UniVert

Precision Mechanical Testing on Your Lab Bench

The UniVert provides critical mechanical property data for research in natural tissues, 3D bio-printed structures, orthopedic devices, and more.

The compact size and budget-friendly price of the UniVert S makes it possible to access testing capabilities exactly when and where they’re needed. The larger force capacities and extended range of the UniVert 1kN and 10kN are suitable for a wide range of materials.

Key Features

  • Quality, cost-effective testing in a compact design
  • User-friendly with easy-to-change fixtures and load cells for various applications
  • Integrated imaging for test visualization, analysis, and presentation
  • Comprehensive user interface software for straightforward, cyclic, relaxation, and multi-modal testing with immediate feedback
  • Integrated environmental chambers
  • Optional secondary axes for shear, torsion, or pressure testing

 

TECHNICAL INFO

  UniVert S (S2) UniVert 1kN UniVert 10kN
Capacity (N) 200 1,000 10,000
Load Cells (N) 0.05 – 200 0.05 – 1,000 0.05 – 10,000
Stroke (mm) 300* 300* 800*
Max Velocity (mm/s) 20 (100) 20 20
Max Acceleration (m/s2) 1 (2) 1 1
Max Cycle Frequency (Hz) 2 (10) 2 2
Max Data Rate (Hz) 100 (500) 100 100

*Longer stroke available on request

Non-contact tools for strain control

In strain control protocols, real-time image analysis of the specimen strain is used to achieve the specified strain profile. For all test types, more advanced strain mapping tools are available to fully characterize the specimens strains, compare tests, and output data for more more extensive modelling and analysis.

UniVert S, 1kN and 10kN

Achieve forces  up to 10kN. All systems are compatible with fluid baths, imaging, non-contact strain measurement, and auxiliary axes for shear, torsion, or pressure.

Fluid Baths

The UniVert systems can be equipped with a horizontal or vertical temperature-controlled fluid bath to ensure sensitive biomaterials are tested under the appropriate conditions.

Specimens & Mounting

Multiple Axis Testing

Shear, twist, and pressure axes can be added to the primary linear test axis to test a wide range of specimens. These actuators and sensors integrate seamlessly with the device controller, software and data output.

We have been using our CellScale Univert on five doctoral research projects. It is a workhorse and so versatile that it enables us to obtain data quickly and in an expedient manner. It is also intuitive to use.
Professor David Mills

Louisiana Tech University

I have used CellScale both in the classroom and research setting. It was a great tool for teaching undergraduates the principles of mechanical testing with a hands-on, experiential approach. In my laboratory, it enabled us to determine the mechanical properties of a soft biomaterial developed in our lab that could not be measured by other means. It met all our needs, and was easy to use.
Associate Professor Kathryn Grandfield

McMaster University

Publications

vivo Circuits using Beeswax

Temporary In Vivo Circuits for Maximum Results!

Bioresorbable devices for sensing, drug delivery, and other purposes have the potential to enhance treatments and provide monitoring. From a materials standpoint, even something as simple as replacing a convention electrical wire can be challenging.

Comparing Stiffness Measurements

Comparing Stiffness Measurements From a Wide Range of Test Methods based on 5 mechanical test methods

Finite Element Modelling of Rotator Cuff Tears for Advanced Analysis

A study recently presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) conference discussed finite element (FE) modeling of the rotator cuff.

Corneal Stiffening to Improve Surgical Outcomes

Corneal cross-linking is routinely used to stiffen the cornea as a treatment for keratoconus (bulging caused by weak and/or thin cornea).

A New Aerogel For the Removal of Toxic Anionic Dyes

The quest for innovative solutions to water pollution has led to significant advancements in materials science, particularly in the development of highly efficient water filtration systems. Aerogels, with their porous structure and lightweight characteristics, stand...

A Better Sponge Material for Solar Desalination

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