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Friction / Slip Testing Why & How To Measure Coefficient of Friction

Why Measure Coefficient of Friction? Being able to measure the slip resistance properties of material will help predict the run ability and line speed of a product or material on a packing line, automatic gluing or automatic carton erection machine. Other examples of the need to measure COF could be the automatic feeding of banknotes, […]

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What is a Forced Air Oven

What is a Forced Air Oven is? A forced air oven is simply a oven with a fan. Most domestic and laboratory ovens these days have a fan to help distribute the heat evenly around the oven. Without a fan you will often get cold or hot spots, meaning uneven heating, drying or testing. How […]

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What Class Of Weight Do You Need ?

What class of weight do you need to check or calibrate a Balance or Weighing Scale OIML are an international standards setting body for legal metrology and set the standards and tolerances for weights, weighing equipment, balances and weighing scales. Calibrated test weights come in a number of different classes such as M3, M2, M1, […]

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What is Calibration and Why Have It Done?

What is Calibration and why should I Have it done? Calibration is the process of checking measuring equipment or instruments by comparison with a standard (another instrument or artefact of known properties). The instrument or artefact used in the calibration process must in turn be calibrated with equipment that has an unbroken chain of calibrations […]

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Tensile Testing & Materials Testing Guide

What is Tensile Testing or Compression Testing? A tensile test which is also sometimes called a tension or pull test, is one of the most basic and normally destructive tests you can perform on a material. The material is subjected to a controlled force in tension, (pulling apart), until ultimately it breaks. The results from […]

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