Mechanical testing when and where you need it

The UniVert’s small footprint and affordable price allows users to have testing capabilities when and where they are needed. The easy-to-use software and interchangeable components make the system ideal to use without the need for extensive training or supervision.

The system is capable of tension, compression, and bending testing using a wide range of grips and fixtures to accommodate different specimens and testing modes.

Key Features

  • Quality, cost-effective testing in a small package
  • Easy to use with simple fixture and load cell changes to accommodate a range of uses
  • High-resolution CCD imaging with image-based strain measurement tools (optional)
  • Fully featured user interface software for simple, cyclic, relaxation, and multi-modal testing with real-time feedback
  • High-performance S2 model with 5X speed and data rate
  • High-force 1kN model with 5X force capacity

Fluid Bath

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

Image Analysis Software

The UniVert system can measure specimen strains using integrated non-contact digital image correlation software.

UniVert 1kN

Achieve forces up to 1kN with all the benefits of the original UniVert. Compatible with vertical and horizontal fluid baths, imaging and non-contact strain measurement, and auxiliary axes for shear, torsion, or pressure.

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


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  UniVert S UniVert S2 UniVert 1kN
Dimensions (cm) 22 X 22 X 54 30 X 22 X 60
Weight (kg) 8 20
Force Capacity (N) 200 1000
Load Cells (N) 0.5 – 200 0.5-1000
Force Accuracy 0.2% of load cell capacity
Travel (mm) 300*
Max Velocity (mm/s) 20 100 20
Max Cycle Frequency (Hz) 2 10 2
Max Data Rate (Hz) 100 500 100

*Longer stroke available on request


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