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The Instron 5566 Universal Testing Machine allows a wide range of mechanical properties testing. Simple changes of setup allow for measurement of tensile, flexural and compressive properties, as well as coefficient of friction, creep-relaxation and other properties of interest.

Operating range

Load: 2N to 10kN
Speed: 0.005 to 500 mm/min
Temperature: -70 to 350įC


video extensometry for non-contact elongation measurements
tensile, compressive, flexural stress-strain data
Poisson's ratio
Young's modulus, shear modulus
elevated & cryogenic temperatures
tensile, compressive, shear strength
friction coefficients
fracture mechanics

Tests performed with this instrument

Test ID Test name Quote
M-621 Cyclic Mullins Effect
M-010 Anisotropic Tensile Moduli
M-011 Tensile Modulus
M-013 Orthotropic In-Plane Shear Modulus (Includes M-010, M-101)
M-015 Flexural Modulus and Strength
M-030 Tensile Strength
M-032 Tear Strength of Rubber
M-060 Coefficient of Friction (Static and Dynamic)
M-101 Poissonís Ratio and Tensile Modulus
M-102 Poissonís Ratio and Tensile Modulus (2-3 Direction)
M-204 Tensile Stress-Strain, Strength, and Modulus
M-016 Tensile Modulus, Strength and Elongation
M-205 Tensile Properties of Elastomers
M-130 Tensile Strength with Plots
R-040 Equibiaxial Elongational Viscosity (1 Temperature, 1 Strain Rates)
M-206 Tensile Stress-Strain, Strength, Modulus and Poisson's Ratio
M-213 Confined Compression Stress-Strain (Hydrostatic, for rubbers)
M-221 3 Point Flexural Stress-Strain, Strength and Modulus
M-225 4 Point Flexural Stress-Strain, Strength and Modulus
M-038 Shear Strength
M-035 Plastic Point in Tension
M-036 Plastic Point in Flexure
M-043 Peel Test
M-240 Pure Shear of Fabrics
M-017 In-Plane Shear Modulus (Plate Twist Method)
M-218 Equibiaxial Tension of Elastomers
M-220 Planar Tension (Shear)
M-033 Blocking Strength
M-037 Plastic Point In Compression