Instru-Met Corporation

Strength of Materials Test Equipment Company |Classic Tensile Tester Experts


Tensile Grips


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Universal Testing Machine Retrofit

Revive Older Material Test System Instron 1122

Upgrade Instron System

Do you have a testing machine in your lab that looks outdated or functions slow.  Well, Instru-Met can revive the older Instron™ Material Test Systems  to become a productive machine in your lab.  Our retrofit process consists of completely rewiring your test frame to accept a new controller and high resolution encoder for precise crosshead positioning and speed control.

Instron 1122 Rebuild

Instru-Met 1122 Modernized to New


Caliper Calibration Services

Calibration is all about managing risk and finding errors in measuring systems. Instru-Met’s Quality Assurance complies with ISO/IEC 17025 and ANSI/NCSL 540-1. Caliper calibration is just one of many services provided by our metrology lab. Upon completion of the calibration process you will receive a calibration certificate that indicates the results.  


Caliper Calibration


Instron 5542 Materials Testing Machine

We service and calibrate all Instron 5500 Series Test Frames. We have the largest selection of all classic repair parts for all Instron tester models and controller types. We repair and calibrate the following 5500 Series load frames:

Instron Mini-55, Instron 5542, Instron 5543, Instron 5544, Instron 5564, Instron 5565, Instron 5567, Instron 5568, Instron 5569, Instron 5581, Instron 5582, Instron 5583, Instron 5584, Instron 5585/5585H, Instron 5589. These systems have an excellent history in the industry and we still support and carry these parts for repair. We also service and calibrate Instron 5800 Series: Instron 5842, Instron 5843, Instron 5844, Instron 5848, Instron 5865, Instron 5866, Instron 5867, Instron 5869, Instron 5881, Instron 5882, Instron 5884, Instron 5885/5885H, Instron 5887, Instron 5888.

Instron 5542

Instron 5542 with Bluehill software with Instru-Met custom made stainless steel manually operated tensile grips


Load Cell Repair

Instru-Met repairs Instron™ load cells as well as many other types and can provide A2LA accredited calibrations.  Additional Load Cell Types and Manufacturers include:Tension/Compression Load Cells,S-Beam Type Load Cells•Pancake Type Load Cells, MTS™ Load Cells, Sintech™  Load Cells, Tinius Olsen™  Load Cells, United ™ Load Cells, Interface™  Load Cells, Monsanto™ Load Cells, Lloyd™  Load Cells.


Webbing Grips

Webbing grips or Capstan fixtures are engineered for tensile testing of straps, ribbons, seat belts, slings and webbing.  These extra wide materials are fixed around the wrapping column and then secured by locking pins.  The grips are ideal for high strength webbing materials.  Call us to design the right fixture for your tensile tester!


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ASTM D790, ISO 178 3-Point and 4-Point Bend Fixtures

Instru-Met offers a wide range of 4-point and 3-point test fixtures.  Instru-Met can provide any diameter loading noses and supports.  Fixture is used for plastics, ceramics, wood, carbon fiber, metal and other materials. Fixtures are provided capable of doing both 3-point and 4-point bend flexural tests.  Give us a call to discuss your specific needs!



Protective Shield for Testing Machines

Safety in the lab starts with a protective shield or debris shield.  The shield consisting of a fixed side and a hinged door side can be custom designed to fit any and all testers made by Instron™, MTS™, Thwing Albert™, Zwick™, Tinius Olsen™ and others.  It places a protective shield between the operator and the breaking test specimen.  The shield is constructed of shatterproof clear polycarbonate surrounded by aluminum framing.  The door is fitted with a latch that can be configured with an interlock to help protect the user from moving parts on the test frame.