Mecmesin, through its Australian distributor SI Instruments, has launched the first of a new generation of Universal Testers, with a focus on precision control. Its positional resolution of 0.001 mm means the MultiTest-dV offers unparalleled control even for the most affordable entry-level systems. Sophisticated control electronics lie behind its unassuming and stylish control panel, comprising just four multifunctional operating buttons, a clear, bright colour display, and Mecmesin’s unique precision control wheel. The versatile wheel itself enables ultra-fine crosshead control, and rapid crosshead repositioning, whilst doubling up for changing machine settings of speed, set positions, and test type and parameters. The wheel is surrounded by coloured LED lights that indicate the test stand status at all times. Select one of four test modes, and dial in speed and displacement in either or both directions, plus test cycling requirements, and connect a Mecmesin Advanced Force Gauge (AFG) for load limit control. Test speed is continuously variable from 0.1 mm/min to 1200 mm/min, with a resolution of 0.1 mm/min and an accuracy of ±0.2% of indicated speed. Three models are rated at 0.5 kN, 1 kN and 2.5 kN respectively. The 0.5 kN and 1 kN models have extended columns for highly-elastic sample testing, and all three accept Mecmesin’s range of digital Advanced Force Gauges. With an extensive range of standard grips and fixtures, the MultiTest-dV is a robust and versatile testing platform for a wide range of routine testing.