This page lists every Universal Testing Machine manufactured by Instron since our founding in 1946. More than 75,000 of these systems have been installed around the world including at 96% of the world’s largest manufacturing companies. Our records indicate at least 30,000 of these systems are in active use as we have serviced them within the past year. Instron has a legacy of building systems that last for decades under severe operations conditions. In fact, the average age of an Instron machine that we service is 18 years. Given proper preventative maintenance, the physical load frame will last an indefinite period of time, but older systems benefit greatly by adding new operating software, or a complete electrical retrofit. Use the tables below to find your system and see what upgrade options are available. Some systems we just can’t retrofit due to parts shortages or obsolescence, and in these cases your local sales engineer can offer you a generous trade in offer.
5569 Instron testing system with a bio bath


5500A Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
5542A 0.5 2 2009-2010 Bluehill Universal Yes
5543A 1 2 2009-2010 Bluehill Universal Yes
5544A 2 2 2009-2010 Bluehill Universal Yes
5564A 2 2 2009-2010 Bluehill Universal Yes
5565A 5 2 2009-2010 Bluehill Universal Yes
5566A 10 2 2009-2010 Bluehill Universal Yes
5567A 30 2 2009-2010 Bluehill Universal Yes
5569A 50 2 2009-2010 Bluehill Universal Yes

 



Instron 3382 series testing machine

 


3300 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
3382 100 1 2002-2019 Bluehill Universal No (Trade-in Available)
3384 150 2 2002-2010 Bluehill Universal No (Trade-in Available)
3385H 250 2 2002-2010 Bluehill Universal No (Trade-in Available)

 



Instron 5860 Dual Column testing system


5800 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
5842 0.5 3 2001-2009 None No (Trade-in Available)
5843 1 3 2001-2009 None No (Trade-in Available)
5848 2 3 2001-2009 None No (Trade-in Available)
5864 2 3 2001-2009 None No (Trade-in Available)
5865 5 3 2001-2009 None Yes
5866 10 3 2001-2009 None Yes
5867 30 3 2001-2009 None Yes
5869 50 3 2001-2009 None Yes
5881 50 3 2001-2009 None Yes
5882 100 3 2001-2009 None Yes
5884 150 3 2001-2009 None Yes
5885 200 3 2001-2009 None Yes
5885H 250 3 2001-2009 None Yes
5889 600 3 2001-2009 None No (Trade-in Available)

 



5569 Instron testing system with a bio bath


5500 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
mini-55 0.5 3 1993-1999a Bluehill Universal No (Trade-in Available)
5542 0.5 3 1993-2008 Bluehill Universal No (Trade-in Available)
5543 1 3 1993-2008 Bluehill Universal No (Trade-in Available)
5544 2 3 1993-2008 Bluehill Universal No (Trade-in Available)
5548 5 3 1993-2008 Bluehill Universal No (Trade-in Available)
5548 5 3 1993-2008 Bluehill Universal Yes
5564 2 3 1993-2008 Bluehill Universal Yes
5565 5 3 1993-2008 Bluehill Universal Yes
5566 10 3 1993-2008 Bluehill Universal Yes
5567 30 3 1993-2008 Bluehill Universal Yes
5569 50 3 1993-2008 Bluehill Universal Yes
5581 50 3 1996-2010 Bluehill Universal Yes
5582 100 3 1996-2010 Bluehill Universal Yes
5583 150 3 1996-2010 Bluehill Universal Yes
5584 200 3 1996-2010 Bluehill Universal Yes
5585 250 3 1996-2010 Bluehill Universal Yes
5585H 250 3 1996-2010 Bluehill Universal Yes

 



Instron 4464 testing system


4400 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
mini-44 0.5 3 1993-1999 None No (Trade-in Available)
4411 5 3 1993-1998 None No (Trade-in Available)
4442 0.5 3 1993-2002 None No (Trade-in Available)
4443 1 3 1993-2002 None No (Trade-in Available)
4444 2 3 1993-2002 None No (Trade-in Available)
4464 2 3 1993-2002 None Yes
4465 5 3 1993-2002 None Yes
4466 10 3 1993-2002 None Yes
4467 30 3 1993-2002 None Yes
4468 50 3 1993-2002 None Yes
4469 50 3 1993-2002 None Yes
4481 50 3 1993-2002 None Yes
4482 100 3 1993-2002 None Yes
4483 150 3 1993-2002 None Yes
4484 150 3 1993-2002 None Yes
4485 200 3 1993-2002 None Yes
4487 300 3 1993-2002 None No (Trade-in Available)
4488/9 600 3 1993-2002 None No (Trade-in Available)

 



Instron 4501 testing system

 


4500 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
4501 5 3 1986-1994 None No (Trade-in Available)
4502 10 3 1986-1994 None No (Trade-in Available)
4505 100 3 1986-1994 None No (Trade-in Available)
4507 200 3 1986-1994 None No (Trade-in Available)
4508 300 3 1986-1994 None No (Trade-in Available)
4510 600 3 1986-1994 None No (Trade-in Available)

 



Instron 1011 series testing system

 


1011 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
1011 5 4 1987-1994 None No (Trade-in Available)

 



Instron 6000 series testing system


6000 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
6021 5 4 1985-1989 None No (Trade-in Available)
6022 10 4 1985-1989 None No (Trade-in Available)
6025 100 4 1985-1989 None No (Trade-in Available)
6027 200 4 1985-1989 None No (Trade-in Available)

 



Instron 4300 Series testing system


4300 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
4301 5 3 1983-1993 None No (Trade-in Available)
4302 10 3 1983-1993 None No (Trade-in Available)
4303 25 3 1983-1993 None No (Trade-in Available)

 



Instron 4200 series family


4200 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
4201 5 3 1983-1993 None No (Trade-in Available)
4202 10 3 1983-1993 None No (Trade-in Available)
4204 50 3 1983-1993 None No (Trade-in Available)
4206 150 3 1983-1993 None No (Trade-in Available)
4208 300 3 1983-1993 None No (Trade-in Available)
4210 600 3 1983-1993 None No (Trade-in Available)

 



Instron 1000 series testing system

 


1000 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
1000 5 4 1981-1987 None No (Trade-in Available)

 



Instron 1160 series testing system

 


1160 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
1161 5 4 1976-1982 None No (Trade-in Available)
1162 5 4 1980-1986 None No (Trade-in Available)

 



Instron 1179 series testing system

 


1170 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
1175 100 4 1980-1986 None No (Trade-in Available)

 



Instron 1180 series testing system

 


1180 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
1185 100 4 1978-1986 None No (Trade-in Available)
1186 200 4 1978-1986 None No (Trade-in Available)

 



Instron 1120 series testing machines


1120 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
1121 10 4 1974-1987 None No (Trade-in Available)
1122 5 4 1974-1987 None No (Trade-in Available)
1123 25 4 1974-1987 None No (Trade-in Available)
1125 100 4 1974-1987 None No (Trade-in Available)
1127 200 4 1974-1987 None No (Trade-in Available)
1128 300 4 1974-1987 None No (Trade-in Available)

 



Instron 1190 series testing machines


1190 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
1193 25 4 1972-1983 None No (Trade-in Available)
1195 100 4 1972-1983 None No (Trade-in Available)
1196 250 4 1972-1983 None No (Trade-in Available)
1197 500 4 1972-1983 None No (Trade-in Available)
1199 100 4 1972-1983 None No (Trade-in Available)

 



Instron 1130 series testing machine

 


1130 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
1130 2 4 1969-1983 None No (Trade-in Available)
1131 5 4 1969-1983 None No (Trade-in Available)
1132 10 4 1969-1983 None No (Trade-in Available)
1133 25 4 1969-1983 None No (Trade-in Available)
1134 50 4 1969-1983 None No (Trade-in Available)
1135 100 4 1969-1983 None No (Trade-in Available)
1137 200 4 1972-1987 None No (Trade-in Available)

 



Instron 1026 series testing machine

 


1026 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
1026 5 4 1968-1983 None No (Trade-in Available)
1140 -5 4 1968-1983 None No (Trade-in Available)

 



Instron 1110 series testing machine


1110 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
1111 1 4 1962-1975 None No (Trade-in Available)
1112 5 4 1962-1975 None No (Trade-in Available)
1113 25 4 1962-1975 None No (Trade-in Available)
1114 50 4 1962-1975 None No (Trade-in Available)
1115 100 4 1962-1975 None No (Trade-in Available)
1116-TTKE 245 4 1962-1975 None No (Trade-in Available)
1126-TTKH 245 4 1962-1975 None No (Trade-in Available)

 



Instron 1100 series testing machine


1100 Series

Model Name Capacity (kN) Support Phase 
Phase 1 – Systems are in full production and tech support, parts, and software are available.
Phase 2 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Tech support, service, parts and software are available.
Phase 3 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service is available but parts and software may be limited.
Phase 4 – Systems are no longer manufactured. Service or parts are not available.

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Manufacturing Period Software Upgrade Available  This is the latest version of software that is capable of operating this system. Contact sales to discuss a software upgrade for your system. System Retrofit Available  EXTEND the system life and capability of your Instron® testing system by upgrading the control system with Instron’s most advanced electronics and software. Click here to learn more
1101-TM 1 4 1948-1964 None No (Trade-in Available)
1102-TMS 5 4 1948-1964 None No (Trade-in Available)
1103-TTB 25 4 1948-1964 None No (Trade-in Available)
1104-TTC 50 4 1948-1964 None No (Trade-in Available)
1105-TTD 100 4 1948-1964 None No (Trade-in Available)