ISO 813 Adhesion Strength of Rubber to Rigid Substrates
The ISO 813 method is used to determine adhesive strength between a vulcanized or thermoplastic rubber to a rigid substrate. The test is performed at a peel angle of 90° with a speed of 50 mm/min. The adhered rubber is pulled from the rigid substrate to measure the adhesive strength, also known as the average force divided by the specimen width.
The challenges of testing to this standard are:
- Maintaining 90° angle throughout the test
- Bandwidth and data rate to capture peaks and troughs
- Eliminating slippage throughout the test
- Maintaining a 90° angle throughout the test – The 90° peel fixture is able to maintain this angle by using a low force sliding table that is adjusted throughout the test. The fixture consists of a bearing mounted table, which is linked to the test system via a cable and pulley, as well as anchored on the back by a dampening coil spring. As the crosshead is driven in the tensile direction, the cable pulls the table to maintain a constant 90° angle peel, and the coil spring keeps the table from reacting to inertia caused by load peaks and troughs. This fixture is adaptable for both single and dual column frames.
- Bandwidth and data rate to capture peaks and troughs – Instron 6800 Series frames have multiple data bandwidth options which provide flexibility especially when acquiring fast changing data on events that occur rapidly. Instron 5900 Series frames also enable data capture of up to 2.5kHz to ensure that all fast changing events are captured. If bandwidth and data capture rate are too low, this can lead to missed peaks and troughs, resulting in lower average strength values.
- Eliminating slippage throughout the test – Pneumatic side action grips are recommended for peel testing as they are able to maintain constant gripping pressure throughout the test. The grips employ a patented quick-change jaw face design which enables operators to easily change jaw faces to accommodate the needs of their materials.
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Both the 90° peel test fixture and the variable angle peel test fixture consist of a bearing-mounted sled that is linked to the testing machine’s crosshead by a cable and pulley system.
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The 2712-04x Series Pneumatic Side Action grips are ideal for static tensile testing on a wide range of materials and specimen types including plastics, elastomers, metals, textiles, paper, thin sheet, foil, and wire.
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Screw side-action grips provide a very simple and efficient method for holding test specimens in a wide range of applications. The dual - acting design of 2710-100 series grips means that jaw faces can be adjusted to accommodate different specimen thicknesses. This ensures that the line of tensile force remains concentric with the grip body. They can be equipped with a selection of interchangeable grip jaw faces in various sizes and choice of surfaces including smooth ground, rubber-coated and serrated. Line contact and special coated faces are also available.The unique ‘snap-on’ jaw face attachment makes changing faces extremely quick and simple.
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