PT ZONE: Testing & Quality Control

TESTING: High-Precision Weighing Platforms
Mettler Toledo is offering two new weighing platforms with high accuracy in harsh industrial environments. More (+)
PT Article Addressing Color Management Issues
X-Rite is tackling a variety of issue in color management in its new blog. More (+)
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Auxiliaries AT NPE: New Controls Link Auxiliaries

Industry 4.0—the internet of things—is bringing a new level of connectivity to auxiliary equipment. Here’s a rundown of developments there, along with other news in auxiliaries from the show.

Sandretto’s 3D Printer Highlights MilanPlast Show

A second injection press supplier throws its hat into the 3D ring. Meantime, several Italian suppliers’ growth plans target North America.

TESTING: High-Resolution Moisture Analyzer

Tovatech's high-resolution moisture analyzers is said to be ideal for QC of plastic pellets.

TESTING: Upgraded Tear Tester For Plastic Films

A more robust and easier to use Elmendorf Tear tester has been launched by Testing Machines, Inc. (TMI), New Castle, Del., for use with plastic films and other materials.

TESTING: Tester Improves Accuracy Of Package Headspace Oxygen Readings

Mocon's first-of-a-kind instrument is aimed at helping brand owners optimize material attributes and improve economics, while meeting shelf life objectives.

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OVERVIEW:
Testing & Quality Control

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There are a wide variety of instruments used to maintain part quality in processing. Materials companies and compounders typically use rheometers, tensile testers and other laboratory instruments that help predict how its material will behave in the real world once it is made into a part. Compounders and processors alike rely on color-matching and formulation devices to keep quality consistent.


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