Instru-Met Corporation

Strength of Materials Test Equipment Company | Instron Classic Tester Experts


Instron Load Cell Repair

load cell 11Instru-Met repairs Instron load cells and offers a complimentary no charge evaluation to assess any damages it may have incurred.  In most cases Instru-Met can repair/replace your Instron load cell and get it back to you within 48 hours.  Most load cells show signs of damage when they sustain forces of 150% over their full scale capacity.  Instru-Met can rebuild your load cell with the same full scale capacity or higher.  As an option, upon request, Instru-Met can install overload protection providing you overload protection up to 500% full scale capacity of the load cell.  For example, a 100 lb load cell could be accidentally overloaded to 500 lbs and still function properly if the load cell in question had the Instru-Met overload protection installed.


Instron Extensometers

Instru-Met’s Hi-X Extensometer adds the capability of testing highly elastic materials such as elastomers, semi-rigid plastics and films to any test frame for any manufacturer.  Quick release clamps are ergonomically designed to allow one-handed specimen loading and the gripping force is easily adjusted to apply different degrees of tension to ensure the sample is held securely without damage. We offer repair and replacement for all Instron Extensometers.  Hi-X Extensometer


Instron ReNew

Instron ReNew Instru-Met services, repairs, calibrates and upgrades Instron ReNew test frames and MTS ReNew test frames. Instru-Met offers several tiers of cost effective ways to repair or upgrade your ReNew test frames to the latest electronics and newest revisions of strength of materials testing software.  Each test frame upgrade that we offer can be customized to fit any budget and is a great alternative to buying new.  Instru-Met can keep your existing test frames running optimally using our vast stock of repair parts even when the original manufacturer can’t. We offer a full line of load cells, extensometers, grips and fixtures for any ASTM or ISO mechanical test methods. 


Instron 5500 Series Load Frames


Instron 5543 We service, support and provide calibration services for all 5500 Series Test Frames even when the original manufacturer can’t. This includes: Instron 5542, Instron 5543, Instron 5544, Instron 5545, Instron 5565, Instron 5567, Instron 5587, Instron 5588 testing systems. These testing systems provide comprehensive versatile solutions for a range of materials testing requirements. We have a full line of direct drop in replacement load cells for these models and for all other Instron models. Calibration services are also available in our in-house laboratory. Learn more about services offered contact us!


Instron TTD Customized to a High Production Multi-Head Tensile Tester

Multi-head Tester in Plastics Lab Instru-met Corp We wanted to share a picture of one of our custom built multi-head tensile testers with three high elongation Hi X 20 inch range extensometers, three load cells and three sets of grips to getting testing done 3 times as fast. We can accommodate up to 5 stations increasing productivity 5 fold saving your lab valuable test time by increasing production and decreasing your labs labor costs.


Materials Test Equipment

We are celebrating our 40 years as a Materials Test Equipment Provider.  We offer a complete line of load cells, grips, fixtures and extensometers for all of our materials testing machines. Call us today for all your load frame needs.Our inventory of “obsolete” Instron™ frame parts and accessories is unsurpassed. Not even the original equipment manufacturer can match our inventory. Instru-Met offers repair service and support for all Instron™ test frames from 1946 to today. Some popular test frames include:  Instron 1000 Series, Instron 1120 Series, Instron 1130 Series, Instron 4200 Series, Instron 4300 Series, Instron 4500 Series, Instron 4400 Series, Instron 5500 series, Instron 5800 Series and Instron 3300 series  (along with others).We are an accredited calibration laboratory.


Instron 4465, Instron 4483 and all Instron 4400 Series Test Frames


Mini 44 Repair Instru-Met has serviced, calibrated, repaired or remanufactured Instron 4400 Series Test Frames at many fortune 500 companies.
We offer professional repairs and provide service on all Instron 4411, Instron 4442, Instron 4443, Instron 4444, Instron 4464, Instron 4465, Instron 4466, Instron 4467, Instron 4468, Instron 4469, Instron 4481, Instron 4482, Instron 4484, Instron 4485, Instron 4486, Instron 4488, Instron Mini 44.


Instru-Met and First Robotics

Instru-Met is again involved with First Robotics and “Aerial Assist” the 2014 challenge.  Ward Ruoff of the Instru-Met Corporation has been a mentor for the Roxbury High School – Roxbury New Jersey robotics program for the past 3 years.  This program has evolved from its first year with limited resources and space to having classroom space and a full time dedicated teacher (Mr. Lee Hayden) of the Roxbury High School computer department.  Instru-Met and First Robotics is a natural fit, we at Instru-Met deal with motors and drives and also National Instruments software and controls.  These “robots” are mechanical machines tasked with performing a certain function or functions.  The students are encouraged to present ideas on how to perform these tasks.  The mentoring process is to guide the students using our knowledge and experience to solve these problems while the students learn the use of hand tools, machine shop equipment, computer interfacing, and team building.




Instron Extensometer ASTM E-83 Calibration by Instru-Met Extensometer calibration to ASTM E-83 and ISO 9513 Instru-Met celebrates its 40th  year continuing its calibrations of Extensometers to the ASTM E-83 Standard and  ISO 9513. Instru-Met uses precision devices offering some of the best accuracies in the business.We also calibrate Load cells to ASTM E-4 using precision equipment calibrated to ASTM E-74 with dead weights to insure the lowest measurement uncertainty.






Instron Load Cells/Extensometers Calibration

GaryWorking_v2The Instru-Met Calibration Department can offer you significant cost savings!

Contact us today to discuss your service and calibration needs for Instron testers and others.

Please call us for your Upgrade & Retrofit for Universal Testing Machines.