A Tinius Olsen Tensile Testing machine is used to apply mechanical stress at a working load limit of maximum 74,000 lb. of tension and 120,000 lb. of compression. Tensile tests directly measure the ultimate strength, maximum elongation, and reduction in area. Testing reveals the Young’s modulus, yield strength and strain-hardening characteristics of the sample.


Applications of the Tinius Olsen Tensile Testing machine include the testing of the following:

  • Cross Arm Brace
  • Dead End Straight Line Clamp
  • Conductors
  • Insulators