Versatile Gripping Solution for a Wide Range of Materials and Specimen Types

Pneumatic side action grips are an effective solution for gripping a wide range of materials and specimen types, including fibers, wires, sheet, foils, film, textiles, plastics, elastomers, and components. Repeatable gripping force and speed of operation make pneumatic grips the ideal choice for a wide range of testing applications. In addition, the 2712-04x and 2712-05x grips also have a number of enhanced features to further improve ease of use, repeatability and operator safety including jaw face shields, super-quick jaw face changes and an optional specimen centering device.

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50 N - 10 kN Force Capacities

2712-04x Series Pneumatic Side Action Grips

Mid-Range Grips
1 kN, 2 kN, 5 kN, and 10 kN Force Capacities

The 2712-04x Series grips are ideal for static tensile testing on a wide range of materials and specimen types including plastics, elastomers, metals, textiles, paper, thin sheet, foil, and wire.

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2712-05x Series Pneumatic Side Action Grips

Low-Force Grips
50 N and 250 N Force Capacities

The 2712-05x grips are ideal for static tensile testing on a wide range of materials and specimen types including plastics, elastomers, textiles, paper, thin sheets, foil, wire, film, and monofilaments.

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Temperature Rated Grips
-70° C to +315° C (-100° F to +600° F) | 100 N and 1 kN Force Capacities

For high and low temperature testing requirements, the temperature rated pneumatic grips provide a convenient
method for clamping a variety of materials within a temperature controlled environment.

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Pneumatic Grips on 5900 Series Dual Column Testing System

Principle of Operation

Pneumatic action grips clamp the specimen through a dual lever arm, actuated by an air cylinder built into the grip body. Gripping force can be controlled by adjusting the input air pressure and remains constant even if the specimen contracts in the gripped area providing the ultimate in 'follow-up' action. Pneumatic grips can be operated by a foot switch or by grip mounted air-valves (most models) making them quicker and simpler to operate than screw-action grips.

Application Range

  • Type of loading: tensile, static, tension-tension cyclic tests - not suitable for high cycle fatigue tests
  • Specimen material: plastics, metals, textiles, paper, thin sheet, foil, wire, film, and monofilaments
  • Specimen shapes: round (wires) and flat specimen with or without shoulder tab ends
  • Force capacity options:
    • 50 N | Catalog no. 2712-051
    • 250 N | Catalog no. 2712-051
    • 1 kN | Catalog no. 2712-041
    • 2 kN | Catalog no. 2712-042
    • 5 kN | Catalog no. 2712-045
    • 10 kN | Catalog no. 2712-046


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10 kN Model | 2712-046
1 kN Model | 2712-041

250 N Model | 2712-052
50 N Model | 2712-051


Protect Operators from Pinch Hazards

Easily Change Grips and Jaw Faces Without Any Tools

1 kN Pneumatic Side Action Grip

Designed to Increase Testing Throughput and Repeatability


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2712-04x Series Overview


2712-05x Series Overview