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Linkam – Tensile Stress Testing System 350

The TST350 is built with two precision ground stainless steel lead screws to maintain perfect uniform vertical and horizontal alignment

Tensile Stress Testing System 350

Sample jaws move in opposite directions to maintain sample in both reflected or transmitted microscope fields of view. This also means other transmitted techniques such as x-ray, needed for internal observation of sample structure can be used.

As is expected of Linkam equipment, temperature control and accuracy is second to none, with a range from -196 to 350°C with 0.1°C control and up to 60°C/ min rates, there is virtually no temperature feedback to the measurement of force. The sample chamber is gas sealed and can be controlled with various gases via the gas valves built onto sides of the stage, as well as combined with our RH95Humidity Generator to test samples under different humidity levels.


  • Simple mounting plate for optical microscope
  • Sample easily loaded into jaws
  • Sample Width 0.001 to 22mm
  • Sample Thickness 0.001 to 2mm
  • Minimum Sample length 26mm
  • Tensile speed range 1-1000um/s
  • Tensile Force range 0.01N to 20N or 0.1 to 200N
  • Force resolution 0.001N or 0.01N dependent on transducer
  • Maximum Travel 80mm
  • Positional Resolution 10um
  • Objective working distance 7.5mm
  • Condenser working distance 12.5mm
  • Temperature range -196 to 350°C
  • Temperature control rates 0.01 to 60°C/min
  • Temperature stability +/-0.1°C
  • Designed for use with the LINK image capture system
  • Data can be saved to spreadsheet