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MTS Criterion Series 40Manual TitleLifting and MovingAdditionalInstructionsInformationbe certain.100-231-444 C

Copyright information 2011, 2012, 2014 MTS Systems Corporation. All rights reserved.Trademark informationMTS and MTS Criterion are registered trademarks of MTS Systems Corporationwithin the United States. These trademarks may be protected in other countries.Proprietary informationSoftware use and license is governed by MTS’ End User License Agreementwhich defines all rights retained by MTS and granted to the End User. AllSoftware is proprietary, confidential, and owned by MTS Systems Corporationand cannot be copied, reproduced, disassembled, decompiled, reverseengineered, or distributed without express written consent of MTS.Software validation andverificationMTS software is developed using established quality practices in accordancewith the requirements detailed in the ISO 9001 standards. Because MTSauthored software is delivered in binary format, it is not user accessible. Thissoftware will not change over time. Many releases are written to be backwardscompatible, creating another form of verification.The status and validity of MTS’ operating software is also checked duringsystem verification and routine calibration of MTS hardware. These controlledcalibration processes compare the final test results after statistical analysisagainst the predicted response of the calibration standards. With these establishedmethods, MTS assures its customers that MTS products meet MTS’ exactingquality standards when initially installed and will continue to perform as intendedover time.Publication information2PART NUMBERPUBLICATION DATE100-231-444 AJanuary 2011100-231-444 BMarch 2012100-231-444 CJune 2014MTS Criterion Series 40 Lifting and Moving Instructions

Lifting and Moving InstructionsThis manual provides guidelines for lifting and moving your MTS Criterionmaterial testing system.Unless otherwise specified, it is your responsibility to safely off-load, unpack,and move the equipment to the final location on your premises. Equipmentinsurance is also your responsibility.Before moving the equipment from the receiving area to its final location, checkthe dimensions of all doors and passages through which the machine will travel.For dimensions, see “Packaging Dimensions and Weights” on page 6 and “LoadFrame Dimensions and Weights” on page 7.ContentsResponsibilities4Packaging Dimensions and Weights6Load Frame Dimensions and Weights7Moving C41 Single-Column Frames8Moving C42 Single-Column Frames10Moving C43 (10 kN) Double-Column Frames12Moving C43 (30 kN, 50 kN) and C44 Frames14Moving C45 Frames20WARNINGThe MTS Criterion frames are heavy.Moving the frame using improper procedures can injure personnel (forexample, strained muscles and back injuries) or damage the frame.Moving and positioning the MTS Criterion frame must be performed bypersonnel trained in moving large equipment.MTS Criterion frames weigh from 60–3500 kg (132–7716 lb). Other apparatussuch as the pallet, packaging, and accessories add to the overall weight. If youhave any questions, call MTS.MTS Criterion Series 40 Lifting and Moving Instructions3

ResponsibilitiesResponsibilitiesThis section details the responsibilities of both the customer and MTS to ensurethat the proposed testing area is suitable for the installation and operation of thetesting system.Customer’s ResponsibilitiesIt is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that all required support services areavailable, and that all necessary checks are made prior to installing the testingsystem. These services and checks are described below.Site preparationProper site preparation is imperative so that the testing system operates inaccordance with its specifications and provides accurate test results. Thecustomer must ensure that the site requirements are satisfied prior to schedulingthe installation appointment.Handling andtransportingUnless specifically arranged otherwise, it is the customer’s responsibility toarrange the off-loading, unpacking, and moving of the testing system to the finalsite location. For details on handling and transporting your system to its finallocation, refer to the moving instructions later in the manual.Upon special arrangements, an MTS service engineer can supervise the offloading and transportation of the load frame to its final site. For additionalinformation about this service, contact MTS’ Service department or your localMTS office.It is the customer’s responsibility to provide slings and hoist rings. Slings andhoist rings must conform to local codes and regulations and be sized correctly tosupport the weight of the load frame. Weights and thread sizes are provided inthis manual.Insurance and safetyUnder MTS’ standard contract, the shipping terms are Ex-Works (or FOBFactory), meaning ownership and liability for the testing system transfers to thecustomer at MTS’ loading dock. Unless other shipping terms are specified in apurchase order, which MTS does not dispute, the Ex-Works shipping termsapply. Under these terms, the customer is responsible for securing the applicabletransit insurance on the shipment and arranging safe transport to the finaldestination. Arrangements can be made through MTS to secure insurancecoverage and shipping, at the customer’s expense.When transporting a load frame within your own premises, you are responsiblefor its safe transport. Upon special arrangements, an MTS service engineer orBusiness Partner can supervise the transportation to the load frame’s final site.For additional information on this service, contact MTS’ Service department oryour local MTS office.MTS Criterion Series 40 Lifting and Moving Instructions4

ResponsibilitiesMTS’ ResponsibilitiesMTS’ standard contract requires MTS to provide the necessary services to ensurethat your testing system operates accurately. These services are described below.Additional services and equipment may be negotiated with MTS, but theseadditional services must be mutually agreed upon and specifically described inyour purchase order.InsuranceUnder MTS’ standard contract, the shipping terms are Ex-Works (or FOBFactory), meaning ownership and liability for the testing system transfers to thecustomer at MTS’ loading dock. Unless other shipping terms are specified in apurchase order, which MTS does not dispute, the Ex-Works shipping termsapply. Under these terms, MTS is responsible for insurance coverage while thetesting system is in the factory until it reaches the loading dock for shipping.InstallationWhen the site location is prepared and all the components are on site, MTS isresponsible for the complete installation of the load frame, its components, andany additional accessories that may have been purchased. The customer must notmake any attempt to install the load frame without an MTS service representativepresent.Initial operationOnce the installation is complete, MTS performs an initial operation of the loadframe and a calibration check to ensure that it is working properly and measuringaccurately. MTS also performs a customer demonstration that briefly describeshow to operate the system.DocumentationMTS provides all the documentation required to operate the system, includingmanuals for the load frame and any required software applications.The manualsare available on mts.com by yourself.Additional copies are available and can be ordered through the MTS Salesdepartment or found online at MTS.com.MTS Criterion Series 40 Lifting and Moving Instructions5

Packaging Dimensions and WeightsPackaging Dimensions and WeightsThe following table provides the dimensions of various load frame models whenpackaged for shipping. If you transfer the load frame from the shipping dock toits final site location before unpacking the system, then use these dimensions toensure that the frame fits through all doorways and hallways.Packaging Dimensions for Load FramesMODELWIDTHDEPTHHEIGHTWEIGHTC41.103820 mm(32.28 in)1100 mm(43.31 in)1760 mm(69.29 in)110 kg(242.5 lb)C42.5031200 mm(47.24 in)960 mm(37.80 in)1570 mm(61.81 in)247 kg(543.3 lb)C42.503E1110 mm(43.70 in)1170mm(46.06 in)1920 mm(75.59 in)326 kg(717.2 lb)C43.1041036 mm(40.79 in)956 mm(37.64 in)1865 mm(73.43 in)312 kg(686.4 lb)C43.104E1250mm(49.21 in)1110 mm(43.7 in)2200 mm(86.6 in)438 kg(963.6 lb)C43.304; C43.5042040 mm(80.31 in)1140 mm(44.88 in)1160 mm(45.67 in)560kg(1232 lb)C43.304E; C43.504E2340 mm(92.1 in)1140 mm(44.88 in)1160 mm(45.67 in)580 kg(1276 lb)C44.104; C44.3042165 mm(85.24 in)1100 mm(43.31 in)930 mm(36.6 in)600 kg(1320 lb)C44.104E; C44.304E2465 mm(97.05 in)1100 mm(43.31 in)930 mm(36.6 in)695 kg(1529 lb)C45.504; C45.1052660 mm(104.7 in)1600 mm(63 in)1410 mm(55.51 in)1580 kg(3476 lb)C45.504E; C45.105E2960 mm(116.5 in)1600 mm(63 in)1410 mm(55.51 in)1680 kg( lb)C45.504W2960 mm(116.5 in)2000 mm(78.74 in)1410 mm(55.5 in)2150 kg(4739 lb)C45.3052870 mm(112.99 in)1660 mm(65.35 in)1630 mm(64.17 in)2010 kg(4422 lb)C45.305E3170 mm(124.80 in)1660 mm(65.35 in)1630 mm(64.17 in)2210 kg(4862 lb)C45.6053680 mm(144.89 in)1960 mm(77.17 in)1760 mm(69.29 in)4050 kg(8928 lb)MTS Criterion Series 40 Lifting and Moving Instructions6

Load Frame Dimensions and WeightsLoad Frame Dimensions and WeightsThe following table provides the dimensions of various load frame models. Ifyou transfer the load frame to its final site location after unpacking the system,then use these dimensions to ensure that the frame fits through all doorways andhallways.Load Frame DimensionsMODELWIDTHDEPTHHEIGHTWEIGHTC41.103560 mm(22.05 in)530 mm(20.87 in)1520 mm(59.84 in)60 kg(176 lb)C42.503704 mm(27.72 in)636 mm(25.04 in)1332 mm(52.44 in)112 kg(246.4 lb)C42.503E704 mm(27.72 in)636 mm(25.04 in)1632 mm(64.25 in)125 kg(275 lb)C43.104794 mm(31.26 in)757 mm(29.8 in)1616 mm(63.62 in)175 kg(385 lb)C43.104E794 mm(31.26 in)757 mm(29.8 in)1916 mm(75.43 in)190 kg(418 lb)C43.304; C43.504826 mm(32.52 in)768 mm(30.24 in)1752 mm(68.97 in)305 kg(671 lb)C43.304E; C43.504E826 mm(32.52 in)768 mm(30.24 in)2052 mm(80.79 in)325 kg(715 lb)C44.104870 mm(34.25 in)700 mm(27.56 in)1951 mm(76.8 in)367 kg(807.4 lb)C44.104E870 mm(33.9 in)700 mm(27.56 in)1951 mm(76.8 in)383 kg(842.6 lb)C44.304870 mm(33.9 in)700 mm(27.56 in)2251 mm(88.60 in)395 kg(869 lb)C44.304E870 mm(33.9 in)700 mm(27.56 in)2251 mm(88.60 in)410 kg(902 lb)C45.504; C45.1051315 mm(51.77 in)957 mm(37.68 in)2269 mm(89.3 in)1195 kg(2629 lb)C45.504E; C45.105E1314 mm(51.73 in)957 mm(37.68 in)2569 mm(101.1 in)1265 kg(2783 lb)C45.504W1710 mm(67.32 in)957 mm(37.68 in)2569 mm(101.1 in)1700 kg(3748 lb)C45.3051362 mm(53.62 in)1100 mm(43.31 in)2535mm(99.80 in)1660 kg(3660 lb)C45.305E1362 mm(53.62 in)1100 mm(43.31 in)2835 mm(111.57 in)1700 kg(3848 lb)C45.6051660 mm(65.35 in)1272 mm(50.08 in)3490 mm(137.40 in)3500 kg(7716 lb)MTS Criterion Series 40 Lifting and Moving Instructions7

Moving C41 Single-Column FramesMoving C41 Single-Column FramesThe single-column load frames are shipped with wooden packaging. They arestrapped to the wooden skid. Accompanying components are packed incardboard cartons and also strapped to the wooden skid.Ensure that the test system is placed on a stable or other suitable work platformthat can support the test system weight. Ensure that your users are able to accessthe controls and the working space on the system without discomfort when it isplaced on a table or other suitable platform.WARNINGThe MTS Criterion frames are heavy.Moving the frame using improper procedures can injure personnel (forexample, strained muscles and back injuries) or damage the frame.Moving and positioning the MTS Criterion frame must be performed bypersonnel trained in moving large equipment.Before you beginEquipmentBefore moving the load frame, ensure that: Your equipment operators have the appropriate licenses and have compliedwith your local safety standards (for example, the appropriate trainingrequired by OSHA in the U.S.). At the final site location, there is adequate clearance between the ceiling andthe top of the load frame. There are no loose accessories on the shipping skid. The frame and forklift can fit through all doorways, halls, elevators, or stairslocated from the shipping dock to the final site location. Any table upon which the frame is placed is sturdy, level, and capable ofsupporting the weight of the machine. You have adequate packaging materials to protect the load frame whenmoving or relocating it to another site.The following items are required: A forklift or crane with a load rating that is double the load frame’s grossweight (for frame weights, refer to “Load Frame Dimensions and Weights”on page 7) Sharp knife Screw removal tool Two lifting strapsMTS Criterion Series 40 Lifting and Moving Instructions8

Moving C41 Single-Column FramesProcedureTo unpack and position the load frame:1. Move the load frame, still in the shipping material, to its final locationwithin your building. Use a forklift to transport the container from theshipping dock to the final location. Unpack the load frame after it has beenmoved to its final location.2. Remove the shipping material, leaving the load frame fastened to theshipping skid.3. Remove the shrink wrap vapor barrier encasing the load frame.4. Cut the strapping that secures the load frame to the shipping skid.5. Remove the fixed wood blocks around the machine.6. Use the packing list to inventory all the items. Accessories may be in thecontainer with the load frame or may be packaged separately.Do not openany of the packing boxes. The packing list will indicate the total number ofboxes that are included in the shipment. Count the number of boxes youreceived to make sure you have the correct number of boxes. Do not openthese boxes until the MTS service representative arrives to install yourtesting system. This ensures that no parts are lost prior to installation.7. Use the crane position the frame into its operating location,Attach twolifting straps to frame base and secure them to the crane hook.Slowly andcarefully lift the frame off the floor and place the load frame carefully intoposition.Then remove the lifting straps from the base.Crane HookDo not exceed 30 Lifting StrapsLoad FrameLifting C41 model with a Crane8. Retain all packing materials until the system is satisfactorily installed and allparts, assemblies, and accessories have been located.When the frame is in its operating location, you can proceed with the installationprocess.MTS Criterion Series 40 Lifting and Moving Instructions9

Moving C42 Single-Column FramesMoving C42 Single-Column FramesThe single-column load frames are shipped with wooden packaging. They arestrapped to the wooden skid. Accompanying components are packed incardboard cartons and also strapped to the wooden skid.Ensure that the test system is placed on a stable or other suitable work platformthat can support the test system weight. Ensure that your users are able to accessthe controls and the working space on the system without discomfort when it isplaced on a table or other suitable platform.WARNINGThe MTS Criterion frames are heavy.Moving the frame using improper procedures can injure personnel (forexample, strained muscles and back injuries) or damage the frame.Moving and positioning the MTS Criterion frame must be performed bypersonnel trained in moving large equipment.Before you beginEquipmentBefore moving the load frame, ensure that: Your equipment operators have the appropriate licenses and have compliedwith your local safety standards (for example, the appropriate trainingrequired by OSHA in the U.S.). At the final site location, there is adequate clearance between the ceiling andthe top of the load frame. There are no loose accessories on the shipping skid. The frame and forklift can fit through all doorways, halls, elevators, or stairslocated from the shipping dock to the final site location. Any table upon which the frame is placed is sturdy, level, and capable ofsupporting the weight of the machine. You have adequate packaging materials to protect the load frame whenmoving or relocating it to another site.The following items are required by the customer: A forklift with a load rating that is double the load frame’s gross weight (forframe weights, see “Load Frame Dimensions and Weights” on page 7) Sharp knife Electric power tool Safety line or safety belt M16 hoist rings if using a craneMTS Criterion Series 40 Lifting and Moving Instructions10

Moving C42 Single-Column FramesProcedureTo unpack and position the load frame:1. Move the load frame, still in the shipping material, to its final locationwithin your building. Use a forklift to transport the container from theshipping dock to the final location. Unpack the load frame after it has beenmoved to its final location.2. Remove the shipping material, leaving the load frame fastened to theshipping skid.3. Remove the shrink wrap vapor barrier encasing the load frame.4. Cut the strapping that secures the load frame to the shipping skid.5. Remove the fixed wood blocks around the machine.6. Use the packing list to inventory all the items. Accessories may be in thecontainer with the load frame or may be packaged separately.Do not open any of the packing boxes. The packing list will indicate thetotal number of boxes that are included in the shipment. Count the numberof boxes you received to make sure you have the correct number of boxes.Do not open these boxes until the MTS service representative arrives toinstall your testing system. This ensures that no parts are lost prior toinstallation.7. Mount the M16 hoist ring to the top beam of the frame column.8. Use the crane to slowly and carefully lift the frame clear of the woodenpallet, and place it in its operating position.9. Retain all packing materials until the system is satisfactorily installed and allparts, assemblies, and accessories have been located.When the frame is in its operating location, you can proceed with the installationprocess.MTS Criterion Series 40 Lifting and Moving Instructions11

Moving C43 (10 kN) Double-Column FramesMoving C43 (10 kN) Double-Column FramesC43 (10 kN) double-column MTS Criterion load frames should only be movedusing a forklift (or crane) with a load rating that is double the load frame’s grossweight. For frame weights, see “Load Frame Dimensions and Weights” on page7.Ensure that the test system is placed on a table or other suitable work platformthat can support the test system weight. Ensure that your users are able to accessthe controls and the working space on the system without discomfort when it isplaced on a table or other suitable platform.WARNINGThe MTS Criterion frames are heavy.Moving the frame using improper procedures can injure personnel (forexample, strained muscles and back injuries) or damage the frame.Moving and positioning the MTS Criterion frame must be performed bypersonnel trained in moving large equipment.Before you beginBefore moving the load frame, ensure that: Your equipment operators have the appropriate licenses and have compliedwith your local safety standards (for example, the appropriate trainingrequired by OSHA in the U.S.). At the final site location, there is adequate clearance between the ceiling andthe top of the load frame, including clearance for lifting the frame via aforklift. There are no loose accessories on the shipping skid. The frame and forklift (or crane) can fit through all doorways, halls,elevators, or stairs located from the shipping dock to the final site location. The floors from the shipping dock to the final site location have sufficientsupport for the weight of the load frame and forklift combined. You have adequate packaging materials to protect the load frame whenmoving or relocating it to another site.MTS Criterion Series 40 Lifting and Moving Instructions12

Moving C43 (10 kN) Double-Column FramesEquipmentProcedureThe following items are required by the customer: A forklift with a load rating that is double the load frame’s gross

Moving C42 Single-Column Frames 10 Moving C43 (10 kN) Double-Column Frames 12 Moving C43 (30 kN, 50 kN) and C44 Frames 14 Moving C45 Frames 20 The MTS Criterion frames are heavy. Moving the frame using improper procedures can injure personnel (for example,