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Instron Release New Grips for High-Volume Production Testing

Instron, a leading provider of testing equipment designed to evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, has released its new split insert tensile grips for high-volume production testing of shoulder-end or button-head machined specimens.

As the preferred solution for testing high-strength materials that may damage or excessively wear traditional grip arrangements, these grips promote effective testing on a variety of metals and alloys.

The split insert tensile grips conform to ASTM E8, A370, A48, and GOST 1497 (type III specimen), while also improving the operator’s ability to meet alignment standards ASTM E1012 and Nadcap AC7101. The automatic positioning of the inserts ensures uniform specimen support and loading for standard specimens.

Designed as a compact, self-contained assembly, the split insert tensile grips: eliminate risk of specimen ejection at failure, reduce loose parts to ensure operator safety when inserting and removing specimens, and minimize the test area required for installation and maximize the grip separation for testing with an extensometer.

About Instron

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.

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