Self-levelling allows exact parallelism to be set between the upper and lower plates - ideal for those applications where it is critical to accurately measure the deformation of a sample.
The MecS223 range of hardened steel, self-levelling plates features a spherical seating mechanism which allows the plate to ‘float’ and adjust to the specimen geometry during the compression test. Alternatively there are 4 nuts which can lock the self-levelling plate in position when it has been set completely parallel to the opposite ‘fixed’ plate (type Mec23).
MecS223g self-levelling plates are fitted with QC-32mm bore hole adapters suitable for compressive load applications up to 50kN (eg. metals, concrete, etc.).