HYDRAULIC SIDE ACTION TENSILE GRIPS
With a Patented Self-Centering Mechanical Synchronizer
Instron hydraulic side acting grips provide an innovative solution for high-capacity testing and deliver enhanced gripping performance, usability, and operator safety over traditional grip designs. These advanced grips maintain a constant clamping force on the specimen that acts perpendicular to the direction of testing and is independent of tensile loading.
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Instron’s dual side-acting grips incorporate our latest DuraSync technology. This patented self-centering mechanical synchronizer provides many improvements over hydraulic or mechanical rack and pinion designs commonly found in the marketplace.
- Side-load dampening reduces the risk of grip damage when testing slightly bent or irregularly shaped specimens such as rebar or wire rod
- Opposing jaw faces repeatedly self-center during specimen clamping reducing testing time and eliminating the need to resynchronize the grip faces between tests
- The synchronizer is located outside the gripping pocket preventing mechanical failure due to contamination