Ametek / Lloyd Instruments

Lloyd Instruments is a trademark of AMETEK Test & Calibration Instruments. Originally known as JJ Lloyd Instruments, today Lloyd Instruments has been recognized worldwide as the standard for accurate, dependable material analysis and testing for more than 40 years. The test systems and data analysis software have gained great acclaim for their ease-of-use, excellent reliability and precision measurement.

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Putting Halloween to the TestPutting Halloween to the Test with AmetekOctober 30, 2018

Nicol Scales & Measurement is putting Halloween to the test with Ametek. Make sure that your materials testing equipment is up to the latest international standards with us, and have a Happy Halloween!  

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ametek#1 Ametek Distributor by Volume in 2017July 17, 2018

NSM is proud to announce that we were the #1 Ametek (Chatillon and Lloyd Instruments) Distributor by Volume in the United States in 2017. Thanks to all of our sales people and support staff for your hard work; we couldn’t have done it without any of you! Please let us know how we can help […]

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LLoyd Instrument's VE1 ExtensometerNSM Now Offers LLoyd Instrument’s VE1 ExtensometerMarch 6, 2018

NSM is pleased to offer Lloyd Instrument’s VE1 extensometer which provides high resolution measurement, simple preparations and an intuitive user interface. The video extensometer measures longitudinal strain between two applied lines at a rate of up to 100 Hz; this strain data is synchronized and transferred to NEXYGENPlus software. Strains from 20 um/m up to more than 1000% can be measured. System calibration provides measurements from […]

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LD SeriesLloyd Instruments Introduces LD SeriesSeptember 28, 2017

Lloyd Instruments has introduced the LD Series: five new, cost-effective machines to its line of universal test machines for materials testing up to 100 kN. These powerful universal test machines are suited for testing a wide range of materials, such as plastic, rubber, packaging, metal and wood. The LD5 universal test machine is ideal for materials testing up to 5 kN; the […]

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Nicol Logo hurricane harvey solutionsNSM Recognized for 2016 PerformanceMarch 7, 2017

Nicol Scales and Measurement is proud to have been recognized by a number of our key manufacturers for our performance in 2016. Fairbanks: · #3 US Distributor by volume · Sold most “Industrial Products” in North America · Sold most instruments (indicators) in North America · Sold most Omnicells (load cell mounts) in North America […]

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#1 Ametek Distributor#1 Ametek Distributor in North America in 2015April 1, 2016

Nicol Scales & Measurement is proud to be recognized by Ametek (Chatillon and Lloyd Instruments) as their #1 Distributor in North America in 2015.

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pet foodPet Food TestingDecember 15, 2016

Texture analyzers are routinely used for determining the hardness and consistency of various pet food products.

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ricePasta, Rice and Noodles TestingDecember 15, 2016

The TA1 texture analyzer and NEXYGENPlus food texture applications software can assess product quality on a wide range of food items including dairy products, bakery, confectionery, gels and more.

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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 tension, carton erection, friction, puncture and top loading.

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fish testingMeat, Poultry and Fish TestingDecember 15, 2016

Toughness of cooked meat, firmness, cutting strength and rapid slice shear force are just a few of the test types you can perform when combining the TA1 texture analyzer with our food grips and fixtures for meat, poultry and fish.

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Texture Analysis gelsGels TestingDecember 15, 2016

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

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vegetables testingFruit and Vegetables TestingDecember 15, 2016

Firmness of whole fruits/vegetables and extrusion properties of soft fruits, peas, beans, corn and processed fruit/vegetables are just a few of the test types you can perform when combining the TA1 texture analyzer with our food grips and fixtures for fruit and vegetables.

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Quality Control Testing dairyDairy TestingDecember 15, 2016

Consistency, gel strength, spreadability, tensile strength, extensibility, viscosity, creep, relaxation, cutting resistance, firmness and hardness of cheese, yoghurt, butter, sauces and ice cream are just a few of the test types you can perform by combining the TA1 texture analyzer with our food grips, fixtures, jigs and probes for dairy.

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cosmeticsCosmetics 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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snacks testingConfectionary and Snacks TestingDecember 15, 2016

Firmness, hardness, gumminess, fracturability, stickiness, springiness, flexural strength and tensile strength are just a few of the test types you can perform with our food grips and fixtures for confectionary and snacks.

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cereal testingCereal TestingDecember 15, 2016

Firmness, hardness, crispiness, chewiness, flexural strength and shear are just a few of the test types that you can perform with our food grips and fixtures for cereals.

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bakery industryBakery Industry TestingDecember 15, 2016

Ametek Test & Calibration Instruments has long supplied the baking industry with advanced testing solutions to ensure end-product quality on the consumer shelf. The TA1 is the latest texture analyzer to offer affordable, high performance testing whether in Quality Control or product development.

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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 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 […]

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stool LR30K PlusLR30K 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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Sailing LR100K PlusGowen Ocean Sails LTD and Lloyd Use the LR100K Plus to Test Webbings Used in High Load Areas of SailsNovember 2, 2016

Gowen Ocean Sails Ltd and materials testing machine manufacturer Lloyd Instruments have collaborated on the testing of webbings used in high load areas of sails that are manufactured for very large ocean going yachts. Tests were carried out using the LR100K Plus twin column materials testing machine. Definitive information on the durability and strength of the […]

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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 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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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 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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ez20 test machineBreakaway 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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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 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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dual column testing machinesLloyd Dual Column Testing Machines Used by Aim Composites LtdNovember 2, 2016

Aim Composites Ltd use the dual column testing machines to test composites used extensively in the aerospace, marine, bus and railway industries. 100 kN and 50 kN dual column universal materials testing machines from Lloyd Instruments are being used by UK manufacturer Aim Composites Ltd to test the mechanical and physical properties of their composite materials, […]

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