ASTM E4 Force Calibration and Verification of Testing Machines

ASTM E4 is a standard that provides practices for the verification and calibration of testing machines used for determining the mechanical properties of materials. It outlines the procedures for ensuring the accuracy and reliability of force measurement systems, ensuring consistent and valid test results. Researchers, manufacturers, and calibration service providers for testing machines and related apparatus use this test method.


Introduction to ASTM E4

ASTM E4 establishes guidelines for verifying the accuracy and performance of testing machines used in various industries, including materials testing, manufacturing, and research. The standard focuses specifically on the force verification of these machines, as force measurement is a critical aspect of many mechanical testing procedures. ASTM E4 test method is useful for qualitative characterization, research, development, and specification purposes.

ASTM E4 Test Method

The ASTM E4 test method involves following force verification procedures:

Deadweight Load CalibrationA series of calibrated deadweights with known masses are used to apply forces to the testing machine. The applied forces are compared to the expected values, and any deviations are recorded and analyzed.
Load Cell CalibrationLoad cells, which are transducers that convert force into an electrical signal, are calibrated using traceable force-measuring devices. The load cells are subjected to a range of known forces, and their outputs are compared to the expected values.
Displacement and Speed VerificationDisplacement measuring devices, such as extensometers or displacement sensors, are calibrated to ensure accurate measurement of specimen deformation during testing. The speed of the testing machine is verified using a calibrated speed-measuring device to ensure it operates at the specified test speed.

Metrological criteria of this method account for measurement uncertainty by restricting the key contributors to measurement error, such as the force measuring standard utilized, resolution, repeatability, and measurement accuracy. 

ASTM E4 Specimens

Specimen detailsASTM E4 does not directly involve specimens. Instead, it focuses on the verification and calibration of the testing machine itself.
Specimen dimensionsThe accuracy and reliability of the testing machine are crucial for obtaining accurate and meaningful results from subsequent tests performed on specimens.

ASTM E4 Results

The test method ASTM E4 results are presented as a comparison between the measured forces and the expected values. Any deviations or discrepancies between the measured and expected values are recorded and analyzed. The goal of force verification is to ensure that the testing machine operates within acceptable limits of accuracy and repeatability, ensuring reliable test results.

Tests Related to ASTM E4

ASTM E74: Standard Practices for Calibration and Verification for Force-Measuring Instruments and ASTM E83: Standard Practice for Verification and Classification of Extensometer Systems are the related standards.


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