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Glossmeters & Gloss Measurement

Glossmeter or Gloss Meter Is an optical measuring instrument that measures the specular reflection of a surface (gloss level) of a surface. Gloss is measured by projecting a light beam at a fixed angle and intensity onto the surface being measured and the amount of reflected light at and opposite but equal angel Glossmeter Geometries […]

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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

Looking to buy a forced air oven click here for our full range  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 […]

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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

Looking for information on our extensive range of Tensile Testers and Universal Testing Machines click on the links What is Tensile Material 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. […]

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