Standards

Featured or equivalent test standards for Mecmesin solutions in this section

Test types

Further or specific test types in this section

Ergonomic Strength and Manual Handling

We exert force and torque with our muscles in almost all our everyday activities.

Friction

Friction testing graphic

'Dry' friction (as opposed to 'fluid' or 'lubricated' friction) is the force resisting lateral motion between two solid

Peel

Peel testing graphic

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

Pull-off / Pull-out

Pull off/pull out testing graphic

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

Shear in tension

Lap shear graphic

Shear testing in tension (also known as 'lap shear') is commonly used to test adhesives and involves the pulling apart of a m

Tear

Tear resistance testing graphic

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

Tensile strength

Tensile strength testing graphic

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

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
The Mecmesin test stand, force gauge and accessories meet all our in-house testing requirements and are quick and easy-to-use. Mecmesin equipment is an important tool in our Product Safety and Quality Assurance System.

Steve Brooker,
Carte Blanche Greetings Ltd

Case study
Plush toy attachment pull-off test accessories and AFG gauge
“Only measuring up to a few Newtons of force with an AFG 2500 N was not enabling us to proceed with our investigation and Mecmesin kindly lent us a more sensitive AFG 10N which instantaneously improved the quality of data we were collecting.”

Alex Radford, Undergraduate Student (Department of Physics)
Durham University

Case study
AFG paired with a force tester
This test system is perfectly suited to our needs, giving us the flexibility we require to perform multiple tests with the certainty of obtaining reliable, accurate results. Undertaking these quality measurements in-house means we are also saving significant costs, as we no longer require the services of external test laboratories.

Jordi Vives-Talló, Engineer
Ultra Magic

Case study
Hot-air balloon fabric tear test and tensile tester
The Mecmesin instruments are always so easy-to-use and Mecmesin really understands what is going on in a laboratory like ours.

Tony Faure, Laboratory Manager
Bridgestone TG

Case study
Window sliding force system solution with instrumentation and software
"We have been using Mecmesin equipment to perform retention tests on our range of lancet needles for over 8 years. We find the system easy to use for regular in-process checks, and generally reliable with prompt servicing from Mecmesin when required."

John Potter, Quality Systems Engineer
Owen Mumford

Case study
Lancet retention test fixtures on a MultiTest-dV
Longcroft Engineering has a requirement to accurately measure the force on springs for a wide variety of applications. Clients frequently request new concepts and designs, and Mecmesin has been able to provide the versatility and quality we require, so that we can serve these customers.

Colin Hurst, Quality Chief Inspector
Longcroft Engineering

Case study
MT-xt-spring-testing
The MultiTest 1-i has been purchased to test the physical properties of raw materials and finished products. The 10N loadcell is able to measure to two decimal places, which gives a very sensitive and accurate reading, and this test works very well. The MultiTest 1-i meets our needs and with time has proved user friendly.

Adriana Jamesova,
Salts Healthcare

Case study
T-peel system and accessories suitable for healthcare products
“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
We use the Mecmesin MultiTest 10-i system to perform regular quality control tests to guarantee the quality of our supplied materials. Mecmesin provided us with a cost-effective solution to our needs and exceptional customer service. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other companies with materials testing requirements.

Michael Hubbard, Business Quality Manager
British Gaskets Group

Case study
Rubber and plastic materials tension and elongation tests with various grips
Mecmesin has customer service which provide unwavering support for our questions and ALWAYS come through with the results and answers we have needed. This solution continues to open doors for us and grow with our needs. It was everything we didn’t know we needed and everything we could ask for. It is simple to use and can be mastered using very user-friendly software and conversions into the programs we use every day. I look forward to taking our next steps with Mecmesin!

Terri Lebow, Quality Manager
Vintech Industries Inc.

Case study
Weather seal deflection test graphical results and test jig schematic
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
Tensile strength and cyclic sliding force tests
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 fixturing
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
MultiTest 5-xt performing safety net strength tensile test
The Mecmesin machine is a great piece of kit – it has allowed us to move forward with our research in a very productive way, and we are grateful for the excellent technical support that has come with it.

Dr Sara Goodacre, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
The University of Nottingham

Case study
Lightweight Grips, Spring-loaded and Rubber-faced
I am very pleased with both the service from Mecmesin and the MultiTest 10-x test system and would recommend it for testing many of the aspects of soft tissue repair in orthopaedics. The MultiTest 10-x is easy-to-use and ideal for this application, of testing the fixation of bones and tendons around a prosthesis inserted for fracture of the shoulder.

Mr Keith Borowsky, Orthopaedic Surgeon
University of Brighton Medical School

Case study
Shoulder prosthesis testing system installation
“The MultiTest 2.5-i is very reliable and we have had no problems since we purchased it. Because it’s failure-free, accurate and has intuitive operation (very user-friendly software) it’s superior to the older control system from another supplier. It’s also worth to mention the after-sales support from ITA, Mecmesin’s Polish Distributor, is quick and efficient.”

Miroslaw Bratus, Production Purchase Coordinator
BMZ Poland Sp.z.o.o.

Case study
battery terminal pull-off, close-up
The MultiTest 0.5-i is a very good and reliable machine and the Emperor™ Software brings great advantages. It’s a very useful tool for these kinds of tests. It’s fully programmable and offers an in-depth analysis of results. It’s a precious tool for everybody involved, especially those who work with plastics and their mechanical performance.

Nikos Michopoulos, Quality Control
Eurofilm Mantzaris S.A.

Case study
Polythene packaging material specimen under test and specific film grips
Having developed a medical device from a blank sheet of paper to a prototype level, we entered into a significant programme of test and development. Previous smaller test programs had used bespoke machinery developed in-house, which although suitable for the task, lacked versatility for the broad range of tests to be carried out, particularly from a programming standpoint. The test programme involved some 40 evaluations, to be conducted in a very condensed timeframe.

Stephen Gilmore, Principal Mechanical Engineer
Crux Product Design

Case study
Injector tester lower fixture
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 test system comparison wedge and capstan grip combinations
We are satisfied with the programs for the measurement of our products and the possibility of exportation and storage of our data into Excel documents.

Danila Bavcon, Production Manager
Ekstel d. o. o.

Case study
Water-blocking tape specimens under test in the R&D lab
Having an in-house test capability is essential when developing new processes and products. Having the Mecmesin tester at Cambridge Nanotherm has allowed us to reduce test cycles significantly. The software package also gives us the ability to analyse the subtle differences in adhesion mechanisms and also gives us the ability to produce detailed reports for our suppliers and customers.

Steven Curtis, Chief Engineering Officer
Cambridge Nanotherm Ltd

Case study
printed circuit board PCB 90 degree copper track adhesive peel
We have used Mecmesin equipment for a number of years to perform compression and tension tests on helical springs intended for use in our respiratory drug delivery devices. We now estimate that every second, more than a thousand people rely on a Bespak device to help them breathe and as our testing requirements have grown, so too has our relationship with Mecmesin. Today, we rely upon their advanced test systems to guarantee the quality of our supplied materials.

Peter Haken, Quality Engineer
Bespak

Case study
Medical device spring testing system of force stand and accessories
"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 upper grip and graphical results console
We use the MultiTest-x regularly, approximately 40 hours every week. It continues to be reliable and saves us money by enabling us to tests in-house. Mecmesin were able to offer advice regarding fixtures and designed an ideal solution for our testing needs, which remained competitively priced.

Tony Freeman, Director
William Lamb Footwear

Case study
MultiTest and tensile testing fixtures suitable for footwear safety checks
In order to meet the British Standard regarding heat seal strengths on medical pouches, Mecmesin provided an operator-friendly system, which displays data in graphical format to clearly show compliance to the standard.

David Dixon, Quality Assurance Technician
Rocket Medical Plc

Case study
Heat-sealed medical pouch T-peel test
The system is simple to use and produces good graphical data.

Roy McIntyre, Technical Manager
Alphatek Hyperformance Coatings

Case study
MultiTest Alphatek high performance plasma coating butt-joint test equipment
Companies show their worth when presented with a unique problem to solve. Be assured, I will have no hesitation in recommending Mecmesin to friends and business colleagues.

Dale Baker, CI Manager
Graphic Packaging International, UK

Case study
Cardboard packaging unfolding test fixturing
We found the Mecmesin MultiTest 2.5-i very easy-to-use. The unit has been of great help to us in setting specifications and standards. As our suppliers are now fully aware of our capabilities we always receive the best natural products.

Pete Thompson, Director
Kookaburra Sport

Case study
Cricket ball leather coating tensile strength testing system
We have used Mecmesin products for a number of years, and they have proved very reliable. As such, Mecmesin was the natural choice when it came to buying new force testing equipment.

Andrew Reece, Design and Development Engineer
Parmeko PLC

Case study
Solenoid stroke force testing close up
 

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