Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Instron electromechanical test device


The Instron 5800 series is an electromechanical test instrument used to test a wide range of materials in tension or compression.

The 5800 system controller allows dynamic testing by applying various types of waveforms, such as: sine, triangle, saw tooth, square, ramp, trapezoidal.

The system contains an Instron 5866 table-top load-frame designed for a maximum load of 10 kN.


  • Load cells: 100 N and 10 kN
  • Speed range : 0.005 to 500 mm/min
  • Vertical test space: ~1000 mm
  • Horizontal test space: ~420 mm