The Gripping System is a critical and integral part of a successful test and credible repeatable test data. The process of setting up a test should be fast and easy to achieve, the specimen must be held firmly and consistently for every test, and the system should be safe. If the specimen is not gripped properly or adequately, the test data will be worthless. Tinius Olsen’s standard range of Gripping Systems meet all these criteria and are designed to test materials such as sheet metal, rebar, concrete, composites, wood, paper, board, rubber, textiles, non-wovens and filter materials, insulation, leather, adhesives and many many more, as well as finished components as diverse as bearings, automotive clutch plates, fasteners, keyboards, electronic devices and printed circuit boards, zips, contact lenses and even food stuffs such as ice cream, fruit and vegetables.
Using Tinius Olsen Gripping Systems it is possible to apply forces in tension, shear, compression, flexure (bend), puncture (burst), friction, insertion and extraction. Beyond the standard Gripping range, a specialist engineering team at Tinius Olsen work closely with international standards organisations such as ISO, ASTM, EN and industrial standards bodies, to continually develop new gripping solutions in support of customers as they develop tests for new materials and components. The Tinius Olsen team is proud of the fact that they have never been seriously challenged by a material or component which could not be held and supported for a successful test.