Mecmesin set to showcase Helixa-xt precision torque tester and MultiTest 2.5-dV tension and compression tester at Medical Technology Ireland 2019

Mecmesin, a British company specialising in force and torque testing equipment, will demonstrate their Helixa-xt precision torque tester and MultiTest 2.5-dV tension and compression tester at Medical Technology Ireland 2019.

Controlled from an integral touch-screen console, the Helixa-xt precision torque tester has been designed for achieving precise alignment when using the most sensitive torque sensors.

A choice of intelligent torque cells allows measurement from 6 N.m down to just a few mN.m. Concentricity at extreme low torques is ensured by the facility to align specific fixtures with the selected torque cell. Mecmesin’s Emperor™ control and acquisition software enables sophisticated test programs and complex results analysis. This combination of features ensures an unparalleled degree of accuracy and repeatability.

The Helixa is ideal where rotation of components is very precise, or very light, measuring a range of critical torque features.  For example:

  • The precise operation of dosage control dials as in injector pens
  • The 360 degree smoothness of controls
  • The quality assurance of mass-produced medical Luer slip and lock fittings.

The MultiTest 2.5-dV force tester provides outstanding value for compression and tensile testing up to 2.5 kN.  Its  simple  controls,  backed  by  sophisticated  electronics,  make  it  the  ideal  choice  for  routine testing when combined with a digital force gauge.  

Sophisticated control electronics lie behind its unassuming and stylish control panel, comprising just four multifunctional operating buttons, a clear, bright colour display, and Mecmesin’s unique precision control wheel. The versatile wheel itself enables ultra-fine crosshead control,  and rapid crosshead repositioning, whilst doubling up for changing machine settings of speed, set positions, and test type and parameters. The wheel is surrounded by coloured LED lights that indicate the test stand status at all times.

VectorPro Lite data acquisition software can collect the values of load, displacement and time from the digital force gauge. It is ideal for applications where the true physical characteristics of the specimen cannot be detected by peak-load only and require a graphical presentation to highlight specific events during the test.

The MultiTest 2.5-dV is the ideal solution for a range of test applications on medical devices and medical packaging including:

•           Syringe glide effort

•           Syringe pump calibration force

•           Inhaler disassembly resistance

•           Tubing pull-out resistance

•           Needle strength, bend resistance

•           Needle lancet retention

•           Openability – peel and tear – of sterile packaging

•           Puncture resistance of sharps containers

•           Penetration of elastomeric closures

•           Actuation force of pump and spray dispensers  

Event information

    Date: 25-26 September 2019

    Location: Galway Racecourse, Ireland

    Mecmesin’s stand: 30

Mecmesin Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 1403 799 979