Custom vice for peel adhesion testing
Customised engineering example
A leading manufacturer of upholstery, used in vehicles and aircraft, needed to test the peel adhesion strength of leather bonded to metal. The method adopted was based around EN 28510-1 'Adhesives — Peel test for a flexible-bonded-to-rigid test specimen assembly'.
A 90-degree peel test is straightforward enough, but gripping the bonded metal/leather test sample required a custom vice to be mounted on a standard peel sliding-table.
Mecmesin designed and manufactured the complete fixturing, incorporating a vice to grip the metal substrate from which the adhered leather was to be peeled. Inserting and removing the test samples was then very quick and precise, allowing rapid and repeatable testing.