AVE 2

Non-Contacting Video Extensometer


The second generation Advanced Video Extensometer (AVE 2 - catalog no. 2663-901) utilizes patented measurement technology in the fastest, most accurate non-contacting strain measurement device commercially available. The fully-integrated device easily adapts to the normal fluctuations of environmental conditions in your lab and is easily adapted to any testing machine on the market. The device dramatically reduces errors from thermal and lighting variations that are common in most labs, and conforms to the most rigorous testing standards, including ISO 527-2ASTM D638ISO 6892-1, and ASTM E8.


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SAME RESULTS IN ANY LAB
Designed to Reduce Operator and Environmental Influences







AVE 2 Advanced Video Extensometer


Non-Contacting Solution

Eliminates the effect of operators on your strain results; producing more consistent and repeatable results. Prevents premature damage to the specimen by measuring strain without touching for the most accurate results.

Patented Cross-Polarized Lighting System

No two labs have the same lighting conditions, and lighting can change throughout the day, which can lead to different results. To ensure the AVE 2 always sees the same image, Instron uses a patented cross-polarized lighting system (US 7,047,819 B2, EP 1,424,547, B1) that’s able to produce repeatable results regardless of your lab’s lighting conditions.

Patented CDAT Fans

Normal laboratory ventilation creates air flows which diffract light, introducing errors that can be as high as several microns. The AVE 2 uses patented CDAT fans (US 7,610,815 B2, and EP 1,424,547, B1) which create a constant air-flow between the specimen and the camera, producing consistent results even if your air conditioner turns on during a test.








SMARTER
One Device to Meet All Your Strain Measurement Needs








AVE 2 with Environmental Chamber



Non-Ambient Testing

Its versatility allows for testing specimens and components at ambient and high/low temperatures, or while specimens are submersed in a bath.
 
 

AVE 2 Metals Testing



Multiple Specimen Types

A single device in your lab can now accommodate test specimens with multiple gauge lengths or varied elongations, offering a field of view up to 840 mm for testing a wide range of material types and sizes.
 



AVE 2 on Single Column Universal Testing Machine



Real-Time Data Rate

Utilize the real-time 490 Hz data rate to capture quickly changing measurement events.
 
 



Synchronized Playback

Record images of the test for synchronized playback or for post-analysis with Digital Image Correlation.
 
 



Marking Methods

Depending on your application, you can now take measurements using a variety of marking methods — dots, lines, speckle, or even natural patterns.
 










SIMPLER
Designed to Move from System to System with Ease


Universal Testing Systems



System Compatibility

Can be used on ANY system in your lab that accepts a ±10V analog input, regardless of age or manufacturer.
 
 



Quick Installation

Easily mounts to testing frame and can be quickly moved from machine to machine within the lab.
 
 

AVE 2 Controlled by Bluehill Universal Software



Streamlined Control

Streamlined operator controls are integrated directly into Bluehill® Universal software, removing confusing and unnecessary steps.
 








COMPATIBLE WITH DYNAMIC SYSTEMS
For Cyclic Testing and High Speed Monotonic Tests








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Cyclic Testing up to 20 Hz

The AVE 2 is now available with an option for cyclic testing, supporting frequencies up to 20 Hz.
 


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Tracking up to 500 mm/s

Capable of tracking displacement at up to 500 mm/s, the AVE 2 dynamic is perfect for fast monotonic testing.
 


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Integration with 8800MT

AVE 2 dynamic capability is available exclusively on the 8800 Minitower dynamic control system.
 




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Integration with WaveMatrix™ 2

Seamless integration with WaveMatrix™ 2. Compatible with the Calculations and Advanced Control modules.
 


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Dynamic
Strain Control

Control your cyclic tests at up to 20 Hz using the dynamic strain measurement from your AVE 2 video extensometer.
 


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Axial and Transverse
Strain Data

Both axial and transverse specimen measurements are available for cyclic strain monitoring.
 





Dynamic Low Force Applications

Understanding the Effect of Knife Edges on the Specimen Life of Compliant Materials. AVE 2 for Dynamic Low Force provides strain control without damaging your specimen.
 

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Dynamic High Force Applications

Understanding the Effect of High Energy Specimen Failure on your Measurement Device. AVE 2 for Dynamic High Force provides strain control without damaging your extensometer in case of specimen failure.

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SVE 2 Standard Video Extensometer



SVE 2
Standard Video Extensometer

The SVE 2 (catalog no. 2663-902) is a non-contacting extensometer that’s ideal for elastomers and polymers that have less demanding requirements for measuring strain, including ASTM D412 and ISO 37.
 

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Optional Lenses for Video Extensometers



Optional Lenses
6 mm, 9 mm, 16 mm, and 35 mm Focal Length Lenses

Lenses on the AVE 2 and SVE 2 are easily swapped out to accommodate up to a 840 mm field of view.
 
 

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