Self-tightening wedge grips. Wedges remain stationary when applying initial gripping force on the sample via the handwheel, so avoiding excessive compression of the sample prior to test. Grips are supplied with cross-hatched jaw faces for gripping flat samples. Optional V profile wedges are available for gripping round sections up to 15mm (6/10in).
The wedge style tensile grip is used on ST series materials testing machines.
Maximum capacity: 50kN/10,000lbf
Minimum loadcell: 500N/100lbf
Gripping length: 50mm/2in
Maximum sample width: 30mm/1.2in
Maximum sample thickness: 15mm/0.6in
Length each: 210mm/8.3in
Weight each: 6.3kg/14lbf
Temperature limits: -40-100°C
V profile jaw face options
HW20R5 3-5mm/0.12-0.2in diameter
HW20R8 4-8mm/0.15-0.31in diameter
HW20R10 5-10mm/0.2-0.4in diameter
HW20R15 8-15mm/0.31-0.6in diameter
Suitable for gripping high strength rigid material in parallel or dumbbell form. Ideally the overall sample length should be greater than 150mm (6in).