Lloyd Instruments

LS5 Advanced Materials Testing System

The LS5 is a 5 kN / 1124 lbf high precision materials testing machine that combined with our extensive range of grips, fixtures, extensometers and software creates a powerful materials testing system. The system is equally suited to quality control, educational and R&D environments within a wide range of applications and test types, including medical devices, plastics, packaging, textiles, rubber and electronics to name a few.

  • Meets or exceeds national and international material test standards
  • Intuitive operation and low maintenance
  • Small tabletop footprint with a large and flexible work space
  • Plug ‘n’ Play, automatic identification of YLC series load cells
  • NEXYGENPlus provides seamless data transfer to Microsoft Office®, LIMS and other data management systems

» High Mechanical Stiffness
   Modern linear guide technology, pre-loaded
   ball screws and advanced software
   compensation ensures high displacement
» Wide Speed Range
   High precision and improved productivity
   0.01-1016 mm/min (0.0004-40 in/min)
» Exceptional Load Accuracy
   Load accuracy of +/- 0.5% down to 1%
   of load cell value provides a high dynamic
   range, thereby reducing the number of
   load cells required to cover the full force
» Large Work Area
   150 mm throat depth for larger specimens
   and wide range of work tables for flexibility
» Flexible Controls
   Scalable from stand alone operation using
   a control console or utilising our highly
   acclaimed NEXYGENPlus software
» Control Interface
   PC interface is via USB allowing standard
   laptops to be used with no special PC
   interface cards required
» Advanced Test Setup
   with NEXYGENPlus
   The Windows®7 compatible NEXYGENPlus
   software features an improved and
   intuitive User Configurable Test
   functionality complementing the
   comprehensive test standards library

Technical Specification

Force Capacity 5000 N (1124 lbf)
Max. Crosshead Travel, Standard Travel (Between the Eye Ends) 800 mm (31.5 in)
Crosshead Speed Range 0.01-1016 mm/min (0.0004-40 in/min)
Max. Return Speed 1016 mm/min (40 in/min)
Speed Accuracy (Unloaded) +/-0.2% of selected speed from 2% to 100% of max. speed
Min. Load Resolution (Load Cell Specific) 0.0001N (2.2x10-5 lbf)
Load Cell Accuracy +/-0.5% from 1% to 100% of load cell value
Extension Resolution  
Data Sampling Rate 8kHz
Distance accuracy +/-0.2% of reading from 2% to 100% of max. travel
Load Measuring System EN ISO 7500:2004, Class 0.5 ASTM E4
Relative Humidity 20% to 85%
Operating Temperature +5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -17 to 54°C (0 to 130°F)
Supply Voltage (+/- 10%) 115VAC/230VAC, 50-60Hz
Max. Power Requirement 500VA