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There is a lot to consider when physically testing a packaging material or component. Not only is it key to be able to apply load to your test specimen(s), but also set up everything in order to generate valid results. So, how can you ensure that your tests won't fail?

Mecmesin is a leading provider of force, materials and torque testing solutions, highly skilled and experienced in ensuring that testing is set up in such a way that your specimens will yield valid results. We've prepared a free-to-view online webinar focused on the role of grip and fixture selection and how it will affect your test results.

Watch the Webinar
GRIP & FIXTURE Selection in Force & Torque Testing

This webinar explores the importance that grip and fixture selection can have on your test results, as well as some of the most commonly used grips and fixtures (and the applications they’re used in), in addition to mentioning custom- and 3D-printed grips & fixtures.

Understanding which grip or fixture to use and why is critical to getting the most accurate measurements.

In addition to the repeatability and consistency of the test system, one should make certain that:

  • Grips and fixtures do not allow the specimen to slip
  • Ensure the specimen does not move, wiggle, shake or wobble during the test, and
  • See to it that all operators fixture the specimen the exact same way every time.

Not only does this webinar provide key information to Quality and Testing teams, it also offers valuable knowledge to production managers, manufacturing managers and R&D engineers to ensure that their tests provide consistent results. It will help you to understand the importance of different grips and fixtures, what to use, when and why, and troubleshoot a range of common issues.

Watch Mecmesin's free Webinar:
GRIP & FIXTURE Selection in Force & Torque Testing

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.

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