PC-Controlled Testers (Force) (14 videos)

The MultiTest-i range of computer-controlled force measurement system are the ideal solution for tensile and compression testing in Quality Control and R&D laboratories. Controlled by Emperor software, the MultiTest-i is available in a range of single and twin-column models covering the range from 500 N to 50 kN.

This video is an overview of Mecmesin's tensile testers: MultiTest-i and MultiTest-xt. The top-of-the range MultiTest-i PC-controlled force measurement systems are an ideal solution for tensile testing in QC and R&D laboratories, while the MultiTest-xt tensile testers controlled by a built-in touch-screen console, requiring only minimal operator training are ideally suited to making routine quality control measurements in production areas.

This video shows a MultiTest-i force testing stand and Emperor software performing a 180 degree peel test based on ASTM D3330 - the standard test method for peel adhesion for pressure-sensitive tape. Emperor control software can be programmed to calculate the average peel force over the required sample length, and can report the force per unit width of tape.

A peel test on a foil sealed wine glass is conducted using a MultiTest 1-i PC-controlled force tester.  The peak and average force needed to remove the foil lid from the wine glass is measured and the results are displayed graphically using Mecmesin's Emperor force measurement software.

The twin column MultiTest 25-I is used with custom designed fixtures to test the pull-out force of screws from furniture boarding.  The fixture can be used for testing surface mounted or edge mounted screws.  Emperor software controls the force testing stand, calculates and displays the colour-coded “pass” or “fail” result, and stores all the data securely.

Shows testing leather to International Standard ISO 23910 - stitch tear resistance.  A special fixture and a pneumatic grip are used with the MultiTest 2.5-i

Leather is tested to International Standard ISO 3376 for tensile strength.  Percentage elongation at a specified load or at break are also determined.

Special fixtures are used to test leather to International Standard ISO 3377-2 with the MultiTest 2.5-i.

A special fixture is used to test adhesives to ASTM D2979.  The fixture includes an inverted probe, and Emperor software controls the positioning of the sample to test in accordance with the ASTM standard

A 135 degree peel test is carried out on a sample of medical packaging to ensure maximum seal with minimum peel.  A custom designed vacuum fixture attached to a MultiTest-i PC-controlled force tester holds the sample firmly so that repeatable results are achieved when the lid is peeled off at a constant speed of 500 mm/min.