Multiscale Mechanics of Soft Solids – Traction testing machine ElectroForce 3200 (TA instruments, previously Bose)

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Traction/compression machine ioperating in mode AC, DC or AC+DC thanks to the combibation of an electromagnetic transducer (loudspeaker) and a large stroke (200 mm) linear translation stage.

Working vertically as well as horizontally, this table-top system is suitable for testing soft systems (hydrogels, biologica tissues, …) in the air or in a buffer liquid cell. A custom-build microscope enables sample visualization.


Traction testing machine ElectroForce 3200 – © INSP – Cécile Duflot