Mecmesin unveils new torque tester at Interpack 2011

Vortex-xt is designed to make routine measurements quick, while still providing detailed results data

The Vortex-xt will be on show at Interpack 2011 in Hall number 5 on stand FO4-1

A versatile new touch-screen controlled torque tester, the Vortex-xt will be demonstrated for the first time at The Processing and Packaging International Trade Fair, Interpack 2011, in Düsseldorf in May.

The Vortex-xt brings quality control measurement straight to the point of manufacture and will be on show in Hall number 5 on stand FO4-1.

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, with merely two clicks of the touch screen interface. Utilising colour-coded results, the large, clear display enables very easy identification of pass/fail sample conformance.

The Vortex-xt is designed to make routine measurements quick, while still 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.

Up to five frequently used tests can be stored for quick access and initiation by different users, without the need for a high level of technical or test application knowledge. Password protection allows ‘administrators’ to alter test set-up and template design, thereby avoiding any accidental changes to programmable functions.

Rated to 10N.m, the Vortex-xt completes Mecmesin’s range of three motorised torque testing systems, which includes the basic Vortex-d and the top-of-the-range Vortex-i computer-controlled test system.

‘Our goal is to make routine sample checks as easy as possible,’ said Mecmesin managing director John Page. ‘We realise manufacturers want to make instant, time expedient checks on their products before shipment, therefore the Vortex-xt ensures reliable, user-friendly performance for production staff with minimal set-up time and training requirements.

‘Adding versatility, this motorised torque tester can also be programmed for those occasions where special one-off test routines are needed.’

Mecmesin is a privately owned British company, based in Slinfold, West Sussex. It has offices in China, America, France and Thailand and a worldwide network of distributors.

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