The electromechanical 1600 Series Universal Testing Machines are capable of performing virtually any test on almost any material when coupled with our unmatched line of standard and custom testing accessories.  As with all ATS equipment, any of our standard frame designs can be custom-modified by our experienced Engineering department to suit any application or space restriction.


  • Used for complex or repetitive testing
  • Capacities up to 67,440 lbs
  • Compact for small spaces
  • Accommodates many sizes of chambers, fixtures and samples
  • Twin-screw drive system with hard-chrome plated guide rods
  • Precise motion control system
  • Extra large testing area
  • Upper moving crosshead


  • Furnaces
  • Heating and cooling chambers
  • Fixtures
  • Grips

    Series 1600 Software

    • Computer control of UTM
    • Data file management, storage and recall
    • Data analysis and recording
    • User defined test template set-up storage
    • Batch or Sample Analysis
      • Standard analysis and statistic sets
      • User defined analysis and statistic sets
      • From selected calculations, templates, data files, and reports
    • User interactive graphics
    • Multiple report options:
      • Standard pre-configured report structure (tubular format)
      • Microsoft Excel macros (Excel macros generated)
      • Templates (created through merging of templates through Microsoft Word)
    • Compatible with Word, Excel, and Access for Windows, in a ASCII Data File Format
    • Network compatible
    • Test parameter setup and control
    • Units of measure: Pound Force, Newton, Kilogram Force
    • Version 4.14.21 [changing ASAP]

    Features of software

    • Control on displacement, load, strain, or strain rate
    • Automatic crosshead return
    • Manual control at frame
    • Automatic load cell verification
    • Testing initiation from computer or test frame
    • Automatic overrange and overload protection
    • Multiple segment testing
    • Optical encoder for precise crosshead displacement
    • On-screen help
    • User-definable averaging in data reduction algorithm.
    • Administrative functions
    • Password protection
    • Serial number identification for transducers
    • Traceable closed-loop calibration
    • Multiple user-definable auto report formats
    • Network compatible file handling
    • User-definable auto scaling graphs
    • Automated analysis/report outlines
    • Testing integrated with output from temperature controllers
    • Supports external measuring devices
    • User configurable virtual channels
Load Frame 1601 1605 1610 1620 1630 1660
Capacity 1,000lbf
Horizontal Clearance 12 in
18 in
22 in
22 in
23.5 in
28 in
Type Bench Top Bench Top Floor Model Floor Model Floor Model Floor Model
Testing Area Tension and compression below moving crosshead
Crosshead Guidance Twin-screw drive with independent chrome-plated guide rods
Vertical Clearance 42 in. (1066mm) STANDARD, excluding grips or fixtures*
Crosshead Travel 42 in. (1066mm)STANDARD*
Limit Switches Manually adjustable
Safety Features A large red “panic button” shuts down all mechanical functions in the event of an emergency
Crosshead Controls
Speed Ranges 0.002-20.00 in./min. (0.1-500.0mm/min)
Speed Accuracy ±0.05% of indicated speed
Position Accuracy ±0.0005 in. (0.01mm)
Automatic Control Computerized operations using ATS TestVue® software
Manual Control Frame-mounted controls allow limited operation of UTM
Load Measuring
Load Weighing Accuracy ±0.5% of indicated load, ±0.1% of full scale
Strain Accuracy ±0.05% of full scale
Overload Protection STANDARD
Analog Inputs 2 STANDARD, 2 OPTIONAL
Analog Outputs 2 OPTIONAL
Power Requirements 120 or 240 VAC, 1 Phase, 50/60Hz
System Requirements OS: Microsoft® Windows™ 9x(95,98 or Me) or NT (4.0, 2000, XP)
Processor: Intel ® Celeron ™ (or equivalent) 500MHz or higher
Memory: 64MB RAM or higher
Hard Disk: 5GB or larger
CD-ROM: Required
Display: 800x600x256 or better
I/O: One available RS-232 communications port is required


*Extended crosshead travel and vertical clearances are available

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