ADMET Offers Low-Force and Cyclic Testing at MassPLASTICS

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Includes tensile and cyclic universal testing machines, specialized grips and fixtures.

ADMET Inc., a provider of integrated materials testing systems, is showcasing universal materials testing machines (UTMs), grips and fixtures for plastics testing here at MassPLASTICS (Booth #922). The machines and accessories are useful for testing plastics, polymers and films in tension, compression, flexure and shear.

ADMET'S eXpert lines of tabletop and floor-standing UTMs range in capacity from 1kN (225 lbf) to 150kN (33,000 lbf). ADMET's test control units offer a spectrum of price/performance choices. The eP Digital Controller and Precise Digital Controller offer accurate test programming and control, and convenient collection of test results, as well as test data transfer to spreadsheets and reporting software via RS232 Serial communications. The company's MTESTWindows™ PC/Windows-based materials testing system offers a complete software-based test control and reporting system, while the ADMETQuattro testing system adds cyclic testing programming and control.

ADMET is a well-established provider of testing systems to the plastics industry. Installations include:

  • An injection molding company that uses an ADMET eXpert 5603 tabletop machine equipped with an eP Digital Controller in an A2LA metrology lab for product development and production quality testing. The company produces small precision components and assemblies made from nylons, Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR), Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Polystyrenes, and thermoplastics with fiberglass content for industry, medical and defense.
  • A sports equipment manufacturer that uses an ADMET eXpert 2611 with MTESTWindows to qualify new vendors and finished plastic components before they are accepted for use in the company's products. MTESTWindows enables technicians to easily compare tensile and compression results to previous tests and specifications.
  • A medical resin manufacturer that tensile tests its polymer substrate to eliminate bonding issues between the resin and the substrate. An ADMET eXpert 5601 equipped with an eP Digital Controller is used to determine the proper tension adjustment for rollers during the manufacturing process.

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. ADMET also offers grips, fixtures, baths and heaters for testing a variety of specimens in different environments. 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., founded in 1989 and based in Norwood, Mass., 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 and components, 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, sales@admet.com or by visiting http://www.admet.com.

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ASTM--American Society for Testing Materials
ISO--International Organization for Standardization

EDITORS - For further information:

Marc Venet
ADMET Inc.
781-769-0850 X13
mvenet(at)admet.com

Sandy McLaughlin
Soucy Communications Group
781-898-7305
smclaughlin(at)scg-pr.com

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