UniVert

Mechanical Testing Anytime, Anywhere

The compact size and budget-friendly price of the UniVert make it possible to access testing capabilities exactly when and where they’re needed. Its user-friendly software and modular components ensure the system is straightforward to operate, eliminating the need for extensive training or oversight.

This versatile system supports tension, compression, and bending tests, offering a variety of grips and fixtures to suit diverse specimens and test types.

Key Features

  • Quality, cost-effective testing in a compact design
  • User-friendly with easy-to-change fixtures and load cells for various applications
  • Optional high-resolution CCD imaging and image-based strain measurement tools
  • Comprehensive user interface software for straightforward, cyclic, relaxation, and multi-modal testing with immediate feedback
  • High-performance S2 model with 5X speed and data rate
  • High-force 1kN model with 5X force capacity
  • Optional secondary axes for shear, torsion, or pressure testing

Image Control and Analysis Software

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.

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.

UniVert 1kN

Achieve 1kN forces with all the benefits of the original UniVert. Compatible with vertical and horizontal fluid baths, imaging, 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

Publications

Comparing Stiffness Measurements From a Wide Range of Test Methods

Researchers at the University of Texas Austin recently published a paper comparing the shear moduli from 18 PVA hydrogel formulations based on 5 mechanical test methods: tension, compression, shear rheology, macroindentation, and nanoindentation. In general, the paper...

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). This procedure involves using riboflavin drops to increase light absorption and then ultra-violet light to promote cross-linking...

A New Aerogel For the Removal of Toxic Anionic Dyes From Wastewater

Researchers have created a new, reusable sponge-like material from cotton and shellfish components. This super lightweight and heat-resistant material can be used to efficiently remove harmful colorants from wastewater, performing exceptionally well in both absorbing...

Compact, Flexible Sensors Designed for Deep Sea Pressure Monitoring

A new type of pressure sensor has been developed that can withstand harsh deep-sea conditions. These sensors are compact, flexible, and potentially low in power consumption, removing the need for traditional bulky protective casings. Made from thin gold films encased...

A Better Sponge Material for Solar Desalination

Researchers have developed a cost-effective and efficient method to purify seawater using solar power. By creating a specially designed sponge, they've optimized water and heat management, resulting in a high evaporation rate. This new system, which is both durable...

Temporary in vivo Circuits?

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. Recently, a...

TECHNICAL INFO

  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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