UH-X and UH-FX Series Universal Hydraulic Test Frames
User-Friendly Test Frames for High-Capacity Applications


Shimadzu’s UH-X and UH-FX series hydraulic universal test frames are easy-to-use, economical solutions for high-capacity testing. With an integrated LCD touch panel and controller unit, the UH-X and UH-FX are completely self-contained, reducing footprint and eliminating exposed hydraulic lines. UH-X test frames include enclosed manual grips, whereas UH-FX test frames have actuated open-front hydraulic grips.

UH-X and UH-FX Series:

  • Standard test frames from 200 kN to 2,000 kN (44,000 lbf to 440,000 lbf)

  • Extended height options

  • Enclosed manual grips options

  • Front-open hydraulic grips options

  • Large-capacity test frames over 2,000 kN (440,000 lbf)


LCD Touch Panel
Integrated LCD Touch Panel

A 10.4-inch color touch screen, conveniently positioned on the controller unit with an easy-to-operate graphical user interface, plots Stress vs Strain curves in real time, and enables tensile, compression, or cycle testing without a computer. With the use of a USB memory stick, measurement data are automatically saved, enabling further analysis with Trapezium X Testing Software.


Sampling Rate Graph
High Speed Sampling Rate

While connected with Trapezium X, data can be acquired every 1 msec (1,000 Hz), capturing sudden changes in data.


Strain Control Stress Control Graph
Precise Stress and Strain Control

Real-time auto-tuning of control parameters eliminates the need for preliminary testing and enables quick and easy stress- or strain-controlled testing compliant with ISO 6892.


Key Switch and Emergency Stop Button
All-inclusive Safety Measures

A large emergency-stop button, security key switch, and a safety stopper preventing grip face contact keep the operator safe. An optional safety shield provides a greater level of safety by protecting the operator and preventing access to the test space during testing.


Optional Dial Indicator
Optional Indicator

The optional dial indicator provides another choice for monitoring test progress and includes a large analog test force indicator superimposed with digital test force and peak force indicators.

Trapezium X Universal Testing Software

Common to all Shimadzu universal test frames, Trapezium X universal testing software redefines the user-friendly graphical interface, seamlessly integrating method development, testing, data analysis, and reporting. Visit the Trapezium X page for more information.

Trapezium Software Screens

PC Requirements
Operating System Windows 7 or 10
Type 32 or 64 bit
CPU Intel Pentium 4, 2GHz or higher
Memory 1 GB min.
HDD 80 GB or greater
CD-ROM Drive Required for software installation
USB Port 1 port for main frame, other accessories may require additonal ports
Display Size 19 inch minimum
Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels minimum

Hardware Specifications
(UH-X 200KN | UH-X 300KN | UH-FX 300KN | UH-X 500KN | UH-FX 500KN | UH-600KN)
Test Frame Type and Name UH-X
200 kN
UH-X
300 kN
UH-FX
300 kN
UH-X
500 kN
UH-FX
500 kN
UH-X
600 kN
Test Frame Load Capacity Max
200 kN
(44,000 lbs)
Max
300 kN
(67,000 lbs)
Max
300 kN
(67,000 lbs)
Max
500 kN
(112,000 lbs)
Max
500 kN
(112,000 lbs)
Max
600 kN
(134,000 lbs)
Max. Grip Span 800 mm (31 in) 900 mm (35 in)
Max. Compression Plate Span
720 mm (28 in)

800 mm (31 in)
Ram Speed Range 0.1 to 100 mm/min
(0.004 to 3.9 in/min)
0.1 to 80 mm/min
(0.004 to 3 in/min)
Ram Stroke 200 mm (7.8 in) 250 mm (9.8 in)
Effective Table Dimension 500 x 500 mm (19 x 19 in) 650 x 650 mm (25 x 25 in)
Dimensions for Standard Height Test Frame W780 x D500 x H2000
(W31 x D20 x H91 in)
W870 x D520 x H2300
(W35 x D21 x H91 in)
W960 x D650 x H2400
(W38 x D26 x H95 in)
W1060 x D700 x H2400
(W38 x D26 x H95 in)
W960 x D650 x H2400
(W38 x D26 x H95 in)
Weight for Standard Height Test Frame Approximately
900 kg
(1,985 lbs)
Approximately
1,500 kg
(3,306 lbs)
Approximately
1,700 kg
(3,748 lbs)
Approximately
2,600 kg
(5,732 lbs)
Approximately
1,700 kg
(3,748 lbs)


Hardware Specifications
(UH-X 1000KN | UH-FX 1000KN | UH-X 2000KN | UH-FX 2000KN)
Test Frame Type and Name UH-X
1000 kN
UH-FX
1000 kN
UH-X
2000 kN
UH-FX
2000 kN
Test Frame Load Capacity Max 1,000 kN
(224,000 lbs)
Max 1,000 kN
(224,000 lbs)
Max 2,000 kN
(449,000 lbs)
Max 2,000 kN
(449,000 lbs)
Max. Grip Span 1,000 mm (39 in) 1,100 mm (43 in)
Max. Compression Plate Span
900 mm (35 in)

950 mm (37 in)
Ram Speed Range 0.1 to 70 mm/min
(0.004 to 2.75 in/min)
0.1 to 50 mm/min
(0.004 to 1.96 in/min)
Ram Stroke 250 mm (9.8 in) 300 mm (11.8 in)
Effective Table Dimension 750 x 750 mm
(29 x 29 in)
850 x 850 mm
(33 x 33 in)
Dimensions for Standard Height Test Frame W1170 x D750 x H2800 mm
(W46 x D30 x H111 in)
W1320 x D800 x H3400 mm
(W52 x D32 x H134 in)
W1560 x D920 x H3400 mm
(W62 x D37 x H134 in)
W1560 x D920 x H4300 mm
(W62 x D37 x H178 in)


Hardware Specifications
(UH-X 3000KN | UH-FX 3000KN | UH-X 4000KN | UH-FX 4000KN)
Test Frame Type and Name UH-X
3000 kN
UH-FX
3000 kN
UH-X
4000 kN
UH-FX
4000 kN
Test Frame Load Capacity Max 3,000 kN
(674,000 lbs)
Max 3,000 kN
(674,000 lbs)
Max 4,000 kN
(899,000 lbs)
Max 4,000 kN
(899,000 lbs)
Max. Grip Span 1,200 mm (47 in) 1,400 mm (55 in)
Max. Compression Plate Span 1,000 mm (39 in) 1,150 mm (45 in)
Ram Speed Range 0.1 to 50 mm/min
(0.004 to 1.96 in/min)
Ram Stroke 300 mm (11.8 in) 350 mm (13.7 in)
Effective Table Dimension 1,000 x 1,000 mm
(39 x 39 in)
1,150 x 1,150 mm
(45 x 45 in)
Dimensions for Standard Height Test Frame W1860 x D1100 x H3970 mm
(W74 x D44 x H153 in)
W1860 x D1100 x H5700 mm
(W74 x D44 x H225 in)
W2200 x D1400 x H4800 mm
(W87 x D56 x H189 in)
W2200 x D1400 x H5900 mm
(W87 x D56 x H233 in)


UH-X/FX Series Controller Unit
Tester Frame Series UH-X / UH-FX
Test Force Measurement Accuracy Method Cylinder internal pressure measurement with pressure cell
High-Accuracy Load Cells Within ± 0.5% of indicated test force
(for 1/1 to 1/250 of rated capacity)
Standard-Accuracy Load Cells Within ± 1% of indicated test force
(for 1/1 to 1/250 of rated capacity)


Installation Space

UH-X Installation Space Diagram 1

UH-X Installation Space Diagram 2
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Our team of service engineers provides onsite repair and preventative maintenance services to minimize downtime and assure worry-free operation of your instrument.

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Shimadzu offers ISO 17025 certified verification and calibration services to ensure your instrument is compliant with industry standards.

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