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Why are commercial tension testing machines so expensive

  1. Mar 23, 2016 #1
    can you perhaps explain in technical detail?
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  3. Mar 23, 2016 #2


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    What's a commercial tension testing machine?
  4. Mar 23, 2016 #3


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    Others have written books on this subject, so I suspect my explaination (in technical detail) would not be sufficient for this thread. Therefore I attached a book reference that might cover part of your needs. There are several types of tension as well, so if you could supply a technical description of your needs, we might be able to provide a more accurate description of what you require.

  5. Mar 23, 2016 #4
    thank you for the suggestion, I think I should've have used "technical detail" as I'm not really looking for such broad information. I just would like to hear your opinion on this.
  6. Mar 23, 2016 #5


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    They are expensive because they have to be accurate and reliable.
    Very few are needed, so very few are sold. The economics of volume is simply not there.
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