Laboratory & R&D

Foodborne Illnesses White PaperJune 26, 2017

• 3,000 deaths • 1 in every 6 Americans get sick (that’s 48 million people) • 128,000 hospitalizations These yearly estimates are provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in reference to the foodborne illnesses in the Unites States. The unfortunate part is that they were all preventable and, to make matters worse, a recent study […]

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IP69K White PaperApril 17, 2017

What is IP69K? Is this a concern for me? If so, how can I be
protected?

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Packaging TestingDecember 15, 2016

By combining the TA1 texture analyzer with our grips and fixtures for packaging testing you can perform tests such as tension, carton erection, friction, puncture and top loading.

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Gels TestingDecember 15, 2016

Gels are widely used in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

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Cosmetics TestingDecember 15, 2016

Lipstick bending and cutting force, penetration test, consistency and eye pencil breaking are just a few of the test types you can perform when combining the TA1 texture analyzer with our grips and fixtures for cosmetics testing.

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Indian Manufacturer Tests Force on Plastic Bottles with Chatillon Squeeze Force TesterNovember 2, 2016

In evaluating a medication, ease of use is nearly as an important a factor as its effectiveness. Along with determining the correct dosage, medication developers need to determine whether or not its packaging will break or leak under normal usage and if too much finger strength is required by either the patient or care giver in administering it. […]

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LR30K Plus Used by Furniture Manufacturer OneLeg Performs Tensile and Compression TestsNovember 2, 2016

The furniture manufacturer OneLeg used the LR30K Plus materials testing machine from Lloyd Instruments to perform tensile tests and compression tests on their plastic stools and accessories. When OneLeg first started designing their key product, a one legged stool for gardening, their main focus was on functionality and ergonomics. They wanted to design a stool that saved […]

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EZ20 Test Machine Used by Exeter Advanced Technologies Measure the Behavior of Paint CoatingNovember 2, 2016

Materials characterization specialists at Exeter Advanced Technologies used the EZ20 test machine to measure the behavior of paint coating. Introduction The worst-case scenario for an exterior paint coating is early failure when at the mercy of demanding environmental conditions. Whilst companies can test samples in challenging climates over the long term, it is possible to […]

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Denture Cement and Adhesive Manufacturer Tests New Formulations with the LR Plus test machineNovember 2, 2016

A UK manufacturer of denture cement / denture adhesive uses the Lloyd LR Plus test machine to test new formulations and control the quality of products in the manufacturing process. Denture cement, also known as denture adhesive, is used for a wide variety of dental work such as attaching braces to teeth and fitting temporary crowns. This […]

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Breakaway Effects Tests the Stiffness and Flexibility of Stunt GlassNovember 2, 2016

Breakaway Effects, a leading stunt glass manufacturer, used the EZ20 test machine to test the stiffness and flexibility of stunt glass. For many years, stunt glass has been used to convey dramatic realism on stage and screen. The foundation to any new product launch is accurate testing in carefully controlled conditions. Based at Shepperton Film Studios […]

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Leading Manufacturer of Overhead Optical Fibre Cables Performs Tensile TestingNovember 2, 2016

One of the leading manufacturers of overhead optical fibre cables uses the LR30KPlus test machine to perform tensile testing. Non-destructive testing Accurate measurements over tens of meters of cable Simultaneous elongation and signal attenuation measurement Conforms to IEC-60794-1-2 Method E1 Application Overhead optical fiber cable systems have become a key factor in telecommunications networks used […]

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Measuring the Eating Quality of MeatNovember 1, 2016

Uniformity and enhancement of meat eating quality is seen as an important factor in the sustainability of the Scottish (and UK) red-meat sector, in securing increased high-end market share locally and internationally. A number of factors affect meat eating qualities, both in terms of the way the animals are reared and at the processing stage […]

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Selecting a Testing, Calibration or Measurement SupplierNovember 1, 2016

When selecting a supplier to fulfill your testing, calibration or measurement needs, you need to be sure that they can supply you with accurate and reliable results.  Whilst a laboratory can reassure you that they are technically competent, or you can attempt to evaluate the service yourself, neither provides you with confidence that you have […]

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Is Force Measurement Evolving into Materials Testing?November 1, 2016

In the past force measurement generally meant obtaining a peak load measurement on a product, part or material to verify or validate that the product or part could exceed or withstand a specified load. Force measurement was generally accepted as a fairly innocuous test performed in the lab or on the production floor. Material testing, […]

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Force Measurement ExplainedNovember 1, 2016

Force measurement is used in many differing types of applications and may be accomplished with devices utilizing differing technologies. Typical applications include measurements of tension and data and/or compression and are directed at capturing properties such as strength of a material, component or a bond. Read more about force measurement here.

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The Benefits of Buying LocalNovember 1, 2016

Businesses are turning to the Internet for a wide variety of purchases, including scales. Although convenient and sometimes less expensive, online purchases can be misleading. Knowing exactly what is being purchased from the Internet is essential— especially if the scale is going to be used in buying, selling or shipping applications. The scale may be […]

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Slope’s Effect on Accurate WeighingNovember 1, 2016

The scale is designed with the assumption that the load will be parallel to the direction of gravity and perpendicular to the weighing platform; meaning, there is only a vertical force. An uneven balance or scale causes the introduction of a horizontal force which affects the weight reading. The general rule of thumb is that […]

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USP Chapter 41: “Balances”November 1, 2016

This chapter states the requirements for balances used for materials that must be accurately weighed (see General Notices, 8.20). Unless otherwise specified, when substances must be “accurately weighed”, the weighing shall be performed using a balance that is calibrated over the operating range and meets the requirements defined for repeatability and accuracy. For balances used […]

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Single Column Force Testers Offer Practical and Affordable Force Testing SolutionsNovember 1, 2016

Single column force testers today represent the largest single market segment of the force testing marketplace for a number of reasons. Capacities now range from a couple of ounces up to 500 Lbf, with a few models offering capacities up to 1,000 Lbf. Read more about single column force testers here.

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Cosmetics Testing SolutionsJuly 12, 2016

Make-up, lotion, perfume, shampoo, soap, gel and wax are all types of cosmetic products that have to comply with some of the strictest international standards within materials testing. In order to become a success, cosmetic products have to look appealing to the consumer, be easy to use as well as having exactly the right texture. […]

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Rubber Testing SolutionsJuly 12, 2016

Testing of rubber materials commonly requires test machines capable of measuring a very high strain in addition to testing at temperatures above and below ambient. Some of the most common test types within rubber testing are tear, tensile testing,compression testing and relaxation testing. These test types are among some of the many types of tests […]

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Medical DevicesJuly 12, 2016

Standard Description ASTM F2267 This test method specifies the materials and methods for the axial compressive subsidence testing of non-biologic intervertebral body fusion devices, spinal implants designed to promote arthrodesis at a given spinal motion segment. ASTM F2345 These test methods cover the evaluation of the static and cyclic fatigue strength of ceramic modular femoral […]

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Minebea Intec Mechatronics in the Pharmaceutical IndustryFebruary 26, 2016

Teva came into contact with Sartorius Mechatronics through the Hungarian subsidiary, Sartorius Membran. Teva Pharmaceutical Works Ltd. is one of the leading manufacturers of pharmaceutical products in Hungary, and belongs to Teva Pharmaceutical, a large international group. In Hungary, Teva produces and develops active ingredients, finished pharmaceutical products such as tablets, capsules and other liquid […]

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Making a Drum Scale Mobile with Attached Ramp for Easier Loading and UnloadingFebruary 23, 2016

The Clients – Warehouses, manufacturing facilities and all customers with portability needs The Challenge – To make a drum scale mobile with an attached ramp for easier drum loading and unloading The Solution – B-TEK Scales transforms a standard drum scale with a set of casters to make the scale mobile and attached indicator column and hinged […]

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Leading Medical Manufacturer has an R&D Location Needing Third Party CalibrationNovember 21, 2011

A leading medical manufacturer has an R&D location that is made up of numerous labs containing a variety of balances, pipettes and other measuring and laboratory devices.  This manufacturer did not want to perform their own equipment calibrations in house.  Instead, they would rather have a third party be in charge of their calibrations to ensure that good laboratory practices are followed and to avoid adding the costs of additional employees.

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University Needs to Test an Extensometer in a Testing ChamberNovember 6, 2011

A University needed a material testing machine that could test a unique elastomer in a temperature chamber with a non-contact extensometer.  They needed a software package that would allow them to write customized test scripts to alter the temperature of the chamber along with the movement of the crosshead so that the elongation of the material at different temperatures could be accurately recorded in the software.

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