Applications of T-Slotted Tables in Materials Testing

T-slotted tables prove quite handy when they are utilized with materials testing machines as they provide a convenient way to insert and hold large or unusually-shaped test samples.

T-slotted table

Figure 1. T-slotted table

T-slotted tables are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Figure 1 shows a T-slotted table designed to fit a 10,000lbf twin column bench-top tester, which in turn is mounted on a frame. A conduit manufacturer uses this bench-top tester to perform flexural tests on its products. The T-slots make it convenient to locate the flexural jig supports, which in turn are fastened in the slots. This makes it fast and easy to switch between different products.

Traditional vs. Electomatic T Slotted Tables

Bench top testing machine

Figure 2. Bench top testing machine

In traditional T slotted tables, the loading point must remain in the middle of the specimen and should be in the same plane as the loadcell, because off-centered loading can give wrong results and also tends to damage the loadcells. However, the Electomatic series of testing machines offered by Tinius Olsen have a special design and feature that enables and counteracts any off centered loading.

Conclusion

Tinius Olsen can design and supply T-slotted tables of all shapes and sizes to meet individual requirements for testing large or non-standard samples. Tinius Olsen offers S series, T series, U series, Super L series and Electomatic series of tension and compression testing machines.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Tinius Olsen.

For more information on this source, please visit Tinius Olsen.

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Tinius Olsen. (2019, November 21). Applications of T-Slotted Tables in Materials Testing. AZoM. Retrieved on July 26, 2021 from https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=9530.

  • MLA

    Tinius Olsen. "Applications of T-Slotted Tables in Materials Testing". AZoM. 26 July 2021. <https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=9530>.

  • Chicago

    Tinius Olsen. "Applications of T-Slotted Tables in Materials Testing". AZoM. https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=9530. (accessed July 26, 2021).

  • Harvard

    Tinius Olsen. 2019. Applications of T-Slotted Tables in Materials Testing. AZoM, viewed 26 July 2021, https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=9530.

Ask A Question

Do you have a question you'd like to ask regarding this article?

Leave your feedback
Submit