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Lab Review Complimentary from Thwing-Albert

Make sure your lab is equipped with the right testing machines to measure and evaluate quality! Request a complimentary lab review from Thwing-Albert.

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 others.

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Sample Preparation: A critical aspect to successful testing.

Sample Preparation: A critical aspect to successful testing.

The capability to prepare test specimens accurately, efficiently and safely is critical to insuring reliable and repeatable test results. Inadequate sample preparation can lead to additional retesting and higher costs while improper tools can endanger operator safety. The selection of the optimal sample cutter depends on a few key factors:

  • The type of material being cut
  • The required dimensions of the specimen
  • Ease of use
  • Repeatability and accuracy of the cut specimen

Some sample cutters are designed for a specific use such as cutting dedicated width for tensile, seal and adhesion tests.  There are also sample cutters that provide a higher level of flexibility utilizing interchangeable cutting dies that can be configured to cut complex shapes and multiple specimens at a time.

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ProTear Touch - Updated Elmendorf Tear Tester

Thwing-Albert is the original manufacturer of the Elmendorf Tear Tester which was designed one-hundred years ago by Dr. Thwing and Mr. Armin Elmendorf. This method established the industry standards used worldwide today to measure tear strength.

The ProTear Touch updates this design to feature a touch-screen and an increased capacity up to 12,800 grams. Now customers can also change the capacity quickly without the need for tools. The tester provides a rapid and precise way to evaluate the tear resistance of sheet materials including paper, textiles, roofing products, plastic film, and foils.  Learn More

  

Windows 7 Support Has Ended...Check Your MAP4 Version for Windows 10 Compatibility

This year Windows has ended support for all Windows 7 versions.  MAP4 Software for your Thwing-Albert testing machines that is older than version 4.2 is not compatiblie with Windows 10.  Remember to check your version before you upgrade your company to  Windows 10.  You can find your version by going to the preferences tab and the version will appear in the pannel below.  Please click here to email a request for an updated version.   

PackExpo 2020 (Booth LU-7020)- Chicago, IL

Join Thwing-Albert this fall in Chicago for the PACK EXPO International Show. We will have equipment on location for demonstrations and we look forward to learning more about your testing needs. Check back for a complimentary pass to visit us at Booth LU-7020.

Total Testing Laboratory Solutions from Thwing-Albert

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.

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Celebrating 120 Years in 2019

Thwing-Albert Instrument Company is celebrating its 120th year in business. This is a testament to the core values of the company. The emphasis on customers and quality always lead the decisions of day to day business. The employees are valued for their contributions and longevity that equates to successful years of ongoing business.

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Updated Thwing-Albert Catalog

Thwing-Albert Product Catalog

We are pleased to announce our latest catalog is available for download.  The updated catalog provides an overview of the materials testing equipment available from Thwing-Albert Instrument Company.  This is a helpful resource to search for the right instruments for measuring the physical properties of your materials.  

This catalog was designed as a reference guide for customers as a supplement to the website catalog.

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Loop Tack Test for Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

The loop tack test measures the contact tack of an adhesive tape that has been formed into a loop. The fixture meets the requirements for ASTM D6195, FINAT FTM 9 and PSTC 16.   When used with the Vantage NX Universal Tensile Tester, a pair of grips hold the sample and the fixture during the test.  The Vantage NX Tester is paired with MAP4 Materials Testing Software which is configured to meet the industry standard and programs the test based on the method selected.  The sample’s adhesive properties are then displayed as real-time results including peak force to debond from the plate.

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Upgraded Option for Tensile Grips on the FP-2260 add Higher Capacity Testing.

The Thwing-Albert FP-2260 Friction/Peel Tester is designed as a compact instrument to measure coefficient of friction, peel strength, seal strength and tensile strength tests. This machine has a small footprint that is ideal for both laboratory and production floor materials testing of a variety of materials including flexible plastic films, paper, labels, tapes, nonwovens, textiles and other sheet materials.

Now, a new set of sample clamps are available for the FP-2260. These vise grips offer a higher capacity of 100N lbf, making it a cost-effective option for tensile, peel and seal strength testing.

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