Blockwise Engineering LLC

602-954-7703
425 S. 48th Street
Suite #108
Tempe, AZ 85281
sales@blockwise.com

 
Radial Force System vs. Fixture
 
Complete system Fixture for use on your tensile tester

Includes:

  • Radial compression station

  • Hardware to adapt to tensile tester (force-limiting device not necessary)

  • Temperature-control system (optional, shown here)

  • Diameter-calibration pin

  • Tensile Testing Machine Model TTR2, with:

    • "Blockwise Radial Force" application software

    • Laptop PC

    • Force-calibration weight

    • Precision force transducer

 

Includes:

  • Radial compression station

  • Hardware to adapt to tensile tester (includes protective force-limiting device)

  • Temperature-control system (optional, shown here)

  • Diameter-calibration pin

Advantages:
  • Dedicated radial force software:

    • Very simple, intuitive operation

    • Quick, fool-proof, 3-minute calibration of both diameter and force

    • Real-time display and graphing of diameter vs. radial force

    • Analysis tools help you to quickly estimate "radial stiffness" and "radial strength"

  • No changeover required to do radial force testing

  Advantages:
  • Less total tabletop space

  • Lowest cost for radial force testing capability (If you own a tensile tester)

Disadvantages:
  • Tabletop space is dedicated to radial force testing
  • More costly
  Disadvantages:
  • More difficult to learn and use
  • Calibration takes more time
  • Real-time display & graph show linear distance and linear force; diameter and radial force must be calculated post-testing using spreadsheet software
  • Machine changeover from tensile testing to radial force takes time