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Film grips

Film gripsFTC offers specialty grips for securely locating samples under tension that are in the form of thin films or sheets.

The film grips secure flexible thin sheet, films or filaments, where conventional grips create stress points and so reduce tensile strength. Samples are wrapped around the drum spreading the load around the diameter. This fixture is rated to 500 N and the grips are supplied in pairs.

Film grips

  

Applications

  • Tensile strength, yield point of narrow sheets or wire-like samples

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-157 FILM GRIPS
50 mm wide drums each 20 mm in diameter. Samples such as spaghetti are wrapped around drums to prevent weak points. This fixture is rated to 500 N.

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Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm
Accessories required with this fixture: standard T-slot fixture table