Software Update Services

Upgrade Your Testing Systems


Modernize the test frames in your laboratory and take advantage of the latest technological advances in electronics and software. Instron upgrades allow users of Instron and non-Instron testing equipment to upgrade, or retrofit, testing frames with the industry's most advanced electronics and software.

In addition to major system software upgrades we frequently release updates for current Instron software solutions, (i.e. BlueHill, Test Profiler, Trend-Tracker). 

Software updates go beyond addressing reported issues, often adding significant functionality and ease of use improvements.  

Software Versions and Availability


Bluehill Universal Updates and Upgrades

Bluehill Universal, the Next Generation Materials Testing Software, is built from the ground-up for touch interaction. The new portrait layout, with its meticulously crafted visual design, gives the most comprehensive view of the test workspace on the Operator Dashboard, a stunning large-format touch monitor with an integrated controller. Intuitive workflows make it easy to train new or experienced users, simplify operator training, and allow you to start testing even faster than ever before.

Bluehill Universal is available with an Operator Dashboard on new 5900 and 3300 systems, as well as existing 5900, 3300, 5500, 59R and IS02 static testing systems. ElectroPuls™ and 8800 dynamic systems can also take advantage of Bluehill Universal’s versatility and ease-of-use when running static tests.

Bluehill 3 Testing Software

Bluehill 3 has entered Phase 2 of Instron’s Product Life Cycle Policy. We will continue to offer technical support for Bluehill 3, as well as fix any data-integrity or safety-critical bugs. No new features will be added to Bluehill 3 moving forward. For information, please visit the Bluehill 3 page.

Partner Software for Static Systems

Partner has entered Phase 2 of Instron’s Product Life Cycle Policy. We will continue to offer technical support for Partner, as well as fix any data-integrity or safety-critical bugs. No new features will be added to Partner moving forward. For more information, please visit the Partner page