Vice and Specimen

How To Choose Vice and Specimen Supports

Since the hammer energy determines the velocity of test, the vice required and the specimen supports should be chosen based on the specimen size.


Vice and Specimen Supports

Main Features and Benefits

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All Vices are made of sturdy cast iron vices for incomparable rigidity

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Quick change sliding mechanism of the vices ensures minimal effort

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Wide range of interchangeable specimen support, crossheads and jigs depending on the test type and specimen sizes

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Charpy vice with two impact levels suitable for the full range of test energies and nominal impact speed of 2.9 m/s (9.5 ft/s) and 3.8 m/s (12.5 ft/s)
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Charpy notch alignment device or side alignment device for un-notched specimens for accurate specimen positioning before impact

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IZOD built-in notch reference for accurate specimen positioning before impact

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Some plastics are sensitive to clamping pressure. Differences in clamping pressure - between tests and/or operators - will reduce results repeatability. IZOD vice with manual or pneumatic adjustable clamping force from 50 to 150 N

Application Range

Polymers testing according to:
  • ISO 179-1, ASTM D6110, DIN 53453, DIN 53753 and BS 2782-359
  • ISO 180, ASTM D256, ASTM D4812
  • Polymers Tensile Impact according to ISO 8256
  • Polymers Pipe Testing according to ISO 7628 and ISO 9854
Metals testing according to ASTM E23, ISO 148, and DIN 50115.