Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Co., Inc.

1065 Easton Rd.
Horsham , PA 19044 US


A Message from Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Co., Inc.

The First Name in Materials Testing

  Tinius Olsen is one of the world’s foremost specialist manufacturers and supplier of testing machinery for almost all industry sectors.

Tinius Olsen introduces their new model MP1200 melt indexer which sets the new standard with unprecendented temperature accuracy and stability. Combined with our tensile, impact, heat distortion, moisture and other testers, we are your one stop shop for your testing needs.

Melt Index testing equipmentThe manual MP1200 comes with everything you need (except weights & laboratory balance) to perform an ASTM D1238 Procedure A (manual cut) melt flow index tests (MFR). Test loads are applied manually.

Tensile, compressive, tear, peel, flexural, shear strength testers

Tinius Olsen's line of Benchtop Materials Testing Machines are designed to test a wide spectrum of materials including metals, plastics, rubber, textiles, paper, yarn, wire, adhesives, ceramics, timber, foils, composites and finished components in tension, compression, flexure or shear.

Charpy and Izod Impact test equipment

Our Charpy and Izod impact testers feature a compound pendulum which virtually eliminates windage losses yet allows simple and rapid changes in capacity without changing the pendulum.

As Seen In Plastics Technology

Take These Steps to Optimize Your MFR Data

Take These Steps to Optimize Your MFR Data
Make your life easier by paying close attention to the procedural steps detailed in the test standards.

NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Robots Come to Materials- Testing Lab
Range of new testing machines include first-display of automated system that can run day and night.

Conair Carousel dessicant-wheel dryer

Auxiliaries at NPE2018: Packing More Functions in Less Space
Auxiliary equipment suppliers are building more and more technology into their products, packing more physical and virtual functions into the same or smaller footprints.

Tinius Olsen’s Melt Flow Selectable Weight System

Streamlined Design Makes Melt Flow Testing Easier and Quicker
Tinius Olsen's MP1200 melt indexer now streamlined with selectable weights.

Scalable Automation Brought to Materials Testing
Tinius Olsen brings scalable, fully automated robotic systems to various materials tests. 

Tinius Olsen materials testing automation system

Add Automation to Your Lab
Robots are commonplace on the production floor, cutting costs and improving efficiencies for molders and other processors. Now, those same benefits can also be achieved in the lab.

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.

AUXILIARIES AT NPE: More Control, Flexibility, And Efficiency
These are key trends in the many kinds of auxiliary equipment displayed at this month’s show. You’ll also see equipment designed to be virtually ‘foolproof.’

How to Get Better MFI Test Results
It's the most common materials-property test performed by processors and resin suppliers alike, but it is susceptible to multiple sources of error.

K 2013: More Efficient, Flexible & User-Friendly Auxiliaries
It’s hard to generalize about auxiliary equipment, but a few trends stood out at K, including: greater energy efficiency, ease of maintenance and cleaning, controls that provide more real-time and historical process information and greater ease of use.

Auxiliaries at NPE: News in Materials Handling, Cooling, Granulating, Welding, Testing, Decorating
Auxiliary equipment takes in a broad range of functions, from materials preparation to post-mold finishing.

How to Get Better MFI Results
The MFI test is used widely among the various segments of the plastics industry. The difficulty is that any two labs can easily come up with different results, making it difficult to determine whether a material meets a desired MFI spec. Here are some reasons why such discrepancies occur and what can be done about them.

The Checker 3G series from Cognex

Testing & Measuring Instruments: More Versatile, Compact, Affordable
From polymer characterization to on-line bottle or preform inspection, coordinate measuring, and color sensing, new testing and measuring instruments at the NPE show in Chicago were easier to use and more compact, yet often packed higher performance than earlier versions—and sometimes with a more attractive price tag.

Rheometer VTM

NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Testing and QC--New Lab Instruments Stress Affordability and Convenience
Thermal and mechanical testers, color and appearance sensors, vision inspection devices and CMMs—the NPE had them all in more compact, economical, and easy-to-use models.

Universal testing machines

How to Buy Universal Testing Machines
More processors today are buyingso-called ‘universal’ testers to measure tensile, flexural, compressive, and shear properties for materials evaluation, application development, and quality control. Advanced electronics have improved these instruments’ performance and ease of use—and even led to lower prices.

From NPE 2000: The Latest Instruments For Testing & QC
The huge triennial plastics exhibition in June showcased new developments in product inspection and lab instruments for testing mechanical properties, melt rheology, weatherability, color, and appearance.If you are looking to outfit a new lab or upgrade an existing one, the NPE 2000 show in Chicago this past June spotlighted many new instruments for use in product development, material evaluation, and quality control.

New Vision Bottle Gauge 7000

NPE News Wrap-Up: Testing & Measuring Instruments
There was no shortage of new developments in product inspection devices and instruments for testing color and appearance as well as mechanical, rheological, thermal, and weathering properties.


IMPACT: Which Test to Use? Which Instrument to Buy?
Impact testing is a complex and controversial subject, and one that is in the midst of change. These factors add challenge to selection of the most appropriate impact instrument for a processor's lab.

The Latest Instruments For Testing & QC
The huge triennial plastics exhibition in June showcased new developments in product inspection and lab instruments for testing mechanical properties, melt rheology, weatherability, color, and appearance.

Product Categories of Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Co., Inc.

Compression/Transfer Presses
Computer and Automation Testing Auxiliaries
Injection Molds
Machine Installation Services
Machine Maintenance Services
Materials Testing Services
Moisture Analyzers
Other Testing/Analysis Equipment
Physical/Mechanical Properties Testers
Rheometers, Viscometers, Melt Indexers