With gauge lengths of 1 and 2 inches (25 and 50 mm) and measuring ranges of 0.050 and 0.100 inches (1.2 and
2.5 mm), the Model 3442RA1 was designed for applications where tensile or compressive strength tests on small rock, concrete and other small compression samples is desired.
Axial strain is measured on opposite sides of the test specimen and the output is an average of the two readings. The Model 3442RA1 is available in a variety of configurations for samples 2 inches (50 mm) or smaller in diameter. All are self-supporting on the specimen and mount very easily. The included conical point contacts are made from tungsten carbide. If desired, the two cut-outs can be independently configured, providing two readings. Epsilon has versions for use in oil to 20,000 psi at 400 °F (1360 bar at 200 °C). These units will fit in small inside diameter vessels. For large diameter specimens, we suggest one of the Model 3542RA averaging axial extensometers.
The Model 3442RA1 extensometers are strain gaged devices, making them compatible with any electronics designed for strain gaged transducers. Most often they are connected to a test machine controller. The signal conditioning electronics for the extensometer is typically included with the test machine controller or may often be added. In this case the extensometer is shipped with the proper connector and wiring to plug directly into the electronics. For systems lacking the required electronics, Epsilon can provide a variety of solutions, allowing the extensometer output to be connected to data acquisition boards, chart recorders or other equipment.
|Epsilon Technology Corp.|
|Product Category||Deflectometers and Extensometers|
|Product Number||Model 3442RA1|
|Product Name||Miniature Averaging Axial Extensometer|
|Test Fixture Type||Extensometer|