HALIFAX, England—James Heal, the Halifax-based manufacturer of testing machines for a variety of materials, is making its foray into the rubber and elastomer testing markets with an adaptation to its extensometer.
The company is offering a long stroke contact extensometer in conjunction with its Titan10 instrument, traditionally used to test strain and elongation levels of textiles.
Fitted with the long stroke extensometer, both 5kN and 10kN machines can test vulcanized rubber and thermoplastic elastomers, including tires, conveyor belts, hoses, bowling balls, medical catheters, roofing materials and sealing rings, according to a company press release.
"The Titan range presents a multitude of key benefits to manufacturers … to test a diverse range of applications including yarns, fabrics, seams, shoes, ropes and straps. It is designed for accuracy, efficiency and ease of use," said Andrew Hemingway, commercial director at James Heal.
The Titan range of instruments employs the TestWise operating system, and company officials say the software comes pre-loaded with test standards for the rubber industry.
For more information on the Titan instruments, visit www.james-heal.co.uk/.
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