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Fiber snubbing clamp using magnetic gripping action

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ARL

A device, assembly and method for clamping single fibers that utilizes snubbing surfaces simultaneously with magnetic gripping action are described. The device can be fabricated at miniature sizes with very low mass and volume, which are desirable requirements for testing of small fibers in highly sensitive force-transducing load frames. Advantageously, the combined use of snubbing surfaces and magnetic gripping greatly reduces the probability of slippage or fiber failure at the grip during testing.

Inventors: 
Wetzel, Eric D.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2012-03-08
Grant Date: 
2015-03-31
Grant time: 
1,118 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
20
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY