Mecmesin provides solutions for tests on products or materials that require the measurement of their physical strength. Typically this involves applying and recording the force to pull apart, push together, twist or turn.

We divide these tests into the broad types of Tension, Compression, Texture and Torque as listed below.

Some tests are best done with smaller table-top instruments, other tests require larger test frames. It all depends on the specimens to be tested, their size, shape, and the minimum/maximum forces 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 which test you might need and the most suitable equipment to do the job.

Compression testing

Compression testing is a way of determining how something will react when a compressive force is...

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 specimen by applying compressive...

We exert force and torque with our muscles in almost all our everyday activities. As a result, many...

Flexural or bend testing is used It is a way of determining how something will react when it is put...

Penetration resistance testing involves the insertion of a probe into a material to a known depth.

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Top-load testing (also known as 'column-crush' and 'axial force resistance') is performed mainly on...

Tension and compression testing

We exert force and torque with our muscles in almost all our everyday activities. As a result, many...

Insertion and withdrawal testing involves applying and measuring the compressive force to an object...

The ‘loop’ tack value of a pressure sensitive material is expressed as the force required to...

Tension testing

We exert force and torque with our muscles in almost all our everyday activities. As a result, many...

'Dry' friction (as opposed to 'fluid' or 'lubricated' friction) is the force resisting lateral...

Peel testing is used to assess bond quality and is a simple way of determining the adhesion strength...

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

Shear testing in tension (also known as 'lap shear') is commonly used to test adhesives and involves...

Tear strength and tear resistance need to be measured, not only to make sure a product doesn't...

Tensile testing is the most common method employed to determine the mechanical strength of an object...

Texture testing

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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Tension methods pull or stretch the test sample, to measure the elasticity and the ultimate strength...

Torque testing

Closures and caps must be applied tight enough to maintain a seal and to resist working loose, but...

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.

Bearing...