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Whether you are replacing worn out used Instron grips or whether you need new test fixtures for a new application, TestResources has your solution.

We offer hundreds of established fixture designs and products in stock for testing hundreds of tensile, compression, peel, shear, flexural and torsion test applications. All TestResources grips and fixtures are compatible with Instron universal test machines.

Save 50% on high quality grips and fixtures

Most customers gave us a chance because of our prices but they all come back because of our great value, customer service and the quality of our engineering solutions.

Compared to Instron products and prices, our products can cost 50% less. More importantly, our quality is proven by the growing number of repeat customers who keep coming back to TestResources.

We apply the same design and manufacturing philosophy to grips and test fixtures as we do to our universal test machines, which allows us to have an amazing number of standard grips and fixtures as well as have surprisingly low prices.

Are you an Instron lab? Not anymore!

Many of our best customers were committed to using only Instron products until they got frustrated with high prices for Instron grips and fixtures. As TestResources customers they now regularly save up to 50% on their tensile, compression, bend and ASTM and ISO grips and fixtures.

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I wanted to tell you how impressed I am. You guys knew what I needed before I even really understood what I was looking for. In about 20 minutes you had it all figured out.
I have a quote from Instron for $7000. Any idea why it would be so expensive? My only reluctance was the vast cost difference seemed too good to be true. Thank you so much.
I bought my machine from Instron, but outfitted it with accessories from TestResources because I saved a bundle.

Not only do they save money on grips, but former Instron buyers are saving money on our Universal Test Machines.

ASTM grips and fixtures for sale

Are you looking for special fixtures for ASTM or ISO test methods? TestResources fixtures are available for all mechanical test methods.

Some of our test fixtures are universal and have been designed to test multiple standards. In the case of flexural bend fixtures, swapping out a few parts allows you to test to multiple standards without having to buy two complete fixtures. Our modular design approach saves you money.

Need Adapters and Couplers for your Instron?

Of course, we have adapters to mount our products on Instron test machines. All we need to know is the size of existing pin, cup or threads of your test machine. Finding the right adapter for your machine is easy, so don’t worry about it. Focus on your test sample and test method and let us work the details to get the right fixture and adapter for your needs.

Need a non standard solution? That’s us.

Maybe you have something we have never seen before (it happens). If so, we really shine when it comes to solving special challenges. Our company philosophy has created an environment where our tailored solutions are often less expensive than the competition's standard products. Give us a call - we love to be challenged, because we shine.

Grips for Instron tensile test machines

Tensile grips are designed to pull the sample apart or to a specified point of elongation. The most common styles are mechanical vise, wedge and pneumatic grips. We can help you select the optimal grip or jaw, taking into full account the nature of your test sample. We can inform you of the tradeoffs including price, load capacity, jaw design, and all the considerations to help you make an informed decision.

Tensile Vice Grips

Vice grips are the most affordable solution for most applications up to 50 kN (11,250 lb) force capacity. Interchangeable jaw inserts are made to match a wide variety of sample sizes and materials. Rubber coated jaws are used for soft materials and lower pull forces. Serrated steel jaws are used for high strength materials and high forces. We even make special jaws for your special test samples.

Mechanical, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Wedge grips

Wedge grips increase the sample clamp load as the tension force goes up, allowing them to resist sample slippage at higher forces. All things being equal, wedge grips are more expensive than vise grips.

Many grips are available in three styles of clamping: manual, pneumatic and hydraulic. When making a choice between clamps it is often helpful to talk with one of our grip engineers. Just call us.

Compression fixtures

Again, the most common reason why new customers buy from TestResources is because of our affordable price. A standard compression platen costs you about $100. We offer many different sizes available in a variety of materials (stainless steel, hardened steel, Delrin, aluminum, etc). They come in sizes from small to large, and as spherical or fixed platens, T slotted plates, and in round or square forms – all depending on your test sample size and form.

Flexural Bend Test Fixtures

We offer an amazing modular line of flexural bend fixtures that are configured to your specific test method needs. Virtually all industry test standards require slightly different bend fixtures when it comes to the fixture details. They are generally more complicated to configure than other types of fixtures, but adapting them to the machine remains straightforward.

Peel Fixtures compatible with Instron Peel Test Machines

In peel testing applications, repeatability of test results requires a controlled constant test speed and a constant angle of separation. Peel tests are needed by customers in adhesives, automotive, biomedical, coatings, composites, electronics, geotextiles, labels, leather, metals, packaging, plastics, rubber, tape, textiles, wood products industries.

Puncture Fixtures

Our approach to delivering affordable puncture fixtures is based on being able to configure fixtures to specific test samples and ASTM ISO test methods. We can deliver a solution compatible with Instron test machines.

Shear fixtures

Shear fixtures are common accessories for universal test machines. They can be designed to ASTM or ISO industry standard tests. Tests vary, such as lap shear, shear in tension, compression shear and planar shear. All that is needed for instron compatibility is one of our Instron adapters.

ASTM and ISO fixtures

TestResources specializes in the design and supply of test fixtures that match up to ASTM, ISO, DIN, EN, and Tappi test standards. Each fixture is made of materials matched to the application including ambient, high and low temperature environments and saline bathes (for biomedical applications).

Dynamic or fatigue grips

Fatigue rated test fixtures and grips are a common test accessory for instron fatigue and dynamic test machines. Our grips are designed for common applications such as biomedical devices, composites, metals and rubber materials and products.

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Environmental Systems Solutions

We engineer and supply environmental (humidity/high temperature/low temperature) systems with corrosion resistant test fixtures and grips. Our environmental chambers and bathes can be added to existing instron test frames and machines.

Grips and Fixtures compatible with Instron Model Test Machines

In fact, our grips, fixtures, and accessories compete with Instron accessories, including their models,

  • 2420
  • 2702
  • 2716
  • 2752
  • 3117
  • 2501
  • 2710
  • 2717
  • 2810
  • 3119
  • 2505
  • 2711
  • 2732
  • 2820
  • 3130
  • 2620
  • 2712
  • 2736
  • 2830
  • 2632
  • 2713
  • 2742
  • 2860
  • 2640
  • 2714
  • 2743
  • 2870
  • 2670
  • 2715
  • 2750
  • 2910

Our grips and fixtures can be adapted to fit onto and be compatible with Instron test machines, including the following models:

  • e1000
  • 3345
  • 5943
  • 5969
  • 5988
  • e3000
  • 3366
  • 5944
  • 5981
  • 5989
  • e10000
  • 3367
  • 5965
  • 5982
  • 8501
  • 3342
  • 3369
  • 5966
  • 5983
  • 8801
  • 3343
  • 3382
  • 5967
  • 5984
  • 8872
  • 3344
  • 5942
  • 5968
  • 5985
  • 8874

Obsolete models, such as those listed below, can also be outfitted with our grips and fixtures.

  • 3384
  • 4469
  • 5543
  • 5843
  • 1026
  • 4201
  • 4481
  • 5544
  • 5844
  • 1122
  • 4202
  • 4482
  • 5548
  • 5848
  • 1123
  • 4204
  • 4483
  • 5564
  • 5865
  • 1125
  • 4206
  • 4484
  • 5565
  • 5866
  • 1126
  • 4208
  • 4485
  • 5566
  • 5867
  • 1127
  • 4210
  • 4486
  • 5567
  • 5869
  • 1128
  • 4301
  • 4487
  • 5569
  • 5881
  • 1130
  • 4302
  • 4488
  • 5581
  • 5882
  • 1131
  • mini-44 (MN44)
  • 4489
  • 5582
  • 5884
  • 1132
  • 4411
  • 4500
  • 5583
  • 5885
  • 1133
  • 4442
  • 4501
  • 5584
  • 5885H
  • 1134
  • 4443
  • 4502
  • 5585
  • 5887
  • 1135
  • 4444
  • 4505
  • 5585H
  • 5888
  • 1137
  • 4464
  • 4507
  • 5586
  • 5889
  • 6021
  • 4465
  • 4508
  • 5587
  • TT/1100
  • 6022
  • 4466
  • 4510
  • 5588
  • TM/1100
  • 6025
  • 4467
  • mini-55 (MN55)
  • 5589
  • 1000
  • 6027
  • 4468
  • 5542
  • 5842
  • 1011

Talk with one of our Grip specialists

With such a large variety of choices (styles, options, capacities, types) of grips and test fixtures available, it can be frustrating to spend the time required to find your best solution. Let us help. It usually takes fifteen minutes or less to identify the best solution for you, after you connect up with our test accessories engineers.

TestResources has been designing and manufacturing grips, fixtures and universal test machines for almost 20 years. Our unique approach to design and manufacturing has allowed us to solve the testing challenges of thousands of customers around the world.

Why buy grips for your Instron test machine from TestResources?

  • Over 300 different models
    • 75 different tensile grips
    • Inexpensive compression platens
    • 100 different flexural bend fixtures to match all the ASTM standards
    • 30 different puncture fixtures
    • Extensometers
    • Chambers
    • Shear, Peel and more fixtures
  • Custom engineered solutions
  • Application support from a grip engineer
  • Low price leaders

Setup And Control for Insteon Network
  • Desk Top Interface Provides Linking And Setup For Inteon Devices
  • Support for KeypadLinc and RemoteLinc - Linking And Button Settings
  • Computer Groups/Scenes Setup And Control
  • Timer And Logic Functions
  • 32 Bit and 64 Bit Versions
  • Windows And Linux Versions
  • Tested And Capable Of Running On Inexpensive Tablet Or Laptop For Months Without Interuption
LinkNet Software lets you browse through different views of the Insteon network.

Instron Drop Tower

This makes it easier to configure and pair Controller with Responders. Software Requirements:
  • Available for version Windows 7 and later
  • Linux Debian Version.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Insteon Powerline Modem (PLM), Serial or USB - 2413U, 2413S, 2412U, 2412S, or 2448A7
    The USB Insteon PowerLinc Modem is a USB-based interface that allows PC- and hardware-based automation controllers to control and monitor Insteon-compatible lights, appliances, heating/air conditioning systems and alarm systems directly via the Insteon network.
  • Why Not The HUB? The HUB does not provide any adequate interface for software setup and control beyond what the HUB APP can already do...
Release Oct 31 2020
LinkNet For 32 bit and 64 bit Windows
LinkNet-setup.msi ~ 6.2MB - Windows Desktop And Web Data Server Edition
LinkNet For 32 bit and 64 bit Linux Debian
linknet_3.8-4.deb ~ 5MB - Linux Desktop And Web Data Server Edition
Updated better support for Version 3 devices.
User interface updates to make this easier to use.
Always adding device specific settings views; Most recent for motion sensor and chime/siren.
Always improving device network setup, control and motitor technology.
Microsoft Edge - The web server uses javascript to build and update pages, Firefox and Chrome display fine, Edge No.
LinkNet for Windows is distributed using Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) package '.msi' file.
The Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) is the application installation and configuration service for Windows.
The installer uses a standard wizard interface with reasonable defaults.
Right-click the MSI file and select Install. See Get Started
After installation the installer also shows an update and un-install feature for later use if needed.
Version updates - Windows Installer does not remove previous version configuration files.
If an update requires deletion of previous configuration files.
Example configuration files Location:C:UsersusernameAppDataLocalVirtualStoreProgram Files (x86)appname
Install deb package
Right click on .deb file
Choose Open with gdebi package installer
In Terminal: sudo gdebi linknet_3.5-0.deb
gdebi is a lightweight GUI application with the sole purpose of installing deb packages.
It identifies the dependencies and tries to install these along with the .deb files.
If you don't have gdebi installed already, install it using: sudo apt install gdebi-core
Enable Serial/USB Port For Powerline Modem
The Powerline Modem must be plugged in to continue (1).
Open Terminal
[email protected]:~$ ls -l /dev/ttyUSB0
That should show what group owns ttyUSB0, it's probably the dialout group
$ crw-rw---T 1 root dialout 188, 0 Feb 12 12:01 /dev/ttyUSB0
* User needs to be added: [username-to-add] without the brackets
sudo adduser [username-to-add] dialout
Reboot for dialout changes to take affect.
[email protected]:~$ ls -l /dev/ttyUSB0
ls: cannot access '/dev/ttyUSB0': No such file or directory
[email protected]:~$ ls -l /dev/ttyUSB0
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 188, 0 Jul 22 22:27 /dev/ttyUSB0
[email protected]:~$ sudo adduser mp dialout
[sudo] password for mp:
Adding user 'mp' to group 'dialout' ...
[email protected]:~$
* Reboot For Changes To Take Affect.
More Info:
Recent Windows and Linux OS Versions Automatically Install And Support FTDI USB Drivers - (pertains to USB PLM)
Older OS versions may require manual download and install for FTDI USB drivers
- Latest USB drivers from manufacturer
Data files are stored on disk.
AppDataFolder - Location varies
Example: C:UserszwebsterAppDataLocalVirtualStoreProgram Files (x86)insteonsoftwareLinkNet
Datafile Filenames