Tinius Olsen has developed a new 3 point bend test jig for testing both interlocking and non-interlocking concrete roofing tiles, and associated fittings for roof and wall cladding materials.
This new jig addresses several issues, namely:
- The load supports have a radius of 10mm to 20 mm.
- The length of the supports are longer than the width of the sample tile.
- The upper loading support and the support nearest the tile tail are free to pivot along their axis to prevent extraneous loading and any off-centered loading.
- This transverse strength attachment solution from Tinius Olsen can be used with other manufacturers’ testing machines.
This new jig is fully compliant with the BS EN 491 standard.