Vernier Structures & Materials Tester

Vernier Structures & Materials Tester

Vernier Structures & Materials Tester

$999.00

Evaluate the strength of model bridges and engineered structures by measuring the applied load with the Vernier Structures & Materials Tester. Utilizing both load and displacement sensors allows students to evaluate properties of materials (stress and strain).

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The Vernier Structures & Materials Tester (VSMT) is the perfect device for all project-based STEM and engineering classrooms. Use the Tester, along with the engineering design method, to design, build, and test structures, conduct bridge competitions, and investigate and analyze beam designs and material properties.

Exact Force and Displacement for Bends and Breaks

The Tester is equipped with a load cell (measuring up to 1000 N) and a displacement sensor (0.1 mm resolution). Using both sensors allows you to record maximum breaking loads, as well as load/displacement characteristics to allow students to evaluate stress and strain.

Use Logger Pro video analysis in conjunction with your sensor measurements to see how and when things bend and break.

Accurate Positioning for Center and Off-Center Loading

The top support beams of the Tester are designed to easily slide and lock into position. Ruled markings located on the Tester allow you to accurately position the support beams for center or off-center loading.

Easy Loading for Different Sizes and Shapes

The VSMT ships with a well-outfitted VSMT Tackle Kit that includes a 50 x 50 x 6 mm and a 50 x 80 x 6 mm aluminum load plate, chain, rods, U-bolts, and other accessories to make it quick and easy to load bridges, materials, beams, and structures of varying sizes and shapes.

Truss Tester Accessory (Sold Separately)

Bridge building contests are an excellent platform for teaching engineering principles. A single bridge, however, can take a lot of time and material to complete. The Truss Tester Accessory allows students to focus on the design of a single truss, so the opportunity to learn from their efforts and engage in the engineering design process is emphasized, without spending an extraordinary amount of time building several bridges.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including formaldehyde, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, see www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 45 cm x 50 cm x 20 cm
  • Weight: 22.15 lbs

Force Sensor

  • Operational Range: 0 to 1,000 N
  • Safety Range (maximum force without damage done to sensor): 0 to 1,300 N
  • Resolution: 1 N

Displacement Sensor

  • Range: 0 to 7 cm
  • Resolution: 0.01 cm

Compatibility Requirements

LabQuest 2

Full Support

The Vernier Structures & Materials Tester is fully supported with LabQuest 2 (version 2.8.5), a standalone data logger with built-in graphing and analysis software.

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Computers
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Computers
Version 4.10
Logger Pro
Version 3.15
Logger Lite
Version 1.9.4
LabQuest MiniPartial support 1Full supportFull support 2
LabQuest 2Full support 1 3Full supportFull support 2
LabQuest StreamPartial support 1 4Full supportFull support 2 5
Go!LinkPartial support 1Partial support 1Partial support 1

Compatibility Notes

  1. This interface/software combination can only collect force data; displacement measurements are not supported.
  2. This interface/software combination auto IDs the VSMT Force sensor; displacement measurements require a Logger Lite file found at www.vernier.com/til/3621/
  3. Full support of this sensor is only available when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
  4. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Future software updates will support connection via Bluetooth® technology
  5. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Wireless connection is not supported.
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Chrome
Version 4.10
LabQuest MiniPartial support 1
LabQuest 2Full support 1 2
LabQuest StreamPartial support 1 3
Go!LinkPartial support 1

Compatibility Notes

  1. This interface/software combination can only collect force data; displacement measurements are not supported.
  2. Full support of this sensor is only available when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
  3. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Future software updates will support connection via Bluetooth® technology
iOS
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for iOS
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for iOS
Version 4.0.6
LabQuest StreamPartial support 1Partial support 1
LabQuest 2Full support 2Full support 2

Compatibility Notes

  1. This interface/software combination can only collect force data; displacement measurements are not supported.
  2. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
Android
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Android
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for Android
Version 3.2
Google Science Journal
Version 1.2.259
LabQuest StreamPartial support 1Partial support 1Incompatible
LabQuest 2Full support 2Full support 2Incompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. This interface/software combination can only collect force data; displacement measurements are not supported.
  2. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.

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Warranty

5-year limited warranty

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Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications.

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