High Temperature Diametral Extensometers (1000 °C) – Model 3580
For transverse or diametral strain measurements at temperatures to 1000 °C (1832 °F). These extensometers may be used with furnaces having a side entry slot for an extensometer or with induction heating systems. They utilize a proprietary, rugged dual flexure design.
This model is for diametral strain measurement with furnace and induction heating systems. Quartz rods and liquid cooling allow the unit to be used for high temperature testing of metals, ceramics and composites. With induction heating, this model often can be used without liquid cooling.
When used in furnaces, the extensometer is often mounted directly to the furnace side cut-out. Optional load frame mounting brackets are available for supporting the extensometer in cases where furnace mounting is not possible. These optional mounts are used with induction heating or furnace systems.
Model 3580 extensometers are strain gaged devices, making them compatible with any electronics designed for strain gaged transducers. Most often they are connected to a test machine controller with electronics for a strain channel, and Epsilon will equip the extensometer with a compatible connector wired to plug directly into the controller. For systems lacking the required electronics, Epsilon can provide a variety of signal conditioning solutions that enable connecting to data acquisition systems or other equipment.