Manufacturing

programmable indicatorsAloha Automation with Rice Lake’s Programmable Indicators and Quality Control ScaleNovember 2, 2016

Hawaii is the land of luaus, leis and lava, but is is also home to the only fully-automated QUIKRETE® manufacturing …

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animal weighingAnimal Weighing Data NeededApril 15, 2013

Animal weigh data has become as essential tool for curators and animal husbandry personnel at Zoos, Aquariums and Animal Parks …

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Breakaway EffectsBreakaway 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 …

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load cellCheck the (Load Cell) Pockets to Compare Truck ScalesNovember 2, 2016

You are not looking for loose change when you check the load cell pockets to compare truck scales.  Instead, you’re …

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livestock scaleClient Desires Livestock Scale with Pass-through Doors and Easy TransportNovember 2, 2016

B-TEK Scales fabricated a full size livestock scale, equipped with forklift channels for portability. Each door has a latch closure …

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concrete stone facilityConcrete Stone Facility Needs Scales to Fit in Existing AreasNovember 2, 2016

The Clients – Concrete Stone Facility
The Challenge -Turn-key truck scale solution for concrete and stone facility
The Solution – From foundation work to …

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yearly inventoryCustomer in the Cosmetics Industry Needs Scales for a Yearly Inventory.November 21, 2011

A customer in the cosmetics industry needs scales for a yearly inventory.  They only need the scales once a year, …

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WeighbarsCustomer Needs Scale to Allow Adjustment for Product SizeApril 14, 2010

The Challenge – Weigh bundles of product in various lengths from 6’ to 20’. The customer wanted a scale both …

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monitor materialCustomer Needs to Monitor Material Moving to and from SiteNovember 2, 2016

The Challenge -Installing a new truck scale and wireless RF unmanned system to monitor material like salt, slag and crushed …

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mushroomCW-90 Checkweighers are the First Step to Mushroom Production AutomationApril 5, 2016

Whitecrest Mushrooms Ltd. Farm in rural Putnam, Ontario, has one of the most high-tech mushroom plants in the world — with …

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Dentures lr plus test machineDenture 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 …

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Condec ComponentsDimensioningNovember 17, 2016

Dimensional weight, often referred to as dim weight, reflects the package’s density—the amount of space the package utilizes in relation …

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weight controlDynamic Average Weight Control at DannonFebruary 26, 2016

Danone, also known as Dannon according to its U.S. subsidiary’s name, rethought its entire production process as it expected to …

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Paint EZ20EZ20 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 …

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expand seed businessFarm Desires to Expand Seed BusinessFebruary 23, 2016

The farm will use this scale to expand seed business. A new B-TEK Centurion Hybrid steel deck analog truck scale was …

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corn cropFarmers Trust in Their Crop with a Rice Lake Survivor OTRNovember 2, 2016

Even before a seed is planted, farmers invest a great deal of time and effort to ensure it develops into …

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fish farmFish Farm Needs Automated System for Better Tracking and Error ReductionNovember 21, 2011

A fish farm was manually tracking how much feed was put into each individual pond and then recording that information …

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#1 Ametek DistributorForce Measurement ExplainedNovember 1, 2016

Force measurement is used in many differing types of applications and may be accomplished with devices utilizing differing technologies. Typical …

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Non-slip matHorse Care Facility Needs Mobile Horse Scale with Non-slip MatFebruary 1, 2011

B-TEK Scales manufactures many different types of floor scales for animals from livestock to zoo animals. This livestock scale’s surface is …

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Minebea Intec logoHygienic Design White PaperApril 24, 2018

In the food production industry, product contamination by microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi presents a potential and omnipotent risk. It is …

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Incorporating MSHA Compliant Sight Rails onto a ScaleFebruary 23, 2016

The Customer – Garber Materials, Lexington, Ohio location
The Challenge – Replacing a previous scale in a gravel pit location.
The Solution …

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#1 Ametek DistributorIs 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 …

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tensile testingLeading 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 …

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Robbie Jeremy LogoLoad Cell Application and Test GuidelinesNovember 1, 2016

A load cell is a device that is used to measure weight or force. W hen a force is applied …

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Load Cells for a Portable StructureNovember 1, 2016

During a measurement, weight acts on the load cell’s body and causes elastic deformation.  The body has some spring constant. This …

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drum scale mobileMaking 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 …

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custom force testing machineManufacturer with Multiple Plants Needs Custom Force Testing MachineNovember 7, 2011

A large packaging manufacturer has a number of plants across the United States.  They have a variety of different force …

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mobile horse scaleMars Horsecare Desires Mobile Horse Scale with Non-slip SurfaceFebruary 23, 2016

B-TEK Scales manufactures many different types of floor scales for animals. From livestock to zoo animals, small or large, a …

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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 …

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Texas Oil FieldMeasuring Torque in the Texas Oil FieldFebruary 24, 2016

Texas oil field companies use the Intercomp TL8500 Tension Link Dynamometers to measure the torquing force. As this equipment is serviced …

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mshaMSHA Guidelines for Truck ScalesNovember 2, 2016

The Mine Safety and Health Administration or MSHA (nicknamed “emshaw”) is the government organization that oversees safety at mines, quarries, and …

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Alter Metal RecyclingNew Life for Steel at Alter Metal RecyclingApril 8, 2016

When state regulations changed to prohibit split-weighing on Legal for Trade truck scales, and with a growing volume of scale …

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otr survivorOne Perfect OTR Survivor and MSHA Guardrail InstalledNovember 2, 2016

Joe Mayberry, scale salesman extraordinaire for American Weighing Systems, Atlanta, Georgia, is rightly proud of this new OTR SURVIVOR truck scale …

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packaging testingPackaging TestingDecember 15, 2016

By combining the TA1 texture analyzer with our grips and fixtures for packaging testing you can perform tests such as …

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Outagamie CountyRattling the Acres of Outagamie County with Rice Lake’s Mobile Marketing UnitNovember 2, 2016

It can be quiet in Wisconsin’s farm country, with July’s mid-day sun forcing every living creature to shade and shelter, …

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Conagra gravel pitReplacing Previous Scale in a Gravel Pit LocationNovember 2, 2016

The Customer – ConAgra Foods, Morrell, Ohio location
The Challenge -Replacing a previous scale in a gravel pit location.
The Solution – …

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Tread 920Rice Lake’s 920 i Controller Helps to Increase Tread LifeNovember 2, 2016

A TIRE COMES INTO THIS WORLD FOR JUST ONE PURPOSE. IT CARRIES US FROM POINT “A” TO POINT “B” AND …

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Rental ScalesScale Rental for All NeedsJuly 10, 2018

NSM just finished our largest rental of the year where we rent 68 dual counting scales to a local vehicle …

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Amusement Park SafetyScales at Amusement Parks Allow Riders Peace of MindMarch 24, 2011

B-TEK Scales fabricates scales for many uses. One of the more interesting and enjoyable uses for scales are installations in …

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ta1Scottish Agricultural College Uses the TA1 to Measure the Eating Quality of MeatNovember 2, 2016

To measure the eating quality of meat, the Scottish Agricultural College uses the TA1 texture analyzer from Lloyd Instruments. Uniformity and enhancement …

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b-tek scales logoScrap Metal Processor Needs Scales to Fit in Existing AreasNovember 2, 2016

Custom scale solutions for one of the most experienced and largest scrap metal processors in North America; with clients from …

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seafoodSeafood Company in Houston Area Needs Reliable Scales and ProgrammingDecember 5, 2011

Seafood Company in Houston area had a bagging system with two Weightronix indicators that had custom programs in them. Scales …

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Robbie Jeremy LogoSelecting 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Steel Processing WarehouseSteel Processing Warehouse Weighs for Stock and Shipment SimultaneouslyNovember 2, 2016

B-TEK Clydesdale Floor Scales can be fabricated in many sizes and capacities for different scale needs. Above ground or pit …

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Robbie Jeremy LogoTank Weighing Woes: Why Load Cells have a Bad Reputation and What Needs to be Done to Fix itNovember 1, 2016

Many manufacturing facilities currently have load cells installed in tank systems that are no longer operational. Most of the times …

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Condec ComponentsThe 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, …

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The Solution to Weighing Mobile Tanks and Reactors – a Caster Load Cell SystemNovember 17, 2014

How do you weigh product accurately in a portable tank, vessel or reactor? With a specially designed  caster load cell!
Read …

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Automated Ticketing SystemsTime Flies at Tilcon, Thanks to the Automated Ticketing SystemsNovember 2, 2016

Tilcon owns and operates dozens of quarries, asphalt and recycling plants, water terminals, and highway construction divisions, in New York …

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rail transportationTruck Scale to Weigh Trucks after Offloading from Rail Cars on RailwayNovember 2, 2016

Reliable rail transportation brings in asphalt materials to the Valley Asphalt Company’s scale location near Cincinnati, Ohio. This truck scale …

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grain dustTurning Grain Dust into Gold with Grain Dump ScalesNovember 2, 2016

Grain fields in eastern Illinois and Wisconsin stretch as far as the horizon in all directions. Towering clusters of bins …

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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 …

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Weighing Solutions for the Agriculture Industry VideoJanuary 25, 2018Read More...Weighing Solutions for the Forestry Industry VideoJanuary 25, 2018Read More...Refinery central PAWeighing Specialized Sand for the Drilling of the Marcellus Shale in Central PANovember 2, 2016

The Challenge – Turn-key truck scale solution for the energy industry with multiple locations in central PA using digital technology …

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ottawa mould craftZero Tolerance for Error at Ottawa Mould CraftApril 5, 2016

The people at Ottawa Mould Craft, Ltd., Ontario, Canada, have a contract to mold and assemble filtration products—some with military …

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elephant scaleZoo Wants a Specialized Elephant Scale for ChildrenApril 15, 2013

The Reid Park Zoo in Tuscon, Arizona contacted Emery Winslow in need of a specialized scale for their Elephant Exhibit.

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Ohaus Navigator Operations: Counting - Using Existing APW VideoKongsberg Automotive Tracks Inventory in LengthMarch 21, 2018

Customer – Kongsberg Automotive provides world class products to the global vehicle industry.
Application- Customer wanted a solution to track Inventory …

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fairbanks scales logoFairbanks Trident: A Proven, Strategically Special Scale White PaperJune 26, 2017

It is not uncommon to find our competitors focusing the sales dialog on the virtues of a steel deck truck scale. …

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fairbanks scales logoTensileCore Engineered Concrete White PaperJune 26, 2017

In just about any application, a concrete deck truck scale is a better long-term solution than a steel deck scale. When …

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fairbanks scales logoQuickSilver Bench Scale meets all demands of Gulf Coast supermarket chainJune 26, 2017

Along America’s Gulf Coast, from Gulf Shores, Ala., to Layfayette, La., you will find locations for regional supermarket chain, Rouses Food Market. From …

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fairbanks scales logoPDQ Scale White PaperJune 26, 2017

An area Sales manager (ASM) had developed a relationship with a local pipe company and uncovered an opportunity to help them …

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fairbanks scales logoLabelBank Not Just for the Food Industry White PaperJune 26, 2017

Tracking boxes, crates, and bags of product is important to most businesses. Nowhere is it more important than in the currency business. …

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fairbanks scales logoBeginning a Beautiful Relationship with 9104 Omnicells White PaperJune 26, 2017

Fairbanks has a solid and successful track record in tank weighing assemblies, and the word is spreading. Many industrial processes need and …

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fairbanks scales logoAn Innovative Solution White PaperJune 26, 2017

The cost for hand-harvesting operations has steadily increased over the years without regard to the
delivered-in price that growers receive. Growers …

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fairbanks scales logoFoodborne 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 …

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fairbanks scales logoCoal Tar Undercoating White PaperJune 26, 2017

In 2001, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) released a study that calculated the cost of
corrosion to the United States …

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Rice Lake Weighing Systems Logo Exceptional SalesMeasuring Irregular and Small ObjectsMay 3, 2017

iDimension Series version 4.9.1.162 firmware (NTEP pending) is now available for download. This version enhances dimensioning performance with irregular shaped …

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Rice Lake Weighing Systems Logo Exceptional SalesConnecting an iDimension 100 to UPS WorldShip SoftwareMay 3, 2017

Connecting an iDimension 100 Series to UPS Worldship requires your unit to have software version 4.7.2.1007 or later to be …

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fairbanks scales logoThe Difference Between Open and Closed End Service White PaperApril 17, 2017

Open-end service is the most typical type of service that is provided in the industrial weighing service industry. It is …

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fairbanks scales logoIP69K White PaperApril 17, 2017

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

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fairbanks scales logoBest Practices White PaperApril 17, 2017

Maintenance practices don’t immediately show profit or savings but good practices prevent short and long-term expenses. Here is the good …

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fairbanks scales logoScale Maintenance White PaperApril 17, 2017

Do not be fooled by service companies selling scale maintenance agreements that lack focus on calibration. Calibration is the most …

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Packaging Testing SolutionsPackaging Testing SolutionsJuly 12, 2016

Testing packaging requires an extremely versatile materials testing system due to the varying requirements applicable to the different materials.
Some of …

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Cosmetics Testing SolutionsCosmetics 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 …

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Cardboard Testing SolutionsPaper and Cardboard Testing SolutionsJuly 12, 2016

Our materials testing and force measurement instruments are used worldwide in product development and manufacturing to test and validate wet …

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Electronics Testing SolutionsElectronics Testing SolutionsJuly 12, 2016

Mechanical testing of electronic components and their joints is particularly important in new product design and development as well as …

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materials testingBuilding Materials Testing SolutionsJuly 12, 2016

Today, a wide variety of materials are used for construction and building supply – wood, metals and plastics just to name …

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Wood Testing SolutionsWood Testing SolutionsJuly 12, 2016

When testing wood or timber, flexure, tension and compression are typically the main parameters in focus. By determining the strength …

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Spring Testing SolutionsSpring Testing SolutionsJuly 12, 2016

Springs are used for a wide range of products in heavy duty industries such as automotive, aerospace, railroad and military …

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Metals Testing SolutionsJuly 12, 2016

The key to accurate metals testing to international standards is the ability to measure the stress and strain to a …

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Textile Testing SolutionsTextile Testing SolutionsJuly 12, 2016

Textile testing is key in gauging product quality, ensuring regulatory compliance and assessing the performance of textile materials. Only by …

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Rubber Testing SolutionsRubber Testing SolutionsJuly 12, 2016

Testing of rubber materials commonly requires test machines capable of measuring a very high strain in addition to testing at …

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Modulus TestingYoung’s Modulus TestingJuly 12, 2016

‘Young’s Modulus’ or modulus of elasticity is a measurement of the rate of change of strain as a function of …

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Toughness TestingToughness TestingJuly 12, 2016

Toughness is the measurement of a material’s resistance to break, fracture or rupture. It is usually measured in units of …

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Tensile TestingJuly 12, 2016

One of the most common testing methods, tensile testing, is used to determine the behavior of a sample while an …

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Tear Strength TestingTear Strength TestingJuly 12, 2016

Tear strength is the tensile force required to rupture a pre-slit woven fabric sample under controlled conditions. Edge tearing strength …

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Tear Resistance TestingTear Resistance TestingJuly 12, 2016

Tear resistance testing can be found in plastic film, paper and textile industries. Tear resistance is the measurement of a …

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Stress Relaxation TestingStress-Relaxation TestingJuly 12, 2016

This test method is used to determine a sample’s creep properties when subjected to a prolonged tensile or compressive load …

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Shear Strength TestingShear Strength TestingJuly 12, 2016

Shear testing is performed to determine the shear strength of a material. It measures the maximum shear stress that may …

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Rupture TestingRupture TestingJuly 12, 2016

Rupture testing, synonymous with puncture strength testing, is used to determine the puncture or rupture characteristics of a material. This …

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Puncture TestingPuncture TestingJuly 12, 2016

Puncture strength testing
Puncture strength tests are used to determine the puncture or rupture characteristics of a material. This is generally …

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Peel Strength TestingPeel Strength TestingJuly 12, 2016

Peel strength is generally used to measure the bond strength of a material, typically an adhesive.
Peel strength is the average …

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Modulus of Elasticity TestingModulus of Elasticity TestingJuly 12, 2016

Modulus of elasticity (or Young’s Modulus) is a measurement of the rate of change of strain as a function of …

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Friction TestingFriction TestingJuly 12, 2016

Coefficient of Friction (COF) is the maximum value of the frictional force divided by the normal force.
Coefficient of Friction (COF) …

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Flexural Strength TestingJuly 12, 2016

Flexural testing is used to determine the flex or bending properties of a material. Sometimes referred to as a transverse …

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Elongation TestingElongation TestingJuly 12, 2016

The increase in a sample’s gauge length measured after a rupture or break divided by the sample’s original gauge length …

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wireWire, Yarn and ThreadJuly 12, 2016

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Description

ASTM A931

This test method covers the tension testing of wire ropes and strand at room temperature, specifically to determine the …

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textilesTextiles and FabricsJuly 12, 2016

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Description

ASTM D1388

This test method covers the measurement of stiffness properties of fabrics. Bending length is measured and flexural rigidity is …

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International Standards – Paper and CardboardPaper and CardboardJuly 12, 2016

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ASTM D4987

This test method covers the procedure for testing the tensile breaking strength of the perforations in one-part continuous forms …

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PackagingPackagingJuly 12, 2016

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Description

ASTM D4577

This test method is designed to determine the resistance of a shipping container to a vertically applied constant load …

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International Standards – MetalsMetalsJuly 12, 2016

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ASTM B598

This practice covers the determination of the yield strength (0.01%, 0.02%, and 0.05% offset), at room temperature. It is …

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International Standards – Medical DevicesMedical DevicesJuly 12, 2016

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Description

ASTM F2267

This test method specifies the materials and methods for the axial compressive subsidence testing of non-biologic intervertebral body fusion …

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glassGlassJuly 12, 2016

ASTM C158

These test methods cover the determination of the modulus of rupture in bending of glass and glass-ceramics.

ASTM E2098

This test …

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International Standards – FootwareFootwearJuly 12, 2016

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BS 5116:1974

Method of test for determination of breaking tenacity of flat bundles of cotton fibers.

BS 5131-1.9:1985

Methods of test for footwear …

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FoamsFoamsJuly 12, 2016

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ASTM D3574

These test methods apply to slab, bonded, and molded flexible cellular products known as urethane foams.

ASTM D5672

This test method …

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Electrical ComponentsElectrical ComponentsJuly 12, 2016

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Description

ASTM F1597

This test method covers the measurement of actuation force or contact force, or both, of a membrane switch utilizing …

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CompositesCompositesJuly 12, 2016

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Description

ASTM D3410

This test method determines the in-plane compressive properties of polymer matrix composite materials reinforced by high-modulus fibers.

ASTM D3518

This practice …

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International Standards – CeramicsCeramicsJuly 12, 2016

ASTM C1161

This test method covers the determination of flexural strength of advanced ceramic materials at ambient temperature. Four-point-1/4 point and …

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Building Products and ConstructionBuilding Products and ConstructionJuly 12, 2016

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Description

ASTM A981

This test method describes procedures to establish the relative bond strength of 15.2 mm (0.6 in.) diameter, Grade 270 …

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AdhesivesAdhesives and SealantsJuly 6, 2016

ASTM C1135

This test method covers a laboratory procedure for quantitatively measuring the tensile adhesion properties of structural sealants.

ASTM C1265

This test …

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