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TCM Series Motorized Test Stands

The TCM series is well adapted for production environments. This low cost, motorized, ergonomic tester attached with our Chatillon DF Series digital force gauges makes tensilecompressionpeel, and flexural testing of your samples an easy task.
TCM Series Motorized Test Stands
The motorized TCM Series force testers feature a small footprint while retaining ample clearance for large samples. With an ideal 100 mm (3.9 in) throat clearance, testing of large samples is no longer a limitation. The universal adapter plate with International threads sizes to ASM and Metric threads sizes provide flexibility for installing custom and standard fixtures.

The force testers are equipped with tactile buttons with haptic feedback that has no moving parts or membranes. This maximizes durability, especially in production environments, and ensures that the buttons can be easily cleaned. The haptic feedback offers a vibration to alert the user that the command has been received. The TCM Series force testers may also be operated with an optional footswitch controller.

A bright LED digital display indicates the travel speed and other text messages for the user to continuously monitor the status of the TCM tester. A high rate return speed is built into the TCM force testers to maximize production throughput. Adjustable Upper and Lower mechanical limit switches are integrated for safety and are used for different modes of operation as Cycling and Return To Zero.

With a small foot print, Cycle and Auto Return Modes, Universal Auto Switching A/C input and durable tactile buttons with haptic feedback, the TCM Series is ideal for your testing needs. 

The motorized TCM Series force testers are available in two versions; the TCM100 with a force capacity of up to 100 lbf (500 N), and the TCM350 with capacity up to 350 lbf (1500 N).

Both force testers feature a standard crosshead travel of 406 mm (16 in) and are available in extended editions with a crosshead travel of 812 mm (32 in). A throat depth at a full 100 mm (3.9 in) enables the operator to perform force tests including tension, compression, bending, peeling, adhesion, insertion and extraction on samples up to 200 mm (7.8 in). This leaves the operator with a wide variety of testing options at a large working area while keeping a compact footprint.

Travel speed is adjustable from 0.2 to 40 in/min or to 5 to 1016 mm/min.

TCM Series Key Features:
- Simple to use
- Compact, lightweight bench top design
- Set Force Limits to End the Test (with a Chatillon DF force gauge)
- Large working area
- Haptic button feedback
- RS232 and Data output when used with a Chatillon DF force gauge

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      • TCM Firmware Version 1.4 03-Nov-20. Added Features: 1) Updates and fixes to support manufacturing improvements.
      • TCM Firmware Version 1.3 13-Nov-19. Fixed: 1) Now correctly recognizes the DFS-R-DN II gauges.
      • TCM Firmware Version 1.2 Initial Release
      • ForceTest Software Version 2.0.0 30-Sep-20. Added Features: 1) User interface improvements, including a test creation wizard, redesigned menus to provide more chart space, and theme options, 2) Added the ability to add annotations to the chart on a per-test run or test basis, 3) Added the ability to modify the charts line formatting, 4) New templates have been added as well as a report designer feature, 5) Improved performance when opening or calculating test results, 6) Added a new documentation site at https://docs.forcetest.cloud. Fixed: 1) Various usability improvements.
      • ForceTest Software Version 1.1.1 19-Nov-19. The DF I and II Series force gauges can be configured to have different polarities for tension and compression. ForceTest will always display and graph the reading from the DF I or II Series gauge as is. To change the polarity of the live readings and graph values in ForceTest, the polarity of the gauge must be switched. Added Features: 1) DF II Series USB drivers are now installed silently. Fixed: 1) Now connects to DF I Series Force Gauges. This fixes a regression in ForceTest 1.1.0, 2) Now connects to DF II Series Force Gauges running versions 1.03 and earlier firmware. This fixes a regression in ForceTest 1.1.0, 3) TCM USB Drivers are now included in the ForecTest 1.1.1 installer. .
      • ForceTest Software Version 1.1.0 10-Jul-19. The DF I and II Series force gauges can be configured to have different polarities for tension and compression. ForceTest will always display and graph the reading from the DF I or II Series gauge as is. To change the polarity of the live readings and graph values in ForceTest, the polarity of the gauge must be switched. Added Features: 1) Added support for a DF II Series gauge connected to a TCM, 2) Added support for stopping tests in ForceTest when a break is detected on a connected DF II Series Force Gauge (DFS II firmware 1.07 or newer). Fixed: 1) Exported readings are now exported in the user's defined unit instead of always in newtons, 2) Communication using the Hirose (RS-232) connector is now more reliable, 3) Improvements to result calculations.
      • ForceTest Software Version 1.0.2 07-Aug-18. Added Features: 1) Customize line color, 2) Warning message now alerts if the DF I or II Series gauge needs power cycling, 3) Live readings and graph values now match the polarity of the gauge. Fixed: 1) Standard Tests no longer disappear when connecting with a remote non-dedicated force gauge, 2) Zooming in during a live run has been improved, 3) Fixed the date and time data in the "Started On" column, 4) Fixed crashing issue when connecting via RS232, 5) Fixed crashing issue when test limits are sent from a gauge, 6) Statistics can be calculated for all or just selected tests, 7) Responses to PreTest Questions are now correctly displayed on reports.
      • ForceTest Software Version 1.0.1 12-Dec-17. Initial Release.