The universal test frame is used for studying loading experiments on steel work or civil engineering structure such as girder, beam, truss etc. where actual 1:1 loading can be made. The structure is to be provided by the user.

It consists of twin frame with intermediate space to permit structure longer than the frame opening to be tested. The frame is made of channels joined together by high strength bolts. Two cross bearers under the columns support the frame and rest on four anti vibration leveling feet. The frame is to be assembled at site.

Loading is by hydraulic jacks on traveling carriages. Accessories for loading, attachment of dial gauges, and stabilization of the experiment plane frame are provided.

Instruction manual is also included.


Verification of structure deflection under loads.

Main frame Twin frame of channel
Loading capacity
 - Three point bending 300kN
 - Four point bending 2x 200kN
Frame opening 3.5 x 1.65 m
Maximum distance between two loading points 5.25 m
Traveling carriages 2
Hydraulic pump With mobile table and 4 hoses with self sealing coupling
Hydraulic jacks 2
Measuring instruments
 - Force gauges 2
 - ST 131 Dial Indicators 3
Accessories include cross bearers, thick plates, half round bearings, full round bearings, c-clamps, cross beams for holding dial gauge or truss member in place.
Software for data display by computer (separately supplied).
Power supply 220 V, 1 Ph, 50Hz. Other power supply is available on request.
Part No. Part Name
ST133 Digital indicator with output.
ST 400-050

Computer interface

This includes computer interface unit with three deflection sensors instead of dial gauges two force sensors instead of force gauges.

Other optional equipment please contact manufacturer (


Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH 125 x 560 x 185 cm.
Net Weight Approx. 2500 kg.