Guided Side Bend Tester

Ductility Testing for 1" to 7" pipe walls

McElroy's Guided Side Bend Tester performs a qualitative test of a fusion joint by destructively testing a coupon. The quality assurance device tests the ductility of polyethylene pipe fusion joints in a safe, quick manner. This testing method places the entire wall thickness into tension and gives assurance of the ductility of joints.

Operators can perform the test safely with the use of a hydraulically-powered device that puts three points of pressure on test coupons. If no gaps or breaks are present in the fusion joint after the test, the result is a passing grade. The Guided Side Bend Tester is lightweight and requires the operator to supply a planer, calipers and saw to complete the testing procedure.

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  • Guided Side Bend Tester

    Testing unit and hydraulic hand-pump. Planer, reciprocating saw, and calipers sold separately.

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    Guided Side Bend Tester S05501
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California Prop 65 Info

S05501 Guided Side Bend Tester
Mandrel Diameter 1" (25.4mm)
Maximum Test Coupon Thickness 0.5" (12.7mm)
Guided Side Bend Tester 31 lbs. (14.1 Kg)
Length 6" (152.4mm)
Width 10" (255mm)
Height 14.6" (370.6mm)

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    Guided Side Bend Tester

    Guided Side Bend Tester Product Manual

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    Guided Side Bend Tester

    Guided Side Bend Tester Spec Sheet

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