The Gripping System is both an integral and critical factor to be passed in a credible test and makes up a vital part of repeatable test data for successful testing results. A test should be quick and simple to set up, safety measures should be taken, and the specimen should be held consistently and firmly in each test, failing which the test data will become worthless.
The standard range of Gripping Systems produced by Tinius Olsen match the necessary criteria and are more than adequate to test materials which include wood, paper, concrete, sheet metal, rubber, non-wovens, rebar, composites, board, textiles, leather, filter materials, insulation, adhesives, and many more. They are also used to test finished components from automotive clutch plates, electronic devices, zips, bearings, fasteners, printed circuit boards and keyboards to contact lenses. Even food products such as vegetables, fruit and ice cream are tested using the Gripping Systems.