GA185-290 ASTM A185 Test FixtureGA185-290 ASTM A185 Test Fixture


Model# GA185-290

GA185-290 upper fixture requires a lower vice or capstan grip to pull the vertical wire. The standard test requires a fixture that transmits the load in a way to mimic the load conditions that the wire experiences in concrete. To do such a test, the fixture must hold the vertical wire to that the load is applied along the centerline of the vertical wire. The horizontal wire is also to be held close to the location where the vertical wire is held in place. The fixture is hung from the test machine with a ball, socket, or other self-aligning joint (see GA327 universal joint). The horizontal wire is completely secure. The vertical wire is placed in an anvil so that it is loose and allows the load to be transmitted freely. Reference ASTM Standard A185, 2007, Standard Specification for Steel Welded Wire Reinforcement, Plain, for Concrete, STM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007


  • Designed for ASTM A185
  • Wire from 3 to 8 mm (0.32") diameter
  • Requires 31.8 mm M post with 1/2" pin
  • Standard requires use of universal adapter (ball & socket)