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MATERIALS TESTING / NO. 7 / JULY 2007 
Force & Motion: Information to move your mechanical testing to new levels of certainty
 
IN THIS ISSUE
New MTS 647.200 High-Force Hydraulic Wedge Grips
Testing results hitting the target?  Complying with Nadcap and beyond
High-force load frames extend precision testing to full-scale specimens
  V7- GEN - Lead Feature
 
Add convenience, precision and repeatability to your servohydraulic testing with these cutting-edge accessories.
 
New MTS 647.200 High-Force Hydraulic Wedge Grips
 
Featuring the industry’s highest fatigue rating for side-loading wedge grips, new MTS 647.200 High-Force Hydraulic Wedge Grips enable easy specimen insertion and excellent test repeatability, eliminating the need to drill holes in specimens and secure them with bolts.

MTS 647.200 grips also maximize available test space, allowing you to glean more accurate insight into material and component performance by testing larger specimens.

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  V7- ALL - Material Feature  
Testing results hitting the target?  Complying with Nadcap and beyond
 
As Airbus, Boeing, GE and other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the aerospace industry make it mandatory for material suppliers to pass cooperative Nadcap audits, tier suppliers are compelled to produce evidence of compliance to physical test standards and methodologies required by OEMs. In turn, a heightened focus has been placed on the maintainability and repeatability of material test machines to remain tightly aligned within specified tolerances.

Jim Hennen, MTS product manager for aftermarket services, discusses why precision-engineered load frames and grip assemblies are essential to ensuring compliance with the industry standards for materials testing.

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  V7- GEN - Product Feature  
High-force load frames extend precision testing to full-scale specimens
 
MTS provides a complete family of high-force servohydraulic load frames for accurately and efficiently testing large specimens.

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