Flexure Tests on Guide Wires, Catheters, and Tubes

Flexure test kit for determination of the kink resistance of guide wires
  • 2-point flexure test kit for determination of the kink resistance of guide wires.
  • The test fixture is designed for forces up to 50 N.
  • The grip-to-grip separation can be adjusted steplessly.
  • In addition, the fixture is equipped with a dial gauge to display the grip-to-grip separation of 0 to 55 mm, with an accuracy of 0.1 mm.
  • It has rotatable clamping, with specimen gripping in the vertical plane. The bending angle (max. 90°) is generated via the rotating clamping unit.
Flexure test kit for stiff medical catheters and tubes
  • Another flexure test kit for testing the flexure characteristics of stiff medical tubes (catheters, etc.) and guide wires, consists of a flexure table and two holding-down clamps for gripping the specimen.
  • Different specimen diameters are accommodated by differently-shaped holding down clamps (straight and prismatic), which are easily exchanged. The kit is designed for a maximum compression force of 50 N.
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