Standard adapters are available in two configurations: Male-to-Male and Female-to-Male.
Male-to-Male adapters are typically designed to provide full thread engagement of the mating thread with additional thread available for the use of a lock nut. A wrench flat is also normally machined in the center of the adapter to assist in installation or removal.
Female-to-Male adapters are sold in pairs and are designed for use with tension rods and act to reduce or adapt the tension rod thread to the required male thread for the accessory.
Rigid couplings are also available for converting threaded accessories to standard Instron Pin and Clevis mounting that are standard on most Instron electromechanical frames. These couplings are normally provided with a male threaded end to a male pin end, along with matching knurled lock nuts for both ends of the adapter and the required tommy bar(s) for tightening or loosening the lock nuts.
Additional customized adapters can be engineered and manufactured to nearly any specification and dimension.
Principle Of Operation
Adapters whether standard or custom, are normally threaded into the accessory and then the entire unit is threaded or pinned into the machine load cell, table, crosshead, tension rod, or other appropriate mounting point.
Lock nuts are used to maintain alignment of grips, remove slack in load train, and minimize movement of the fixture during testing.
Knurled lock nuts are used for most applications since hand tightening of lock nuts and adapters is sufficient for most testing. When additional tightening is required, most adapters have a wrench flat or tommy bar recess to allow torquing the adapter as required. These points also allow for ease of removal if the adapter becomes stuck.
Tommy bars are small rods that are extremely effective in tightening or loosening lock nuts when a little more torque than hand tight is required.
- Standard adapters for mounting standard accessories on standard frames
- Customized adapters to mount any fixture to any type of frame
|Item Name||Cat #|
|0.5 in to M10 Adapters for 1123||S1-13608|
|300kN USTA kit M48-M36 (One Spherical/One Rigid)||W-5551-A|
|300kN USTA kit M48-M36 (Two Spherical)||W-5551-B|
|600kN USTA kit M72-M48 (One Spherical/One Rigid||W-5552-A|
|600kN USTA kit M72-M48 (Two Spherical)||W-5552-B|
|Adapter, 6 x M10-100BC to 1-1/2 in -12f LH.||2501-149|
|Adapter, 6 x M10-100BC to Type 1f (16 mm clevis pin).||2501-072|
|Adapter, 6 x M10-100BC to Type IIf LH (M48X2).||2501-148|
|Base Mounting Adapter Plate for Single Column Systems||2501-232|
|Base Mounting Kit For 8871/2/4 Loadcell||8000-049|
|Load Cell Adapter, 2525-800 Series Load Cells to 4201/4202 Crosshead||2501-129|
|Load Cell Adapter, 2525-800 Series Load Cells to Older Systems||2501-187|
|Mounting Flange For 8870 Base||8000-050|
|Type Om Adapter Kit for 2752-005 & S1-16701 BioPuls Pneumatic Grips||2752-105|