Thwing-Albert Instrument Company has added a new dual-column frame to the Vantage NX Universal Testing Machine Family. The Vantage NX Duo has a 5kN capacity to test at higher forces with a relatively small footprint in the laboratory.Read More
The quest for softness of an end user product can be quite subjective. However, when paired with MAP4 software, the VantageNX Universal Testing Machine can be used to calculate an objective softness value. Compression/softness results of high loft nonwovens can be evaluated to measure a combination of factors including sample loft, thickness, compressibility and structural softness. The test measures the material from the compression phase all the way through the relaxation phase of the material.
Configurable to Meet Industry Standards Including:
NWSP 120.6, EDANA 30.4-89, ISO EN 9863-1:2005 and other ASTM, INDA, EDANA ISO, NWST, TAPPI, etc
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Testing laboratories are constantly working to improve product quality. Thwing-Albert Instrument Company can help provide a single-source solution for updating and maintaining the testing machines used daily to verify that materials are meeting industry standards including ISO, ASTM, TAPPI and many othersRead More
It is with great sadness that Thwing-Albert Instrument Company and the members of the Thwing-Albert "family" announce the unexpected death of Thwing-Albert President Joseph Raab (71). Joseph began working at Thwing-Albert in 1964 and held various positions culminating in his appointment as President in 1998. In recent years his son, Scott, managed the day-to-day operations as the Executive Vice President.Read More
Thwing-Albert, a manufacturer of physical property testing instrumentation for over 115 years, is honored to be part of The Franklin Institute’s new SportsZone exhibit. The Franklin Institute approached Thwing-Albert Instrument Company to assist with testing the flexural properties of a professional hockey stick for their new exhibit. The Thwing-Albert VantageNX was chosen based on its versatility and durability, given that thousands of daily visitors will be interacting with the instrument.
MAP-4 Materials Testing Software from Thwing-Albert simplifies the analysis of physical properties of materials.
Compatible with Windows Operating Systems, MAP-4 is used to run tests on the Vantage Series of Universal Testing Machines. The software platform is intuitive and offers clean, easy-to-use menus. Real-time graphical results are displayed during testing and can be customized to show a variety of information.
Test methods can be selected from the built-in library of standards to meet ASTM, ISO and other unique materials testing applications. Whether the goal is to measure tensile strength, COF, puncture, pull tests, grab tests, or a number of other applications, MAP-4 can easily be configured to run the test and evaluate the data.
Testing laboratories are constantly working to improve product quality, and Thwing-Albert Instrument Company can help provide a single-source solution for updating and maintaining the testing machines used daily to verify that materials are meeting industry standards including ISO, ASTM and many others.Read More
The Thwing-Albert JDC Precision Sample Cutter is widely recognized as the preferred sample preparation tool for tensile testing of thin sheeted materials due to the cutting accuracy. So, how did the JDC win that reputation? Lots of attention to detail for the blades and a strict quality control process.
When the JDC cuts test strips, they are an exact width and parallel throughout their entire length. The positive cutting action of the dual blades and precision ground base shear cut both sides of the sample at once assuring a clean, accurate cut every time. The cutting blades are made of high quality tool steel which is stress relieved by cycling between cold and hot temperatures to prevent the blades from warping. Customers can select from models to cut widths of 1/8 to 3 inch and strip lengths of 10, 12, or 16 inches.Read More
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The Handle-O-Meter was originally developed to test the durability and flexibility of toilet paper and paper towels. This testing machine is now featuring a touch-screen control panel and the ability to interface with MAP-4 Advanced Materials Testing Software.
Now customers can review real-time test data and take a deeper look into the physical characteristics of their materials. The previous version of the machine was able to connect to a data parsing software with limited analysis built in. Thwing-Albert is adding the ability to look at other variables at the same time as the test results for the material’s “handle” are being gathered.Read More
Blocking is the unwanted adhesion between layers of plastic film. Results reflect the ability of a material to adhere to itself when pulled apart. ASTM D3354 specifications are used to program MAP-4 materials testing software to run the blocking test. The results demonstrate the degree of blocking that exists as a result of factors including film processing, storage, temperature and pressure.
To measure the blocking load of a plastic film by the parallel plate method, the Thwing-Albert Vantage Series Tensile Testers with MAP-4 software can be used to quickly analyze the data collected from the test.
- Using two plastic blocks the two layers of film are pressed between them
- One layer of film is attached to the upper block and the other layer is attached to the lower block
- The upper and lower block are slowly separated
- The film layers are then pulled apart at a constant speed until separated
- The force to separate the layers of film is recorded in realtime
A new accreditation has been attained by Thwing-Albert Instrument Company. In addition to the company’s ISO 9001 certification, which the company has held since 1995, Thwing-Albert Instrument Company is now accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005. With this accreditation, the company will be able to provide our customers the level of calibration that is expected of an organization who is committed to quality. Our scope of calibration covers mechanical, dimensional, mass, force, weighing devices and time and frequency instruments. Please reference the full accreditation scope within our certificate, which identifies our accredited calibrations for various measurements.Read More
The Score Quality Test is used for corrugated containers according to TAPPI T829 when attached to the 1270 PCA Score Bend Tester or the EJA Vantage Series Universal Testing Machine you can study the realtive quality of scores for various packaging applicaitons.Read More
Technicians from Thwing-Albert’s Service Department throughout the country came together for an intensive 5-day technician training program with an emphasis on customer satisfaction through quality services and field safety. The highlight of the week was training on quality calibration procedures in anticipation of our recently acquired level of accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Thwing-Albert technicians and service support staff reviewed best work practices for the new VantageNX Universal Testing Machine with MAP-4 materials testing software and the Touch Screen Tablet option, as well as with the entire line of Thwing-Albert testing machines.Read More
Thwing-Albert has partnered with SencorpWhite to offer CeraTek Laboratory Heat Sealers as a sample preparation tool for customers. This tool provides customers with a way to create a sealed sample when used with a Universal Testing Machine to measure for tensile, seal, and tear strength properties.
Testing laboratories that have a need for tensile testing also frequently have a need to prepare sealed samples with a CeraTek heat sealer. It is not uncommon to walk into a quality lab and see both Thwing-Albert and CeraTek being used side by side for the materials testing process.Read More
Thwing-Albert Instrument Company has released a new Tensile Testing Machine Design, the VantageNX. This revamps the popular EJA Vantage Series to introduce a new ergonomic frame. The new VantageNX is available in capacities of 1kN and 2kN and will replace the previous frame for those capacities.Read More
The introduction of another CNC Machine to the manufacturing facilities at Thwing-Albert Instrument Company will add the ability to work on larger parts in house.
This new Haas VF4 machine is the second CNC machine of its kind allowing for better scheduling while also removing the need to wait until one job is complete to start the next. Now, shorter lead times are achievable for the materials testing machines manufactured at the New Jersey headquarters of Thwing-Albert.Read More
The EJA Vantage Series Universal Testing Machine has a new option available to customers. A touch screen instrument controller offers a simplified way to run tensile tests, peel tests, compression tests, and COF tests without the need of a computer.
Please contact our office if you are interested in a touch screen instrument controller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-767-1000.Read More
Thwing-Albert Instrument Company is now offering an additional pneumatic sample preparation tool - the Alfa Cutter 240-15B. This cutter can apply up to 15 tons of pressure allowing larger samples to be cut quickly using a steel rule die.Read More
Cuts made to prepare a sample for tensile testing are critical to the accuracy and quality of the results. Preparing a sample without jagged edges or nicks is vital to ensure accurate tensile results. Those imperfections will affect the ability to provide consistent tensile results for the physical properties of the specimen. The way a sample is handled can also have an impact on the tensile test results and should also be handled with care once cut.Read More
West Berlin, NJ (October 22, 2013) – Thwing-Albert Instrument Co. recently expanded its production capacity with the addition of two lathes to its manufacturing facility. The upgrade further reinforces the company’s philosophy of customer satisfaction and increased productivity.Read More
Jakarta, Indonesia (October 7, 2013) – Thwing-Albert Instrument Company and PT. Batumasindah Shamanukur hosted a customer seminar for the plastics industry. The session focused on common industry ASTM standards and application using Thwing-Albert testing machines. Mr. Steven Berg, VP of Sales and Marketing, was the guest speaker from the Thwing-Albert Instrument Company.
Thwing-Albert Instrument Company has released a new product catalog. The catalog is an overview of the materials testing equipment available from Thwing-Albert. You can learn about all of the insturments offered for measuring the physical properties of materials.
This catalog was designed as a reference guide for customers as a supplement to the website catalog.Read More
The team selling servicing Thwing-Albert Instruments throughout Thailand and Vietnam visited the United States for some one-on-one training. With the ongoing need for service the team focused on the new instruments and software in order to provide quick response to customer needs.Read More
Rycobel the European partner of Thwing-Albert Instrument Company offered an afternoon demonstration for physical testing. The group that attended this session included laboratory technicians and quality control departments from a variety of industries.
An overview kicked off the session which educated the customers about the different aspects of physical testing and the corresponding testing equipment. A number of topics that were also discussed:
- Sample cutters and how to decide what cutter is right for your materials.
- Using tensile testers for measuring ultimate tensile strength and maximum elongation.
- The difference between a static and dynamic coefficient of friction using the FP-2260 Friction/Peel tester.
- Different types of Taber® abrasion equipment and the different applications they can be used to measure.
- Surface tension and the difference between test inks.
In preparation for the new year and in anticipation of continued growth, Thwing-Albert Instrument Company has added a new Haas VF2 CNC Machine to our facility keeping production moving forward.Read More
Thwing-Albert’s FP-2255 will be replaced with the new model the FP-2260 Friction/Peel Tester. The new instrument will now run with MAP-4 materials testing software allowing for more powerful reporting and compatibility with newer operating systems.Read More
The JDC Precision Cutter has become the accepted standard for many companies worldwide to prepare samples of paper, paperboard, metal foils, nonwovens, plastic films, tissue and a variety of other materials. Lightweight and portable, the JDC Cutter 10” models have undergone an update adding the feature a 20” length base for added leverage and stability along with operator safety.Read More
Accurate thickness measurements are critical to product quality in many manufacturing applications such as paper, plastic film, nonwovens, and textiles. Testing can optimize the raw materials for production and ultimately reduce costs. So, how do you choose the right type of thickness gauge when there are so many options on the market? To narrow the search, it will be important to consider the material to be tested, the application and the precision required to meet any specific industry standards.Read More
West Berlin, NJ - Thwing-Albert Instrument Company, a leading manufacturer of materials testing equipment, announced its acquisition of Protek Group.Read More
Thwing-Albert has released a dart drop impact tester to the market. This testing instrument will be used to measure the impact resistance of plastic film, coated paper and other sheeted materials. The dart drop impact tester can be configured to meet ASTM D1709 - Method A and Method B along with ISO 7765-1.Read More
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The QuickPeek® Color Proofing Kit from Thwing-Albert provides an inexpensive fool-proof method of checking ink color and strength for the ink maker and printer. With the new case made of wood, the durability and the life of the QuickPeek® Kit will be improved.Read More
New MAP-4 software available globally. MAP-4 builds on the flexibility and control of the original MAP platform while adding ease of use and features to simplify testing. The software is compatible with one of the most popular products manufactured by Thwing-Albert, the EJA Vantage Series of Universal Tensile Testers. Also new to the MAP compatibility list is the FP-2255 Friction/Peel Tester, with the plan for one universal software platform in the future.Read More
Thwing-Albert Instrument Company has redesigned the Vapometer Cup for easier sample setup in the lab. No more individual screws to tighten! The original design of the Vapometer Cup used six knurled head screws to secure the flange in place. Now, customers can find relief with the elimination of the securing 6 individual screws.Read More