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Motorised texture analyzer

Product image of MultiTest-dV motorised texture analyzer with Touchscreen Force Gauge for basic texture (tension and compression) testing

A flexible and easy to use stand-alone motorised texture analyzer.

Ideal for routine quality control in a production or laboratory environment.

  • Texture analysis
  • Product testing
  • Basic materials testing
  • Production line quality control

Example applications


The MultiTest-dV is a superior motorised tensile and compression tester offering outstanding value. Designed for precision-controlled compression and tension testing the MultiTest-dV delivers easy to use controls, backed by sophisticated electronics, make it the ideal choice for a wide range of routine testing.

It improves greatly on the variability encountered with manual testers where tension and compression are applied by hand at varying speeds. By applying force at a constant speed, whilst gripping the sample in a uniform manner, the motorised MultiTest-dV significantly enhances the repeatability of test results.

Operators can perform routine batch testing with excellent throughput, minimising testing time, and benefit from the convenience associated with our motorised force testers.

The MultiTest-dV is available in two different configurations:

Simple force measurement

Test to a target displacement limit or, when using any one of the Mecmesin range of digital Force Gauges to a load limit or break.

Add VectorPro Lite software to a MultiTest-dV with AFG, for data acquisition, plotting of graphs, calculation of results, plus reporting and exporting of test data.

Sophisticated materials tensile measurement

Fit a dedicated ELS loadcell and connect up to VectorPro MT software to use your MultiTest-dV as an entry-level materials tester.

Control your whole test sequence with simple, step-by-step programmes. Perform both standard calculations like peak, load at displacement and more complex calculations such as Youngs Modulus, and offset yield strength.



Test frame

The MultiTest-dv is a versatile single-column, motorised tester designed for ease-of-use by operators of all levels. There are 3 models in the range with ratings of 0.5 kN, 1 kN and 2.5 kN and offering a crosshead travel up to 1200 mm (47").

Each occupies minimal bench space and are ideal for applying tensile and compressive forces in a variety of applications.

It delivers superior performance via its control panel and multifunctional control wheel, which allows the precise selection of test parameters such as speed and target force/displacement. Coloured LEDs clearly indicate the machine status during testing and operators can effortlessly follow the progress of the test from the force & displacement panel.

For more in-depth recording and analysis of test data, the MultiTest-dV can be connected via its USB output port to VectorPro Lite advanced data-acquisition and plotting software package.

Adjustable safety limit switches are fitted to ensure that specimens cannot be stretched too far or grips crushed together.

The MultiTest-dV is fitted with a dovetailed crosshead for quick and easy interchange of force gauges or loadcells. Grips and fixtures can be rapidly fitted to the anvil plate which is pre-drilled with threaded holes for easy connection.

With each model weighing around 25 kg (55 lbs) its compact design and small footprint make it an ideal bench-top tester for use in the quality-control laboratory or production area.

Force Gauges

The Touchscreen Force Gauge (VFG) and Advanced Force Gauge (AFG) are self-contained devices comprising an internal loadcell and their own display.

There are 10 models ranging in capacity from 2.5 to 2500 N (0.5 - 500 lbf) each featuring an impressive measurement accuracy of ±0.1% of full-scale.

The gauge is positioned on the crosshead of the test frame via a dovetailed fixing and continuously measures & displays tension/compression force, whilst simultaneously capturing the maximum peak readings in the background.


The Enhanced Load Sensor (ELS) is positioned on the crosshead of the test frame and communicates with the MultiTest-dV for precision testing of materials when combined with VectorPro MT software.

Ranging in capacity from 2.5 to 2500 N (0.5 - 500 lbf) the ELS loadcells are fully interchangeable, their individual calibration characteristics are immediately recognised by the MultiTest-dV. This ensures that you have the optimum selection to meet all your materials testing needs without the need for lengthy set-up.

Measurement accuracy is an outstanding ±0.5% of reading.

Gripping fixtures

Holding your test specimen in place without it slipping is essential to obtaining repeatable results. Mecmesin have an extensive range of grips and fixtures to hold a variety of components and materials. They include wedge grips and vice grips for tensile testing, compression plates and bend jigs, friction tables plus many more.

Tension & Compression

Available loadcells (all measure from zero to the value indicated in the table below)
Model AFG
N 2.5 5 10 25 50 100 250 500 1000 2500
lbf 0.55 1.1 2.2 5.5 11 22 55 110 220 550
kgf 0.25 0.5 1 2.5 5 10 25 50 100 250

±0.1% of full scale. eg. AFG 100 has full-scale capacity of 100 N so is accurate to ± 0.1 N at any point between 0 - 100 N.




Maximum displacement

1186 mm (0.5kN),  986 mm (1kN),  507 mm (2.5kN)
46.7" (0.5kN),  38.8" (1kN),  20" (2.5kN)


±0.13mm per 300mm travel (±0.005" per 11.8" travel)


0.001mm (0.00004")



0.1 - 1200 mm/min (0.004 - 47.2"/min)


Better than ±2% of indicated speed or ±20 µ/min, whichever is greater*
* See for additional info.


0.1 mm/min (0.004"/min)


Crosshead travel

1186 mm (0.5kN),  986 mm (1kN),  507 mm (2.5kN)
46.7" (0.5kN),  38.8" (1kN),  20" (2.5kN)

Throat depth

70.5 mm (2.6")

NOTE: It is recommended to fit protective bellows, to protect against dust and particle ingress and splash into the column. This reduces the throat depth by 18 mm (0.71")


1616 mm (0.5kN),  1416 mm (1kN),  941 mm (2.5kN)
64" (0.5kN),  596 (1kN),  37" (2.5kN)


290 mm (11.4") (0.5kN to 2.5kN models)
11.4" (0.5kN to 2.5kN models)


414 mm (16.3") (0.5kN to 2.5kN models)


31 kg (68 lbs), 0.5kN; 27.5 kg (61 lbs), 1kN; 24 kg (53 lbs), 2.5kN

Common specifications


230 V AC 50 Hz or 110 V AC 60 hz

Operating temperature

10 - 35°C (50 - 95°F)

Humidity range

Normal industry and laboratory conditions, non-condensing


Output of test results to PC/printer/datalogger

Yes, via USB

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