Testing Machines Inc. Releases New Internal Bond™ Tester

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Testing Machines Inc. releases New Internal Bond™ Tester.

In November, 2007, the TAPPI testing committee revised test method T 569 Internal Bond Strength (Scott Type) from a pm-PROVISIONAL METHOD to an om-OFFICIAL METHOD. The Provisional Method T 569 for Internal Bond was first published in 2000. In order to upgrade T 569 to Official Method status, a Precision Statement was developed to demonstrate the instruments reproducibility when compared with a group of Internal Bond Instruments at different laboratory locations. Based on the data, it should be noted that the reproducibility between laboratories for the Electronic Internal Bond Instrument is 23.7% compared to 47.1 % for the Mechanical Internal Bond Tester.

Also in November 2007, Testing Machines Inc, a TMI Group Company made trials on a completely redesigned Electronic Internal Bond Tester. Based on the revised TAPPI Standard T 569, the company tested a variety of paper samples and concluded that the new mechanical design, software calculations and Sample Prep Station completely conform to this revised TAPPI standard. In December 2007, the TMI Group is pleased to introduce the new model 80-20 microprocessor based Internal Bond tester. The new design includes a number of important features such as:

  • Magnetic pendulum release
  • New microprocessor board
  • Storage and editing of up to 500 readings
  • Magnetic brake
  • 5.7 inch LCD color display with 320x240 resolution
  • Alphanumeric keypad
  • 6 function keys for easy test setup
  • 10 soft key icons allow intuitive navigation of test functions
  • Conforms to TAPPI standard T 569

About TMI:
Testing Machines Inc. (TMI) manufactures and markets physical property testing instruments for the paper, pulp, film, foil, ink, coatings, nonwoven, textile and corrugated industries. TMI has a network of sales offices and agents throughout the US and in over 50 countries.

Testing Machines Inc. acquired Lako Tool in October 2007. With more than 30 years of experience, Lako Tool serves the film packaging machinery industry with Sealing, Cutting and Punching Solutions. The company also produces Hot Tack and Heat Sealing instruments for laboratory use.

The TMI Group of Companies consists of Testing Machines Inc., New York, Lawson-Hemphill, Swansea, Ma, Messmer Instruments Ltd., UK, Büchel BV, Netherlands, Lako Tool, Ohio, Adamel Lhomargy, France and TMI Canada.

For more information contact:
Testing Machines Inc.
2 Fleetwood Court, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 USA
Tel: 631-439-5400 Fax: 631-439-5420
Website: http://www.testingmachines.com

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