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In 2017 Mecmesin celebrates its 40th anniversary. Mecmesin was established in 1977 by Jim Oakley, an accomplished mechanical design engineer.  The company was originally a distributor for a range of engineering based products but early on saw the opportunity to focus on force & torque measurement, frustrated by its suppliers performance and under the direction of Robert Oakley (Jim’s son) Mecmesin soon began to manufacture its own range of test equipment and over the years it has grown to become an internationally recognised supplier of force and torque test systems and instrumentation becoming a key supplier to thousands of companies around the world.

The focus of the company has always been to provide innovative test solutions, which provide an affordable alternative to the many higher-priced systems on the market. This strategy enables both small and large businesses alike to undertake quality control checks on their products and materials, without compromising on precision and accuracy.

With enviable organic sales growth over the last five years Mecmesin is now focused on developing their next range of products, based on the company’s new VectorPro technology platform, launching their first truly universal testing machine at Control 2017, the OmniTest 5.0.

Mecmesin remains a privately owned UK company, headquartered in Slinfold, West Sussex.  Over the last 20 years Mecmesin has opened subsidiary sales offices in France, Germany, Thailand, China, Korea and the USA and is also supported by an expansive network of distributors in more than 50 countries able to provide technical expertise and after-sales support to customers locally.  The company has also diversified into Texture Analysis through its US subsidiary FTC and owns 2 machining operations one in the UK and one in China providing CNC machining services to the group and external end users.

Robert Oakley, Mecmesin group chairman said: “With the investment made in our new VectorPro technology platform the Mecmesin group is now ready to develop a range of new and improved products that will enable us push as never before into new markets and applications delivering significant growth throughout the business.”

Mecmesin remains committed to delivering cost-effective, leading-edge force, torque and material testing products designed to push the boundaries of quality control.

A leading force and torque measurement specialist for over 40 years, Mecmesin designs and manufactures affordable, reliable and accurate test measurement equipment to suit a wide range of applications and customer requirements.

Quality Standards
Mecmesin’s range of test equipment is an affordable way to measure force and torque to BS, DIN, ASTM and ISO standards.

Operating under ISO 9001 quality standards, Mecmesin force and torque testers are used to guarantee the quality of components, materials and finished products, direct from the production line or within a QC laboratory. These checks help businesses maximise production and conform to international or in-house standards, whilst reducing the costs associated with excess wastage.

Products
From simple hand-held instruments to fully-comprehensive computer-controlled test systems, Mecmesin designs products to suit many different test applications and budgets.

Force Test Systems
Mecmesin’s force test systems provide machine control of tension and compression testing plus many other test types via the addition of appropriate fixtures, such as flexure/bend, peel, pull-off/pull-out and top-load/crush resistance. A choice of load ratings, including high capacity up to 50 kN, and a range of physical dimensions cater for a broad spectrum of force testing applications.

Torque Test Systems
Mecmesin’s torque test systems provide machine control of the testing methods for all types of torque – breakaway, fastening, running and torque to turn. The ability to simultaneously apply an axial load to the sample is available on all systems. A choice of load ratings cater for a broad spectrum of torque testing applications, with the addition of a range of high precision systems suitable for measuring very low torque values and running with exact rotational alignment.

Application-specific Testers
Mecmesin also supplies a range of application-specific testers, designed to test to test to international standards for a diverse range of distinct test applications, such as coefficient of friction, pull testing of cables, page pull strength of books, automated bottle testing, testing muscle strength and testing sprayed concrete.

Force and Torque Instruments
Mecmesin’s manual force and torque instruments provide digital accuracy in test measurement combined with affordability and portability. Three digital hand-held gauges are available with convenient levels of functionality and ranges of capacity. These gauges can be paired with manual lever or wheel-operated test stands to perform basic tension and compression tests with increased repeatability.

Mecmesin’s range of manual, hand-operated torque testers enable the testing of rotational systems including container caps and tamper-evident closures.

Accessories
Gripping a sample correctly for testing is a fundamental aspect of test repeatability.  Mecmesin supplies a full range of grips and fixtures for use with all our test systems and instruments.

In addition to our standard products, Mecmesin application engineers can design and manufacture test solutions to meet the needs of unique applications with specific criteria.  These typically include vacuum fixtures for preform packaging, cap mandrels to fit specific designs, grips for control devices with moving parts, jigs for bending awkward or large items, fixtures for torsion springs, guards and containment, and many more…

Our Customers
Providing a tailor-made service to create the ideal system with almost limitless testing capability, Mecmesin test solutions cater for a diverse range of industries:

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