For Tensile Testing on a Wide Range of Materials and Specimen Types 

2710-100 Series Advanced Screw Side Action Grips

Screw action grips provide a very simple and efficient method for holding test specimens in a wide range of applications. The dual-acting design 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.

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2710-100 Series | 100 N - 10 kN Force Capacities 


Principle of Operation

The 2710-100 Series dual-acting screw design accommodates specimens up to 46 mm (1.8 in) thick and can be offset for irregular or asymmetrical specimens such as lap-shear types and component testing. Screw knobs on either side are knurled to facilitate hand tightening and the higher capacities also feature hex socket screw knobs that accommodate a hex key or torque wrench. Engraved scales on the carriages aid in centering the planes of gripping. 

Application Range

  • Type of loading: tensile, static and tension-tension cyclic tests - not suitable for high cycle dynamic fatigue tests
  • Specimen materials: plastics, metals, textiles, paper, thin sheet, foil, wire, etc.
  • Specimen shapes: components, round (wires), and flat specimens with or without shoulder

Force Capacity Catalog no.
100 N 2710-111
500 N 2710-112
1 kN 2710-113
2 kN 2710-114
5 kN 2710-115
10 kN 2710-116


Advanced Screw Side Action Grips

Quick Change Jaw Faces
The quick change jaw face design allows all jaw faces to be changed single-handedly in seconds without the use of tools or pins.

Designed to Ease Alignment
Carriages with engraved scales ease alignment of specimens to the axis of testing. Self-aligning jaw faces compensate for specimen irregularities. Optional specimen alignment devices increases repeatability by helping operators load the specimen in the center of the grips.

Wide opening suitable for a wide range of specimen thicknesses and unique components. Large space between the jaw faces and the grip body eases specimen insertion.

Wide Range of Jaw Faces
Available in rubber-coated, serrated, smooth-ground, brake-lining (HFC), line-contact, wave-profile, and vee-serrated.

Mid-Range and Low-Force Grips

2710-200 Series Screw Side Action Grips

Basic Mid-Range Grips
2710-200 Series | 1 kN - 5 kN Force Capacities

2710-200 Series screw side action grips are designed for basic mid-force-range static tensile testing on a wide range of materials.

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2710-004 Screw Side Action Grips

Basic Low-Force Grips
2710-004 | 500 N Force Capacity

2710-004 screw side action grips are designed for basic static tensile testing for low-force applications.

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