Voice Activated Tensile Tester From ESL

Electro Standards Laboratories (ESL), Cranston, R.I., has introduced the ESLTest II tensile
testing system featuring voice actuation, for hands-free testing. The ESLTest II is a digital test
system that performs such materials tests as tensile, compression and peel tests.By speaking into
the wireless remote headset, the operator can control the tester, place data marks during a test
and save and plot results. Voice command recognition replaces pip cords and hand-held keypads.The
ESLTest II is currently available in 500-pound and 1000-pound capacity test systems. A complete
turnkey solution is available, which includes the mechanical load frame, grips, tester electronics,
host computer, printer, wireless headset and Windows-based graphical user interface software.
Custom systems can also be configured.

June 2001