Phase 4: Discontinued Product

Lifecycle Timeline

The Product Life Cycle Policy is intended to help you plan for the ultimate evolution of your Instron® testing system and to provide recommendations on how to move forward. Instron is dedicated to meeting customer needs. Keeping you informed is our duty as a responsible supplier.

Phase 4 – Discontinued Product is the final phase in the Product Life Cycle. This formal designation means that products are no longer in production and service support is only available by custom arrangement with Instron Professional Services on a very limited basis. No engineering or manufacturing support is available. For system hardware, no replacement parts are available. For software in Phase 4, no upgrades and/or updates are available. For safety and data integrity issues, customers will be notified.

If your testing system is in Phase 4, take action to protect your laboratory:

  • Improve efficiency with the latest industry solutions capabilities 
  • Increase operator productivity with user-friendly software 
  • Protect your competitive advantage for the long term

Migrating to a New Testing System

As new technologies become available, you have the opportunity to improve your testing instrument to keep pace with continually increasing testing and industry demands. Discontinued systems cannot provide the same level of reliability, data access, diagnostic, and control capabilities that are available from newer Instron product offerings. In light of the support status, users are encouraged to evaluate the risk of maintaining their current systems against the benefits of migrating to newer technology.

Ask us about these special trade-in offers*:

Instron Materials Testing Systems

  • Up to $6,000 off the purchase of a new HV system
  • $4,000 off the purchase of a 3300 or 5900 Series single column system
  • $6,000 off the purchase of a 3300 or 5900 Series table top system
  • $8,000 off the purchase of a 3300 or 5900 Series floor standing system
  • $8,000 off the purchase of any Industrial Series LX or DX model
  • $8,000 off the purchase of any Industrial Series KPX model

*These trade-in allowances cannot be combined with other Instron offers and expire October 31, 2019.

Please note the model numbers designated to be in Phase 4 within the following system series:


6021, 6022, 6025, 6027

Instron Electromechanical 6000 Series

6561, 6564, 6566, 7180, 7181, 7182

CEAST Das 8000 CEAST Das 8000 junior

6510, 6860, 6861, 6971, 7300, 7302
6911, 6921, 6970 with FW version <4.00


Life Cycle Notice Letter: CEAST HDT-Vicat in Phase 4 – Discontinued Product

6542, 6840, 6841, 6939, 6941, 6942, 6943, 6944, 6946, 6952

CEAST Melt Flow CEAST Melt Flow

Life Cycle Notice Letter: CEAST Melt Flow Testers in Phase 4–Discontinued Product

6052, 6819, 6820, 6854, 6962


Life Cycle Notice Letter: Pneumatic Side-Acting Grips

SATEC Series Static Hydraulic Models BTE, CT, PT, HVP, Riehle, Dartec

Control Electronics
Apex, Vertex, MATS I & II, Mark I, II, III, IV, Mark III-C, Prolog 8802, UTC, CATS, DI100, DI-300, Dartec 9600

IPG Phase 4

Solutions to Static Hydraulic Equipment in Phase 4 – Discontinued Product

1101/TM, 1102/TMS, 1103/TTB, 1104/TTC, 1105/TTD, 1111/TM, 1112/TMS, 1113/TTB, 1114/TTC, 1115/TTD, 1116/TTKE, 1126/TTKH

TT and TM Systems

Life Cycle Notice Letter: Instron Model TT/TM Series in Phase 4 – Discontinued Product

Frames Dynamic Systems Series
12XX, 13XX, 80XX, 85XX, 8861

Control Electronics

MAX™, SAX™, RS Labsite, Wavemaker™, LCF