Materials Testers Get Data Enhancements

Two digital indicators of load, stress, and load rate for manually operated materials testing machines have been upgraded by Admet, Inc., Norwood, Mass.

Two digital indicators of load, stress, and load rate for manually operated materials testing machines have been upgraded by Admet, Inc., Norwood, Mass. Its Gauge Buster and Gauge Buster Plus are used to measure compressive and tensile strength. The enhancements include several new data analyses, such as yield by halt of the pointer, load at a specified position, and average load rate, as well as an optional second channel of displacement input.


Yield by halt of the pointer is the point at which the needle on an analog dial hesitates as a specimen is being pulled in tension. These digital indicators automatically record yield by halt of the pointer and store the result with the sample’s load and stress data, eliminating the need for an operator to read the gauge and perform manual calculations. Average load-rate analysis lets users quickly verify that a test was performed according to ASTM specifications. Password protection prevents unauthorized changes to the test set-up. Live RS-232 serial data streaming enables measurements from other equipment to be aligned with Gauge Buster data in a single file though the use of a data-logging program. Tel. (781) 769-0850 • www.admet.com