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In this video Instron Applications Engineer, Sammi Sadler, discusses a variety of ways the component test plate can be used to increase the versatility of your single and dual column universal testing systems. The component test plate is a drilled and tapped metal plate that gets mounted to the base of the testing frame. The entire surface is covered by an array of M6 threaded holes that make it ideal for performing tensile, compression, flexure, peel, and puncture testing on components and end products. It's also commonly used to mount standard and custom grips and fixtures off-center.
Aug 23, 2021 08:00 AM
At Instron®, we recognize the importance and the impact of your test results. When used in an R&D application, our equipment is helping you make business decisions about new processes or new materials. In a QC setting, we understand that our customers sometimes use our equipment for acceptance testing on an entire lot of production material. If the results from our equipment is not accurate, or if our equipment does not perform as expected, we understand the impact on your business. With this understanding and our desire to exceed your expectations, Instron’s quality management system stands above our competitors.
Courtney Coyle On Aug 31, 2016 03:04 PM
To test true-to-use situations, leading plastics manufacturer seeks custom solution for testing plastic drinkware.
Aug 25, 2016 02:10 PM
With the 2016 Rio Olympics underway, Elayne Gordonov, Biomedical Market Manager, recently published an article in AM&P Magazine highlighting mechanical testing and how it relates to athletic equipment and biomaterials.
Aug 17, 2016 02:11 PM
Custom solution used to allow testing in extreme environments, ensuring longevity of the system and flexibility in testing.
Jola Balboa On Aug 03, 2016 02:10 PM
This article presents a short investigation of the benefits of non-contact strain measurement for monitoring and control of fatigue tests on composites. Recent developments in measurement technology offer the means to effectively measure both axial and transverse strain, instantly, throughout cyclic and highly dynamic tests. Several test scenarios are examined which demonstrate potential benefits of current state-of-the-art video extensometry, for strain controlled fatigue tests on thermoplastic composites.
Aug 01, 2016 02:51 PM
"The integrity of medical packaging is often evaluated with equal attention and rigor as the medical device itself, and should not be considered secondary to the device when it comes to qualification testing. Ultimately, the packaging is a vessel for the drug, device, or product and needs to contain and protect what is inside."
Aug 27, 2015 05:29 PM
The benefits of Digital Image Correlation (DIC) include measuring strain without requiring physical contact, viewing full-field data (like thousands of tiny extensometers), and not needing to know where to place the strain gauge/extensometer before a test starts. The following presentation gives an introduction to this optical technique.
Aug 24, 2015 01:28 PM
What value can you gain from automating your materials testing lab? See yourself in this animated video.
Aug 17, 2015 02:30 PM
It is almost always recommended that the Bluehill® Software preload feature be used when you’re performing a mechanical test. Preloading simply removes slack from the load string before a test begins.
Elena Mangano On Aug 28, 2014 02:10 PM