Thursday, 9 March 2017

Sussex Super Growth Award 2017 for Mecmesin

Top 50 place for Mecmesin

Mecmesin is one of the top 50 growing companied in Sussex 2017
John Page receiving Mecmesin's award
From over 80,000 business in Sussex, Mecmesin is proud to have a top 50 place in the 2017 Sussex Super Growth Awards 2017.

The event hosted the top 60 shortlisted companies, from over 80,000 employing more than 650,000 in our region.

Mecmesin is celebrating its 40 year anniversary in 2017 and this recognition shows how our local business is continuing to drive rising demand, increase employment and generate prosperity in the Sussex area. 

A global local company

Mecmesin launched the MultiTest-dV range in 2016
MultiTest-dV - one of our newest products
No doubt our unique blend of local knowledge matched with our global presence was a major attribute in bringing Mecmesin to the attention of the organisers.

We have launched several new products in 2016 and have plans for more in 2017 and beyond.

Our growing business often needs new recruits to continue our expansion - see our careers page for the latest vacancies.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Dedicated Expert Closure Testing Microsite

Closure testing microsite for users and manufacturers

Mecmesin has launched a new microsite,, for manufacturers and end users of packaging closures, collecting our knowledge and experience in delivering quality testing solutions into one easily accessible resource.

Plastic, metal or cork? Torque, force or both?

Mecmesin's closure testing expertise all in one place
Multiple devices for multiple closures
Visitors can select the closure material and test type relevant to their industry to be guided to the range of Mecmesin products suited to their application—from simple manual testers through to complete automated systems.

All of this expertise is available via a responsive design, equally accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop browsing devices. Closure testing products.

Customer success stories

Mecmesin has supplied test solutions to customers in all consumer packaging industries;

  • drinks (including wines and spirits), 
  • cosmetics and personal care, 
  • food/dairy, 
  • household/industrial, 
  • medical/pharmaceutical.  

The site brings together how our closure testing capabilities have benefitted OEMs and producers of the final packaged product.

In-depth videos also collects together our informative and in-depth videos covering test standards related specifically to caps and closures, how to ensure the best possible accuracy and repeatability in measuring test data, plus product overviews.
Of particular importance in the measurement of screw cap removal or application torque, is consistent gripping of the closure, and we recommend using a mandrel to eliminate distortion and inaccuracy of results. See our video here.

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