Tensile Testing Cargo Nets
Tensile testing cargo netting is important in quality testing of the manufactured product to ensure that the end product meets standards for durability and performance. In addition, manufactures require the ability to test finished products to determine how various combinations of materials and design impact product performance. These types of tests are typically carried out in a research and development setting, and allow manufactures to determine which configuration best meets their needs for a variety of applications.
A manufacturer of cargo netting provided us with netting used in numerous automotive applications. The goal of the test was to determine what equipment was necessary to successfully test their product to failure in tension. The company provided test specifications that required specimens to be cut into rectangular blocks, which resulted in a 150 mm initial gauge length. It is important to make cuts as far away from the joints as possible to eliminate any weakening of the fiber. Depending on the product design and failure mode of the part, both pneumatic side acting grips& or fabric loop grips can be used. Cargo netting is typically very elastic, which requires grips that apply constant clamping pressures or fixtures that will interlock with the specimen. For this study, 2 kN capacity fabric loop grips were used and tests were run at 150 mm/min.
Instron® 2712-04x Series Pneumatic grips, packed with features to enhance gripping performance, usability, and operator safety.
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Instron 3300 Series Universal Testing Systems for Tensile, Compression, Bend, and other material property tests.
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5900 Universal Testing Systems are engineered for precision, built for durability, and offer the flexibility for changing requirements. They are designed with standard and optional features that increase testing efficiency and improve the testing experience for the operator. A wide range of models are available for testing capacities from < 100N up to 600kN.
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