Mecmesin says its new Vortex-xt and MultiTest-xt machines can reduce material costs and help achieve lean manufacturing goals.

The versatile Vortex-xt cuts is reported to cut recall costs by improving production line efficiency and reducing wastage. It has been designed for quality control managers who need a simple, accurate, yet rugged, torque testing system for the production floor or QC laboratory.

With the Vortex-xt, static and rotary torque tests are performed at the push of a button and its stand-alone system means that no PC is required, making it ideal for production areas. It’s easy to programme and simple-to-use, requiring minimal operator training.

According to Mecmesin, this product is ideal for engineers in the aerospace, automotive and medical device industries who need to measure clockwise and counter-clockwise torque when developing and manufacturing rotary components. 

The new MultiTest-xt enables tension and compression tests to be carried out quickly and easily on samples straight from the production line. It is designed for those in busy production environments who want an easy-to-use test system, without the need for a PC or complex software. The sealed touch-screen houses a simple user-interface, suitable for any level of operator, from engineers and line managers to quality control specialists. Programming functions, test data and evaluation tools are all accessed via a straightforward menu. 

The MultiTest-xt is available in 7 capacities from low force measurement ranges including 1000 N, 2500 N and 5000 N, up to high capacity twin-column test systems, which include 10 000 N, 25 000 N and 50 000 N.

Mecmesin’s product range of universal test machines combined with dedicated grips and fixtures can be used to solve a variety of specific test applications including adhesion/peel, coefficient of friction, compression, flexure, tension and torsion.

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