Aramid Fiber Testing
Tensile testing is ideal when assessing the physical characteristics of many primary textiles, including specialized materials. We offer a wide range of universal testing instruments with different types of gripping solutions to accommodate the wide variations of materials to be tested.
When testing these textiles, we used the 2714-010 Pneumatic Cord and Yarn Grips as they provided the correct gripping solution for this material. As with many textile and composite fibers, it is critical to ensure that no slippage occurs during the test as this could jeopardize the accuracy of any test results.
Aramid fibers have a high strength to weight ratio, 5 times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis and compared to other commercially available fibers. Aramid fibers exhibit similar tensile strength to glass fiber, but can have modulus at least twice as great.
For the testing on aramid fibers, we offer a range of pneumatically operated grips that have been specially designed for exactly this purpose.
So whether or not you are following specific test standards or testing with your own test procedure, we recommend using either the 3300 or 5900 universal testing instruments with Bluehill® 3 Software modules to provide the correct solution for your requirements.
Instron 3300 Series Universal Testing Systems for Tensile, Compression, Bend, and other material property tests.
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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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Catalog number: CP105953 Rated capacity 5 kN (500 kgf, 1,125 lbf) Suitable for testing a wide range of tire cords, braided wire, tow and mono-filements. Incorporates a grooved channel for specimen guidance.
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Bluehill® 3 is the newest version of Instron’s widely popular Bluehill Software, designed to meet the demands of any level of user from educators and test technicians to, quality engineers and laboratory managers. Compatible with 5900, 3300 and 5500 systems.
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The Bluehill 3 Textiles Application Module includes a collection of pre-configured test methods and supporting documentation that cover a variety of internationally recognized industry standards; such as ISO 13934-1, ISO 13934-2, ISO 9073-3, ISO 9073-4, ASTM D5034, and more.
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