I have got to test a number of ropes, chain and fittings for ultimate
breaking load. All of the items are rated under about 15,000 pounds and I
am not worried about the strain curve. Just ultimate load. Way to many
tests to beg time on the local engineering school equipment.
I have a 10 ton dynamometer and a hydraulic cylinder capable of giving me
the throw and force in the push direction but not in pull. I am having
trouble coming up with a design that will work without putting a side load
on the cylinder rod.
Anyone have any ideas?
- posted 16 years ago