Quick Tips for Testing: Graduating with Cylinders

In this video, we discuss the benefits of using the engraved graduated markings on side action grips to aid in the proper alignment of specimens.

Instron® offers a wide variety of tensile grips to suit your industry and testing application. Our grips range in force from 1 gram to 2 meganewtons and can accommodate a diverse range of materials such as thread, rope, elastomers, plastic, composites, metals, and more. For those with unique applications, our custom engineering group will gladly design a grip to suit your situation. Instron grips comply with all global testing standards, are designed to last for decades, and are backed by our world-class service and support team.

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