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Automated Probe Changer

Automated Probe Changer - Nanomechanical Testing | Hysitron, Inc.
Automated Probe Changer | Hysitron, Inc.

Automated Probe Changer

Delivering a New Level of Testing Automation

The Automated Probe Changer (APC) for Hysitron’s TI Series nanomechanical test instruments brings the next level of automation to nanomechanical and nanotribological testing. The APC provides full automation of the probe change process - enabling faster, safer, and more flexible nanomechanical testing than ever before. The Automated Probe Changer accommodates up to eight probes, allowing multiple techniques to be utilized with optimized probe geometries without the need for operator intervention. Built-in testing logic automatically performs probe and transducer calibrations and calibration validation at user-definable intervals. Hysitron’s Automated Probe Changer greatly enhances system throughput and ease of use, while maximizing measurement accuracy and reliability.

Hysitron Automated Probe Changer Features

  • Automated selection and installation of the desired probe without manual intervention
  • Holds up to 8 different test probes
  • Probe removal and installation cycle takes 120 seconds
  • Enhances testing throughput while maximizing data reliability
  • Minimizes risk of accidental equipment damage by eliminating human interaction during  probe exchange
  • Compatible with dual-head mode operation, enabling its use in nano- to micro-scale applications involving both indentation and scratch testing
  • Automated built-in calibration and calibration validation routines help guarantee accurate and reliable results

Additional APC Information