tensile tester

What is a Tensile Tester?

A tensile tester, also known as a tension tester, tests a material’s strength. It’s a mechanical test where a pulling force is applied to a material from both sides until the sample changes its shape or breaks. It’s is a common and important test that provides a variety of information about the material being tested, including the elongation, yield point, tensile strength, and ultimate strength of the material. These tests are commonly performed on substances such as metals, plastics, wood, and ceramics.

 

The tensile strength of a sample of material describes how it reacts when tension is applied to it. By measuring the changes, engineers can determine a variety of things about the material, which is helpful in determining whether it is a suitable choice for the application they have in mind. In addition to whether a material changes in shape, a tensile test will also show a material’s “ultimate strength,” the maximum tensile load that the material can stand. It also uncovers the material’s “yield point,” which is the amount of tension that causes the sample to break or fail.

 

Testing systems use a number of different units of measurement. The International System of Units, or SI, recommends the use of either Pascals (Pa) or Newtons per square meter (N/m2) for describing tensile strength. In the United States, many engineers measure tensile strength in kilo-pound per square inch (KSI).

 

Tensile testers have been used commercially since the late 1800s. The earliest were hand operated, but modern versions that are used commercially may incorporate computers and highly sensitive electrical components. These more advanced machines enable scientists and engineers to obtain extremely accurate measurements.

 

In addition to dedicated machines that test only tensile strength, there are versatile pieces of equipment called universal testing machines (UTMs). These UTMs can perform a variety of stress tests, including bending tests and compression tests, a single sample of material.

 

Tensile testing is vitally important in a number of industries, including mechanical engineering, structural engineering, and architecture. During the planning stage of a building project, for example, these professionals normally calculate the stresses to which a building might be subjected. To ensure a stable construction, it is then necessary to select appropriate building materials, which will be able to withstand those stresses without breaking.

 

Specializing in rubber testing equipment, Ektron Tek manufactures tensile testers, plunger testers, vibration testers and mixing graders etc.. If you need more details about tensile testers, please feel free to contact with us. Ektron Tek provides the best products with the best service.

 

 

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A Taiwan Tensile Tester Company

Ektron Tek Co., Ltd. is a tensile tester company with a professional research and maintenance team with over 20 years of experience and technology. It has marketed its products worldwide with its own brand EKTRON TEK. Owing to continuous efforts and innovation, we have gained the trust and compliments of world-reputed companies and have maintained the leading position in the Asian tensile testers.

 

* Advantage server motor, high quality warm gear gearbox, and precise roll bearing screw areĀ adopted to ensure the accurate control and results.

    • * Varity test and measure functions for tensile strength tester:
    • * Powerful database enables the user to retrieve and review the rest result.
    • * Easy edit function offers the user to design suitable report formats.
    • * Auxiliary calibration software and standard weights enable the user to periodically and easily calibrate this instrument.
    • * Other software features contain: (1) selectable X/Y coordinates (2) per-set multiple sample thickness (3) selectable average calculation methods (4) the way of collection and calculation of the database inside the software could be increased or modified according to the client’s request.
    • * Provide general used types of grips and sample cutting dies for customer’s option.
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