How to determine if a band has reached its yield strength
Stop over/under tensioning with these steps
- Insert the clamp tail into the tensioning tool. Tension until the clamp is snug.
- Using a felt tip marker place 3 to 4 lines across the band clamp, about ¼” in front of the buckle.
- Resume tensioning and watch for movement of the lines in relation to the buckle.
The clamp has reached its yield strength when the lines stop moving.
- STOP!!! Further tensioning of the clamp may result in band failure.