Tensile strength (15 videos)

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.

The Mecmesin CrimpTest-1  has been superseded by the MultiTest-dV, which has a higher capacity and superior functionality



MultiTest-dV motorised force and materials tester for use with a force gauge, gauge plus VectorPro Lite software, or with an ELS Enhanced Load Sensor and VectorPro MT materials testing software. A versatile entry-level tensile and compression test system for fundamental testing of a range of products and raw materials property calculation.

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 Mytik Combi Cork Tester is used to measure the release torque and extraction force to test standard ISO 9727 of corks and bottle stoppers.   A versatile fixture enables a range of bottle sizes to be fitted to the tester.

A tensile test is conducted using a touch screen controlled MultiTest 25-xt force testing stand on samples to establish elongation under load and breaking strain. Plane grips are used to clamp the sample which is then stretched at 100 mm per minute. The force applied and the elongation of the sample are recorded at up to 1000 times per second. A graph of elongation vs. applied force is viewed to see the test as it is happening. 

A tensile test is performed to test the integrity of beverage basket carriers and cardboard box packaging.  The test ensures optimimum production line efficiency and that consistent standards of packaging quality are maintained. The tests are conducted on a Mecmesin motorised tensile tester combined with a custom-designed vacuum test fixture, to ensure the tests are performed at a consistent speed to gain better accuracy. 

This video shows how testing safety-belts to find their breaking point can be performed using Mecmesin's MultiTest 50-i force testing system. The MultiTest 50-i, is particularly suited to high force testing and can also produce compressive loads. It is capable of producing a tension of 50,000 Newtons while recording up to 1000 measurements per second.