Hydraulic Grips

Hydraulic grips are primarily used when test loads of 50 kN and over, with associated high gripping forces, are required (Fmax from 10 kN to 2500 kN possible).

  • The clamping pressure can be adjusted and reproduced with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Defined force application ensures optimum gripping of sensitive materials.
  • ZwickRoell's "Force Constant Hold" force stabilization system reliably protects the specimen from unwanted tensile or compression forces due to material flow or grip deformation during the closing and clamping process.
  • The ratio between gripping and tensile forces can be adjusted individually, ensuring that the specimen is held securely (at maximum tensile force approximately double gripping force is required).
Hydraulic grips

Key Advantages and Features

All of the components work together perfectly so you can rely on accurate, reproducible, repeatable and traceable testing results every time.  

Advantages and features

  • Hydraulic grips have an eccentric piston shape with a long piston stroke, achieving a deep clamping surface position and a large opening width.
  • The alignment of the jaws, specimen grips, and piston facilitates gripping of short specimens as well.
  • Defined force application ensures optimum gripping of sensitive materials.
  • Contact pressure can be reproduced exactly
  • Specimen grips can be installed in testing systems at three different angle settings (0°, 45°, and 90°).
  • T-slots in the lower part of the basic body serve as a mounting for the T-slot system, enabling the accommodation of smaller load cells, specimen grips, test tools, and fixtures (except hydraulic grips, type 8392, Fmax 10 kN).
  • Prismatic jaws (jaws with V-slots) can be rotated and have two-fold use: For round and flat specimens or for round specimens with various diameters (jaws with crosswise arranged V-slots)
  • The upper and lower grips can be opened and closed either individually or together via remote control or PC.
  • The ratio between gripping and tensile forces can be adjusted individually, ensuring that the specimen is held securely (at maximum tensile force approximately double gripping force is required).
  • Hydraulic grips are designed to offer optimal specimen feeding.
  • An adjustable, scaled stop ensures precise vertical specimen gripping for manual special feeding.
  • For easier specimen centering, a centering stop can be used.
  • For safety reasons, specimen tongs can be used to insert the specimen.

Operating principle 

The oil pressure is set at the hydraulic power pack according to the required closing pressure for the specimen grips. The control unit controls the closing and opening procedure separately for the top and bottom specimen grips.

Furthermore, the closing procedure is divided into a closing phase and gripping phase when a a universal hydraulic power pack is used. In the closing phase, the specimen is initially held on the upper end for safety reasons. During gripping, the full gripping force is applied. The force value is based on the expected tensile force.

Double-sided actuators

All hydraulic grips are equipped with double-sided actuators. This means the specimen grip opens hydraulically and not by means of spring return mechanism. The closing and opening pressure can be adjusted.

In contrast to single-acting actuators that open by means of a spring return mechanism, double-sided actuators ensure that the specimen grips always open safely . This also applies if the specimen is crooked or jammed. Additionally, the full opening stroke is not necessary because the opening procedure can be interrupted at any point using the Stop button. The opening stroke can be adjusted according to thickness. Especially with thin specimens, the test time is reduced and the risk of pinching parts of the body is minimized.

Single and double-sided closing specimen grips

Single-actuator hydraulic grips can be used for the symmetrical and asymmetrical gripping of specimens (for example, for shear tests). The thickness of the specimen is set by means of screw unit.

The single-actuator hydraulic grips are also available with a tandem cylinder to enable uniform force application to the specimen (especially suitable for tests on fabrics, textiles and geotextiles).

Double-actuator hydraulic grips always close symmetrically with respect to the tensile axis. This means the specimen is gripped in a precise axial position, thereby eliminating the need for thickness adjustment.

T-slotted system

The T-slotted system makes it possible to accommodate small load cells, specimen grips, test tools, and fixtures quickly, without having to dismantle the specimen grips.

T-slots are integrated in the gripping area of the specimen grip. These serve as mounts for the T-slotted mounting. The T-slotted mounting is clamped there. Other fixtures can now be mounted, saving time needed to mount other tools and fixtures.

Hydraulic grips

Hydraulic specimen single actuator specimen grips

Fmax 50 kN, 100 kN, 250 kN

Advantages and features

  • Defined force application ensures optimum gripping of sensitive materials.
  • Unwanted forces acting on the specimen are compensated for during the gripping process by Zwick’s "Force Constant Hold" feature when the grips are used in conjunction with ZwickRoell hydraulic power-packs, the testControl electronics, and testXpert III testing software.
  • Small load cells, specimen grips, test tools and fixtures can be quickly accommodated via the optional mounting unit and without having to dismantle the specimen grips.
  • Prismatic jaws (jaws with V-slots) can be rotated and have two-fold use: For round and flat specimens or for round specimens with various diameters (jaws with crosswise arranged V-slots)
  • Excentric offset between piston and piston rod allows specimen grips with short clamping lengths to be tested as well.
  • The upper and lower grips can be opened and closed either individually or together via remote control or PC.
  • For safety reasons, specimen tongs can be used to insert the specimen.

Function description

Hydraulic grips are single-sided closing and can be used for symmetrical and asymmetrical gripping.

The opposing jaw can be steplessly adjusted.

Two horizontal T-slot pairs are found in the specimen grip. The larger slot is for insertion of the T-slotted system to accommodate smaller load cells and specimen grips. The smaller slot is for inserting/guiding additional accessories.

You can insert the specimen vertically and in the center using the specimen gripper. The slot of the specimen grips is used as a guide. Using a specimen gripper helps minimize the risk of injury when inserting and removing specimens from the specimen grips. Such risks are the pinching of body parts between the jaws or the burning of body parts on hot specimens.

Technical data, Fmax 50 kN

Item No.

317176[1]

Type

8801

Test load Fmax

50

kN

Adjustment of opposing jaw

Stepless

Pressure, min.

12

bar

Pressure, max.

300

bar

Closing force at max. pressure

100

kN

Dimensions

Height

205

mm

Width

365

mm

Width with screw unit, open all the way

395

mm

Depth

132

mm

Gripping travel

35

mm

Opening width, max./specimen thickness

See table of jaws (specimen thickness)

Gripping of the specimen

The specimen must be gripped above at least 2/3 of the jaw height.

Connection, bolt

Ø 36/60[2]

mm

Ambient temperature

+10 to +35

°C

Weight per specimen grip, approx.

37

kg

Scope of delivery

2

pieces

  1. Recommended and approved for strain rate control in accordance with standards DIN EN ISO 6892-1:2009 and ASTM E8 – 09.
  1. These specimen grips can be offered with a 36 mm or 60 mm connection (selection made using parts list alternatives).

Technical data, Fmax 100 kN

Item No.

317178

Type

8802

Operating principle

Single-sided closing

Adjustment of opposing jaw

Stepless

Test load Fmax

100

kN

Pressure, min.

12

bar

Pressure, max.

300

bar

Closing force at max. pressure

255

kN

Dimensions

Height

303

mm

Width

423

mm

Depth

170

mm

Width with screw unit, open all the way

461

mm

Gripping travel

35

mm

Gripping of the specimen

The specimen must be gripped above at least 2/3 of the jaw height.

Connection, bolt

Ø 60

mm

Ambient temperature

+10 to +35

°C

Weight per specimen grip, approx.

70

kg

Scope of delivery

2

pieces

Technical data, Fmax 250 kN

Item No.

317180

Type

8803

Adjustment of opposing jaw

Stepless

Operating principle

Single-sided closing

Test load Fmax

250

kN

Pressure, min.

12

bar

Pressure, max.

480

bar

Closing force at max. pressure

410

kN

Dimensions

Height

303

mm

Width

423

mm

Width with screw unit, open all the way

423 (461)

mm

Depth

170

mm

Gripping travel

70

mm

Gripping of the specimen

The specimen must be gripped above at least 2/3 of the jaw height.

Connection, bolt

Ø 60

mm

Ambient temperature

+10 to +35

°C

Weight per specimen grip, approx.

70

kg

Scope of delivery

2

pieces

Hydraulic grips

Hydraulic specimen grips, double-sided closing

Fmax 50 kN, 100 kN, 250 kN, 330 kN, 400 kN, 600 kN, 1200 kN, 1600 kN, 2000 kN, 2500 kN

Advantages and features

  • Defined force application ensures optimum gripping of sensitive materials.
  • Unwanted forces acting on the specimen are compensated for during the gripping process by Zwick’s "Force Constant Hold" feature when the grips are used in conjunction with ZwickRoell hydraulic power-packs, the testControl electronics, and testXpert III testing software.
  • Small load cells, specimen grips, test tools and fixtures can be quickly accommodated via the optional mounting unit and without having to dismantle the specimen grips.
  • Prismatic jaws (jaws with V-slots) can be rotated and have two-fold use: For round and flat specimens or for round specimens with various diameters (jaws with crosswise arranged V-slots)
  • Excentric offset between piston and piston rod allows specimen grips with short clamping lengths to be tested as well.
  • The upper and lower grips can be opened and closed either individually or together via remote control or PC.
  • For safety reasons, specimen tongs can be used to insert the specimen.
  • The symmetrically closing jaws save time needed to adjust to varying specimen thicknesses and ensure that the specimen is held exactly in the test axis.

Function description

It is not necessary to set the thickness. This is a big advantage, above all, for soft specimens or if specimen thickness changes.

Two horizontal T-slot pairs are found in the specimen grip. The larger slot is for insertion of the T-slotted system to accommodate smaller load cells and specimen grips. The smaller slot is for inserting/guiding additional accessories.

You can insert the specimen vertically and in the center using the specimen gripper. The slot of the specimen grips is used as a guide. Using a specimen gripper helps minimize the risk of injury when inserting and removing specimens from the specimen grips. Such risks are the pinching of body parts between the jaws or the burning of body parts on hot specimens.

Technical data, Fmax 50 kN

Item no.

313646[1]

Type

8494

Test load, max. (Fmax)

50

kN

Closing force, max. (at 300 bar)

100

kN

Pressure, min.

12

bar

Pressure, max.

300

bar

Height

205

mm

Width

386

mm

Depth

132

mm

Width with screw unit, open all the way

-

mm

Opposing jaw can be adjusted

-

Gripping travel

35

mm

Opening width, max./specimen thickness

See table of jaws (specimen thickness)

Gripping of the specimen

The specimen must be gripped above at least 2/3 of the jaw height

Weight per specimen grip (without jaws)

37

kg

Connection

Ø 36/60[2]

mm

Ambient temperature

+10 to +35

°C

Scope of delivery

2

pieces

  1. Recommended and approved for strain rate control in accordance with standards DIN EN ISO 6892-1:2009 and ASTM E8 – 09
  1. These specimen grips can be offered with a 36 mm or 60 mm connection (selection made using parts list alternatives).

Technical data, Fmax 100 kN

Item No.

313760

Type

8592

Operating principle

Two-sided closing

Test load Fmax

100

kN

Closing force, max. (at 300 bar)

250

kN

Closing force, max. (at 480 bar)

-

Pressure, max.

300

bar

Dimensions

Height

303

mm

Width

479

mm

Depth

170

mm

Width with screw unit, open all the way

461

mm

Gripping travel

70

mm

Gripping of the specimen

The specimen must be gripped above at least 2/3 of the jaw height.

Weight per specimen grip, approx.

70

kg

Connection, bolt

Ø 60

mm

Ambient temperature

+10 ... +35

°C

Scope of delivery

2

pieces

Technical data, Fmax 250 kN

Item No.

313782

Type

8594

Operating principle

Two-sided closing

Test load Fmax

250

kN

Closing force, max. (at 480 bar)

410

kN

Closing force, max. (at 300 bar)

-

Pressure, max.

480

bar

Dimensions

Height

303

mm

Width

479

mm

Depth

170

mm

Width with screw unit, open all the way

-

mm

Gripping travel

35

mm

Gripping of the specimen

The specimen must be gripped above at least 2/3 of the jaw height.

Connection, bolt

Ø 60

mm

Ambient temperature

+10 ... +35

°C

Weight per specimen grip, approx.

70

kg

Scope of delivery

2

pieces

Technical data, Fmax 330 kN

Type

330

kN

Item No.

1014893

Maximum tensile force (Fmax)

330

kN

Maximum gripping force

588

kN

Flat specimens

Clamping range

0 to 80

mm

Max. thickness

80

mm

Max. width

95

mm

Round specimens

Clamping range

5.5 to 80

mm

Max. system pressure

480

bar

Dimensions

Height (H)

280

mm

Width (W)

550

mm

Depth (D)

220

mm

Weight (each)

205

kg

Technical data, Fmax 400 kN

Type

400

kN

Item No.

1014894

Maximum tensile force (Fmax)

400

kN

Maximum gripping force

588

kN

Flat specimens

Clamping range

0 to 80

mm

Max. thickness

80

mm

Max. width

95

mm

Round specimens

Clamping range

5.5 to 80

mm

Max. system pressure

480

bar

Dimensions

Height (H)

280

mm

Width (W)

550

mm

Depth (D)

220

mm

Weight (each)

205

kg

Technical data, Fmax 600 kN

Type

600

kN

Item No.

084473

Maximum tensile force (Fmax)

600

kN

Maximum gripping force

965

kN

Flat specimens

Clamping range

0 to 100

mm

Max. thickness

100

mm

Max. width

128

mm

Round specimens

Clamping range

5.5 to 100

mm

Max. system pressure

480

bar

Dimensions

Height (H)

350

mm

Width (W)

630

mm

Depth (D)

250

mm

Weight (each)

320

kg

Technical data, Fmax 1200 kN

Type

1200

kN

Item No.

1015113

Maximum tensile force (Fmax)

1200

kN

Maximum gripping force

1600

kN

Flat specimens

Clamping range

0 to 100

mm

Max. thickness

100

mm

Max. width

162

mm

Round specimens

Clamping range

5.5 to 100

mm

Max. system pressure

480

bar

Dimensions

Height (H)

459

mm

Width (W)

790

mm

Depth (D)

320

mm

Weight (each)

700

kg

Technical data, Fmax 1600 kN

Type

1600

kN

Item No.

628448

Maximum tensile force (Fmax)

1600

kN

Maximum gripping force

2750

kN

Flat specimens

Clamping range

0 to 80

mm

Max. thickness

80

mm

Max. width

200

mm

Round specimens

Clamping range

5.5 to 80

mm

Max. system pressure

480

bar

Dimensions

Height (H)

603

mm

Width (W)

940

mm

Depth (D)

390

mm

Weight (each)

1305

kg

Technical data, Fmax 2000 kN

Type

2000

kN

Item No.

084466

Maximum tensile force (Fmax)

2000

kN

Maximum gripping force

2750

kN

Flat specimens

Clamping range

0 ... 100

mm

Max. thickness

100

mm

Max. width

205

mm

Round specimens

Clamping range

5.5 ... 100

mm

Max. system pressure

480

bar

Dimensions

Height (H)

603

mm

Width (W)

940

mm

Depth (D)

390

mm

Weight (each)

1325

kg

Technical data, Fmax 2500 kN

Type

2500

kN

Item No.

611432

Maximum tensile force (Fmax)

2500

kN

Maximum gripping force

3850

kN

Flat specimens

Clamping range

0 ... 100

mm

Max. thickness

100

mm

Max. width

210

mm

Round specimens

Clamping range

5.5 ... 100

mm

Max. system pressure

480

bar

Dimensions

Height (H)

650

mm

Width (W)

1090

mm

Depth (D)

430

mm

Weight (each)

1765

kg

Applications

  • Specimen material:
    Ferrous and non-ferrous metals, pattern sheet metal, sintered metal materials, hard metals, metal-ceramic composites, hard and reinforced plastics, and similar materials
  • Specimen shape:
    Flat specimens, round specimens (strips and dumbbells), in particular even small specimens with short clamping lengths.
  • Type of loading:
    Tensile, compression, alternating load

Advantages and features

  • The clamping principle is also suitable for short clamping lengths (patent applied for). Limiting factor is the maximum permitted surface pressure of 1,000 N/mm² on the gripped surfaces.
  • Vertically braced arrangement during the test makes these specimen grips suitable for cyclic load and strain-controlled tests also.
  • Free field of view (including with short clamping lengths) for optical and mechanical extensometers.
  • Unwanted forces acting on the specimen are compensated for during the gripping process by Zwick’s "Force Constant Hold" feature when the grips are used in conjunction with ZwickRoell hydraulic power-packs, testControl and testXpert III testing software.
  • The optional mounting unit can easily accommodate small load cells, specimen grips, test tools and fixtures without having to dismantle the specimen grips.
  • The symmetrically closing jaws save time required for adjusting to varying specimen thicknesses and ensure that the specimen is held exactly in the test axis.
  • For safety reasons, a specimen gripper canbe used to insert very short specimen into the gripping area.
  • The grip position can be accurately reproduced (repeat accuracy of grip position of ±0.01 mm is possible) thanks to the guide in specimen grips type 8495 (Fmax 50 kN and 70 kN).

Function description

It is not necessary to set the thickness. This is a big advantage, above all, for soft specimens or if specimen thickness changes.

The jaws are supported and held parallel via a third actuator. This patented process ensures that even specimens with short clamping lengths can be held securely.

Two different stopper systems (depending on the type/shape of specimen) ensure exact alignment of the specimen with the tensile axis.

The ZwickRoell T-slotted system makes it possible for you to adapt additional test tools.

Technical overview of hydraulic grips for short clamping-lengths

Technical data, Fmax 50 kN and 70 kN

Item No.

Type

8495

8495

Operating principle

Double-actuator

Double-actuator

Test load, max. (Fmax)

50

70

kN

Closing force, max. (at 300 bar)

110

110

kN

Pressure, max.

300

300

bar

Height, approx.

316

353

mm

Width, approx.

413

413

mm

Depth, approx.

258

258

mm

Standard opening width, max.

34

34

mm

Permissible surface pressure on jaw, max.

Grip-to-grip separation, approx.

6

6

mm

Weight per specimen grip (without jaws), approx.

Connection

Ø 36

Ø 60

mm

Ambient temperature

+10 to +35

+10 to +35

°C

Scope of delivery

2

2

pieces

Technical data, Fmax 150 kN and 250 kN

Item no.

046496[1]

046873[1] [2]

Type

8589

8589

Test load, max. (Fmax)

150

250

kN

Operating principle

Double-actuator

Double-actuator

Closing force, max.

275

420

kN

Pressure, max.

300

400

bar

Permissible surface pressings per unit area on the jaw, max.

1,000

N/mm2

Grip-to-grip separation, min.

15

15

mm

Height, approx.

490

490

mm

Width, approx.

570

570

mm

Depth, approx.

445

445

mm

Standard opening width, max.

59

59

mm

Weight per specimen grip (without jaws), approx.

215

215

kg

Connection

Ø 60

Ø 60

mm

Ambient temperature

+10 to +35

+10 to +35

°C

Scope of delivery

2

2

pieces

  1. Not possible in connection with Z100 THW, Z150 TL and Z250 RED
  1. Recommended and approved for strain rate control in accordance with standards DIN EN ISO 6892-1:2009 and ASTM E8 – 09
Hydraulic grips

Hydraulic specimen grips for fleece and other compressible specimens

Fmax 10 kN (single-sided closing)

Advantages and features

  • The jaws can be be changed quickly and easily without tools if the application changes. The jaws are thus automatically centered.
  • A very wide opening allows for quick and easy insertion of highly compressible specimens.
  • Accurate test results along with a high cycle rate that is made possible by central insertion of the sample with the aid of an easily adjustable centering stop.
  • The constant gripping force allows for repeatable test results.
  • Short specimens can also be gripped due to the special design of the specimen grip.
  • Reliable testing results are guaranteed with the optimal interaction between the hydraulic power pack, the electronics, and the testing software. The force-zero control prevents unwanted forces on the specimen during the gripping process.

Function description

Hydraulic grips are single-sided closing and can be used for symmetrical and asymmetrical gripping.

The opposing jaw can be steplessly adjusted.

The closing and gripping pressure of the specimen grip can be set steplessly and reproducibly via a hydraulic power pack. The specimen is held securely and jaw breaks are prevented during the test.

Technical data, Fmax 10 kN

Item No.

320719[1] [2]

Type

8392

Operating principle/identification

For fleece and other compressible specimen

Test load Fmax

10

kN

Pressure, min.

10

bar

Pressure, max.

150

bar

Closing force at max. pressure

20

kN

Dimensions

Height

152

mm

Width

359

mm

Depth

76

mm

Gripping travel

50

mm

Gripping of the specimen

The specimen must be gripped above at least 1/2 of the jaw height.

Connection, bolt

Ø 20

mm

Ambient temperature

+10 to +35

°C

Weight per specimen grip, approx.

12.1

kg

Scope of delivery

2

pieces

  1. Recommended and approved for strain rate control in accordance with standards DIN EN ISO 6892-1:2009 and ASTM E8 – 09.
  1. Includes connecting hoses

Body Over Wedge Hydraulic Grips

Fmax 150 kN and 250 kN

Hydraulic grips
Hydraulic_250 kN_body over wedge specimen grips [BOW]_temperature chamber_+FO

Applications

  • Specimen material
    Fiber-reinforced composites, hard and reinforced plastics, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, structural sheet metal, metal-ceramic composites, composites, and other materials.
  • Specimen shape
    Flat, round
  • Type of loading
    Tensile, compression, alternating load

Advantages and features

  • Excellent reproducible grip position and specimen alignment to the test axis Ideal for tests on specimens which are sensitive to transverse forces
  • Ideal for tensile, compression, and alternating load tests
  • No differential movement of jaws with increased test load (parallel clamping grips)
  • Symmetrical closing movement of the jaws saves set-up time in the event of frequent changes in specimen thickness
  • Open design for fast, easy specimen and jaw changes
  • Mechanical interfaces on the grips enable fast, easy attachment of additional fixtures, load cells, and specimen grips.
  • Unwanted forces acting on the specimen are compensated for during the gripping process by Zwick’s "Force Constant Hold" feature when the grips are used in conjunction with ZwickRoell hydraulic power-packs, testControl, and testXpert III testing software.

Function description

Positively driven jaws ensure reproducible gripping of the specimen. The symmetrical design and high degree of stiffness of the main body of the grips make them ideal for tests that require accurate alignment of the specimen to the test axis.

Technical overview of body over wedge hydraulic grips

Technical data, Fmax 100 kN

Item No.

072865

072869

Type

8594

8594

8594

Test load, max. (Fmax)

100

100

100

kN

Operating principle

Wedge action

Wedge action

Wedge action

Closing force, max. (at 210 bar)

168

168

206

kN

Pressure, max.

210

210

210

bar

Height (when open)

266

345

514 (upper), 902 (lower)

mm

Outside diameter (at head)

200

200

mm

Clamping travel

Depending on jaw

Depends on jaw

Opening width, max. with jaws (for flat specimens)

39

39

mm

Opening width, max. with jaws (for round specimens)

24

24

mm

Specimen gripping

The specimen must be gripped over at least 2/3 of the jaw height.

The specimen must be gripped over at least 2/3 of the jaw height.

Weight per specimen grip (without jaws)

62.5

56.6

93 (upper), 113.6 (lower)

kg

Connection interface

Flange

Flange

Connection

Ø TK 220

Ø 60

Ø TK 220

Coolant water connection

-

Hose connector 1/8

Condensed water connection

-

Hose connector 1/8

Ambient temperature

+4 to +35

+4 to +35

-70 to +250

°C

Scope of delivery

2

2

2

pieces

Technical data, Fmax 250 kN

Item No.

072871

Type

8594

8594

8594

Test load, max. (Fmax)

250

250

250

kN

Operating principle

Wedge action

Wedge action

Wedge action

Closing force, max. (at 210 bar)

478

478

478

kN

Pressure, max.

210

210

210

bar

Height (when open)

339.7

408.7

627 (upper), 931 (lower)

mm

Outside diameter (at head)

280

mm

Clamping travel

Depends on jaw

Max. opening width with jaws (for flat specimens)

40

mm

Max. opening width with jaws (for round specimens)

30

mm

Specimen gripping

The specimen must be gripped over at least 2/3 of the jaw height.

Weight per specimen grip (without jaws), approx.

102

113

160 (upper), 179 (lower)

kg

Connection interface

Flange

Connection

Ø TK 220

Ø 60

Coolant water connection

-

Condensed water connection

-

Ambient temperature

+4 to +35

+4 to +35

-70 to +250

°C

Scope of delivery

2

2

2

pieces

Hydraulic wedge grips for servohydraulic testing machines

Body Over Wedge for servohydraulic testing machines

The "body over wedge" hydraulic grips for servo-hydraulic testing machines provide a high level of operating convenience.

When used with servo-hydraulic testing machines they are connected to the existing pressurized oil supply. A small power pack is required for use in static materials testing machines.

Advantages and features of hydraulic specimen grips for servohydraulics

  • Suitable for static tensile and compression tests and for fatigue tests under pulsating and alternating loads
  • Optionally available for superimposed torsion loading
  • Nominal forces 25, 100, 250 and 500kN
  • Interchangeable jaws for flat and round specimens of different dimensions
  • Radial jaw guides prevent unwanted axial stresses in the specimen
  • side-opening design for easy specimen change
  • adjustable gripping pressure for ‘soft’ specimens such as wood and plastics.

Technical data, Fmax 25 kN

Wedge grips

Item No.

1002919

1002920

Dynamic nominal force

±25

±25

kN

Torsional moment Mmax

±250

±250

Nm

Temperature range

+4 to +35

-70 to +250

°C

Design pressure

210

210

bar

Specimen diameter, max.

16

16

mm

Specimen thickness, max.

14

14

mm

Installation height

166

[1]

mm

Specimen grip diameter

110

110

mm

Weight per grip

8

10

kg

Connection size

Ø70; 6 x M8

Ø70; 6 x M8

  1. Upon request: the height depends on the temperature chamber used.
  • Specimen grips consist of 2 grip heads
  • Set of jaws and grip control unit additionally required

Technical data, Fmax 100 kN

Wedge grips

Item No.

088933

088935

Dynamic nominal force

±100

±100

kN

Torsional moment Mmax

-

-

Nm

Temperature range

+4 to +35

-70 to +250

°C

Design pressure

210

210

bar

Specimen diameter, max.

24

24

mm

Specimen thickness, max.

26.5

26.5

mm

Installation height

232

[1]

mm

Specimen grip diameter

200

200

mm

Weight per grip

31

67

kg

Connection size

Ø105, 6 x M10

Ø 105; 6 x M10

  1. Upon request: The height depends on the temperature chamber used.
  • Specimen grips consist of 2 grip heads
  • Set of jaws and grip control unit additionally required

Technical data, Fmax 250 kN

Wedge grips

Item No.

088934

088936

Dynamic nominal force

±250

±250

kN

Torsional moment Mmax

-

-

Nm

Temperature range

+4 to +35

-70 to +250

°C

Design pressure

210

210

bar

Specimen diameter, max.

30

30

mm

Specimen thickness, max.

30

30

mm

Installation height

325

[1]

mm

Specimen grip diameter

280

280

mm

Weight per grip

90

190

kg

Connection size

Ø165; 12 x M16

Ø165; 12 x M16

  1. Upon request: The height depends on the temperature chamber used.
  • Specimen grips consist of 2 grip heads
  • Set of jaws and grip control unit additionally required

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Applications

  • Specimen material:
    Geotextile, geogrids, geocomposites, fleece, felt, knitted fabrics, technical textiles
  • Specimen shape:
    Flat specimens
  • Type of loading:
    Tensile

Advantages and features

  • The jaws can be be changed quickly and easily without tools if the application changes.
  • The constant gripping force allows for repeatable test results.
  • Reliable testing results are guaranteed with the optimal interaction between the hydraulic power pack, the electronics, and the testing software. The force-zero control prevents unwanted forces on the specimen during the gripping process.
  • Sensitive textile specimens (for example, glass fabrics and coated fabrics) can also be securely and gently held. The special tandem cylinder allows for very high gripping forces.
  • The optimized workflow guarantees optimum operator safety during rapid and accurate positioning of technical textiles and geotextiles.

Function description

Using a specimen work panel, textile specimens can be gripped in a slat easily and without deformation. The slat with the specimen is guided into the specimen grip via a telescopic rail. This allows specimens to be inserted perpendicularly and centrically so the operator does not need to reach into the gripping area.

Technical data

Item No.

317677

317669

316734

Type

8393

8493

8593

Test load Fmax

50

100

250

kN

Pressure, min.

50

50

50

bar

Pressure, max.

450

350

480

bar

Closing force at max. pressure

300

600

1200

kN

Dimensions

Height

255

340

352

mm

Width

390

500

550

mm

Depth

260

315

345

mm

Opening width, max.

47.5

47.5

47.5

mm

Gripping of the specimen

The specimen must be gripped above at least 2/3 of the jaw height.

Connection, bolt

Ø 36

Ø 60

Ø 60

mm

Ambient temperature

+10 to +35

+10 to +35

+10 to +35

°C

Weight per specimen grip, approx.

65

160

235

kg

Scope of delivery

2

2

2

pieces

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