test resources's Album: Wedge Grips

Mechanical wedge grips feature easy specimen loading, self tightening and self alignment. Wedge gripping force increases as the pull load goes up - so these self-tightening grips are ideal when high clamp load is needed,such as gripping difficult hard materials. Tensile wedge jaws also offer a high mechanical advantage by the way they tighten. As the grip body is drawn up, inclined sides push against the matching side of the faces which move laterally against the specimen. The grip faces are spring loaded on the top, against the body. http://www.testresources.net