Qualitest introduces 2000kN testing machine
Qualitest International Inc. is offering the 2000kN Universal Testing Machine, Q2000, which it said is designed for quick and reliable tensile, compression, flexural (bending), shear, peel, fatigue cycling and constant load tests on metals, composites, alloys, rigid plastics and films, elastomers, textiles, paper, board and finished products.
The instrument is suitable to be used in both production lines, where the operator has to be fast and efficient, and accurately control the test, Qualitest said.
It also said it is good for testing lab environments, where using the advanced software, the users can analyze the test data, and have full control on processing, filing, management and transmitting the test data to the company network and database, plus using many more functions, Qualitest said.
For detailed specifications and more information, visit www.worldoftest.com/utm.htm or call 877-884-8378.
Kraiburg releases new TPE brands for consumer use
Kraiburg is marketing two new thermoplastic elastomer brands that it said demonstrate superior haptics, adhesion properties and media/weather resistance.
COPEC and For-Tec E are designed for consumer use and are resistant to all influences of daily use, such as hand sweat, alcohol or weather.
The COPEC line has a velvety feel, according to Kraiburg, and is ideal for computer mice, games consoles or ear plugs.
The For-Tec E series of compounds was developed for reliable adhesion to semi-aromatic polyamides and PA 6.6, the company said.
These adhesion properties in the 2K injection molding process permit the use of TPE, for example in the form of seals or plug-in connections for mobile phones and MP3 players.
Similar to COPEC, For-Tec E was developed for applications in consumer electronics and is additionally used in the power tools sector.
Visit www.kraiburg-tpe.com for more information.
Mitchell says new designs improve rubber cutting
Mitchell Inc. has launched several machine designs and an updated website for improved efficiency.
Model 24 is an economical lathe cutter designed to cut molded, small ID, short length tubes, according to the company. This precision machine is designed to work on smaller parts with precise tolerances, it said.
Mitchell claims its Model 618 precision lathe cutting machine can improve the bottom line when cutting round or cylindrical parts from rubber, some plastics and composites.
This economical cutter is designed to accommodate a majority of multipurpose tube cutting applications for seals, rings and gaskets, the company said.
The 534 Mandrel Loader is an add-on to Model 618 or Model 111, and can increase productivity by reducing down time associated with loading and unloading a single mandrel, Mitchell said. It has 10 positions, and can hold up to 8 mandrels at one time.
Model 242 is available now with one, two or three heads, and is a fast, efficient angle trimmer, designed to trim or deflash rubber or plastic parts that require a precision edge, the company said.
For more information, visit Mitchell's redesigned website at www.mitchell-inc.com.