Elongation test of infusion solution bag

Products used in the medical and healthcare industries must be quality tested to ensure patient safety. The test equipment must enable the test procedure to be fully implemented, even for material samples with extreme elongation properties.

Solution

  • Motorised force tester customised for increased crosshead travel

Benefits

  • In-house capability to perform QA testing
  • Capacity to test wide range of products and materials

We purchase Mecmesin products because of their versatility, and the excellent local support we always receive in Mexico. This particular system works extremely well on our application.

Ernesto Romero, Quality Assurance Manager
Fresenius Kabi, Mexico

Requirement

Fresenius Kabi is a global manufacturer of pharmaceutical products and delivery systems for infusion therapies and clinical nutrition. The company needed to ascertain the elongation capacity of a polyolefin film used in the manufacture of an infusion solution container.

The customer could not find a test stand on the market with sufficient crosshead travel to effect the required elongation of the material.

Solution

Mecmesin’s distributor Precitool Mexico supplied the customer with an AFG 1000 N force gauge, a set of Pneumatic Grips and a MultiTest 1 motorised stand, specially adapted to provide an increased crosshead travel of 1000 mm.

This custom-engineered system has enabled Fresenius Kabi to improve their production quality control, as they are now able to perform a conclusive tensile test on the film to ensure it can withstand the required 500% elongation.

System

  • MultiTest motorised test stand
  • Advance Force Gauge
  • Rubber-faced vice grips

Company Info

  • Company: Fresnius Kabi
  • Industry: Medical and medical device
  • Fresenius Kabi is an international health care company that specializes in medicines and infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition technologies

  • Company website

    https://www.fresenius-kabi.com/

MultiTest-dVMotorised force tester

Product Tester
MultiTest-dV with AFG

The MultiTest-dV range integrates perfectly with our Advanced Force Gauge, making it a popular configuration for standalone applications that require the capture of a peak load value.

Expand its capabilities by connecting to VectorPro Lite software for presenting data graphically and performing calculations to see test results.

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Materials Tester
MultiTest-dV with ELS

The MultiTest-dV range configured with an Enhanced Load Sensor, VectorPro MT software and an optional extensometer, transforms this motorised force tester into a basic materials tester.

This makes the MultiTest-dV the ideal choice for quality assurance checks in the QC lab and gives it the power necessary for more in-depth analysis of material properties in the R&D laboratory.

Product image of MultiTest-dV motorised force tester with ELS for materials testing by Mecmesin

The MultiTest-dV is a versatile and easy to use stand-alone force tester.

Ideal for routine quality control in a production or laboratory environment, with three models rated to 0.5 kN, 1 kN and 2.5 kN.

A motorised test stand can be configured with a Digital Force Gauge for product testing or an Enhanced Load Sensor for basic materials testing.

AFGDigital force gauge

Advanced
AFG

The Advanced Force Gauge (AFG) is the most versatile, fully-featured digital instrument from Mecmesin.

Accurate to an outstanding ±0.1% f.s. with models from 2.5 to 2500 N, it is ideal for mounting to a test stand or use as a hand-held device.

Full of useful features to help you solve almost any tension and compression measurement problem.

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Basic
BFG

The Basic Force Gauge (BFG) is the core digital instrument for tension and compression measurement from Mecmesin, covering load ranges from 10 to 2500 N.

A portable, affordable and easy-to-use force measurement solution with ‘live’ load display and ultimate peak hold capture.

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Compact
CFG+

The Compact Force Gauge (CFG+) is the entry-level, low-cost digital force gauge from Mecmesin.

It is suitable for elementary tension and compression tests ranging from 50 to 500 N.

This lightweight, pocket-sized digital alternative to mechanical force gauges is ideal for non-critical applications that require peak measurements.

Product image of Compact Force Gauge (CFG+) handheld force measurement instrument by Mecmesin

The Advanced Force Gauge (AFG) is the most versatile, fully-featured digital instrument from Mecmesin.

Accurate to an outstanding ± 0.1% f.s. with models from 2.5 to 2500 N, it is ideal for mounting to a test stand or use as a hand-held device.

Full of useful features to help you solve almost any tension and compression measurement problem.

 

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