Throughout the production chain, crops, animal feedstuffs and produce are driven to meet quality standards, and to match up to trade and consumer expectations.

Mecmesin is a leading manufacturer of tensile and compressive force testing equipment with over 40 years’ dedicated experience in the field.

Characteristics such as the root strength of crops and soil structure directly affect the quality of foodstuffs and can often be turned into objective data by mechanical strength testing with a force or torque tester.

The yield from livestock is directly affected by the quality of animal feeds, which are often delivered in individual pellet form, and can be evaluated for their physical properties by compressive hardness testing. Granular pills and tablets used in fertilizers are also tested for compressive hardness using 'bulk-analysis' methods. 

Standards

Featured or equivalent test standards for Mecmesin solutions in this section
he test solution allows us to assess the ability of our potassium sorbate suppliers to provide a grade that will not physically deteriorate through blending and storage, yet will enable us to extend the shelf life of our products, whilst enjoying the savings from reduced manufacturing costs. Mecmesin were exceedingly helpful at first contact and were very knowledgeable and professional throughout the process of test development. The company made great effort to ensure we achieved a working, reliable, repeatable and reproducible system that met all our requirements at a sensible price.

Gordon Marley, Senior Scientist - R&D
Ecosyl

Case study
Potassium sorbate granules hardness test fixture with sample presentation and compression probe
The Millennium Seed Bank had a need to quantify the tightness of screw capped glass bottles used for long term storage of wild plant seed. Having established the optimum torque, the Orbis 6 N.m is used routinely to maintain the correct tightness of the bottles. The design of the Orbis makes it simple to use and easy to adapt to different containers.

Keith Manger, Laboratory Manager
Kew Gardens

Case study
Orbis in use with plastic closure and bottle torque showing reading
“The Mecmesin digital torque screwdriver was simple and straightforward to operate and it was very helpful that the user guide pdf was on the net.”

Sander H van Delden, Teacher/Researcher at the Department of Plant-Soil Interaction
HAS den Bosch/Wageningen University

Case study
Torque screwdriver sensor and gauge with accessories for crop lodging measurement
“We were seeking a solution to improve repeatability, precision and documentation of our tests and also to automate our tests of the break force of plastic ear tags. We found an excellent solution with the MultiTest 2.5-xt equipment, providing not only precise measurements but also being easy to programme and having good software to produce test reports. We received excellent service from the supplier.”

Ole Klejs Hansen, Senior Advisor
RYK / Danish Cattle Federation

Case study
Animal ID tag tensile test and cattle wearing the tags
 

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