- Safer, easier and faster changing of test platens and spacers.
The draw rod system is used to adjust the inside vertical working height of the load frame, to allow for testing samples of different heights through the use of spacers and test platens. The system is made up of a steel hand wheel with internal ball bearings and a threaded rod that is easily raised or lowered inside the load frame for height adjustment. Spacers slide onto the rod, the rod is threaded into the test platen, and the assembly is then tightened against the crosshead.
Draw rods are included with all prism load frame model machines, and can be purchased as an option for all CM-4000 through CM-1000 machines.