Tensile Grip Guide

In this video, we discuss some of the key differentiators between the major tensile grip types, including manual versus powered and side action versus wedge. We cover how they work and their suitability in various testing scenarios, in addition to some recommendations for better throughput and efficiency.

Instron® offers a wide variety of tensile grips to suit your industry and testing application. Our grips range in force from 1 gram to 2 meganewtons and can accommodate a diverse range of materials such as thread, cord, elastomers, plastic, composites, metals, and more. For those with unique applications, our custom engineering group can design a grip to suit your requirements. Instron grips comply with all global testing standards, are designed to last for decades, and are backed by our world-class service and support team.