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Mecmesin Expands OmniTest UTM Range

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Mecmesin, a renowned global leader in the design and manufacturing of force, materials, and torque testing equipment for quality control, proudly announces the expansion of their OmniTest universal testing machine (UTM) range. The latest additions to the OmniTest lineup include three new single-column models with capacities of 0.5 kN, 1 kN, and 2.5 kN. These compact single-column models feature a precision ballscrew that drives a crosshead mounted with an ELS loadcell. With their small footprint, they are perfect for bench-top use in space-limited environments, catering to forces below 2.5 kN.

Furthermore, Mecmesin has undertaken a comprehensive engineering redesign of their existing range of twin-column test stands in 10 kN, 25 kN, and 50 kN capacities. These twin-column models provide exceptional rigidity, generous space between columns, and are equipped with twin precision ballscrews to drive a robust crosshead fitted with an ELS loadcell. The updated design offers enhanced performance and usability for testing larger samples effectively.

In line with the new modern Mecmesin branding, the OmniTest range has received a refreshed look, creating a uniform and cohesive visual identity across the entire product family.

Dr. Patrick Collins, Technical Director at Mecmesin, commented, "Innovative engineering and a deep understanding of our customers' needs have come together to create a UTM, that not only incorporates the latest technological advancements in VectorPro® software, our easy-to-use and intelligent test analysis software, but also looks great in any laboratory or QA environment. Our products prioritize powerful functionality, intuitive operation, and touch screen friendliness, ensuring faster, smarter testing with accurate, reliable, and reproducible results."

User-friendly, catering to diverse needs

Designed to meet the most demanding tension and compression measurement applications across a wide range of industries, the OmniTest range caters to the diverse needs of both Research and Development laboratories and quality assurance environments. It serves as an ideal solution for conducting static tensile and compressive tests to measure the mechanical properties of various materials, including plastics, rubbers, elastomers, metals, composites, fabrics, glass, and ceramics. The OmniTest delivers quantitative results with a high degree of repeatability, which is crucial for effective quality control.

The OmniTest features a user-friendly front panel for easy selection of test parameters, live load and length readings, and precise manual crosshead positioning using the multifunction controller. Colored LEDs provide visual cues to indicate the machine's status during testing. Incorporating state-of-the-art electronics and a range of high-resolution precision Enhanced Load Sensors (ELS), the OmniTest ensures exceptional load accuracy with a reading accuracy of 0.5% and a resolution of 1:50,000. This enables a broader range of tests to be performed without the need to switch load sensors.

Customers also have the option to choose the OmniTest with an optional Touchscreen Controller, designed as a convenient alternative to a desktop or laptop PC. The Touchscreen Controller operates with Microsoft Windows® and is specifically optimized and pre-installed with Mecmesin's VectorPro® software, making it ready for immediate use with OmniTest.

Key Features of VectorPro software:

• Real-time graph plotting
• Immediate display of results
• Full data export
• Customized report generation
• Drag and drop interface
• Personalized workspace
• Secure user accounts
• Batch testing
• Full traceability for FDA 21 CFR Part 11
• Cloud-based sharing of programs & test results

The OmniTest system can be supplied with or without an extensometer, depending on the specific testing requirements of the customers.

“The new OmniTest models with their improved mechanical performance and build quality compliment VectorPro perfectly, which many already feel is the most intuitive and feature rich testing software on the market. Solving customer problems is in the Mecmesin DNA and we are now uniquely placed to offer a range of high-end material testing systems and where required more basic product testing solutions all at an affordable price with the modularity the new OmniTest range brings.” said John Page, PPT Group Managing Director.

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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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