Mecmesin systems and gauges are designed for the application of international and industry standards for quality and safety.

Force and torque testing within the construction industry primarily concerns the integrity and resilience of materials, the methods of joining and fastening and their strength, and safety throughout.

  • compressive strength of young sprayed concrete (shotcrete) and grouts
  • compressive strength of block materials
  • bending resistance and flexibility of beams or panels
  • shear and compressive strength of building materials and joined surfaces
  • pull-out force of fasteners and fixings
  • tensile strength of cables
  • compliance testing of health and safety appliances

It also involves verifying the settings of tools and mechanisms used in construction to check they are applying the desired force and torque limits.

Mecmesin systems and gauges are designed to allow you to test for quality and safety in accordance with international and industry standards. When combined with our Emperor force and torque control and analysis software, there is complete flexibility for accurate and repeatable testing.

Test to ASTM, BS EN, ISO, DIN, CEN

Some of our customers

Featured case studies

Standards

Featured or equivalent test standards for Mecmesin solutions in this section

Shotcrete Early Strength Penetration Test

The Mecmesin penetrometer provides accurate low strength data (up to 1 MPa) as soon as you can start testing. This data can immediately be shared with the Shotcrete crews working underground. The instrument and accessories have brought benefits through easy transportation and has the ability to be used for shotcrete trials, where the samples are shot to be cored at a later date. This has eliminated the need to transport additional samples.

Adam O’Ray, Quality Control Manager
Multicrete Systems Inc.

Case study
Shotcrete sprayer and pump application equipment

Construction safety netting certification testing

Prior to purchasing the machine, test patches were taken off safety nets before their due date and kept until a batch were sent to our suppliers, which involved parcelling up and visiting the post office to send away for testing. This was time-consuming and expensive. Now we can test as and when required. We chose Mecmesin because they were the most helpful when enquiries were made.

Ian Semple, Director
IPS Safety Netting

Case study
Safety net strength test on site

Adhesive bond strength of construction panels

SIPS Frames UK Ltd is one of the UK’s leading independent Structural Insulated Panel System manufacturers, for use in the construction of kit houses by self builders.

Martin Cook, Managing Director
Sips Eco Panels

Case study
SIPS panel adhesion tensile test on-site
Upgrading our standard test method with a Mecmesin-i tester was one of the best decisions we made recently. Not only did the new testing machine allow us to utilize the replaced equipment for other projects, but it also improved the reliability of the test, and the reproducibility of test results. Mecmesin’s sales team provided us with all the information needed to make the decision to buy the right testing machine.

Marcin Kujawski, Research and Quality Manager
Concrete Canvas Ltd.

Case study
Sample undergoing flexure testing - geosynthetic cementitious composite material testing

Wire strength test configurations for optimum accuracy

Prior to Mecmesin we would have tied the wire rope in a choke knot to perform the test, but now with the rope grips we are able to test more accurately the performance of the wire rope.

Thomas Reynolds, Testing Manager
Gripple Ltd.

Case study
Wire rope cable failure mode tests and results with specialist capstan rope grips
Our Mecmesin Multitest-dV tester has improved efficiency, accuracy and consistency of our in-house testing. Also the customer service / support has been very helpful throughout. We would definitely recommend Mecmesin.

Ashley Adlam, Quality Supervisor, Quality Control
Tecni Ltd.

Case study
Wire rope crimp test close-up on gauge

Cable and pipe pull-out force batch testing system

"We have made pull-out tests for many years, but with our new equipment, we get the result much quicker and with better accuracy. We can rapidly prepare and perform advanced tests and present the result in a more precise way for both customers and our colleagues, within research and development. The new equipment enables studies of how much force is needed to make a cable or pipe start moving within a seal. The test fixture was developed at CA Mätsystem AB (Mecmesin’s distributor) in Sweden, especially for Roxtec products, in order to enable a thorough testing of all existing Roxtec solutions. All results are stored in a database providing extended knowledge for future product development, as well as, useful information for customers and sales people."

Patrik Cederholm, Tests & Certificates Engineer
Roxtec International AB

Case study
Flexible pipe pull-out test frame for specimen location

Industrial fixtures and fasteners

Historically, SFS intec UK has had to rely on our colleagues in Switzerland for all our product testing and reporting needs. Whilst this produced efficient results, it became apparent that we required a more time friendly and responsive solution for our local customers, so we decided to bring it in-house. Now, with the use of Mecmesin machinery which has been integrated into our facility at Leeds, we are able to offer an additional tailored ‘testing’ service for our UK customers, often much more quickly, whilst producing detailed results and accurate data.

Craig Johnson, Technical Advisor SFS intec
SFS Intec

Case study
Industrial fastener pull-out test system

Testing metal shutter raw material for tensile strength

Not being an expert in force measurement, I have found Mecmesin to be an extremely capable partner in this field. They ensure that test solutions are found, they offer training in the use of the equipment and they are a competitive supplier of the service and calibration of all our measuring equipment.

Michaël Valdenaire, Quality Engineer
Soprofen Industrie

Case study
Extraction force of mounting clip test
 

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