Tensile Grip Guide

In this video, we discuss some of the key differentiators between the major tensile grip types, including manual versus powered and side action versus wedge. We cover how they work and their suitability in various testing scenarios, in addition to some recommendations for better throughput and efficiency.

Testing Insulin Delivery Devices

The treatment for diabetes is nearly as well known as the disease itself, namely the use of insulin pens, insulin pumps, and continuous glucose meters. Mechanical testing plays a crucial role in developing these devices and validating their functional performance.

About Instron: The Leading Force in Mechanical Testing

Founded in 1946, Instron quickly earned its reputation for innovation by pioneering the use of strain gauge load cells in universal testing machines. More than 75 years later, Instron is recognized as the global market leader in the materials testing industry, responsible for numerous industry firsts and continuously developing products and services to improve the testing experiences of our customers. Though many things have changed throughout the years, our core commitment remains the same. We are dedicated to providing leading-edge, best-in-class equipment and services to meet your mechanical testing needs.

Requesting Tech Support Using Instron Connect: Quick Tips from Instron Service

In this video, we explore the various methods available on the Instron Connect platforms for requesting technical support, ensuring you receive our fastest response time.

Downloading Bluehill Universal Updates: Quick Tips From Instron Service

In this video, we explore two effective methods to download the latest version of Bluehill Universal Software. Whether you download directly on your Instron frame or you prefer the Instron Connect customer portal, we've got you covered.

Accessing Calibration Certificates & Service History: Quick Tips From Instron Service

In this video, we explore how to easily retrieve your calibration certificates and service history via the Instron Connect Portal — a valuable feature included in your Instron Connect agreement.

Webinar: Control Charts and Statistics in Bluehill Central's TrendTracker Module

In this webinar, we dive into the various process control charts and statistics available in the TrendTracker module for Bluehill Central — Instron’s lab management application.

Drop-Through Load Cell Adapter for 6800 Series Retrofits

The drop-through load cell adapter allows for 2580 Series load cells to be used on 6800 Series retrofitted Instron table model and floor model frames up to 100 kN, enabling you to take advantage of the advanced performance features in Bluehill Universal software.

Precision Specimen Loader for Thin Films and Foils

The precision specimen loader improves alignment and the setup process for testing thin films and foils, resulting in reduced variation in test results and improved safety and ergonomics. Available for our 250 N pneumatic side action tensile grips (catalog no. 2712-052), this device uses a detachable alignment clip and linear rail to guide the specimens into the grips. The precision specimen loader is available in multiple sizes to accommodate a wide range of specimen dimensions.