Universal Testing Machines

About Tinius Olsen

Tinius Olsen is the leading specialist manufacturer and supplier of static tension and/or compression materials testing machines. Our machines are designed for use in Research departments and Quality Control departments to measure material’s strength and product performance. Using Tinius Olsen equipment it is possible to perform such tests on raw materials such as metals, polymers, textiles, rubbers, adhesives, food as well as finished components.

Tinius Olsen Technology Center

Tinius Olsen has a technical center in china. Here, customers can see the most advanced technology and the most sophisticated instruments, where we can provide accurate product testing for customers, and at the same time, customers can understand and customize the exclusive testing solutions.

Automated Systems

Tinius Olsen is excited to introduce the next evolution in materials testing – scalable automation.
At Tinius Olsen we have taken a fresh look at how our customers use materials testing machines and their specific needs in the current commericial environment.

Universal Testing Machines


VEM 100 series

VEM 200 series

VEM 300 series

Automatic Extensometer

Grips and Accessories







Chambers and Furnaces

Suitable for most twin screw materials testing machines, the Tinius Olsen Environmental Chamber provides a means for performing physical tests within a temperature range of -70-300°C (-95-570°F).The Tinius Olsen high temperature furnace provides a means of performing tensile tests within a temperature range of ambient to 1200°C (2200°F).

Horizon Software

Computer assisted data acquisition and machine control system which can be supplied with most Tinius Olsen testing equipment. The Horizon software package allows data to be collected, analyzed, graphed (where appropriate), and stored. If the testing machine allows, it can also provide control over testing operations.
Horizon has a comprehensive selection of pre-defined testing programs which includes powerful analysis of testing data, complex control, and sophisticated reporting. These programs can be modified and further enhanced to fit a customer’s particular requirements. The testing data collected by these programs may be exported to an outside source then later transferred to other data analysis systems. The Horizon databases may also be configured to be shared across several computers on a company’s network thereby allowing the testing programs and testing data to be utilized by multiple systems.