The fixing device is a clamping device mounted on the pull test bench. The eye termination of the wire rope is secured with the mandrel in one end of the test bench and the other loose end is clamped in the aluminium jaws of the fixing device.
The maximum clamping force of this fixing device is 300 ton. With this fixing device the pull test bench can perform tests up to maximum capacity. (If mounted on another test bench it can be used up to 120T pull tests).
The fixing device is driven by a motor pump started with the ”On/Off”. A lever controls the movement of the clamping jaws. For the insertion of steel wire ropes the length of which exceed the exciting insertion possibilities the bench is equipped with a hydraulic clamping unit. Clamping is achieved between long aluminium jaws, which protect the wire rope from damage.