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Applied Test Systems (ATS) manufactures a wide range of standard and custom testing accessories to complement our line of Universal Testing Machines (UTMs). Each grip and fixture is built using quality materials and designed to fit and function with the highest performance on all makes of ATS UTMs, as well as any existing models manufactured elsewhere. ATS grips can hold a variety of specimens, including but not limited to metals, plastics, textiles, yarn, wire, rubber, elastomers, laminates, and lightweight sheet. We also specialize in manufacturing high temperature accessories, and offer several stainless steel grips and couplings designed to withstand the required heat of multiple testing applications.

In addition to the standard fixtures listed below, we manufacture fixtures for high temperature ceramic flexure, gypsum board, adhesive peel, fastener testing, and more. Each of our standard grips and fixtures are fully customizable to meet your testing needs, and our engineers are available to develop fixtures and grips to meet unique testing requirements.


Standard Wedge Grips

  • Fast acting grips
  • Self-tightening and lever-operated
  • Heavy duty steel construction for durability and efficiency
  • Stainless steel available for high temperature testing
  • Two types of replaceable grip faces: wedge (flat specimens) and v-shaped (round specimens)
  • Variety of sizes from 1,000 – 67,000 lb.
UTM Accessories
Series 4070 Clevis Couplings

  • Precision machined to requirements of ASTM E399 (with loading flats) or ASTM E647 (without loading flats)
  • Available in 17-4 PH stainless steel, high-temperature alloys
  • Heat treated to provide optimum properties
  • Load bars and special clevis units supplied to customer specifications
  • Special sizes made to order
 UTM Accessories
Screw-Action Grips

  • Simple, user friendly design
  • Cost-effective option
  • Capacities from 50 – 2,000 lb.
  • Variety of face sizes to accommodate diverse sample sizes
  • Face surface options include serrated, plain/smooth, line contact, or urethane coated
 UTM Accessories
Bend Test Fixtures

  • Designed for flexure testing of ceramic, wall board, plastic, composite, and other materials
  • Adjustable Spans
  • 3-point bend test
  • 4-point bend test
 UTM Accessories
Compression Platens

  • Available in a variety of sizes
  • Used for specimens such as springs, pipes, and more
  • With or without spherical alignment bearings
  • Concentric centering circles
 UTM Accessories
Pneumatic Grips

  • Lightweight, air-assisted
  • Optional foot switch to operate grips
  • Fast and secure operation
UTM Accessories

These are just a few examples of the testing accessories designed and manufactured here at our facility. In addition to our UTM grips and fixtures, we manufacture an entire line of pull rods, couplings, and other accessories designed for creep and stress rupture testing. To speak with an ATS sales engineer and receive more information on any of our testing accessories, contact us today at +1-724-283-1212 or .