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The complete range of Mecmesin Closure Torque Testers is available in Australia and New Zealand through SI Instruments.

Closure Torque Testing is a measure of the torque force required to either apply or remove a cap or lid on a container. This is frequently a two stage measurement. If the cap is tamper- evident: slip torque and bridge torque is measured. If the closure is child-resistant, a concurrent measure of downward load applied must also be made. Correct performance of container closures is always quality-critical, and in many cases it is safety-critical.

Benefits of Closure Torque Testing include:
• Ensuring the proper functioning of closures e.g. openability
• Ensuring the integrity and safety of products
• Reducing material costs and achieving lean manufacturing goals
• Compliance with industry standards

Mecmesin’s top-of-the-range Vortex-i Computer controlled torque testing system gives optimum testing performance and evaluation options, enabling you to get the most from your test measurements.
• Controlled via advanced software
• Create sophisticated test programs
• Perform in-depth evaluation of results
• Ideal for R&D or Quality Control Laboratory
• Range of capacities up to 10N.m

Vortex-xt Touch-Screen controlled torque testing systems enable fast and efficient testing on the production floor.
• Easy-to-use touch screen interface with quick test selection
• Program, store and evaluate tests on one system
• Easy-to-use - one button launches test
• Stand alone system - no PC required
• Range of capacities up to 10N.m

The entry-level Vortex-d Motorised test stands are a cost-effective solution for straightforward torque tests.
• Digital display of speed and angle
• Simple to operate
• Combines with Mecmesin's digital torque display, AFTI
• Combines with data acquisition software for additional test evaluation options
• Rugged design suitable for factory floor
• Range of capacities up to 10N.m

For testing small rotary components and manual closure torque testing, Mecmesin have a range of digital torque testers including:

Tornado Digital Torque Tester
• Tamper-evident closure testing
• On-board memory; up to 500 readings
• Pass/fail alerting
• Versatile mounting table
• Range of capacities up to 10N.m

Orbis Digital Torque Tester
• Compact, portable and robust
• Clockwise and counter-clockwise digital torque capture
• Simple to operate
• Versatile mounting table
• 0 - 6N.m capacity

The new Lafayette Manual Muscle Testing (MMT) System 01165, now available in Australia and New Zealand through SI Instruments, is an ergonomic hand-held device for objectively quantifying muscle strength.
The test is performed with the clinician applying force to the limb of a patient. The objective of the test is for the clinician to overcome or “break” the patient’s resistance. The MMT records the peak force and the time required to achieve the “break” providing reliable, accurate, and stable muscle strength readings that conform to most manual muscle testing protocols.
The MMT also features interactive menus to allow a wide range of options such as data storage, preset test times and force thresholds to be implemented. While powerful and versatile, the MMT is still small enough to fit comfortably in the palm of the hand. Its ergonomic design allows for both patient and tester comfort while easily conforming to manual muscle testing protocols.
The MMT uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a battery life of 6 hrs when powered on and has a range of 0-135kg (300lb/1335N) with an accuracy of ± 1 % over full scale. It is supplied with three easy to change molded plastic stirrups with pads, a power supply/charger, sturdy carry case and a Calibration Certificate. It is microprocessor controlled with an easy to read graphical LCD display with data storage for up to 150 tests in on-board memory.

A versatile new PC controlled torque tester, the Vortex-i  is now available in Australia and New Zealand through SI Instruments. The Vortex-i brings quality control measurement straight to the point of manufacture.
The machine’s simple set-up means manufacturers can test clockwise and counter-clockwise torques of packaging components, such as the application and release torque of screw closures.
The Vortex-i is designed for R&D as wells routine measurements, providing users with detailed results data, as well as reporting capabilities, if required. Users have the choice of viewing a graphical ‘live’ display of the test for observational purposes, or multiple test results in tabulated form, to begin making comparisons and, subsequently, to evaluate them in more depth with a choice of calculations.
Password protection allows ‘administrators’ to alter test set-up and template design, thereby avoiding any accidental changes to programmable functions.
With a selection of models rated up to 10Nm, the Vortex-i completes Mecmesin’s range of 3 motorised torque testing systems, which includes the basic Vortex-d and the tablet PC driven Vortex-Xt test system.
The Managing Director of Mecmesin, John Page, says: ‘Our goal is to make routine sample checks as easy as possible. We realise manufacturers want to make instant, time expedient checks on their products before shipment. The Vortex-i maintains a strong focus on R&D applications. Adding versatility, this motorised torque tester can also be programmed, for those occasions where special one-off test routines are needed.’

A versatile new PC controlled torque tester, the Vortex-i  is now available in Australia and New Zealand through SI Instruments. The Vortex-i brings quality control measurement straight to the point of manufacture.
The machine’s simple set-up means manufacturers can test clockwise and counter-clockwise torques of packaging components, such as the application and release torque of screw closures.
The Vortex-i is designed for R&D as wells routine measurements, providing users with detailed results data, as well as reporting capabilities, if required. Users have the choice of viewing a graphical ‘live’ display of the test for observational purposes, or multiple test results in tabulated form, to begin making comparisons and, subsequently, to evaluate them in more depth with a choice of calculations.
Password protection allows ‘administrators’ to alter test set-up and template design, thereby avoiding any accidental changes to programmable functions.
With a selection of models rated up to 10Nm, the Vortex-i completes Mecmesin’s range of 3 motorised torque testing systems, which includes the basic Vortex-d and the tablet PC driven Vortex-Xt test system.
The Managing Director of Mecmesin, John Page, says: ‘Our goal is to make routine sample checks as easy as possible. We realise manufacturers want to make instant, time expedient checks on their products before shipment. The Vortex-i maintains a strong focus on R&D applications. Adding versatility, this motorised torque tester can also be programmed, for those occasions where special one-off test routines are needed.’

SI Instruments is pleased to announce the release of the Manner Force and Torque measuring flange for mining operations. Manufactured in Germany, the flange can simultaneously measure drilling force as well as drilling torque in-line to optimise the drilling process.
The unit has an IP67 rating and has a rechargeable battery pack that is charged inductively. The unit features a radio telemetry system, so no cables are used during its operation.
Any capacity specifications can be manufactured and the low profile design offers fast signal response and minimum impact on existing designs. For further data processing the flange can be integrated to the network via CAN, Ethernet or USB.

More Information on the Manner Force and Torque Measuring Flange

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