Mecmesin provides solutions for tests on products or materials that require measurement of a force to pull apart, push together, twist or turn.

We divide these into broad test types as listed here.

Some tests are best done with smaller instruments, some require our largest test stands, depending on the specimen to be tested, its size, shape, and force required.

We'll help explain a little more about what is involved in each test type and walk you through our testing systems and instruments.

Speak to one of our experts if you need help in working out what test or equipment you might need.

Compression testing

Compression testing is a way of determining how something will react when it is squashed, or when a...

The integrity of a fluid or gas-filled container can be tested in terms of its propensity to burst.

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Compressive shear testing is simply the pushing apart of a material sample along a plane parallel to...

Flexural strength / bend testing is also known as transverse testing, or modulus of rupture testing....

Penetration resistance testing involves the insertion of a probe into a material with thickness.

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We exert force and torque with our muscles, and as a result many tests that Mecmesin testers and...

Top-load and crush resistance testing reduces the risk of containers deforming or failing when...

Tension

Dry friction is the force resisting lateral motion between two solid surfaces in contact.

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Marketable products and packaging demand the repeatable integrity, security and safety that only...

We exert force and torque with our muscles, and as a result many tests that Mecmesin testers and...

Pull-off or pull-out testing involves the separation of two secured parts under tension.

This may be...

Lap shear testing is used where an adhesive bond joins flat surfaces.

The required surfaces may be...

The terms 'creep' and 'stress relaxation' are sometimes used interchangeably, although they are...

Tear strength and tear resistance need to be measured where a product is intended to tear, e.g....

Tear strength and tear resistance need to be measured where a product is intended to tear, e.g....

Tension and compression

We exert force and torque with our muscles, and as a result many tests that Mecmesin testers and...

Texture

A bulk analysis test method is used when it is not practical or representative to test an individual...

Extrusion testing has many applications within the food, and other industries, for texture...

Penetration testing is very similar to compression testing with one key difference, the penetrometer...

Shear testing is a very popular and valuable test method applicable to food texture analysis.

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Torque

The application torque of closures must be controlled in order for the closures to perform properly...

Bolts and screws secure many constructions, and the equal integrity and performance of each is...

Rotational shear measures the shear stress between two counter-rotating surfaces, which may be...

Torque to turn is what it takes to overcome friction and inertia in a rotating system.

Shafts held...