Test Types (36 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.

A puncture resistance test on flexible packaging material to international test standard BS EN 14477:2004 is conducted using a MultiTest 2.5-xt touch-screen force tester and  puncture test fixture.  The force tester is driven by Emperor software, which  controls the speed of the test stand, collects  the data, and then calculates penetration force, elongation at break and the penetration energy.

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 opening and closing torque on lipsticks is tested using a Vortex-i PC-controlled torque testing system. The torque tester is fitted with custom designed adaptors to fit different sizes of lipsticks.  The Vortex-i is driven by Mecmesin's Emperor Torque software, which gives immediate indication of "Pass" or "Fail" for each type and size of lipstick.  Results can be seen in real-time and stored for future use.

This video shows torsion springs being tested to pre-defined torque settings using Mecmesin's Vortex-i PC-controlled torque testing system. The torsion springs are held securely by custom-designed individual two-part mandrels. The Vortex-i is driven by Mecmesin's Emperor Torque software, which gives immediate indication of "Pass" or "Fail" for each type and size of torsion spring.

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.

Mecmesin's digital torque testers are used to measure the mimimum application torque of Child-resistant closures according to ASTM D3810.  The Tornado is a portable, battery powered hand operated instrument can be used anywhere, while the motorised Vortex-xt torque tester provides a constant test speed for reliable repeatability of testing.

Mecmesin's digital torque testers are used to measure the reverse-ratchet torque performance of child-resistant closures according to ASTM D3472.  The Tornado is a portable, battery powered hand operated instrument, while the motorised Vortex-xt provides a constant test speed for reliable repeatability of testing.

Top-load tests on PET bottles are carried out on an automated test system performed with a MultiTest-xt force tester and robotic arm.

This video shows a Mecmesin automated test system carrying out repetitive penetration tests on plasterboard in order to accurately assess the performance and durability of the gypsum plasterboard products. The use of an automated test system has many benefits including: improved test reproducibility providing consistent and repeatable results; elimination of operator error and increased test throughput reducing costs in time and labour.