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A new rugged and rapid-throughput tester for quality testing wire terminal strength is available from Mecmesin. Simple controls combine with accuracy and ease of use to make the CrimpTest-1 kN a high-reliability everyday tester, requiring minimal training and maintenance.

Motorised pull testers improve accuracy and reduce operator strain and injury. For added safety, this ergonomically designed horizontal tester pulls samples away from the user. A single button press runs a test, and just four multi-function buttons provide for all settings, operation and output to an RS232 statistical printer.

Peak force at break is displayed along with clear pass and fail indication. Four speed settings are available: 25, 50, 100 and 200mm/min. to comply with all regular test standards. Units of force can be displayed in N, kgf or lbf.

This bench tester is designed for continuous use within the production environment, and is IP52 rated against ingress from dust, wire fragments and water.

Versatile fixtures are available for pull testing crimped, soldered or welded terminals, and cable ties, to 1 kN:

slotted rotary crimp receptacle with stepped loop pin (standard)
self-tightening cam grip (standard)
wedge grips for flat or round terminals (optional)
cable tie fixture (optional)

Applicable international test standards:

ASTM B913 : Standard test method for evaluation of crimped electrical connections to 16-gauge and smaller diameter stranded and solid conductors
SAE AS39029 and AS7928 : general specification for terminals, lug: splices, conductor: crimp style, copper
IEC 60352-2 : solderless crimped connections
BS 5G 178 (Part 1) : crimped joints for aircraft electrical cables and wires
DEF STAN 59-71 : crimped electrical connectors for copper conductors
ISO 1966 : crimped joints for aircraft electrical cables
NASA-STD-8739.4 : space applications, crimping, cabling and harnessing

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.

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.

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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