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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Bluehill Universal Software is built from the ground-up for touch interaction and an intuitive user experience. Discover simpler and smarter testing with features such as pre-loaded test methods, QuickTest in seconds, enhanced data exporting: and Instron Connect – a new feature that provides a direct communication link to Service. Users of previous versions of software such as Bluehill 2 and Bluehill 3 can easily upgrade to the newest version of Bluehill.
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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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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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