASTM F88.

Load Cells

A wide range of precision load cell are available for compression and tensile testing needs.

Capacities include:

  • 0 to 5 N (0.5kg, 1.1 lbs)
  • 0 to 10 N (1kg, 2.2 lbs)
  • 0 to 20 N (2kg / 4.5 lbs)
  • 0 to 50 N (5kg / 11 lbs)
  • 0 to 100 N (10kg / 22 lbs)
  • 0 to 200 N (20kg / 45.6 lbs)
  • 0 to 500 N (50kg / 112 lbs)
  • 0 to 1000 N (100kg / 225lbs)
  • 0 to 2000 N (200kg / 450 lbs)
  • 0 to 5000 N (500kg/1124 lbs)

Replaced the QC-1000

Additional information

Capacity

1100 lbs (5 kN/500 kg)

Crosshead Guidance

Independent stainless steel guide rods

Crosshead Speed

0.1 – 20 in/min (2.54 – 508 mm/min)

Crosshead Travel

Excludes grips and fixtures (10" or 18" or Extended Frame)

Display

2 line x 40 character vacuum fluorescent digital display

Force Reading Accuracy

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

Horizontal Clearance

13.5 inches (34 cm)

Industry

Adhesives, Corrugated, Cardboard, Foils/Metals, Food Testing, Medical, Paper, Paperboard, Pulp, Rigid Plastics, Rubber/Foam, Tissue, Textiles

List of Standards

ASTM, TAPPI, ISO, and more

Load Cell

Load cells interchangeable from 5N to 5000 N

Model Name

QC-3A

Output

Chart Recorder: 0-100 millivolts full scale RS-232 Serial Port, Parallel Printer Port

Power Requirements

110V 50 or 60Hz, 220V 50Hz, 230V 50Hz, 240V 50Hz

Safety Features

Emergency stop button, upper & lower limit switches with over travel protection and load cell overload protection.

Software Available

WinWedge

Testing Area

Tension above moving crosshead

Testing Property

Adhesion, Peel, Tensile

Downloads

QC-3A Tensile Tester