Toy testing for safety standards compliance

he Mecmesin test stand, force gauge and accessories meet all our in-house testing requirements and are quick and easy to use. Mecmesin equipment is an important tool in our Product safety and Quality Assurance System.

Steve Brooker
Carte Blanche Greetings Ltd.

Specification

The customer supplies plush giftware to retailers such as Clintons. Their plush products are manufacture to European toy safety standard BS EN 71-1, 1998 (Safety of toys - Part 1, Mechanical and Physical Properties). To meet this standard, small parts attached to the plush toy must withstand a 90N tension test.

Solution

To meet the specification, Mecmesin supplied a test system consisting of a MDD manual test stand, an AFG 250N digital force gauge and a variety of fixtures, suitable for testing a wide variety of plush toy shapes and sizes. This system enabled the customer to determine that the small parts on the plush toys could resist a specified force, meeting the requirements of the European toy safety standard and assisting in product design.

System

  • MDD Test Stand
  • AFG 250N Digital Force Gauge
  • Small Parallel Jaw Grip
  • Multi Jaw Gripping Fixture
  • Modified Multi Jaw Gripping Fixture

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.

Product image of Advanced Force Gauge (AFG) handheld force measurement instrument by Mecmesin
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.

Product image of Basic Force Gauge (BFG) handheld force measurement instrument by Mecmesin
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.

MDD Precision HandwheelManual test stand

Precision (Wheel)
MDD Precision Handwheel

The MDD is a precision, manually-operated test stand featuring a leadscrew and reinforced crosshead, whose movement is controlled by a handwheel.

Portable and can be bench-mounted for use in a vertical or horizontal position. Fit a digital height scale to measure crosshead movement.

Combine with any Mecmesin digital force gauge to measure tension and compression up to 1000 N.

Mecmesin MDD manual test stand with AFG and height scale product photo
Precision (Lever)
LCP/S Precision Lever

The LCP/S is a precision, manually-operated test stand featuring a rack-and-pinion with reinforced crosshead, whose movement is controlled by a lever.

Compact, portable and can be bench-mounted for use in a vertical position. Fit a digital height scale to measure crosshead movement.

Combine with any Mecmesin digital force gauge to measure tension and compression up to 500 N.

Mecmesin LCP/S manual lever test stand with AFG product photo
Basic (Wheel)
ValuTest-D Handwheel

The ValuTest-D is a simple, manually-operated test stand featuring a basic leadscrew and moving crosshead controlled by a handwheel.

Bench-mounted for use in a vertical position. Not recommended for applications requiring precise measurement of crosshead movement.

Combine with any Mecmesin digital force gauge to measure tension and compression up to 1000 N.

Mecmesin ValueTest-D manual wheel test stand with CFG product photo
Basic (Lever)
ValueTest-L Lever

The ValuTest-L is a simple, manually-operated test stand featuring a basic rack-and-pinion with reinforced crosshead, whose movement is controlled by a lever.

Can be bench-mounted for use in a vertical position. Not recommended for applications requiring precise measurement of crosshead movement.

Combine with any Mecmesin digital force gauge to measure tension and compression up to 500 N.

Mecmesin ValueTest-L manual wheel test stand with CFG product photo

Manually-operated test stands are compact, portable, and can be bench-mounted for ergonomic use.

Combine with any Mecmesin digital force gauge to measure tension and compression up to 1000 N.

Force gauge sold separately.

 

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