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Manual Wedge Grips meet Nadcap requirements.
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February 13, 2013 - Available in 22,000 and 56,000 lbf capacities, Manual Wedge Grips are suitable for tensile tests on composites, metals, and plastics over temperature range of -112 to +482°F. Grips incorporate moving body, driven by worm gear drive, which closes jaw faces together in self-centering action to clamp specimen. Symmetrical construction of grip body provides even clamping of specimen under load. Together, these features ensure accurate specimen alignment, satisfying Nadcap AC7122-1 and AC7101.

Precision Manual Wedge Grips Meet Nadcap Requirements

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825 University Avenue
Norwood, MA, 02062-2643

Press release date: February 2, 2013

InstronŽ, a leading provider or testing equipment solutions designed to evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, introduces the new precision manual wedge grips that provide reliable gripping for a range of materials, as well as repeatable alignment that meets Nadcap requirements.

Available in two capacities – 100 kN (22,000 lbf) and 250 kN (56,000 lbf) – the robust manual wedge action self-centering grips are ideal for demanding tensile tests on composites, metals, and plastics over a range of temperatures: -80 to +250° C (-112 to +482° F). 

The grips incorporate a moving body, driven by a worm gear drive, which closes the jaw faces together, in a self-centering action to clamp the specimen. Furthermore, the symmetrical construction of the grip body provides even clamping of the specimen under load. Together, these features ensure accurate and repeatable specimen alignment, satisfying Nadcap AC7122-1 and AC7101.

A range of accessories, including compression platens with lockable spherical seats, are available to attach specialized test fixtures to the grips. This means that a user can re-configure a testing machine for different test types without needing to remove the grips. Also available are a range of jaw faces and a compatible temperature chamber.    

About InstronŽ
Instron is a leading provider of test equipment for the material and structural testing markets. A global company providing single-source convenience, Instron manufactures and services products used to test the mechanical properties and performances of various materials, components and structures in a wide array of environments.

Instron systems evaluate materials ranging from the most fragile filament to advanced high-strength alloys, providing customers with comprehensive solutions for all their research, quality and service-life testing requirements. Additionally, Instron offers a broad range of service capabilities, including assistance with laboratory management, calibration expertise and customer training.

For more information, contact Instron, 825 University Ave, Norwood, MA 02062, USA. Toll-free: 1-800-564-8378; Fax: 1-781-575-5725; Email: or visit our website at  .

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