What safety precautions should be followed when operating a tensile testing machine?

What safety precautions should be followed when operating a tensile testing machine?

Tensile strength testing is a crucial quality test procedure that measures the maximum tensile force a material can withstand without breaking or deforming. This quality test will be performed with the help of an advanced tensile testing machine that helps the manufacturers conduct tensile strength tests on the materials and ensure that quality products will be delivered to the customers.

This quality lab testing instrument has been designed on the basis of a constant rate of traverse principle and has been equipped with an upper and lower jaw to easily place the sample. Whenever you operate this Presto tensile testing machine you need to take care of some safety precautions. This will help manufacturers ensure accuracy in test results. In this blog, we will discuss a brief about Presto tensile strength tester and how you can easily operate this quality lab testing instrument and ensure accuracy in test results. We will also discuss some precautions that should be taken care of while operating this quality testing equipment.

Presto Tensile Tester Perfect testing instrument for tensile force measurement

Tensile strength testing is a critical procedure that will be followed by manufacturers of different industries including rubber, metals, plastics and other related industries to test the tensile properties of the materials when tensile force is applied to them.
By following the UTM tensile test procedure with the help of the Presto tensile strength tester, manufacturers can easily determine the load-bearing capacities of the materials and identify the weaknesses and defects present in the materials when an elongation force is applied to them.
Presto digital tensile tester is one of the highly accurate laboratory testing equipment that is equipped with an upper and lower jaw to place the testing specimen accurately. While the upper jaw is stationary, the lower one can be moved at a designated fixed speed with the help of a motor. The test specimen is held between the two jaws. The lower jaw is gradually made to move to evaluate the tensile strength of the sample.
The motor is equipped with a gear Box and a lead screw arrangement. The machine also incorporates a special sensor, connected with a load cell. The sensor is capable of judging the load exerted on the stationary jaw and directly indicating the reading in kgs (in digital format).
Presto is a leading tensile testing machine manufacturer and designs this quality testing equipment at the best and most affordable prices. You can easily know about tensile strength tester prices then you can easily contact us.
Now, let us focus on the features and technical specifications of this quality tensile testing machine.

Features of Presto digital tensile testing machine

The digital tensile testing machine designed by the experts at Presto has been equipped with highly advanced features that we have listed below:
  • Advanced load sensor sensing through advanced electronics.
  • Highly sensitive load sensor with linearity feature and repeatability
  • Cross-head travel length: 750mm grip to grip
  • Single-column rugged structure
  • Safety limit switches for over-travel safety
  • Hardened lead screws for frictionless movement
  • Load cell calibrated by NPL-approved proving ring/dynamometers
  • High accurate micro-controller system controls
  • Peak Hold facility available
  • Bright LED display
  • Immediate analysis of results after the test with complete accuracy & precision
  • Feather touch controls
Optional Features:
  • Specially designed gripper jaws for holding fragile samples.
  • Other capacity available chart as per requirement.
  • Wintest one-way communication software.
  • Graph of Force vs Elongation
  • Easy Data management. Users can create product Identification, Sample ID, Shape of Specimen, Company Name, operator details etc.
  • Auto cut-off facility.
  • AC Speed drive as an optional accessory (Variable Test Speed)

Technical specifications of Presto tensile strength tester

  • Motor: ¼ HP Single Phase 220 / 110 V AC Supply
  • Speed: 100 mm/min and 200 mm/min (Changeable through Belt and pulley mechanism)
  • Display: Digital (LED)
  • Accuracy: ± 2% at Full Load (with master load)
  • Grip to Grip separation: Min 25mm and Max. 700mm
With these high-end features and technical specifications, manufacturers can easily conduct tensile strength tests on the materials and ensure that accurate products will be delivered to the customers.  
Now, let us focus on some safety precautions that must be taken care of when operating a tensile testing machine.

Top safety precautions to be taken while operating tensile testing machine

Before operating a tensile testing machine, it is crucial to take certain safety precautions to ensure safety and accuracy while conducting tensile strength tests. Below we have listed the top precautions that you must take:
  1. Check the placement of limit switch rings before commencing the test to ensure safety while conducting tensile tests on the samples.
  2. Check the footrest alignment before starting the test procedure.
  3. Tighten the V-belt drive every three months and check it for regular wear and tear.
  4. Check the perpendicularity of the grips while placing the specimen.
These are the safety precautions that you must take, in order to ensure accuracy in test results. You can easily take a free sample testing session for this testing instrument. Just give us a call at +91 9210903903 or email us at info@prestogroup.com. Our team of technical experts will consult you regarding all your needs and queries.
Author : -Gaurav Malhotra

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