Motor-driven torque testing systems

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Mecmesin can offer torque test stands to suit any requirement, from higher-torque PC-controlled systems, to touch-screen testers suited to production areas, high-precision torque testers, and more basic motorised stands for flexible use with a digital gauge and torque sensor. All are manufactured to high standards, and offer accuracy and repeatability of testing not available in hand-operated instruments.

Packaging torque testing solutions

At Mecmesin we design torque testing systems and fixtures for packaging products of all kinds, so that you can apply industry standard test methods in both design, and on the production floor for quality control. Our Emperor™ control and analysis software is powerful and flexible for reliable, accurate, repeatable testing at the push of a button.

Closures, caps and stoppers

How likely are leaks or customer frustrations with difficulty in openability?  Consumer packaging, especially in beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, employs a wide variety of twist closures, - many are fitted with tamper-evident, pilfer-proof or child-resistant features.

Our motorised systems guarantee accurate and repeatable test data by providing consistent acceleration, rotation speed and force application; eliminating operator induced variables. The ability to apply a constant top load (particularly useful for CRCs) combined with software control guarantee a torque testing capability for all closure types.

With Mecmesin’s Emperor™ control and data analysis software and a Vortex torque tester, slip torque, bridge torque, removal torque and reverse ratchet torque can all be measured, to understand the total performance of a screw-cap closure.

See also

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially opened the University of Chichester’s new Engineering and Digital Technology Park on 3rd October 2018. Part of the tour of the £35million development, based at the Bognor Regis campus, was a visit to the Department of Engineering and Design. The laboratory features several Mecmesin force measurement machines, notably a 50 kN OmniTest Universal Testing Machine (UTM); a state-of-the-art software-controlled materials testing system.

Methods of force and torque testing for food packaging quality

Packaging solutions for food are incredibly diverse; in all aspects of physical design, mechanical function and aesthetic appeal. Their purpose is more straightforward: be safe, secure, yet easy to open, close or reliably re-seal; dispense cleanly and efficiently; minimise loss and waste; maximise shelf life; be cost-effective to manufacture and ultimately recycle or dispose of. Add to that, the consumer desire for attractive and innovative new designs, and the straightforward ultimate purpose can become quite involved in terms of meeting each individual challenge.

Mecmesin white paper: Force testing in medical tubing

Plastic medical tubing is central to the provision of effective health care in the 21st century. It is essential for the delivery of blood, nutrients and gases to the patient, and for the execution of minimally invasive surgical procedures such as cardiac angioplasty, which have proliferated widely over recent years. This article examines four force testing procedures for plastic medical tubing and explores the benefits and methodological considerations of each.

Universal testing machine range (0.5 - 5 kN)

Mecmesin offers a wide range of universal testing machines (UTM) for tension and compression testing. At the top end, our MultiTest-i systems are driven by the powerful Emperor™ control and analysis software on a separate PC, while our production-level testers in the MultiTest-xt series offer touch-screen ease of use and rapid processing. All of these systems give fully programmed control and accurate, repeatable testing, with test libraries for instant recall.

  • Jeff West
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  • Created 18 Oct 2016
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