How to easily operate Presto Zeus Ultimo 3 tensile strength tester?

How to easily operate Presto Zeus Ultimo 3 tensile strength tester?
  • Gaurav Malhotra

The study of tensile properties and compression strength of various materials serves a crucial purpose in determining the tensile strength of materials. The tensile strength will provide valuable insights into the mechanical behaviour and performance of materials under different loading conditions.

Tensile properties, such as tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation, help to determine a material's ability to resist deformation and withstand tension forces without failure. Thus, we at Presto have designed a high-quality lab testing instrument known as Zeus Ultimo 3.0 tensile testing machine. This is one of the high-quality lab testing equipment that is used to test the different properties of the materials including breaking, tensile, and compression strength of various materials, components, and finished products.
In this article, we are going to discuss brief information about Presto tensile strength tester and how this quality testing equipment is used to perform tensile strength tests on various materials. But before let us focus on why the tensile properties of the materials should be tested. So, let us get started!

Why are the tensile properties of materials tested?

Tensile properties refer to the behaviour of materials under tension. It is important to test these properties because they determine how a material will perform under stress and strain. When a material is subjected to tensile force, it stretches until it reaches its breaking point. By testing the tensile properties of materials, engineers can determine their strength, ductility, toughness and other critical characteristics.
When the material will be subjected to tensile force, it will allow manufacturers to get a precise and exact study of its quality. The primary objective of testing the tensile strength of materials is to determine the strength of materials against tensile force.
There are different standard test methods of tensile testing that will ensure that tensile tests will be performed accurately and users will get highly accurate lab testing results.
Our different tensile test methods includes ASTM D412, ASTM D429-73, ASTM D624, ATM D638-01, ASTM D76, IS 13360-5-7, IS 3400(Part1-1987). This will ensure accuracy in test results.
Now, let us discuss brief information about Presto tensile tester Zesus Ultimo 3.0.

All about Presto tensile strength tester Zeus Ultimo 3.0

The Presto Tensile Strength Tester Zesus Ultimo 3.0 is a cutting-edge testing instrument equipped with several advanced features. It utilizes an advanced load sensor that incorporates sophisticated electronics for precise and accurate sensing of loads. The speed control of the machine is achieved through a Variable Frequency Drive automation, which can be conveniently operated using a Graphic User Interface on a PC.
The highly sensitive load sensor ensures excellent linearity and repeatability of test results. With a cross-head travel length of 800 mm, the tester allows for testing various specimens without the need for additional grips.
This testing machine is built with a rugged twin-column structure, providing stability and durability during testing operations. Safety limit switches are installed to ensure over-travel safety. The use of hardened lead screws or ball screws enables smooth and frictionless movement of the cross-head. The load cell is calibrated by NABL-approved proving rings or dynamometers, ensuring accurate and reliable measurements.
You can easily understand the tensile strength of the materials with a universal testing machine. Presto is a leading universal testing machine manufacturer of Delhi NCR. Now, let us discuss the features and technical specifications of this quality testing equipment.

Features of Presto tensile strength tester- Zeus Ultimo 3.0

The Presto tensile strength tester Zeus Ultimo 3.0 is one of the advanced testing equipment that comes with a highly sensitive load sensor through advanced electronics & speed control through variable frequency drive automation by a graphic user interface PC. Below we have listed the features of this high-quality tensile testing equipment.
  • Secured working with key protection feature
  • Ease of use features: Graph setup, test control wizard, result, reports, live test panel.
  • Graph setup: user-defined graph scale/range with Graph Title
  • Test Control Wizard to set test parameters like tension, compression, and changeable units in Kgs/N or cm/mm.
  • Automatic end test/return to home position through software interface after completion of the test.
  • Immediate analysis of results after the test with complete accuracy & precision.
  • Option to email test reports
  • Single Test start with one click entry of the mouse.
  • Dual Load Cell Auto Calibration facility
  • Third Load cell optional
  • High accurate micro-controller based system controls with integrated software
  • User-Friendly software with intuitive icons and robust architecture
  • Inbuilt hardware/software in pen drive / Online Link.
  • Easy Data Management. User programmable product identification, lot no., the shape of the specimen, company name, operator details, etc.
  • USB compatible for high-speed data transfer

Technical specifications of Presto tensile strength tester

  • Power: 220V, Single / Three phases, 50 Hz
  • Display: Graphical with test data output through Inbuilt Software
  • Accuracy: ± 2% at Full Load (with master load)
  • Standard Speed: 50-500 mm/min
*Optional through computer software
  • Grip to Grip Separation: Min 25mm and Max. 700mm (applicable only with vice-type standard grip)
  • Digital load indicator: 7-segment LED Display (optional as per request)
  • Drive Mechanism: Variable Frequency AC Drive
  • Safety: Yes
  • Grippers(optional added based on requirement):
  • Flexural
  • Compression Plate
  • Wedge Type
  • Roller Type
  • Vice Type (Standard Gripper)
  • Communication Converter: USB / RS 485
  • Material: Mild Steel
  • Finish: Powder-coated Havel Gray & Blue combination finish and bright chrome/zinc plating for a corrosion-resistant finish
  • Dimensions: 1325 x 650 x 1550 mm
With these high-end features and technical specifications, one can accurately test the tensile strength of materials and ensure that quality materials will be delivered to the customers. Some users will face problems while conducting tensile strength tests. You can read more about the problems caused during the tensile strength test.
Now, let us discuss how you can easily operate Presto tensile strength tester Zeus Ultimo 3.0.

Steps to operate tensile strength tester Zeus Ultimo 3.0

To operate this machine, you can follow the steps mentioned below:
  • Plug the machine into a 5 amp, 440 Volts AC. Turn the machine ON.
  • Place the upper side of the specimen between the upper fixed grips and tighten the grip firmly.
  • Now bring the lower movable grip upwards so that the specimen can easily reach the grips.
  • Now place the lower end of the specimen between the lower grips and tighten the grip firmly.
  • Make sure that the specimen is placed in the centre of the grips. Now your sample is ready to perform the test.
  • Once these steps will be followed, you can easily install the software for conducting tensile strength tests.
  • When the software will be installed properly then you can begin using UTM software and operate this machine easily.
In this way, you can easily operate this machine and start the tensile strength test. You can read more on the significance of conducting tensile strength tests on the materials. To know more about universal testing machine price, or want a free sample testing session for the use of this quality testing equipment, give us a call at +91 9210903903 or email us at Our team of technical experts will consult you regarding all your needs and queries.

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