Highly configurable, motorized test stand for tension and compression testing applications. Stand can be controlled from the front panel or via a computer and is fully compatible with Nexygen TCD software. Engineered on a unique modular platform allowing for "build your own" configurability. LCD display with up, down, stop and emergency stop buttons and soft keys. Selectable speed units of measurements (in/min & mm/min). Password protection of test parameters to prevent unauthorized changes. Integrated travel limit switches. Removable fixture mounting plate with matrix of threaded holes. Stepper motor driven, produces 0% speed variation with load. Mounting holes for bench mounting. Unique mechanical design significantly reduces column bending.