Wood Tension Fixtures
Wood is commonly employed as an engineering material in the construction and furniture industry. With its broad range of physical and mechanical properties, wood from different species of trees can be chosen to suit specific application requirements. The strength of wood is influenced by factors, such as the types of loading, direction and duration of loading, moisture content and temperature. Standards, such as ASTM D143, cover testing methods to determine the mechanical properties including flexure strength, tensile strength and shear strength of wood. This allows engineers to compare the properties of various species before choosing one which best fits the engineering requirements.
Instron offer a number of tensile fixture which along with an Instron testing machine and Bluehill software help to determine strength parallel or perpendicular to the grain, cleavage strengths,Internal bond strengths and specific requirements like nail or screw withdrawal strength. Other standards Instron wood testing fixtures conform to include ASTM D1037, ASTM D1761, BS373, BS5669, JIS A5905, JIS A5906 and JIS A5908.
5900 Universal Testing Systems are engineered for precision, built for durability, and offer the flexibility for changing requirements. They are designed with standard and optional features that increase testing efficiency and improve the testing experience for the operator. A wide range of models are available for testing capacities from < 100N up to 600kN.
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2820-003 Cleavage Fixture for MONNIN specimens Meets BS 373 and ASTM D 143 10 kN(1000 kgf, 2250 lbf) force capacity Designed for 50 mm (2 in) x 76 mm (3 in) specimen cleavage area
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Bluehill 2 material testing software is the second generation of the original fully-integrated modular software package that provides easy tailored application solutions for today's laboratory managers and test technicians. In addition to the standard testing applications including tensile, compression, flexural, peel, tear and friction, Bluehill 2 has several new and unique added features.
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2820-005 Nail or Screw Withdrawal Fixture 25 kN (2500 kgf, 5625 lbf) force capacity for screw withdrawal 10 kN (1000 kgf, 2250 lbf) force capacity for nail withdrawal Designed for 50 mm x 50 mm x 150 mm (2 in x 2 in x 6 in) specimen sizes Meets ASTM D 143, ASTM D 1037 and ASTM D 1761
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Issue 3 - Accessory Newsletter February 2006 - Wood Testing Fixtures Grip Types part 1 Specimen Gripping Solutions and Care part 1
Accessory e-newsletter containing articles on wood fixtures and part one of gripping solutions and care
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2820-061 Internal Bond Fixture for Wood
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2820-008 Tension Grips - Perpendicular to Grain Meets ASTM D 143 10 kN(1000 kgf, 2250 lbf) force capacity Designed for 50 mm x 50 mm x 62 mm (2 in x 2 in x 2.5 in) specimens
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The 2820 Series of wood bend fixtures are designed in accordance with common International Standards for performing flexure tests on a range of wood products.
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2820-060 Shear Test Fixture for Wood
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