Instron® Hydraulic Dual Side Acting Grips

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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Advanced Hydraulic Wedge Action Grips are versatile grips that can be used in both static and dynamic materials testing applications — up to 500 kN force capacity for dynamic tests, and up to 600 kN for static tests. Ideal for metals and composites testing, the interchangeable grip jaw faces accommodate both flat and round specimens, and the grip design maintains a constant gripping force on the test specimen, regardless of the applied test forces. The grips can easily be configured for compression testing with the use of piggyback load string adapters.

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