T-Grooved Surface Plates for Compression Tests and Tension-Compression Tests
- Used to test large specimens and finished objects
- T-grooves enable the addition of vices and grips
- For standard AG-X plus series models, standard AGS-X series models, and extended width AG-X plus series floor models
- Options for tension-compression testing or compression only testing
Surface plates are accessories used to test large specimens and finished objects. T-grooves enable the addition of various vices and grips to surface plates, which create flexibility in how specimens are oriented for testing. T-grooved surface plates attach directly to the table of the universal tester.
T-grooved surface plates with sizes up to 500 mm (19.7 in) by 500 mm are compatible with standard AG-X plus series and AGS-X series models. The larger 900 mm (35.4 in) by 900 mm T-grooved surface plates are for extended width AG-X plus series floor models with a width of 975 mm (38.4 in).
Surface plates are characterized further according to their applicability for tension-compression testing or compression only testing and, finally, with which capacity universal tester model they are compatible. The applicable temperature range for T-grooved surface plates is 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
Important parameters to consider when choosing a T-grooved surface plate are the overall length of the plate (L) and the interval between grooves (L1). Together, these parameters determine the number of grooves along the length of the plate in both the horizontal and vertical directions.
T-grooved surface plates for compression tests and tension-compression tests cannot be installed on universal testers with safety covers attached.
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