Wednesday, 11 November 2015

PCB Copper Track 90 Degree Peel Test on State-Of-The Art Substrate Material

Cambridge Nanotherm Ltd. produce a unique, technologically-advanced substrate for the thermal management of electronic components, such as metal-backed printed circuit boards (MBPCB). The company can now perform IPC-TM-650 peel testing in-house with the Mecmesin MultiTest UTM and 90 degree assisted peel table.
Read more in our case study.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Meet Ben Goldthorpe from our UK sales team

Role At Mecmesin

Ben Goldthorpe is one of our team of technical sales professionals, based at Slinfold, UK. He is responsible for Scandinavia - Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland - with a view to developing Mecmesin's presence in these and additional countries in the future.

Past Experience

Ben is a highly motivated and professional Sales Representative with wide ranging experience of both field and office-based sales. He has a wealth of experience gained in manufacturing operations, involving Hydronic and electric heating systems and the Computer Software sectors.

Recent Activity at Mecmesin

  • Supply of torque testers to the beverage industry (Tornado and  Orbis digital torque testers) for Quality Control departments checking drink bottles are tightened to the correct torque.
  • Supply of motorised test stands (Vortex-d) for a pharmaceutical laboratory: testing closures for closing and opening of medicine bottles.
  • Product training for Kyocera Unimerco staff (Mecmesin Distributor for Denmark).
  • Working with LaboChema in the Baltics: Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia. 

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Helixa at MTI Expo 2014

Helixa Debut at MTI Expo 2014

Mecmesin’s new Helixa range of precision torque testers makes its public debut at Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2014, taking place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry 2-3rd April.

Take a quick virtual tour of our stand (number 129) taken by Oliver Albury – also making his public debut for the Marketing department!
Helixa is specifically designed and engineered for the precision torque measurement requirements of the medical industry - find out more.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Testing industry small-torque

Mecmesin has announced the Helixa precision torque tester range, which is a significant development in the torque testing of finely-engineered components. This new stand is designed to allow precise, concentric alignment of the test sample to the torque cell, resulting in an unparalleled accuracy of measurement down to just a few mN.m. The highest capacity torque cell available for the Helixa is rated at 6 N.m.
Additional key features include a counterbalancing mechanism to remove axial forces due to the torque cell and fixtures, plus if required, a top-load platen that can be used to apply a specific static axial force, should the test procedure require it.
We already have customers taking advantage of Helixa’s leading-edge features, which make it an ideal solution in a range of industries where the measurement of low to medium torque values is paramount. Example products and components in the medical, cosmetics, electronics and precision engineering fields include:
  • Luer fittings (slip and lock)
  • dosage-dial drug delivery devices (e.g. insulin pens)
  • light and miniature torsion springs
  • electronics rotary controls and components
  • fine and high-performance bearings
  • child-resistant closures (CRCs)
  • cosmetics twist-dispensers (e.g. lipsticks)

The Helixa-i is the PC-controlled version, driven by Mecmesin’s powerful Emperor™ software, and the Helixa-xt is the stand-alone model controlled from an integral touch-screen console.

Find out more from the Helixa video

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

An Automated Test System to Celebrate

TCA Taint-free cork being removed from a bottle

There are few sounds as evocative as the "pop" of a cork coming out of a wine bottle.  It instantly conjures up images of fine dining, celebration and generally good times.  Diam, a major manufacturer of cork wine bottle closures knows this and they want the cork to emerge from the bottle with a satisfying "pop" every time and the wine to be in perfect condition: TCA taint-free.  Using cleaned granulated natural cork they make superior closures manufactured to close dimensional tolerances that will keep the wine in perfect taint-free condition.  As part of their quality control standards, Diam need to test large numbers of corks to quantify how they will retain their resilience after being compressed.  So Mecmesin developed a fully automated testing system that retrieves a sample from a carousel, compresses the cork to a specified load, then measures the return force as the cork relaxes.  At the same time the temperature of the cork is measured by a non-contacting infra-red sensor as recording the temperature is critical for this test.  With a testing cycle time of several minutes for each sample, an automated system made perfect sense, allowing hundreds of corks to be force tested overnight completely unattended.
Take a look at the following video to see the solution developed by Mecmesin.
 À votre santé!
Mecmesin automated force testing system for bottle corks

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Orbis product video



Orbis is our manually operated torque tester with digital display.  Being battery powered you can use it anywhere you need an accurate measurement of clockwise or anti-clockwise torque.  To see what the Orbis could do for you, follow the link to Mecmesin TV where you can find a short video.


Making the right connections


"Simply attach line A to terminal B...."  Connecting electrical contacts is not exactly rocket science is it?   But how easily do they go together?  And once they are fitted together, how easily do they come apart when needed, or do they fall apart just when you didn't want them to.

If you make electrical connectors, or use large numbers of them in critical applications, you would want to know how the connectors fit together.  To help, there are some international standards concerned with the maximum and minimum forces involved to ensure correct, reliable performance.

Mecmesin offer a system that can measure the insertion and withdrawal forces in accordance with the international standards, and tell you if the batch of connectors is good or bad.  One less thing to worry about.

We have a short video that shows the system in operation, you can see it and our other videos on Mecmesin TV at: