Product Details Supplier Info More products

Mecmesin has introduced the FPT-H1 horizontal friction peel and tear tester, which is designed to be easy to use and is supplied pre-programmed for all the main industry-standard friction testing methods for plastic films, paper and board. Also featuring fixtures for peel and tear testing, the FPT-H1 is suitable for the packaging industry and for manufacturers, converters and users of sheet materials.

In the dynamic environment of sheet- and web-fed machinery, the quick and accurate measurement of the coefficients of friction (COFs) is vital. Machine speeds can only be only optimised for productivity if tearing, jamming and misfeeds are prevented, so the FPT-H1 is designed for reliable and rapid testing. With an integral touchscreen to access test routines, and guidance through each run, testing requires minimal training with maximum repeatability, according to the company.

Designed for the quality testing of seals, closures and perforations, and the tear strength of sheet materials, the FPT-H1 is claimed to be affordable and to offer convenience and high throughput. It is also robust and reliable for more demanding environments. The device can also be used for detailed laboratory testing and other tensile testing.

Click on the links above for supporting information.

Key features and benefits

  • The FPT-H1 comes with Mecmesin’s Emperor software for control, data acquisition and analysis.
  • To minimise handling, the FPT-H1 employs quick-attachment grips and COF sample sleds with magnetic grips.
  • The plane bed itself is constructed of easy-clean stainless steel.
  • Sample sleds are available to comply with the weights and dimensions requirements of all the main test COF standards, with linkages as defined for static and dynamic COFs and to avoid stick-slip behaviour.

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:

View full profile