Conveyor Belt Material Tensile Strength and Gripping Techniques
Conveyor belts are very durable and are engineered to withstand high tensile forces, which often makes them difficult to test. The toughness of the material combined with the specimen’s uniform cross-sectional area can induce slippage or specimen failure at the gripping point (jaw breaks).
The challenges of testing to this standard are:
- Specimen gripping
- Pneumatic side action grips combined with integrated wedges allow for testing of high-strength strips of material without slippage or jaw breaks while maintaining high throughput. The wedges can easily be removed and the grips can then be used as normal pneumatic side action grips. The wedges are mounted directly to the grips, and specimens are wrapped around the wedge insert so that the amount of material being gripped is effectively doubled. Standard serrated jaw faces are able to grip the material without inducing jaw breaks.
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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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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