G223i-56-Af8 Self Aligning Round Platen

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Model #
Max Force Capacity
0.5 kN (112 lbf)
Fixture Adapter
Af8 (8 mm (0.31 in) diameter with 3 mm crosspin; Other adapters upon request
Platen Type
Platen Material
Anodized Aluminum
Aluminum lightweight self aligned compression platens reduce alignment errors. These spherical seated compression platens self align with compression test specimens that have top and bottom surfaces that are not completely parallel. The hardened steel (58 HRC) platen is mounted to the crosshead or baseplate of the test frame, and typically used with a fixed (or plane) compression platen. They are available with optional test machine adapters to enable them to be used with virtually any test machine. The platen's concentric circles help the operator center the test specimen, increasing test result validity.

The spherically seated platens accommodate up to 3 degrees of angular displacement of the top of the specimen with reference to the machine’s loading axis. They enable parallelism during specimen failure.


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