Type 1 and Type 2 Pantograph Grips
Pantograph grips are simple, effective grips suitable for testing rubber, plastics and textiles. The spring-loaded design firmly holds samples in place while the operator prepares for testing. The pantograph mechanism tightens as the test proceeds to ensure samples are securely clamped and to mitigate the risk of slipping that occurs from sample thinning.
Both pantograph grips are available in 1 kN and 5 kN capacities. Type 1 pantograph grips suit wider, thinner samples, whereas type 2 pantograph grips are better for narrower and thicker samples that are more susceptible to thinning. All pantograph grips include serrated grip faces to enhance soft specimen clamping and operate over a wide temperature range (-70 to 250oC).
Rubber, Soft PLastics, Textiles
Adjust the angle of the grip faces so that they are slightly canted out on the inside edge. Use the thumb-spring to open the grip faces. Position the sample between the grip faces and release the thumb-spring. Repeat this process for the lower grip. As the test proceeds, the grips will self-tighten to ensure that samples remain secured within the grips. Adjust the angle of the grip face if samples are slipping or breaking at the edge of the grip.
Open the grip faces by using the lever on the back of the grip. Position the sample between the grip faces and release the lever. Repeat this process for the opposing grip. As the test proceeds, the grips will self-tighten to ensure that samples remain secured within the grips.