ADMET Enhances its Plastics Materials Testing Offerings: Offerings Include New Tabletop Universal Testing Machines and Specialized Grips and Fixtures

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ADMET Inc. of Norwood, Mass., a provider of integrated materials testing systems, today debuted several tabletop universal materials testing machines, grips and fixtures here at NPE 2006 (Booth #10249).

ADMET Inc. of Norwood, Mass., a provider of integrated materials testing systems, today debuted several tabletop universal materials testing machines, grips and fixtures here at NPE 2006 (Booth #10249). The machines and accessories are useful for testing plastics, polymers and films in tension, compression, flexure and shear. The products break new ground in terms of low cost (universal testing machines start at $4,995) and testing accuracy.

ADMET recently introduced three lines of tabletop testing machines (the eXpert 560x, eXpert 760x and eXpert 26xx – also available in a floor configuration) that address plastics industry needs. Capacities range from 1kN (225 lbf) to 150kN (33,000 lbf). The company also added a full catalog of grips and fixtures for a range of characterization tests. The smaller capacity configurations, coupled with function-specific grips, are ideal for plastics testing.

ADMET’s eXpert series machine control units range from the standalone eP Digital Controller to the MTESTWindows™ PC/Windows-based materials testing system. All ADMET controllers feature fast acting 32-bit microprocessors for accurate and repeatable preload and test routines. The control units also collect data and report results including tensile strength, modulus of elasticity, yield and percent elongation. Data can be exported to spreadsheets and/or laboratory information management systems (LIMS) for further analysis and reporting.

“ADMET’s line of low-cost, low- to mid-range force tabletop testing machines, coupled with our full line of grips and fixtures, enables manufacturers to order custom-specified materials testing systems that are built from the outset to handle plastics, polymers and films,” commented Richard Gedney, ADMET founder and president.

ADMET products meet ASTM D638 and ISO 527 for tensile properties; ASTM D790, ASTM D6272 and ISO 178 for flexural properties; ASTM D1621 and ISO 844 for compressive properties; and ASTM D732 for properties in shear.

Additional information on ADMET’s offerings for plastics, polymers and films is available at: http://www.admet.com/assets/PlasticsTesting.pdf.

About ADMET

ADMET Inc. combines high quality products and services with total cost effectiveness to deliver the industry’s most efficient materials testing systems. Its products range from materials testing frames to software and specialized control units. The company offers new testing systems as well as retrofits of existing machines from ATS, Baldwin, ELE/Soiltest, Forney, INSTRON, MTS, Riehle, SATEC, Shimadzu, TestMark Industries, Tinius Olsen, United and others. Highly skilled engineers provide customers with personalized research and development services and support to make ADMET the most responsive materials testing equipment supplier. ADMET’s loyal customer base includes leading manufacturers, testing labs, researchers and universities in aerospace, automotive, biomedical, construction, metals, plastics, textiles and other industries. ADMET can be reached at 800-667-3220 or by visiting http://www.admet.com.

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kN—kilo Newton

lbf—pound-force

ASTM—American Society for Testing Materials

ISO—International Standards Organization

For further information:

Marc Venet

ADMET Inc.

51 Morgan Dr.

Norwood, MA 02062

781-769-0850 X13

Sandy McLaughlin

Soucy Communications Group

465 Pine St.

Lowell, MA 01851

781-898-7305

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