These fixtures are designed to work with universal testing machines to perform an assortment of peel, puncture, burst, and coefficient of friction tests.


Constant 90 Degree Angle Peel Fixture Performing Peel Adhesion Test


90° Angle Peel Fixture

The 90° peel test fixture consists of a bearing-mounted sled that is linked to the testing machine’s crosshead by a cable and pulley system. This fixture has a T-slotted sled that allows the substrate clamps, which secure the substrate to the sled, to adjust to a variety of substrate widths.

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Catalog No. 2820-035
Associated Standards ASTM B571, ASTM D2861
Peel Angle 90°
Maximum Load 1 kN
Maximum Substrate Width 127 mm
Maximum Substrate Length 250 mm
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Variable Angle Peel Fixture and Screw Side Action Tensile Grips Testing Adhesive


Variable Angle Peel Fixture

The variable angle peel test fixture consists of a bearing-mounted sled that is linked to the testing machine’s crosshead by a cable and pulley system. This fixture has a T-slot sled onto which you secure the substrate material. The T-slots allow the substrate clamps, which secure the substrate to the sled, to adjust to a variety of substrate widths.

Overview
Catalog No. 2820-036
Associated Standards ASTM B571, ASTM D429 (Method B), ASTM D2861, ASTM D3330 (Method F), ASTM D6252, ASTM D6862
Peel Angles 30°, 45°, 60°, 90°, 130°, 150°
Maximum Load 1 kN
Maximum Substrate Width 130 mm
Maximum Substrate Length 250 mm
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Coefficient of Friction Fixture


Coefficient of Friction Fixture

This fixture consists of a fixed horizontal table and a moveable sled. Both the table and sled can be covered with the test material. A tow line attaches the sled to a low-force load cell with a pulley that guides the tow line during the test. The fixture is mounted to the base of the instrument and, as the crosshead/ load cell moves, the sled is pulled across the horizontal table.

Data is recorded from the load cell during the test and analyzed to determine both static and kinetic friction. The static friction is derived from the first maximum peak (force) on the load curve and kinetic friction is derived from the average force between two pre-defined points. The coefficient of friction is defined as the recorded force divided by the mass of the sled.

Overview
Catalog No. 2810-005
Associated Standards ASTM D1894, ISO 8295:2004
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Floating Roller Peel Fixture


Floating Roller Peel Fixtures

The fixtures consist of two roller bearings in a frame that is connected to the test system via a pivoting adapter. This design ensures that alignment between the fixture and the test specimen occurs as soon as force is applied and that the direction of the applied force is through the centerline of the fixture. As the crosshead is driven in the tensile direction, the load weighing system measures the force required to peel the flexible adherend from the rigid adherend.

There are two different versions of the fixture. One complies with the ASTM D3167 and the other with ISO 4578, EN 2243-2 and EN 1464 standards. While the standards are very similar there are slight differences in the specified peel area dimensions and the diameter of the roller bearings. While the differences are small, there is a risk of getting variation in the test results.

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Catalog No. 2820-101 2820-102
Associated Standards ASTM D3167 ISO 4578, EN 1464, EN 2243-2
Maximum Load 5 kN 5 kN
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German Rotating Wheel Fixture


German Rotating Wheel Fixture

This fixture consists of a 152 mm diameter, 25.4 mm wide, bearing mounted wheel. As the crosshead is driven in the tensile direction, the load weighing system measures the force of the tape or release coating pulling against the wheel. The rotation of the wheel maintains a constant 90° peel angle.

Overview
Catalog No. 2820-026
Associated Standards ISO 6133, IPC-TM-650 2.4.9
Peel Angle 90°
Maximum Load 1 kN
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Ball Burst Compression Fixture


Ball Burst Compression Fixture

This fixture is comprised of a lower frame with a clamping mechanism that attaches to the base of the testing system, while a probe attaches to the load cell on the moving crosshead. The probe is then moved onto the specimen at a low rate of travel until failure occurs. Common results from these tests are maximum force, force at break, penetration distance, and energy to break.

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Catalog No. 2820-195
Associated Standards ASTM D3787, ASTM D6797, FED 191A
Maximum Load 10 kN
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Puncture Fixture per ASTM D5748-95, D4649


Puncture Fixture per ASTM D5748-95, D4649

This fixture is comprised of a lower frame with a clamping mechanism that attaches to the base of the testing system, while a probe attaches to the load cell on the moving crosshead. The probe is then moved onto the specimen at a low rate of travel until failure occurs. Common results from these tests are maximum force, force at break, penetration distance, and energy to break.

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Catalog No. 2810-501
Associated Standards ASTM D5748-95, ASTM D4649
Maximum Load 4.4 kN
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Puncture Test Fixture for Packaging Materials


Puncture Fixture for Packaging Materials

This fixture is comprised of a lower frame with a clamping mechanism that attaches to the base of the testing system, while a probe attaches to the load cell on the moving crosshead. The probe is then moved onto the specimen at a low rate of travel until failure occurs. Common results from these tests are maximum force, force at break, penetration distance, and energy to break.

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Catalog No. S1-11855
Associated Standards MIL-STD-3010
Maximum Load 2.5 kN
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