ENGINEERING SYSTEMS (Nottm) Ltd.
Brochures for our testing machines can be downloaded in PDF format:
C53 Brochure (PDF 87kB)
CT6 Brochure (PDF 203kB)
A Windows driver is available for use with the USB interface on the C53 and CT6
Testing Machines. The driver should be installed BEFORE connecting the C53 or CT6 to the
computer; this will allow Windows to install the correct driver automatically.
Once installed, a COM port will be created allowing access to the machine in the same way as the
RS232 port allows, such as by using Hpyerterminal. See the PDF file below for installation instructions.
C53 / CT6 USB Driver for Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, 32 or 64-bit (EXE 674 kb)
C53 / CT6 Windows USB Driver Installation Instructions (PDF 185 kB)
C53 Firmware Updates
New versions of the operating firmware in the C53 Tablet Hardness Tester are released
occasionally. The current firmware version is v1.25. This adds a number of new functions, including
calculation of statistics for thickness & weight, and storage & recall of test results & statistics.
C53 users can request new firmware to be emailed
to them using our contact form
. Please include your company details and machine
serial number when requesting a firmware update. Firmware can be loaded into the machine from a
Windows PC via either the RS232 or USB port using the software provided below. This software also includes
a function to check online for new firmware updates. Instructions for updating the firmware
will be emailed with the new firmware.
C53 Firmware Loader V1.03 for Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, 32 or 64-bit (EXE 778 kB)
CT6 Software & Firmware Updates
Remote control & graph plotting software is available free-of-charge to CT6 customers. This replicates the CT6 front-panel controls,
display & printer, and enables the CT6 to operated entirely from the PC. The software can also plot a graph of load vs.
crosshead position. This can be exported to Excel, CSV, or saved as an image. Please contact us with your company details
and machine serial number to request a copy of the software.
The current firmware version available for the CT6 testing machine is v2.15. Firmware updates can be requested using our
. Please include your company details and machine serial number when requesting an update.
Firmware can be loaded into the machine from a Windows PC via either the RS232 or USB port, using the software available from the link below.
Instructions for updating the firmware will be emailed with the new firmware.
CT6 Firmware Loader V1.05 for Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, 32 or 64-bit (EXE 718 kB)
Handbooks for all current & discontinued products can be found here