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Mecmesin Page Pull Tester

The Mecmesin Page Pull Tester (formerly Smithers Pira Booktester) is used in over 100 binderies across the world. It provides a robust, economical and reproducible method of measuring the page pull strength of perfect-bound books.

By accurately measuring page pull strength, Mecmesin’s Page Pull Tester design has proven itself as a reliable and efficient quality control and assessment tool, identifying many problems as they occur.

Unlike its competitors, the Mecmesin Page Pull Tester is manufactured in the UK and requires no compressed air or mains power supply; meaning it can be used anywhere.

Setting a performance specification for page pull strength is difficult without a standard method of measurement. Using the Mecmesin Page Pull Tester, the following page pull strength values have been found to be a reliable measure of performance:

  • Below 5.00 N/cm : Unacceptable
  • 5.00 - 7.25 N/cm : Satisfactory
  • 7.25 - 9.00 N/cm : Good
  • Above 9.00 N/cm : Very Good

Download the datasheet