Project Description


At Secat, mechanical testing is conducted on an impressive range of machines including:

  • MTS 810 Servo Hydraulic Testing System
  • MTS Insight 2 Tensile Tester
  • Mitutoyo Hardness Tester

Secat tests materials in accordance with customer specific specifications as well as all applicable ASTM Standard Test Methods. Our test lab is accredited by Laboratory Accreditation Bureau for ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (Certificate L2128). Our technical expertise, responsive versatility, and quality performance ensures reliable and fast turnaround on all your test results.

MTS 810 Servo Hydraulic Testing System

The MTS 810 material testing system provides unparalleled capabilities for performing a wide variety of tests on materials, components, and finished goods. The innovative design of the load frame provides reliable service for all types of test and lab environments. Our MTS 810 Servo Hydraulic Testing System has capacity up to 100 kN (22 kip). Testing can be conducted at ambient and elevated temperature. Built-in software allows the data collection and treatment to be processed with high speed and accuracy. The bi-axial extensometers obtain Poisson’s ratio and R-Value with high accuracy and provide superior performance in linearity, repeatability, hysteresis, low activation force. Various mechanical properties may all be determined by tensile testing: Ultimate Tensile Strength, Yield Strength, Elongation, n-value, r- value, Poisson’s Ratio, True Stress and Strain, Engineering Stress and Strain, the Elastic Modulus, the Fracture Stress, etc.


  • Tensile / Compression testing at ambient and elevated temperature
  • High and low cycle fatigue testing
  • Indirect tension testing
  • Peel/tear/friction testing
  • Thermal-mechanical fatigue testing
  • Electronic components testing
  • Biomechanics and biomaterials testing
  • Paints and coatings testing
  • Bend testing

Features & Capabilities

  • Versatile: Performs a variety of static and dynamic tests.
  • Accurate: With integral base plate actuator for very high stiffness, exceptional side load resistance and excellent force train alignment.
  • Precise: Factory laser alignment improves axial alignment and reduces specimen bending at all crosshead heights.
  • Productive: Optional unit-mounted control modules speed, crosshead positioning, and specimen loading.
  • Modular: Configure the system with your choice of actuators, servovalves, and service manifolds.

MTS Insight 2 Tensile Tester

MTS Insight Electromechanical Testing Systems integrate an elegantly simple and reliable electromechanical drive system, state-of-the-art control electronics, and an intuitive user-interface to deliver highly accurate and repeatable results. There are two load cells available: 500N (110 lbf) or 2kN (450 lbf), providing reliable low force testing of smaller specimens. This system is ideal for lower force testing of components, for example, aluminum foil samples.

“Dog bone” shape samples were prepared and tested on an MTS 810 in accordance with ASTM E 8/ E 8M -15a. Yield strength, Ultimate Tensile Strength, Elongation, n-value, r-value, Modulus, Poisson Ratio were determined.
Tensile test for Steel Sheet, Customer needed assistance in determining tensile properties.
Tensile specimens of 7” long x0.5” width was made in the rolling direction using the foil cutter with twin blade. The tensile properties were tested with a calibrated Material Test System MTS Insight 2. A 2000N load cell was used in the 0-2000N calibration range. The cross-head speed was kept constant at 0.05 inches/minute throughout the test. The Yield Strength was at 0.2 % offset. The elongation recorded is the plastic elongation until fracture. The tests were performed in accordance with ASTM E 345-93 (Reapproved 2002).
Tensile test for 3003 aluminum foil samples, Customer requested tensile test on differently processed 3003 foil samples to determine the most effective process route to achieve optimal mechanical properties.
The surfaces of hardness samples were prepared using sand paper. The hardness tests were performed utilizing the calibrated Rockwell Hardness on Rockwell Superficial 30-T scale using Mitutoyo HR-500 machine with 1/16” diameter tungsten carbide (W) ball indenter as per ASTM E18-16.
Hardness test for 6061 aluminum extrusion sample, Customer requested hardness test on 6061 extrusion sample.