AG-X Plus Series Universal Electromechanical Test Frames
Superior Performance Test Frames for the Most Demanding Applications


Utilizing its 100 years of experience in developing materials testing instruments, Shimadzu engineered the AG-X plus series universal test frames to deliver high-level control, intuitive operation, and convenient support functions. Compatible with a wide range of testing accessories, the AG-X plus series is the primary choice for demanding testing applications.

AG-X Plus Series:

  • Standard test frames from 10 kN to 600 kN (2,200 lbf to 132,000 lbf)

  • Extended height and short-column frame options

  • Extra-wide frame options

  • Dual test space options

  • Large-capacity test frames over 600 kN (132,000 lbf)

  • Ultrahigh- and ultralow-speed frame options


AG-X Guide Post
Engineered to the Highest Standards

A highly rigid frame is essential for high-accuracy testing results. In addition to ball screws, the AG-X plus series incorporates crosshead guideposts that significantly enhance torsional rigidity, minimizing non-axial loading forces.


Sampling Interval
Ultrafast Sampling Rate

Sampling data every 0.2 msec (5,000 Hz) captures minute changes in test data with greater accuracy.


Strain speed control measurement results
Easy Control of Stress and Strain

Accurate stress and strain control enable ultra-small strain domain modulus of elasticity measurements and, for brittle materials, avoid sample damage at the start of a test.


Load Cell
Accurate, Wide-Range Load Cells

Highly accurate ±0.5% load cells with a wide operating range, from 1/1 to 1/1000 of the maximum capacity, improve testing efficiency by minimizing the need to switch load cells.


Channel Inputs Drop Down List
Multi-Channel Inputs

To meet the growing need for more sensor inputs, the AG-X plus series coupled with Trapezium X Software allows simultaneous acquisition of up to 12 sensor/data channels.

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
Test Frame Type and Name Table-top Test Frame
AG-X Plus High-Speed AG-X Plus
Short-Column
AG-X Plus
10 kN
AG-X Plus
20/50 kN
Test Frame Load Capacity*1 Max. 5 kN (1,100 lbs) Max. 10 kN (2,200 lbs) Max. 10 kN (2,200 lbs) Max. 20/50 kN (4,400/11,200 lbs)
Crosshead Speed Range 0.001 to 3000 mm/min
(0.00004 to 118 in/min)
0.005 to 1500 mm/min
(0.00002 to 59 in/min)
0.005 to 1500 mm/min
(0.00002 to 59 in/min)
0.005 to 1000 mm/min
(0.00002 to 39 in/min)
Crosshead Speed Accuracy Within ±0.1% of test speed
Crosshead Positional Accuracy ±0.1% of indicated value or ±0.01mm, whichever is larger
Test Force Measurement Accuracy High-Accuracy Load Cells Within ± 0.3% of indicated test force (for 1/1 to 1/100 of load cell rated capacity)
Within ± 0.5% of indicated test force (for 1/1 to 1/1000 of load cell rated capacity)
Standard-Accuracy Load Cells Within ± 1% of indicated test force (for 1/1 to 1/1000 of load cell rated capacity)
Within ± 1% of indicated test force (for 1/1 to 1/500 of load cell rated capacity)
Effective Width 420 mm (16.5 in) 500 mm (19.5 in)
Crosshead-Travel for Standard Height Models Max. 1150 mm (45 in) Max. 700 mm (28 in) Max. 1150 mm (45 in) Max. 1060 mm (42 in)
Crosshead-Travel for +250mm Extended Models Max. 1400 mm (55 in) Max. 950 mm (37 in) Max. 1400 mm (55 in) Max. 1310 mm (52 in)
Crosshead-Travel for +500mm Extended Models Max. 1650 mm (65 in) Max. 1200 mm (47 in) Max. 1650 mm (65 in) Max. 1560 mm (61 in)
Crosshead-Travel for +750mm Extended Models Max. 1900 mm (75 in) Max. 1450 mm (57 in) Max. 1900 mm (75 in) Max. 1810 mm (71 in)
Data Capture Rate 5000 Hz
Frame Rigidity Min. 42 kN/mm
(371 lbs/in)
Min. 120 kN/mm
(1062 lbs/in)
Standard Input/Output Channels –1 dedicated load channel
–2 analog output channels
–2 analog input channels
–2 digital input channels
–3 internal amplifier card slots (one is used for analog input channels*2)
See brochure for more details.

Note 1: When the load cell capacity is smaller than the tester load capacity, the former is the maximum test force.
Note 2: Analog input card can be swapped for another amplifier card.
Note 3: Wide frame models (975 mm, 1100mm, and 1375mm), high capacity models (500kN, 600kN, 1000kN, and 2000kN), and ultralow/high-speed models are available upon request.
Model Type and Name Floor Test Frame
AG-X Plus 50 kN AG-X Plus 100 kN AG-X Plus 300 kN
Test Frame Load Capacity Max. 20/50 kN
(4,400/11,200 lbs)
Max. 100 kN
(22,400 lbs)
Max. 300 kN
(67,000 lbs)
Crosshead Speed Range 0.0005 to 1000 mm/min
(0.00002 to 39 in/min)
0.0005 to 500 mm/min
(0.00002 to 19 in/min)
Crosshead Speed Accuracy Within ±0.1% of test speed
Crosshead Positional Accuracy ±0.1% of indicated value or ±0.01mm, whichever is larger
Test Force Measurement Accuracy High-Accuracy Load Cells Within ± 0.5% of indicated test force (for 1/1 to 1/250 of load cell rated capacity)
Standard-Accuracy Load Cells Within ± 1% of indicated test force (for 1/1 to 1/1000 of load cell rated capacity)
Within ± 1% of indicated test force (for 1/1 to 1/500 of load cell rated capacity)
Effective Width 600 mm (23.5 in)
Crosshead-Travel for Standard Height Models Max. 1265 mm
(50 in)
Max. 1250 mm
(49 in)
Max. 1440 mm
(57 in)
Crosshead-Travel for +250mm Extended Models Max. 1515 mm
(60 in)
Max. 1500 mm
(59 in)
Max. 1690 mm
(67 in)
Crosshead-Travel for +500mm Extended Models Max. 1765 mm
(69 in)
Max. 1750 mm
(69 in)
Max. 1940 mm
(76 in)
Crosshead-Travel for +750mm Extended Models Max. 2015 mm
(79 in)
Max. 2000 mm
(79 in)
Max. 2190 mm
(86 in)
Data Capture Rate 5000 Hz
Frame Rigidity Min. 175 kN/mm
(1548 lbs/in)
Min. 300 kN/mm
(2655 lbs/in)
Min. 400 kN/mm
(3540 lbs/in)
Standard Input/Output Channels –1 dedicated load channel
–2 analog output channels
–2 analog input channels
–2 digital input channels
–3 internal amplifier card slots (one is used for analog input channels*2)
See brochure for more details.

Note 1: When the load cell capacity is smaller than the tester load capacity, the former is the maximum test force.
Note 2: Analog input card can be swapped for another amplifier card.
Note 3: Wide frame models (975 mm, 1100mm, and 1375mm), high capacity models (500kN, 600kN, 1000kN, and 2000kN), and ultralow/high-speed models are available upon request.


Installation Space

Installation Space Diagram
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