ADMET eP Digital Controller -- A Low-cost Alternative to Windows PC-based Controllers for New and Retrofitted Universal Testing Machines

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ADMET Inc., a provider of integrated materials testing systems, is offering a low-cost testing station for servo equipped universal testing machines (UTMs). The eP Digital Controller is being integrated into many of ADMET’s new machine configurations and is also used for ADMET retrofits of hydraulic and electromechanical testing machines from virtually any supplier.

ADMET Inc., a provider of integrated materials testing systems, is offering a low-cost testing station for servo equipped universal testing machines (UTMs). The eP Digital Controller is being integrated into many of ADMET’s new machine configurations and is also used for ADMET retrofits of hydraulic and electromechanical testing machines from virtually any supplier.

The eP Digital Controller will be demonstrated at ASM International’s Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) Conference and Expo on Oct. 16-19, 2006 in Cincinnati (ADMET Booth #638) and at MassPlastics in Fitchburg, Mass. (ADMET Booth #922) on Oct. 25-26, 2006.

The low-cost eP Digital Controller is a closed loop servo controller that simplifies materials and product testing and requires minimal training. It is useful for testing adhesives, biomaterials, cables, connectors, film, food, plastics, metals, rubber, springs, textiles and a range of other materials and products.

“The eP Digital Controller provides unprecedented price/performance for materials and product testing,” said Richard Gedney, ADMET founder and president. “We’re finding it to be particularly attractive for retrofits. It creates a new price point for both hydraulic and electromechanical machines that makes it cost effective to replace analog or update digital controls. Retrofits can generally be done in a few days and training takes minutes.”

Highlights of the eP Digital Controller’s capabilities include:

•Calculate key test parameters such as peak load, peak stress, minimum load, average load, load at break, deflection at break, load at deflection, deflection at load, stiffness, energy, free height, offset yield and more.

•Selectable high and low limits for each test parameter enables pass/fail indication at test completion.

•Save and recall six test methods for accurate and repeatable testing.

•All test methods have one pre-test control segment which can be used as a pre-load function. Configure up to a two segment test profile. Each segment includes a user defined position rate and end channel which is either load, position, time or sample break. Use the cycle between segments function to perform cyclic tests between load or displacement limits.

•User selectable log rates from 0.5 to 1,000 samples per second for performing both short and long-term tests.

•Support for up to two load calibrations in internal memory and automatic activation of an unlimited number of self-identifying and smart load cells.

•The ability to upload test methods, calibration information, and raw XY and test results to a remote computer via a wired RS232 port or over a wireless WiFi connection using the WinCom Plus Data Communications Program.

•Flexible single test, group test and multi-plot reporting.

A full description and specifications are available at: http://www.admet.com/digitalIndicators.htm.

The eP Digital Controller is available immediately directly from ADMET and through ADMET representatives. Pricing starts at $3,500.

About ADMET

ADMET Inc., founded in 1989, combines high-quality products and services to deliver the most efficient and cost effective materials testing systems. Its products range from new and used universal testing frames, to software and specialized control units, and grips and fixtures. The company also retrofits electromechanical, hydraulic and digitally controlled testing machines from any manufacturer to deliver more reliable test results, simplify operations, meet international standards and integrate with data collection systems. 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, concrete, construction, metals, plastics, textiles and other industries. ADMET’s products are widely distributed in North America, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. ADMET can be reached at 781-769-0850 or by visiting http://www.admet.com.

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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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