The Next Generation Materials Testing Software

Bluehill Universal 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.

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Effortless Workflows and Streamlined Functionality

Bluehill Universal’s streamlined functionality keeps testing workflows simple for new or infrequent users, and helps high-volume labs remain efficient.

Bluehill Universal Operator Dashboard

Operator Dashboard

The Operator Dashboard features large touchpoints and easy-to-understand icons, making the user experience simpler and smarter.

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Advanced Capability without the Complexity

Simplicity doesn’t mean that you have to give up advanced features. Bluehill Universal’s modular features give you the power and flexibility to run the most complex of tests.

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Enhanced Security

Bluehill Security allows a Lab Manager to configure permission in the software, granting access to trained personnel, such as super users, and limiting access where needed. Bluehill Security allows login permissions to be configured directly in Bluehill, or linked to the local Windows login or Windows Active Directory.

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Export results directly to a TrendTacker database. Users can establish multiple database connections in Bluehill Universal then select the TrendTracker database in the appropriate method.

Application Programming Interface

Bluehill Universal’s Application Programming Interface (API) allows system administrators to program their own custom interfaces for controlling pre- and post-test actions within Bluehill. In many cases, the API can allow you to automate some components of the testing sequence, as well as create your own interface for running certain parts of the system, like importing, starting, or exporting.

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Off-Line Licenses

Some users prefer to build methods or perform post-test data analysis at their own desks or remotely on their laptops, rather than at the test instrument. The Off-line Programming and Data Analysis option is available in either a single or unlimited license.



The Next Generation of Technical Support

Instron Connect, built into Bluehill Universal leverages the Internet of Things (IoT) to bring customers even faster, more steamlined technical support. Instron strives to be the leader in customer satisfaction and Instron Connect helps bring our support engineers even closer to your organization.

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Instron Connect Remote Technical Support

Faster Remote Technical Support
Secure screen-sharing and submit service requests directly through the system. Easily send test methods and test sample data files for review

Calibration Reminders

Reduce Risk with Scheduled Reminders
Maintain your lab’s certification with calibration reminders and easy scheduling to avoid unnecessary downtime.

Keep Your Testing Software up to Date

Keep up to date with Current Features
Automatic software update notifications provide confidence that your Instron system is running in optimal condition.

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

System Compatibility

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Upgrading from Bluehill 2
Upgrading from Bluehill 3
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