The customer supplies plush giftware to retailers such as Clintons. Their plush products are manufactured to European toy safety standard BS EN 71-1:1998 (Safety of toys - Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties).
To meet this standard small parts attached to the plush must withstand a 90 N tension test.
To meet the specification Mecmesin supplied a test system consisting of a MDD manual test stand, an AFG 250N digital force gauge and a variety of fixtures, suitable for testing a wide variety of plush toy shapes and sizes.
This system enabled the customer to determine that the small parts on the plush toys could resist a specified force, meeting the requirements of the European toy safety standard and assising in product design.
MDD test stand
AFG 250N digital force gauge
Small parallel jaw grip
Multi Jaw gripping fixture
Modified multijaw gripping fixture