Mechanical testing when and where you need it

The UniVert is ideal for a wide range of mechanical testing applications and its small footprint and affordable price allows users to have testing capabilities when and where they are needed. The easy-to-use software and interchangeable components make the system ideal to use without the need for extensive training or supervision.

The system is capable of tension, compression, and bending testing at forces up to 200N. A wide range of grips and fixtures are available to accommodate different specimens and testing modes.

Key Features

  • Quality, cost-effective testing in a small package
  • Easy to use with simple fixture and load cell changes to accommodate a range of uses.
  • High-resolution CCD imaging with image-based strain measurement tools (optional)
  • Fully featured user interface software for simple, cyclic, relaxation, and multi-modal testing with real-time feedback

Specimens & Mounting

Tension Test Specimen: Elastic polymer material

Compression Test Specimen: Inelastic ceramic sphere

Bending Test Specimen: Artificial bone

Fluid Bath

The UniVert system can be equipped with a temperature-controlled fluid bath to ensure sensitive biomaterials are tested under the appropriate conditions.

UniVert Publications

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

This year we started using the CellScale UniVert system for our undergraduate biomaterials labs. We were able to contribute to the development of the curriculum and the CellScale staff was helpful and knowledgeable about every aspect of the system. What an incredible experience for both the students, the lab instructors and myself! We contributed to develop laboratory protocols to teach students about biological tissue testing and saw first-hand how all our suggestions were implemented and often improved upon by CelleScale staff. The results are new and improved curriculum for our laboratories and many future bioengineering students.

We now have a set of 3 UniVert systems and we are planning on using them for several courses in the future. I would recommend the system for undergraduate teaching labs and independent projects. Prof. Elena Di Martino

University of Calgary

It is challenging to accurately measure the tensile properties of the thin struts produced in our study. However, the problem was readily solved by using the CellScale Univert uniaxial testing machine. The machine is easy to operate, and the measurements are reliable and repeatable. Also, the excellent customer support helped us select the suitable accessories for our need and fix the technical problems timely, which also contributed to the success of our experimentsture bioengineering students. 

Xianglong Wang

McGill University


Dimensions 22 X 22 X 54cm
Weight 8kg
Force Capacity 200N
Available Load Cells 10, 20, 50, 100, 200N
Force Accuracy 0.2% of load cell capacity
Maximum grip separation 140mm
Maximum Velocity 20mm/s
Maximum Cycle Frequency 2Hz
Maximum Data Rate 100Hz