Buying a universal testing machine with special features might not be a good investment if you never have to use them.
Purchasing a piece of equipment or services is a difficult task. Selecting an electromechanical static universal testing machine (UTM) is no exception. For example, there are more than 60 UTM manufacturers worldwide, and there is a considerably large number of equipment options available. As with purchasing anything, typically, the higher the price tag, the more carefully you should study the pros and cons of certain features and specifications. The fact that each different supplier highlights its own advantages makes the job that much more difficult. A UTM should comply with the major and applicable standards, but additional, special features will increase the purchase price for things that might be unnecessary for a particular application. Some of the most relevant features to consider when selecting a UTM test system are discussed below.