Distance pieces are used to reduce the amount of vertical space between the upper platen and the top surface of the specimen. Two versions are offered, both of which have a maximum load capacity of 3000 kN and are for use with fixed head load frames. Standard size distance pieces have a nominal diameter of 180 mm. EN distance pieces are nominally 220 mm diameter in accordance with the standard specification.
Two versions are available, one for 2000 kN capacity machines the other for 3000 kN capacity machines. The assemblies are supplied complete with all the necessary fittings including: EL37-4860 BS/EN specification platens measuring 445 x 250 x 75 mm thick, extended length safety gates and roller assemblies for the platens.