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Mecmesin Launches New Production Floor Torque Tester
Product News Friday, June 17, 2011: Mecmesin Limited
The new Vortex-xt has been designed for quality control managers who need a simple, accurate, yet rugged, torque testing system for the production floor or QC laboratory.
With the Vortex-xt, static and rotary torque tests are performed at the push of a button and its stand-alone system means that no PC is required, making it ideal for production areas. It’s easy to programme and simple-to-use, so there’s minimal operator training.
The Vortex-xt is an easy-to-use modern torque tester which has been designed to cut costs by improving production line efficiency and reducing wastage.
It is the ideal solution for engineers in the aerospace, automotive and medical device industries who need to measure clockwise and counter-clockwise torque when developing and manufacturing rotary components. Typical applications include positive “click “ on engagement of aerospace, automotive and medical device controls such as ignition switches, valves and automotive stalks.
Tests can be run with merely two clicks of the touch screen interface and event marks can be added to the test plotting switch actuation. Utilising colour-coded results, the large, clear display enables very easy identification of pass/fail sample conformance.
The Vortex-xt is designed to make routine measurements quick, whilst still providing users with detailed results data, as well as reporting capabilities, if required. Users have the choice of viewing a graphical ‘live’ display of the test for observational purposes, or multiple test results in tabulated form, to begin making comparisons and, subsequently, to evaluate them in more depth with a choice of calculations. The data collected can then be easily exported to statistical process control software.
Up to 5 frequently used tests can be stored for quick access and initiation by different users, without the need for a high level of technical or test application knowledge. Password protection allows ‘administrators’ to alter test set-up and template design, thereby avoiding any accidental changes to programmable functions.
Rated to 10N.m, the Vortex-xt completes Mecmesin’s range of 3 motorised torque testing systems, which includes the basic Vortex-d and the top-of-the-range Vortex-i computer-controlled test system.
The Managing Director of Mecmesin, John Page, says: ‘Our goal is to make routine sample checks as easy as possible. We realise manufacturers want to make instant, time expedient checks on their products before shipment, therefore the Vortex-xt ensures reliable, user-friendly performance for production staff with minimal set-up time and training requirements. Adding versatility, this motorised torque tester can also be programmed, for those occasions where special one-off test routines are needed.’
Mecmesin is a privately owned British company, based in Slinfold, West Sussex. It has offices in China, America, France and Thailand and a world-wide network of distributors. Mecmesin provides bespoke solutions and has a special applications department with a large ratio of engineers.