Monday, 5 March 2007

S0404 - Tinius Olsen -Compression Platens - 350mm by 350mm by 35mm Thick

At first sight, one of less intricate but useful tests is compression tests. This is basically applying a force (measured in Newton’s) to the sample and measuring the effect the force has. There are a wide range of tools for doing this but in general platens are used to hold the sample and apply the force.

Platens are large flat surfaces that can be used to compress a sample…

The S0404 platens are big, very big. They fit on the 100kN U-series Systems (they can apply a force of 100kN to an object) Tinius Olsen produce…

These behemoth platens are 350mm x 350mm and 35mm thick plough ground plate. I’m a big chap and I can’t lift one on my own…

A brute force approach, but the feedback received through the Loadcell and Compressometer is very precise and can show how much force a sample can take and spring back or fail.

The results gleaned from these tests can tell a great deal about the product under test, the 'intelligence' comes in the form of the Software, which can be used to determine a wide variety of things.

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