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Analysis and Simulation
ESI Group announces PAM-TUBE 2G for Virtual Manufacturing
Design Software : 02 September, 2006
ESI Group, (ESIN FR0004110310) announces PAM-TUBE 2G, a new product suite in the stamping simulation solution line, tailored made for tube bending and hydro forming processes. PAM-TUBE 2G supports all the stages from design to product manufacturing.
 
ESI Group integrates RTM simulation in the CATIA V5 working environment for Airbus
Design Software : 01 September, 2006
ESI Group and Airbus announce their first collaboration in the field of virtual manufacturing. Based upon Airbus specifications, ESI Group has developed in CATIA V5 a simulation application for composite parts manufactured using the liquid composite molding processes.
 
Technological collaboration announcement between ESI Group and Intel
Design Software : 01 September, 2006
ESI Group, the leading solution provider in physics based simulation software and Intel, the world largest chips makers announced a Technological Collaboration. ESI Group and Intel will jointly develop ESI Group enterprise leading solutions on Intel Xeon Processors and Intel Itanium Processors benefiting from the latest technological improvements such as the Multi Core Technology using Intel Software Tools (compilers library
 
Instant replay for materials testing
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 27 August, 2006
A powerful feature that records live action of materials testing events for training and detailed analysis purposes is now available on the latest version of NEXYGEN MT instrument control software from Lloyd Instruments.
 
Easy peel for yoghurt pot testing
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 26 August, 2006
A new test instrument accessory to check the optimum peel strength of sealed lids on yoghurt packaging has been specially developed by Lloyd Instruments. The TG 5346 peel fixture is the latest addition to a fast expanding grips and fixtures range dedicated to the packaging industry, and is precision engineered to fit easily onto a Lloyd Instruments universal testing machine.
 
New China distributors are materials testing
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 25 August, 2006
AMETEK/Lloyd Instruments is pleased to announce that it is continuing to expand its well established official, franchised distributor network across China to ensure customers get the very latest materials testing equipment for manufacturing production, quality control, research and education needs.
 
High force materials testing is worth the wait
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 24 August, 2006
A powerful new high force materials testing machine offering exceptional smooth control atvery slow speeds has just been launched by Lloyd Instruments. The LS100Plus takes astaggering one and a half hours to travel the thickness of a single sheet of photocopier paper just 90 microns thick. With a 100kN (22,481 lbf) force capacity and host of new features, this machine maximises productivity and efficiency, whether in a quality control, production, research or training setting.
 
Water quality surges ahead through bead testing
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 23 August, 2006
Naturally, the tiny polymer beads that make up a typical ion exchange column require highstandards of manufacturing precision to be effective in water purification. Compression strength analysis of beads is just one of many physical tests in the company
 
Lloyd Instruments is planning an exciting display of test equipment
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 22 August, 2006
Lloyd Instruments is planning an exciting display of test equipment. Five of the company
 
Hair raising test in Korea
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 21 August, 2006
As the ever-changing face of fashion surges ahead, the popularity of wigs and artificial hairdesigns has never been greater. The complexity of wig design is now being pushed and pulled to the limits by a leading manufacturer in Korea using the latest materials testing equipment from Lloyd Instruments.
 
Automated penetration tests for rubber enclosures on multiple glass phials are now possible using XY table
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 20 August, 2006
Fully automated penetration tests for rubber enclosures on multiple glass phials are now possible using the XY table with automated control from materials testing specialist, Lloyd Instruments. This new accessory allows three separate tests to be performed fully automatically on 40 sample phials in around three hours, compared to a week for a human operator.
 
New enhanced manufacturing solutions products, Moldflow Plastics Xpert 4.0 and Shotscope 4.0
Polymer Flow Simulation : 20 August, 2006
Moldflow Corporation, the leading global provider of design through manufacturing solutions for the plastics injection molding industry, today announced the immediate availability of two enhanced manufacturing solutions products, Moldflow Plastics Xpert 4.0 and Shotscope 4.0. New features in both products will help to improve manufacturing productivity and efficiency. Both Shotscope and MPX are part of Moldflow
 
New versatile materials testing and control software, features a vast test library of test set ups
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 19 August, 2006
Rigorous testing of the performance of adhesives has been greatly simplified by materials testing specialist, Lloyd Instruments. NEXYGEN MT, the company's versatile materials testing and control software, features a vast test library of test set ups to allow international industry standard tests to be performed. For adhesives applications, these include for example, the fatigue properties of structural adhesives in tensile shear (BS EN ISO 9665:1995), the unwinding forces of self adhesive tapes (BS EN 12026:1997) and peel tests for flexible materials bonded to rigid samples (BS EN 28510-1 to 2:1993).
 
Stronger native CAD geometry validation and optimization capabilities
Polymer Flow Simulation : 19 August, 2006
Moldflow CAD Doctor is a powerful tool for checking, correcting, healing and simplifying solid models imported from popular 3D CAD systems in preparation for analysis using MPI and MPA software. New in version 2.0 is an interface to MDL to facilitate import of native CAD data in CATIA V5, Parasolid, Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks and STEP formats.
 
Cork testing brings thrills without spills
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 18 August, 2006
The testing of extraction and penetration strength for wine bottle stoppers in accordance with ISO 9727 (1991) is an essential part of the technical specification for the product. Lloyd Instrumentscan supply a special sample grip for the beverage and packaging industry to allow these important parameters to be tested reliably and reproducibly using its materials testing machines such as the latest LFPlus.
 
Plastics simulation software adds speed, accuracy and capacity breakthroughs
Polymer Flow Simulation : 18 August, 2006
MPI 6.0 delivers new technologies and key enhancements that help users work more efficiently, significantly reduce solution time, interact better with CAD, structural analysis and other Moldflow applications, and better understand and communicate analysis results.
 
Getting to grips with new wire testing
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 17 August, 2006
Materials testing specialist, Lloyd Instruments, can offer a range of precision engineered sample grips and fixtures to test wires, chains, cables, fibre optic cables and metals at low or high force using the company's universal materials testing instruments. The company provides testing solutions to measure the physical properties of wires, ranging from microscopic filaments to high force specimens up to 300 kN (67442 lbf).
 
New release allows manufacturers to measure efficiency, automate reporting and optimize inventories faster
Polymer Flow Simulation : 17 August, 2006
Moldflow Corporation, the leading global provider of design through manufacturing solutions for the plastics injection molding industry, today announced the immediate availability of Celltrack 2.1, a real-time performance management system that measures efficiencies, automates reporting and optimizes physical and human assets on the manufacturing floor.
 
LFPlus materials tester gets star billing
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 16 August, 2006
Seven LFPlus single column universal testing machines take pride of place on materials testing specialist, Lloyd Instruments, to illustrate the impressive range of applications that can be covered by this versatile instrument. Designed for materials testing and force measurement applications up to 1 kN (225 lbf), this high performance machine provides extremely cost-effective materials testing and can be used to test raw materials, plastic components and finished products simply by changing the grip or fixture. Tests that can be carried out include tensile, compression, tear, peel, friction and flexure testing.
 
Moldflow preaching smarter molding
Polymer Flow Simulation : 16 August, 2006
The Moldflow will be feature well-known plastics consultants John Klees and John Bozzelli as well as leading author Dr. Robert Malloy. The company will be showcasing leading edge applications of Moldflow technology by Moldflow customers in the automotive, consumer, medical and industrial spaces, and showing new releases of market leading simulation and control products.
 
Plastic testing under control
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 15 August, 2006
Automation of plastics testing routines is of critical importance in busy testing environments, whether in manufacturing, quality control or research and development.
 
Moldflow announces book, shows new collaboration tool
Polymer Flow Simulation : 15 August, 2006
The Moldflow Design Guide is the much anticipated update and incorporation of several previously published titles by Moldflow, which collectively help practicing engineers understand and solve problems in part and mold design, as well as during production.
 
Breaking news on lipstick production
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 14 August, 2006
The formulations and production processes used in the manufacture of lipsticks play a key role in the strength of the final product. Of particular importance is resistance to breakage while the lipstick is in use. Leading cosmetics manufacturers in France have purchased Lloyd Instruments' LFPlus materials testing machines equipped with a special grip for lipstick testing. These high performance systems are used both in product development and quality control.
 
Moldflow upgrades monitoring & control offerings
Polymer Flow Simulation : 14 August, 2006
Moldflow Corporation, the leading global provider of design through manufacturing solutions for the plastics injection molding industry, announces two new hardware releases which offer better performance, value and conformity to international ecological standards for injection molders who need hotrunner control, and process setup, monitoring and optimization.
 
Automated penetration tests for rubber enclosures on multiple glass phials are now possible
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 13 August, 2006
Fully automated penetration tests for rubber enclosures on multiple glass phials are now possible using the XY table with automated control from materials testing specialist, Lloyd Instruments. This new accessory allows three separate tests to be performed fully automatically on 40 sample phials in around three hours, compared to a week for a human operator.
 
LFPlus materials tester expands at top and bottom
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 12 August, 2006
The extremely versatile LFPlus universal single column materials testing machines from Lloyd Instruments can be configured for larger or non-standard shaped samples and for high elongation materials. An extended column version of the LFPlus is available which increases the crosshead travel range from 500 mm to 750 mm. This allows the testing of high elongation, ductile materials such as plastics or rubber or longer than normal test specimens. The LFPlus test speeds range from 0.05 to 1270 mm/min and accuracy greater than 0.2% apply equally to both the extended version and the standard configuration.
 
Blistering performance from new LFPlus materials tester
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 11 August, 2006
The LFPlus universal materials testing instrument and NEXYGENMT control software from Lloyd Instruments provide the perfect platform for performing a variety of physical property tests on blister packs. According to a report by The Freedonia Group Inc. (Cleveland), the demand for blister packs will grow to $1 billion by 2006 in the US alone.
 
Testing tensile strength of wet paper is an important requirement in new development of paper products
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 10 August, 2006
Testing the tensile strength of wet paper is an important requirement in the development of paper products such as paper towels, kitchen roll, tissue etc. A Finch Device is available from Lloyd instruments for loop tensile testing of wet paper or board products up to 25 mm or 50 mm width.
 
Polymer testing buoyant throughout Asia
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 09 August, 2006
'The interest in polymer testing equipment in Asia has been at very high levels', reported David Greer, managing director of materials testing equipment specialist, AMETEK/Lloyd Instruments. 'The company has an extremely well established distribution network throughout the region,' he continued, 'with distributors in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Multiple distribution channels in key industrial areas of China, including Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong have recently been added to this impressive list.'
 
Formulations & production processes used in manufacture of lipsticks are key roles in strength of final product
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 08 August, 2006
The formulations and production processes used in the manufacture of lipsticks play a key role in the strength of the final product. Of particular importance is resistance to breakage while the lipstick is in use. Leading cosmetics manufacturers in France have purchased Lloyd Instruments' LFPlus materials testing machines equipped with a special grip for lipstick testing. These high performance systems are used both in product development and quality control.
 
Lloyd Instruments offers a new range of compression cages for its universal testing machines
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 07 August, 2006
Lloyd Instruments offers a range of compression cages for its universal testing machines, designed for very large sample testing. These rugged assemblies allow a full range of compression tests to be carried out on samples having greater than 400 mm width. Applications include testing of components as diverse as complete car seats, mattresses, large cardboard boxes and large diameter pipes.
 
New study to test the strength of anterior cruciate ligaments after knee surgery
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 06 August, 2006
Scientists in Germany have been using the latest materials testing equipment from Lloyd Instruments to study the strength of anterior cruciate ligaments after knee surgery.
 
Lloyd Instruments has interfaced up to two furnaces to its 100 kN LR100K materials testing machine
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 05 August, 2006
Lloyd Instruments has interfaced up to two furnaces to its 100 kN LR100K materials testing machine which allows the tensile strength of materials to be tested not only at high temperature but also at the end of a temperature conditioning cycle. This new system will be of particular interest to steel and other metals manufacturers whose materials are required to experience demanding environmental conditions.
 
Major order for Polymer testing in China
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 04 August, 2006
AMETEK/Lloyd Instruments is delighted to announce that a major multinational company based in the People's Republic of China has placed orders for nine polymer testing instruments and accessories from its Davenport range.
 
Automated production line testing of has been made possible through use of materials testing system
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 03 August, 2006
Fully automated production line testing of precision strain gauges has been made possible through the use of a Lloyd Instruments' materials testing system. The automated method tests 100% of the manufactured output and replaces a manually operated dead weight system. Not only are results acquired fully automatically, eliminating possible errors due to human reporting and result interpretation, but also up to 30% operator time can be saved.
 
Steel jig for testing torque of super-glued nuts & bolts is the latest adhesives
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 02 August, 2006
A steel jig for testing the torque of super-glued nuts and bolts is the latest adhesives testing system to be introduced by Lloyd Instruments. The test jigs can be used with Lloyd Instruments LRX or LRXPlusuniversal materials testing machines. The jig clamps the glued nut/bolt into position while a lever arm is driven down, applying torque force to the nut.
 
New powerful combination of NEXYGEN MT materials test and data analysis software
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 01 August, 2006
The powerful combination of NEXYGEN MT materials test and data analysis software and Ondio application builder software allows Lloyd Instruments' universal testing machines to be used in dynamic materials testing applications. This means that samples under test can have other external parameters controlled or monitored as part of the test, with the results collected and presented in the required format by the software.
 
Lloyds Instruments launches redesigned website
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 31 July, 2006
Lloyd Instruments Ltd, an established leader in materials testing equipment, has launched a new global website: www.lloyd-instruments.co.uk that features information on the full range of Lloyd Instruments materials testing equipment, texture analysers and Davenport polymer testing instruments.
 
High accuracy guaranteed in tension and compression testing
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 30 July, 2006
A new level of accuracy is announced for tension and compression testing using the
 
Lloyd Instruments has developed a special grip for assess the performance of both cut pile and loop pile
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 30 July, 2006
Lloyd Instruments has developed a special multi-purpose grip for assess the performance of both cut pile and loop pile yarn floor coverings. Used in conjunction with one of the company
 
Testing of plastic material for HDT measurements can now be carried out safely
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 30 July, 2006
Testing of plastic material for HDT (Heat Distortion Temperature) and VICAT (a measure of the temperature at which plastic starts to soften rapidly) measurements can now be carried out more safely in the Davenport HDT/VICATPlus instrument from Lloyd Instruments. The tests are carried in a temperature-controlled oil bath, which can rise to a temperature of 300
 
Lloyd Instruments announce two new additions to its successful range of Plus Series materials
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 29 July, 2006
Lloyd Instruments is delighted to announce two new additions to its highly successful range of Plus Series materials testing machines. The new LR100K Plus and LR150K Plus extend the range to 9 models with capacities from 1kN to 150kN. The floor-standing LR100K Plus and LR150K Plus can measure forces of up to 100kN and 150kN respectively, and offer extended test speeds, better resolution, greater accuracy, improved data sampling rates and higher data storage than previous models.
 
New general-purpose contacting extensometers have been launched by Lloyd Instruments
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 29 July, 2006
Two versatile, new general-purpose contacting extensometers have been launched by Lloyd Instruments for the accurate extension measurement of materials such as plastics and rubbers. They can be used in both tension and compression testing. Designed for use with any of the company's EZ and Plus Series of materials testing machines, these 'plug & play' accessories have a single cable interconnection and will be automatically recognised by Lloyd Instruments NEXYGEN MT material test and analysis software for ease of operation and calibration.
 
Lloyd Instruments has introduced a pair of heavy duty split bollard grips
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 29 July, 2006
Lloyd Instruments has introduced a pair of heavy duty split bollard grips designed specifically for performing tensile tests on webbing, belts, lashings, harnesses and heavy duty textiles. Manufactured from stainless steel, these grips have a capacity of 50 kN. They have a smooth, highly polished surface finish to prevent any stress build up and damage being introduced to the sample, which might otherwise affect the test results.
 
High performance materials testing
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 28 July, 2006
AMETEK GmbH will be showing an impressive range of high performance materials testing equipment from Lloyd Instruments at the Control exhibition in Sinsheim. This will include a twin column LR10KPlus instrument, three single column LFPlus instruments and a Davenport MFI-10 melt flow indexer for fully automatic measurement of the melt flow rate of a polymer.
 
New extensometer for the accurate extension measurement of materials
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 28 July, 2006
PLASTINDIA will be the venue for the first public showing of Lloyd Instruments
 
New Davenport MFI-10 melt flow indexer from Lloyd Instruments is an intelligent modular system
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 28 July, 2006
The Davenport MFI-10 melt flow indexer from Lloyd Instruments is an intelligent modular system which allows fully automatic measurement of the melt flow rate of a polymer. Used as a stand-alone unit, or under computer control with the company
 
New extensometer for accurate plastics testing launched
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 27 July, 2006
Chinaplas 2006 will provide the first opportunity in the People’s Republic of China to see Lloyd Instruments’ versatile new EXPlus extensometer for the accurate extension measurement of materials such as semi-rigid plastics, elastomers and rubbers. The EX800Plus extensometer will be fitted to an LRXPlus low force single column materials testing machine. Also on show will be the LFPlus single column test instrument, and the MFI-10 melt flow indexer and recently upgraded HDT/Vicat measurement instrument from the Davenport range of polymer test equipment.
 
New LFPlus for medical device
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 27 July, 2006
Lloyd Instruments will be showing three of the highly popular LFPlus low force single column materials testing instruments, each equipped with NEXYGEN MT control and analysis software, incorporating powerful security and audit trails to help companies meet FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulations.
 
New a versatile system for tensile testing of rubber O-rings
Materials Characterisation and Testing : 27 July, 2006
Lloyd Instruments can offer a versatile system for tensile testing of rubber O-rings, featuring a special motorised ring grip in conjunction with a universal materials testing machine such as the 5kN LRXPlus. O-rings are used for fluid and vacuum sealing in a host of industries including automotive and aerospace.
 
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