Capstan or pneumatic cord and yarn grips are useful in finding the tensile strength and elongation at break of yarn with the single-strand method.
Mechanical properties of single textile fibers can be tested before manufacturing to understand how modifications impact fiber function and aesthetics.
When testing the grab strength and elongation of geotextile fabrics, be aware of potential problems from coatings that can create slippage and jaw breaks.
ASTM D5034 is used to determine the tensile properties of woven fabrics using the grab method.
ASTM D5035 is used to determine the tensile properties of woven fabrics using the strip method.
Pneumatic Cord and Yarn Grips allow testing of tire cord to the ASTM D885 standard.
Cargo netting needs to be tested to determine the durability of the material and design in order to meet standards for different applications.
Pneumatic side action grips combined with custom wedge inserts can be used to test high strength conveyor belt material.
ISO 10319:2015 is a tensile test for geosynthetics that can utilize Instron's non-contacting extensometer, the AVE2.
ISO 13934-1 is used to determine the tensile properties of woven textile fabric strips.
ISO 1421:1998 is used to determine tensile strength and elongation at break for various fabrics.
ISO 2062 tests the quality of yarn by finding the breaking force and elongation at break.
For tensile testing high strength webbing material, Instron provides capstan grips to prevent slippage and jaw breaks.