Piggyback Load Cell Adapters

Instron's piggyback load cell adapters allow the system’s primary load cell to remain in place while a secondary, low-capacity load cell is installed. Additional piggyback load cell adapters are available to ensure compatibility with secondary load cells of various capacities.

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Piggyback Load String Adapters

Instron's piggyback load string adapters allow high-capacity grips to remain on the load string while providing a connection to utilize a wide variety of other fixtures. Additional piggyback load string adapters are available for grips various capacities.

Quick-Mount Load Cell Adapters

Instron’s quick-mount load cell adapters make it easier to secure load cells up to 50 kN to the crosshead of 6800 or 5900 Series universal testing machines. One part of the adapter mounts to the crosshead, the other to the load cell – allowing the load cell to hang securely from the crosshead unaided while you thread the through-bolt to complete installation. Additional load cell adapters are available for use with 2580, 2530, and 2525 Series load cells of various capacities.

Webinar: How to Expand Your Testing Capabilities With Piggybacking

In this webinar, we discuss the concept of “piggybacking,” which involves using adapters to mount lower-capacity fixtures on more permanent high-capacity fixtures, and lower-capacity load cells on higher-capacity load cells to capture finer measurements. As part of this presentation, we explain how this increases the versatility of your universal testing system and can help future-proof your lab.

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