VantageNX Tensile Testing Machine

The VantageNX Universal Testing Machine is a powerful tool that can be equipped to meet a variety of materials testing needs.  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.


The VantageNX Tensile Testing Machine features a small footprint and ergonomic design for testing materials efficiently with this instrument.  The VantageNX 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.

  • Ideal for Quality Control, Engineering, and for Research and Development
  • Small footprint with a space-saving design
  • Frame Capacities: 1 kN, 2 kN, 5kN
  • Single Column Frame – VantageNX
  • Dual Column Frame – VantageNX Duo
  • 24-48” Travel Distances
  • 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
  • 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: 20″ (508 mm), 32″ (813 mm), 43″ (1092 mm)
    • VantageNX Duo [Dual Column]
      Capacity: 5kN, 1125 lbf
      Models: 26″ (660 mm), 36.75″ (927 m), 47.5″ (1181 mm)
    • 10kN machines see the EJA Vantage Series

Grips & Fixtures

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

Vantage NX


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.)


1kN, 2kN, 5kN

Force Capacity

Varies by model from 5N (1.1 lbf) to 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

1kN Frames: 0.17 μm (6.7 μin), 2kN Frames: 0.05 μm (2.1 μin), 5kN Frames: 0.11 μm (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

1kN & 2kN Frames: 72 VA, 5kN Single Column Frames: 180 VA, 5kN Dual Column Frames: 216 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



Operating System

Windows (Requires: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5)


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