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Sport and leisure

Mecmesin Solutions for Product Testing in Sport and Leisure

Sports equipment has become sophisticated, and its manufacture quite exacting. Consistency is everything in maintaining your brand position, whilst providing product ranges appropriate to beginners as well as professionals. Accurate, reliable and repeatable testing under tension, compression or torque is an essential for design, development and quality assurance. For the wider leisure industry, including toys and games, strict safety compliance must be confirmed, and Mecmesin’s versatile test systems are ideal for the industry standard methods required. Mecmesin provides solutions for all aspects of testing, with our range of universal testers, complemented by our powerful and fully programmable Emperor™ control and analysis software.

Test to ASTM, BS EN, ISO, DIN, CEN and internal design specifications

See also Fabric and Textiles, Product Safety


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Adhesives, sealants and coatings


Affordable testers and expert service, for adhesives, sealants and coatings

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compressive shear lap shear peel pull-off/pull-out tensile strength

Adhesives, sealants and coatings require testing in a number of quite different ways, depending on their type, location and purpose. How do they perform in actual use? A butt-joint test can be used to pull apart equal bonded surfaces to test either the adhesive bond, or a coating.

For flat coated or painted surfaces, a test dolly may be bonded before being pulled off. This will test the integrity of the bond and the adjacent surfaces, including the performance of multi-layered coatings. Where bonded surfaces are subject to lateral forces, rather than being pulled apart, then a tensile or compressive lap shear test is appropriate. Flexible bonded surfaces are more amenable to peel testing, for example laminated belts. In all cases, Mecmesin has a suitable universal tester and fixtures.

 
 

 

Cord, rope and netting


Affordable testers and expert service, for cord, rope and netting

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tensile strength        

Are you paying for testing and certification, or confirming ratings of supplied lines? Perhaps you could save time and money by testing in-house.

Supplied frequently with strength rating, cord, rope and netting may also require repeat testing for safety assurance. Construction safety netting, for example, is required to be sampled periodically in order to be certified for use. Whilst there are companies that perform sample testing, this can result in equipment lying idle for an economic batch to accumulate. Mecmesin tensile testers can be used in-house, programmed for standard repeat testing, storing results and keeping expensive equipment in use.

 
 

 

Fabrics, textiles and yarns


Affordable testers and expert service, for fabrics, textiles and yarns

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puncture resistance tear tensile strength    

Yes, we have even tested hot air balloon fabric! But you can test your own regular fabrics and yarns in-house to industry standards. Tensile and compression tests are applied to fabrics of any kind, to test resilience in use. Some tests, such as the Mullen burst, require dedicated machines, but universal testers, like the versatile Mecmesin MultiTest range, can be used for testing the tensile strength of yarns, tear resistance of woven fabrics, elongation of geomembranes, or resistance to puncture of materials in protective apparel.

The same machines can be used for fasteners, trimmings, stitching and seams, or the adhesive strength of Velcro strips.

 
 

 

Fixings, fasteners and welds


Affordable testers and expert service, for fixings, fasteners and welds

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pull-off / pull-out fastening torque closure torque tensile strength  

Are you auditing your torque fasteners? Pulling your fixings to destruction? Confident of every fastener? Regular computerised testing confirms the quality of supplies and of your constructions.

The integrity of assemblies and constructions almost invariably depends on the security of industrial fasteners and welds. The torque required to secure a threaded fastener, and to audit fastenings on completed assemblies, must be measured accurately and reliably. The tensile strength of the fastener itself has to be quality assured, and the force required to be held must be within adequate safety margins.  These tests require instruments that can provide reliable and repeatable test routines and profile movement and breakdown in fastened joints. Mecmesin test systems for force and torque, driven by Emperor™ control software, can provide for your needs with affordable versatility.

 
 

 

Seals and seams


Affordable testers and expert service, for seals and seams

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compressive burst lap shear peel pull-off / pull-out tensile strength

Seals and seams, whether elastic, adhesive or welded, are designed to hold under various forces that may drive or pull them apart. Failure may be due to internal pressure, peeling or tensile shear. Some seals are designed to fail at a given force, either for opening or to release pressure for safety. In all cases, the point of failure is important, and for all test types there is a suitable Mecmesin MultiTest, computer-controlled for repeatable testing at the touch of a button. Routine testing of seal strength is a vital part of quality assurance, and is best done at the point of production.

 
 

 

Sports equipment


Affordable testers and expert service, for sports equipment

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compression flexure friction penetration resistance tear
tensile strength test        
tensile strength        

Sports brands are valuable; you want to be the preferred one, so performance and durability are key factors, assured only by constant and routine product testing.

A lot is expected of sports equipment, and much of it is taken to extremes of endurance. And yet we expect consistent high performance from brand new to repeated use. Quality determines the lifespan, and lifespan adds to brand preference. Mecmesin test systems are in use worldwide, measuring the flexure of surfboards, the bounce of tennis balls, the strength of fishing lines, compression and recovery of cricket balls, to secure attachment of sports shoe cleats and resilience of sport-specific clothing.

 
 

 

Toys and games


Affordable testers and expert service, for toys and games

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compression flexure peel pull-off / pull-out  
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torque to turn puncture resistance tear tensile strength  

Importers, manufacturers and retailers have a particular responsibility for children’s toys and games. Do you have the means to test your goods for compliance? Toy safety is strictly controlled to avoid the separation of parts that may present a choking hazard or cause an injury. In addition, toys will only be popular if they are durable and continue to perform after robust and sometimes unpredictable play.

Whether a feature is tested for detachment, a button is pressed to ensure its repeated function, or a part is flexed for strength, an ideal reliable and affordable solution for compression and tensile testing, is a Mecmesin MultiTest, with a range of suitable grips and fixtures.