Materials Testing Fixtures
Measure the mechanical properties of materials with our comprehensive range of testing fixtures.
A selection of special attachments and typical measurements which are commonly used in materials testing are shown, although this does not necessarily include the complete range available for the testing of materials. Test procedures include: compression, puncture / penetration, tension, fracture / bending, extrusion, cutting / shearing.
High force and extended height models of instrument such as the TA.XTplus100C and TA.HDplusC are generally more suited to the materials testing applications.
Typical standard method fixtures used for materials testing in tension
Standard and pneumatic hold
Tensile test of a polymer
Roller Grips and Tensile Grips
Self-tightening and machine-serrated
Measurement of seal strength of packaging
Coefficient of Friction Rig
Used to assess packaging friction properties according to ASTM-D 1894-90 and ISO 8295.
Comparison of the static and dynamic friction of packaging films
Typical standard method fixtures used for materials testing in compression
Used to assess packaging compressive strength, this egg carton being a typical example.
Compression of plastic cup to a high strain to assess recycling crushing force
Three and Four Point Bend Testing
This rig reveals the break point, demonstrating hardness and brittleness or flexibility of numerous materials – metals, plastics and more.
Three point bend test of a cuboid ceramic sample
Typical hardness measurement testing probes
Vickers Hardness Probe
This stainless steel Vickers indenter is designed for fast and repeatable hardness testing of soft materials, such as those often used in the food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries.
Vickers indentation test of a cork sample
Shore Hardness Probes
(A & D)
Shore durometers are used in conjunction with Shore refernce tables to determine indentation hardness of materials by using a measurement of resistance to deformation.
Shore A test of a rubber sample
For Brinell Hardness
Brinell hardness test of a tablet
Typical general testing fixtures and measurements
Actuation Force Measurement
Simulates the action of a finger and measures the force required to release products such as hair fixatives from aerosols or soap/cream from dispensers.
Peel Testing of Packaging
The Universal Peel Strength Rig allows measurement of the peel strength of containers up to 95mm diameter and 120mm height at three angles.
Community Registered Design
Adhesive Indexing and 90° Peel Rig
For multiple adhesion and 90 degree adhesion testing
Comparison of adhesive properties of three adhesive tapes
Mini Stickiness System
Accommodates semi-solid materials in order to measure consistency and adhesive properties.
Community Registered Design
Provides penetration from 2-20mm cylinder diameter
Force profile of a membrane button switch with a drop in resistance upon actuation
Measurement of Abrasion
Analyses the frictional properties of various types of abrasive strips.
Articulated Tensile Grips
Allows the gripping of thin materials while also providing rotational flexibility.