Plastic Testing Equipment

Plastic Testing Equipment

Plastics can be tested for virtually any property ranging from durability to ease of flow. The most common testing procedures include: Shore/IRHD hardness testing, tensile testing, impact testing and melt flow index testing. NextGen Material Testing provides the widest variety of equipment for plastics' quality control testing to meet the highest of standards.Read More...

Material hardness is one of the most common properties when testing Plastics or Rubbers. Testing for the resistance to indentation follows the Shore / IRHD principles and utilizes a durometer for the testing procedure. This test determines the depth of the indentation on any given material according to ASTM D2240 and ISO 868. There are a wide variety of scales available for testing different materials in the Plastics and Rubber industry. The methods can be distinguished primarily by the dimensions of the indenter and the applicable total testing force. The NextGen's Shore/IRHD equipment range from analogue handheld systems up to fully automated Shore / IRHD testers. This allows our users to select the most appropriate instrument to measure the complete Shore/IRHD range including Shore: A, D, B, C, D0, 0, 00 and 000. Micro scales (M scale) are also available for tests on thinner and narrower testing specimens.

Tensile testing is another popular property to test in plastics. Executed by the Universal Testing Machine, the test is designed to measure both the force requirement to break the plastic specimen and the elongation of the specimen before the breaking point. Standard dumbbell-shaped test specimens are tested under controlled environment including temperature, humidity, pre-treatment and testing machine speed. The ultimate tensile strength or tensile strength at the point of fracture is measured by the force per unit area in MPa or psi. NextGen's superb variety of Universal Testing Machine and Force Stands provide the most accurate solution for all necessary requirements. NextGen's Universal Tensile Testers are capable of providing any required force along with any required grips to match your material testing needs.

Melt Flow Indexer Testing is yet another popular testing method of plastic properties. The test determines the ease of flow of a given thermoplastic polymer through a defined dimension. The testing conditions (temperatures) can vary from 125°C to 315°C. The measurement is calculated in grams per minute (g/min) and cubic centimeters per minute (cm3/min). The melt flow rate is inversely proportional to viscosity of the conditions of the test. NextGen Material Testing, Inc. has the most advanced technology of melt flow index testing for the highest accuracy paired with a user friendly interface for ease of use.

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Electromechanical Universal Testing Machines for Plastic Testing

Electromechanical Universal Testing Machines for Plastic Testing

Electromechanical Universal Testing Machines provide a solution for low and moderate capacity plastic, and plastic compound materials. The tensile testing systems come readily equipped with our TestPilot advanced control software and can be suited with various grips and fixtures according to your requirements. Additional grips and fixtures can be acquired at a later time.

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Charpy and Izod Pendulum Impact Testing for Plastic and Rubber Specimens

Charpy and Izod Pendulum Impact Testing for Plastic and Rubber Specimens

Pendulum Charpy and Izod Impact Testing for plastic and rubber specimens is a high strain-rate test to determine the amount of energy absorbed by a material during fracture. Impact specimens are of standard or subsize dimensions that can be found in a variety of industry standards including ASTM E23, ASTM A370, EN 10045-1 and ISO 148.

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Products

Fruit Firmness Tester

Fruit Firmness Tester

This German manufactured fruit firmness and fruit hardness testing device is designed specification for the determination of the pulp hardness of a given fruit. This state-of-the-art device is invaluable for trading companies serious about their quality control procedures. The unit helps identify the harvest date of the specific fruits relative to the time of transpirations and storage.

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Automatic Capsule and Soft Gel Hardness Tester

Automatic Capsule and Soft Gel Hardness Tester

Gelomat is an automatic capsule hardness tester designed for regular and soft gel capsule testing. This state of the art system is developed by the latest R&D technology to meet and exceed the highest quality standards for gelatin capsule testing. The system comes standard with your desired testing head and can be upgraded to optional accessories for maximum efficiency.

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Ball Rebound Tester

Ball Rebound Tester

Ball Rebound Tester is designed for measuring the rebound resilience of polymer foams.

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Pendulum Rebound Resilience Tester

Pendulum Rebound Resilience Tester

Manual and Fully-Automatic Pendulum Rebound Resilience Tester. These rebound testers will determine the dynamic behavior of various materials and supply the differentiation of these materials' qualities. It will also identify material changes after aging and fatigue. The Pendulum Rebound Tester is out there with an adjustable heater for sample temperatures up to 100 ℃. It can simulate the effect of heat on the elasticity of samples with different formulations.

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Pusey & Jones Tester

Pusey & Jones Tester

Pusey & Jones is a rubber and rubber like material testing system. The unit is designed for testing rubber rollers in the paper industry. The system can test specimens with flat surfaces and thickness of 13 mm.

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Advanced Portable Shore Durometer System with Test Stand Options

Advanced Portable Shore Durometer System with Test Stand Options

HPEIII is NextGen's advanced German line of equipment that is the new generation of HPE systems ideal for various plastic and plastic compound testing. The new system enhancements offer advantages including temperature sensor, reading values of ambient temperature and humidity, historical hardness value display, larger LCD display, standard USB connection and much more. These advanced portable systems can be paired up with either manual or automatic motorized test stands to help eliminate the human error factor and maximize accuracy and repeatability between test when switching from one operator to the next.

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Automatic Shore, IRHD and VLRH Hardness Testing System

Automatic Shore, IRHD and VLRH Hardness Testing System

NextGen is proud to present our German line of fully-automatic Shore, IRHD and VLRH hardness testing system for plastic materials, plastic and foam compounds for the ultimate precision, accuracy and repeatability, exceptional ease-of-use and maintenance. Experience the industry leader for specimen testing including rubbers, plastics, foams, composites, o-rings, and more.

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