Long-Travel Extensometer for Soft Materials

A Long-Travel Extensometer That Is Now Easier to Use and Even More Precise

The DSES-1000 is a long-travel contact-type extensometer able to measure displacement up to the breakpoint in tensile tests of rubber and other soft materials. The upper and lower arms are clamped to respective gauge positions using a simple single operation, with each arm tracking sample elongation independently.

Compliant with Various Rubber Tensile Testing Standards.
(JIS K6251:2010, JIS K6272:2003, JIS K6254, ISO 37:201, ISO5893:2002, ASTM D412-06a, GB/T528-2009)

DSES-1000 operations are fully integrated with TRAPEZIUM X and TRAPEZIUM LITE X software for operating materials. It is compatible with the AG-X Plus, AG-X, AGS-X, and EZ-X series Shimadzu materials testing machines.

1000 mm Maximum Movement Distance

The DSES-1000 can measure elongations up to 4000% for gauge lengths of 10 mm, 2000% for gauge lengths of 20 mm, 1600% for gauge lengths of 25 mm, or 1000% for gauge lengths of 40 mm.
A floating arm mechanism (patent pending) ensures tests can be performed reliably without the arms disengaging from samples.

±0.2% Relative Elongation Measurement Precision

Offers ±0.2% precision for displacement measurements between 50 and 1000 mm, allowing measurement of long displacement distances can be measured with high precision.

Quick Clamping

The lateral quick clamping mechanism makes it easy to center the mounted position of extensometer edge with the sample.
The extensometer can also be attached to the sample first, before chucking the sample.

Note:For AG-X plus and AGS-X models, an optional left-retracting mechanism is available.

Compliant with Various Rubber Tensile Testing Standards

Compatible with Tensile Testing of Rubbers

Also Support Cycle Testing


Model DSES-1000
Measurement Method Position count by rotary encoder
Max. Movement Distance 1000 mm
Measurement Precision ±100 μm or ±0.2% of displacement, whichever is greater
Guaranteed Measurement
Precision Range
Displacement: 10 to 1000 mm     Temperature: +10 to +35°C
Applicable Samples Flat plate-shape samples Width: 1.0 to 30 mm     Thickness: 0.5 to 15 mm
Cylindrical samples Diameter :0.5 to 15 mm
(for diameters over 3 mm or for the samples such as strand wires
which get twisted during the measurement, use the optional V-groove edges)
Gauge Length (GL) 10 to 200 mm Gauge length setting rods include as standard 10 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm, 40 mm
Gauge Length Precision ±100 μm or ±0.2% of setting value, whichever is greater
Max. Tracking Speed 3000 mm/min
Size & Weight For AG-X, AGS-X series H1328 × W400 × D306 mm, 14.2 kg
For EZ-X series H1440 × W120 × D261 mm, 12.5 kg
Power Requirements DC 5V, 220 mA (supplied by the material testing machine)
Applicable Model AG-X plus series, AG-X series, AGS-X series, EZ-X series
* Contact Shimadzu separately regarding connecting the extensometer to models not indicated
Optional Parts Gauge length setting lods 50 mm, 75 mm, 100 mm, 150 mm, 200 mm, 0.5 inch, 1 inch, 2 inch
Edges Arc-type edges V-groove edges (for cylindrical samples)
Clamping force
adjustment springs
Tension springs for low clamping force

Product line of Long-Travel Extensometer

TRViewX Non-Contact Digital Video Extensometer

This high-precision non-contact extensometer measures gauge length elongation by processing images of samples captured by a CCD camera.This extensometer enables measuring the elongation of all kinds of materials, including metals, rubber, plastics, and lumber, with high-precision over a wide measurement range.

SIE Series Automatic

This is a contact-type extensometer for measuring the elongation of hard materials, such as metals, and soft materials, such as plastics, with high precision over a wide measurement range.

* Appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.


This product is certified as Shimadzu's Eco-Products Plus.
Reduced power consumption by 45% compared with conventional Shimadzu's products.


For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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