The single-column testing machine is used to perform tensile tests and tear-out tests on power cords. These tests are designed to ensure that tensile force on the cable does not damage the internal plug connections. In order to clamp the cable securely in the testing machine, a special specimen grip with 180° deflection is installed to guarantee that the cable will not break during clamping/gripping which would distort the test result.
Thanks to the modular design, various types of specimen grips can be mounted and further tests can be performed, for example tensile tests on individual stranded wires or tear-out tests on plug connections. The testing machine is operated via testXpert III testing software and the test results can be exported into all commonly used formats.