ASTM A-496 or A496 tension strength test and bending strength test on steel wire. Steel wire in this test has been produced through cold-worked drawing, rolling or both, and is used in reinforcing concrete structures. The purpose of the test is to determine the material properties of the steel wire. The tensile test is done to determine the tensile strength and yield strength of the steel wire. Bending tests are done to check that cracks do not develop when the steel wire is bent at right angles.
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Force range of 5 kN to 600 kN (1,125 lbf to 135,000 lbf)
Adjustable test space
The most popular choice for static tension and compression tests
These dual column testers are available in both tabletop and floor standing models
Force range of 300 kN to 2,000 kN (67,500 lbf to 450,000 lbf)
The best choice for performing static tension and/or compression applications when force capacities of 300 kN (67,000 lbf) or more are needed
Includes its own grips
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Rated to 50 kN (11,250 lbf)
Circular support reduces stress concentration and tearing in the loading regions of the specimen
Works well with wire, rope, cabling, or thin ribbon specimens