Information on tensile tester grips - flat tensile

Manufacturers of Mechanical Testing


 Adelaide Testing Machines Inc.

 61 Advance Road Units 5 and 6

 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8Z2S6

 Phone: 1-800-665-8817 (Canada/USA)

             1-416-234-0786 (International)

 Fax No.: 1-416-234-1369


 Flat Tensile Grips

 Model FG-10KN Flat Tensile Grips

 The FG10KN flat tensile grips are designed with a fixed gripping surface and a 

 moveable gripping surface which is adjusted by using a handle type of loading

 knob. The two surfaces are flat faced and remain perpendicular to the specimen

 surface. The gripping force remains constant while the specimen undergoes

 tensile loading and does not increase during loading as happens in the wedge

 type of loading grips. Figure 1 shows two views of the overall design of the

 grips. These grips feature a solid aluminum alloy construction for strong and

 light weight design. The gripping surfaces are available in both a coarse cut and

 a fine cut depending upon the specimen to be tested.

  Figure 2 shows a view of the FG10KN grips with the optional self aligning

 fixture which consists of a steel clevis and spherical rod end assembly. The

 self aligning fixture is recommended for applications in which metal specimens

 will be tested. The fixture minimizes non-axial loading effects due to slight grip

 misalignment in specimen misalignment in the grips.

  The FG10KN grips are rated for a maximum loading capacity of 10 kN (2,200

 lb). The gripping surface area is 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm (1.5 in x 1.5 in). The

 maximum spacing between gripping surfaces is 7.5 mm (0.3 in). The outside

 dimensions of the grips are as follows: 


   Length: 15.2 cm (6.0 in)     Height: 10.2 cm (4.0 in)     Depth: 6.4 cm (2.5 in)


                                                     Figure 1
                                  Overall View of the FG-10KN Grips


                                                     Figure 2

                            View of the FG-10KN Grips with the Optional
                                           Self-Aligning Fixture