Force Measurement Systems

Starrett Innovation: Helping You Make Your Products Better

Starrett has been helping top global players in the manufacturing world produce better results since 1880. With our groundbreaking and progressive measurement know-how and products, our customers have repeatedly given us honor and recognition for providing them with the best solutions in this regard and for living up to our commitment of outstanding services.

If you want to bring your manufacturing business to greater heights, the new Starrett force measurement systems for force testing can provide you with exemplary equipment and technologies that can improve your testing and productivity. Over the years, the industry has seen and proven that all Starrett products are tantamount to the finest craftsmanship and world-class innovation.

Today we continue to enhance Starrett force measurement systems to answer to the great demands of high-volume manufacturing environments. We have devised and elevated our systems in such a way as to deliver better outcomes for your company through significant improvements in testing procedures, noteworthy escalations in productivity levels, and remarkable advances in product quality.

The Better Solution for Force Measurement Systems

Your quest for fresh and innovative force measurement systems ceases here, for the Starrett FMS Series offer such universal testing structures which you can avail in four different load capacities. Hence, these systems are the ultimate solutions for arduous high-volume testing of products, general purpose force testing, and thorough quality control assessments.

First-rate manufacturing industries like yours should certainly make use of testing processes that comply with international testing standards such as those from ISO, BS, ASTM, and Din. For compression, flexural, tensile, cyclic, shear, and coefficient of friction testing, you can rely on our systems to give you what you need. Furthermore, you can be assured of efficient performances in break testing,push/pull testing, constant hold testing, and the like in order to meet the above-mentioned international requirements.

The FMS Series include a single-column electro-mechanical frame for testing, together with our load cell sensor plus our L2 Series version of digital controller.

Features & Specifications

  1. Universal Way of Testing

    1. - Tension, Compression, Cyclic, Flexural, Shear, Creep, Peel, COF

    2. - Four Load Capacities: 500N, 1kN, 2.5kN and 5kN

    3. - 0.001 to 50.0 in/min(0.02 to 1270mm/min) Test Speed


  2. Superior Measurement Precision

    1. - Better than 0.1% Load Measurement Accuracy

    2. - Smart Load Cell Sensors per IEEE 1451-4

    3. - Better than 0.2% Speed Rate Exactness

    4. - Meets or Exceeds ASTME4


  3. Innovative and Progressive User Interface

    1. - Multi-touch Color Tablet PC Operation

    2. - Test Templates for Simple Testing

    3. - Advanced Test Builder forComplex Testing


  1. Testing Methods that meet Internationally Recognized Standards

    1. - ASTM Test Methods

    2. - BS Test Methods

    3. - DIN Test Methods

    4. - ISOTest Methods


  2. Lean Manufacturing & System Incorporatio

    1. - Compact Footprint

    2. - Interface withI/O Devices


  3. CE Compliant

  4. Competitively Priced


Precision for Medical Device Manufacturers

Accuracy is one of the most important features that medical device manufacturers consider in their testing procedures. It is of great essence for the researchers of medical devices to continue improving and advancing the present instruments available today, while coming out with new ones to increase life expectancy and to enhance our way of life. Thus, one important factor for them is meticulousness in the manufacturing and quality testing of these products.

On a regular basis, these medical device researchers are incessantly evaluating current products and materials such as foam orthotics, stents, syringes, medical gloves, and medical adhesives. In this particular process, precise measurements are vital before the products are released in the market for public access.

With the help of Starrett FMS Series, you can enjoy utmost precision for testing your medical devices to ensure the best fit, form, and function. FMS Series systems, with the use of the L2 Series software, are truly ideal for providing complex and cutting-edge testing methods. Aside from the fact that they are easy to use, they are also considered cost-effective. After all, these systems are practical for gathering, measuring, and analyzing data to achieve quality control. Therefore, medical device manufacturers can save on expenditures that root from repeated and revised productions, returns and repairs, and unexpected damages caused by errors.

FMS Series provide the answer to these testing concerns and more...

  1. Syringe Test

  2. Plunger Force Test

  3. Tissue Test

  4. Adhesive Strength Packaging

  5. Tissue Adhesive

  6. Needle Insertion

  7. Tubing

  8. Stent Dislodgement

  9. Catheters

  10. ASTM F88 - Seal Strength

  11. ASTM F382 - Metalic Bone Plates

  12. ASTM F451 - Bone Cement Strength

  1. ASTM F564 - Metallic Bone Staples

  2. ASTM F1828 - Ureteral Stents

  3. ASTM F1839 - Foam Devices

  4. ASTM F1874 - Sutures Bend Test

  5. ASTM F2009 - Dissassembly Force Taper Connects

  6. ASTM F2079 - Stents Tensile Strength

  7. ASTM F2132 - Puncture Resistance

  8. ASTM F2183 - Punch Testing

  9. ASTM F2255 - Lap Shear Testing

  10. ASTM F2256 - Tissue Adhesives

  11. ASTM F2258 - Tissue Adhesives

  12. ASTM F2392 - Burst Strength Sealant

  1. ASTM F2458 - Closure Strength

  2. ASTM F2477 - Stents Strength

  3. ASTM F2502 - Plates & Screws

  4. ASTM F2516 - Tensile NitinolWire

  5. ASTM F2606 - Bend Vascular Stent

  6. ASTM D6319 - Medical Gloves

  7. BS EN 455-2 - Medical Gloves

  8. ISO 7886-1 - Hypodermic Syringe

  9. ISO 14879 - Tibial Trays

  10. ISO 11193 - Medical Glove


Simplicity for Packaging Manufacturers

The art and science of packaging can be quite complicated if not studied and carried out properly. The packaging designers and manufacturers of these modern days should carefully take into account mechanical integrity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness. With the wide array of concepts in this industry today, it is important to guarantee that such packaging ideas and products are marketable, safe, and practical. The FMS Series force measurement systems can greatly help packaging manufacturers in complete testing procedures from the stage of conceptualization and planning to the actual manufacture and on to the validation from a third party supplier. Our equipment and technologies can easily aid you in accomplishing your different forms of testing--- crush strength testing, seal strength testing, top load testing, snap on/off testing, and more. This way, our FMS Series can ensure the high standards of your products and materials so that they fulfill international benchmarks from TAPPI, ISO, ASTM, and others.

Indeed FMS Series can examine your packaging products competently and exactly both in your laboratory and on the production floor.

Accuracy for Component Manufacturers

In a lot of the products used today, you will find screws, wires, springs, tubes, fittings, connectors, and the like. These are thus of great importance for physical requirements of various products. As a result, it is crucial to measure their facility to meet the necessary specifications for the best quality and for a more enduring life cycle expectation of products.

With the use of the FMS Series systems, you can surely regulate and verify break strengths as well as the characteristics of a sample at load and extension limit values. You can instantaneously find out if the sample passes or fails the given standards based on indications. Component manufactures therefore benefit greatly from these systems as puncture, tensile, flexural, and compression testing procedures are completed with tremendous precision and quality.

FMS Series resolve the following testing problems and more...

  1. Compress (Load/Extension)

  2. Compress (Stress/Strain)

  3. Indentation (Load/Extension)

  4. Indentation (Stress/Strain)

  5. Spring Rate

  6. Spring Force

  7. Spring Height

  8. Compression Test

  9. Tensile Test

  10. Tensile Strength

  1. ASTM D3039 - Tensile Carbon Fiber

  2. ASTM D3846 - Shear Strength

  3. ASTM D7269 - Aramid Cords

  4. ASTM D6484 - Compressive Strength

  5. ASTM D3039 - Tensile Carbon Fiber

  6. ASTM D3846 - Shear Strength

  7. ASTM D7269 - Aramid Cords

  8. ASTM D6484 - Compressive Strength

  9. ASTM D1055 - Flex Resistance

  10. ASTM D3574 - Indention Deflection

  1. ASTM D3574 - Foam Deflection

  2. EN 14509 - Shear Strength

  3. ISO 527-4 - Tensile Isotropic/Orthotropic

  4. ISO 14125 - Flexural Properties

  5. ISO 14126 - In-plane Compression

  6. TAPPI - 404 - Tensile Break Strength

  7. TAPPI 220 - Burst Strength

  8. TAPPI 456 - Wet Paper Strength

  9. TAPPI 457 - Pull to Rupture

  10. TAPPI 494 - Tensile Energy Absorbing


Efficiency for High-Volume Manufacturers

If you want to enjoy greater production efficacy, lower costs in manufacturing, enhanced yields in manufacturing, and augmented application of resources, you should go for the Starrett FMS Series. Our new and innovative products and technologies are able to substitute and make better the obsolete and mediocre testing methods and operations you utilize now.

Only a few steps are involved in making use of our systems to increase your productivity levels. In addition, you can test a bigger quantity of products with greater proficiency and accuracy.

We can help you realize common testing methods like the determination of maximum deflection, and average and maximum loads as well as finding out how a product reacts once a constant load is applied within a given span of time.

Compatible and easily adaptable to automated and robotic process in line inspection.


FMS Series can provide you with the best solutions for these testing problems and more...

  1. Cyclic

  2. Push/Pull to Limit

  3. Push/Pull to Break

  4. First Peak

  1. Average Value (Peaks & Troughs)

  2. Average Value (Peaks)

  3. Average Value (Troughs)

  4. Snap On/Off

  1. Insertion/Extraction

  2. Creep/Relaxation (Extension)

  3. Creep/Relaxation (Load)


L2 Controller

Test Setup and Operation: Just a Touch Away

  1. Simplicity Without Compromise

    1. Make the most of simplicity without compromise. The L2 digital controller can easily be set up and can enable you to perform different tests confidently, speedily, and efficiently. You have the choice to do tests in just two or three steps or to come up with multi-stage ones of sophisticated nature in order to comply with international testing standards from ISO, DIN, BS, ASTM, and more.


  2. Useful and Intelligent Prompts

    1. You will be guided with useful and intelligent prompts, touch targets, practical menus, and lists of values by way of the controller's operation. You can also view test results in large formats. Moreover, results are shown through tabular and graphical structures. The benefits do not end here, for you will also appreciate tolerances that can be utilized to find out pass/fail outcomes as well as look at statistical analyses of results.


  3. Graphical Tests

    1. Furthermore, you can use our L2 software to create tests in a graphic way through icons that signify how you would like for the tester to be operated. You can make use of icons for compression, constant hold, cycling, tension, and much more. You can also define limits, break conditions, pre-test and post-test functions, and how you wish for the results to be employed. You can also expect this software to support communication to I/O devices. This way, you are able to send a signal to a certain device such as an annunciator. In addition, there is a range of display languages that include English, German, Italian, French, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and more.

  4. Tablet Computer with Touch Screen Dispaly

    1. A tablet computer with a 10-inch (254mm) color plus a touchscreen display, our L2 controller is certainly of modern and first-rate standards that you will find convenient to use. It is also WiFi® and Bluetooth® compatible with two USB 2.0 ports. Hence, you can easily export results to a network device.

Load Cells

Choose the Correct Sensor: Exact, Repeatable, and Dependable

If you want the best for your force measurement applications, you will truly appreciate our Starrett FLC Series load cell sensors which are full-bridge sensors specifically designed for this purpose. These load cells have a measurement accuracy of ±0.1% full scale. They are also temperature compensated.

You can also be assured that all our Starrett load sensors come with a NIST-traceable Certificate of Calibration. The different sensor types have "plug and play" features and comply with IEEE 1451.4. When calibrated on-site by authorized Starrett service representatives, you will see that all sensors sustain or even surpass ASTM E4, BS 1610, DIN 51221, ISO 7500-1 EN10002-2 and AFNOR A03-501 standards.

Test Fixtures

Choose the Correct Test Fixture Type.

There is certainly a vast array of test fixtures available when you make use of our Starrett products and technologies. For both force measurement and material testing processes, you can enjoy various test fixtures from nine categories which are all mechanically compatible with the load cell sensors and with the base fittings on all FMS Series force testers.

Most of the fixtures make use of the standard 15.9mm clevis, which comes with a grip oin and a locking ring for a quicker and simpler installation.

Additionally, Starrett Application Engineers can provide special and universal fixtures which meet international benchmarks from BS, DIN, and ASTM and that are specifically designed for your manufacturing process.

To find out how the new Starrett Force Measurement Systems can improve your current productivity, please email QCS:

Quality Calibration Service, Inc.
5515 S. Westridge Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151
Phone: 414-256-8900 FAX: 414-256-8911
Toll Free: 800-285-0035