100th ANNIVERSARY
Innovation and Collaboration

Shimadzu began manufacturing testing equipment in 1917.
Throughout this 100-year history, we have been at the forefront of providing precision, quality solutions for the most challenging R&D and QA/QC requirements.
Our steadfast customer-focused commitment and unwavering dedication to technical excellence are both hallmarks of our history and the principles that guide us into the future.

Application Fields

  • Material
  • Machinery, Automotive
  • Infrastructure
  • Electronic
  • Food
  • Medical Products
1917
Started manufacturing material testing machines (fiber and cement testing machines).
1921
Manufactured Ono rotary bending fatigue testing machines from about this time.
1947
Developed rubber hardness testers, later adopted in the JIS standards.
1952
Developed the Mooney viscometer.
Commercialized the elevated flow tester.
1954
Commercialized the micro Vickers hardness tester.
1955
Manufactured the first hydraulic universal testing machine (RH-10).
1959
Manufactured the first AUTOGRAPH IS precision universal testing machine.
1967
Manufactured the first fatigue testing machine (EVH), and delivered it to an automobile manufacturer.
1975
Released the UMH and UEH universal testing machine.
1978
Delivered the first high-speed tensile testing machine to a steel manufacturer.
1979
Released the DCS series AUTOGRAPH.
1980
Released the CFT-500 flow tester.
1982
Delivered an automatic tensile testing system to a steel manufacturer.
Released the SA and CP2 particle size analyzer.
Released the EHF-EC Servopulser.
1983
Released the AG-A and AG-B series AUTOGRAPH.
Released the AGS-A/B series AUTOGRAPH.
Released the UDH universal testing machine.
1985
Released the DUH-50 dynamic ultra micro hardness tester.
Released the SMV-201 Mooney viscometer.
Released the EHF-FB Servopulser.
Released the F series universal testing machine.
1986
Released the HMV-2000 micro Vickers hardness tester.
Released the HTM-1 Hydroshot high-speed impact testing machine.
1987
Released the UH-A universal testing machine.
Released the SALD-1000 particle size analyzer.
1988
Released the AG-D series AUTOGRAPH.
Released the SEM Servopulser.
Released the DUH-200 ultra micro hardness tester.
1989
Released the AG-E series AUTOGRAPH.
Released the CFT-500C flow tester.
Released the PCT-200 micro compression testing machine.
1990
Released the HTH horizontal hydraulic testing machine.
1991
Released the AGS-D series AUTOGRAPH.
Released the SAX-10 X-ray fluoroscopic AUTOGRAPH.
Released the CCH compression testing machine.
1993
Released the SALD-3000 particle size analyzer.
1994
Released the CCM compression testing machine.
Released the AGS-D series AUTOGRAPH.
Released the SMV-202 Mooney viscometer.
1995
Released the AG-G series AUTOGRAPH.
Released the AGS-G series AUTOGRAPH.
1996
Released the MMT microservo.
Released the CFT-500D flow tester.
1997
Released the EZ Test compact table-top tester.
Released the AGS-H series AUTOGRAPH.
Released the SALD-200V particle size analyzer.
Released the HMV-1/2 micro Micro Vickers hardness tester.
1998
Released the SALD-2100 particle size analyzer.
Released the TriStar 3000.
1999
Released the AG-I series AUTOGRAPH.
Released the DUH-W201 ultra micro hardness tester.
Released the SALD-300V particle size analyzer.
2000
Released the UH-I universal testing machine.
Released the SALD-7000 particle size analyzer.
Released the AutoPore 9500 series.
Released the ENT-150 endurance testing machine.
2001
Released the SMV-300 Mooney viscometer.
Released the 4890(M) controller for Servopulser.
Released the EHF-L table-top Servopulser.
Released the CONCRETO2000 fully automatic concrete compression testing machine.
2002
Released the SALD-3100 particle size analyzer.
Released the AGS-J series AUTOGRAPH.
Released the TRAPEZIUM2 testing machine software.
Released the AUTOGRAPH EZ Graph.
2003
Released the HITS-T10 Hydroshot high-speed tensile testing machine.
Released the MST-I micro AUTOGRAPH micro strain tester.
2004
Released the USF-2000 ultrasonic fatigue testing system.
Released the SALD-2200 particle size analyzer.
Released the TEOS automatic spring tester.
2005
Released the HyperVision HPV-1 high-speed video camera.
Released the AIR SERVO ADT-A series fatigue testing machine.
2006
Released the SALD-7100 nanoparticle size analyzer.
Released the DUH-211/211S dynamic ultra micro hardness tester.
Released the EZ-L/S series compact table-top tester.
2007
Released the AG-X series AUTOGRAPH.
2008
Released the HyperVision HPV-2 high-speed video camera.
Released the IG-1000 single nanoparticle size analyzer.
2009
Released the AGS-X series AUTOGRAPH.
Released the EMT series electromagnetic fatigue and endurance testing machine.
2010
Released the AG-Xplus AUTOGRAPH.
2011
Released the UH-X and UH-FX universal testing machine.
Released the ECU series energy saving unit.
2012
Released the EZ-X compact table-top tester.
2013
Released the HMV-G micro Vickers hardness tester.
2014
Released the Aggregates Sizer aggregation analysis system for biopharmaceuticals.
Released the CONCRETO X concrete compression testing machine.
Released the TTM-X CCH-X torsion testing machine.
Released the CFT-500EX series constant test force extrusion type capillary rheometer flowtester.
2015
Released the SMV-301 series Mooney viscometer.
Released the HyperVision HPV-X2 high-speed video camera.
2016
Released the NJ-SERVO series electric motor-driven actuator.
2017
Celebrated 100 years of testing machine manufacture.
Ono rotary bending fatigue testing machines Rubber hardness testers
First hydraulic universal testing machine First AUTOGRAPH IS precision universal testing machine
First fatigue testing machine
Delivered a fully automatic universal testing system to a steel manufacturer.
AG-A series AUTOGRAPH SALD-1000 particle size analyzer
AUTOGRAPH EZ Graph CONCRETO2000 fully automatic concrete compression testing machine
EMT series electromagnetic fatigue and endurance testing machine AGS-X series AUTOGRAPH
HMV-G micro Vickers hardness tester HyperVision HPV-X2 high-speed video camera
NJ-SERVO series electric motor-driven actuator
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