Force & Torque Testing Solutions

Force & Torque Testing Solutions

IDM Instruments is an authorized distributor of Mark-10 for force & torque testing solutions. Since 1979, Mark-10 testing solutions have widely accepted by numerous industries including medical, automotive, plastics, textile, pharmaceutical, and many others. mark-10 has focused on the research and development of its products since its inception. Thus, the products are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and features for precise and efficient operations.

Medical Device & Pharmaceutical Testing

All medical instruments and pharmaceutical items must comply with various industry testing standards to ensure the efficiency and security of the patients. Thus, various force and torque measurement tools can be used to test the products with the following applications.

  • Needle penetration force
  • Tablet crush force
  • Suture strength
  • Packaging peel force
  • Syringe plunger force
  • Tubing connector pull-off force
  • Dental and bone screw torque
  • Tensile strength of orthodontic wire
  • Stopcock torque
  • Catheter torque
  • Luer lock torque
  • Adhesive strength of bandages

Packaging Testing

The packaging is a critical consideration for all manufacturers. This is because the packaging must secure the contents of the package while being within the budget and reusable. Following are the applications to test packaging using force and torque tools.

  • 90┬░ peel testing of adhesive tapes
  • T-peel tests of flexible packaging materials & 180┬░ peel testing
  • Opening force testing
  • Score bend testing
  • Bottle cap torque testing
  • Coefficient of friction testing
  • Top-load testing of bottles and cartons
  • Foil seal pull-off testing

Consumer Products & Sports Equipment Applications

To test the quality of products, manufacturers use force and torque instruments. This includes testing the force required to open a oven door to the strength of a badminton racket.

  • Ski flex testing
  • Goggle strap pull testing
  • Tennis ball compression testing
  • Lace break strength
  • Elongation testing of elastomers, plastics, and other materials
  • Peel testing of packaging materials
  • Flexural and cyclical testing
  • Wire crimp pull testing
  • Spring testing
  • Dial torque testing
  • Hinge torque testing
  • Toy component pull-off testing
  • Foam compression testing
  • Switch activation force

Ergonomics Testing & Job Task Analysis

Ergonomics assessment is critical for employee health and safety. Mark-10 ergonomic kits measure the force required to push, pull and lift. Thereby ensuring compliance to regulatory, job analysis, and others.

  • Pushing a wheelchair or cart
  • Loading and unloading boxes
  • Luggage / cargo handling
  • Operating heavy machinery
  • Muscle strength testing
  • Fitness assessment
  • Lifting boxes
  • Pulling items from racks

Food & Beverage Packaging Testing

Force & Torque measurement instruments can be used to test a wide range of food and beverage packaging testing. This includes peeling the cover of the yoghurt or opening a beverage bottle cap among the following applications.

  • Bottle cap torque testing
  • Bottle cap pull-off force testing
  • Food texture analysis
  • Top load testing
  • Burst testing
  • Crush testing

Automotive Testing

The measurement of force and torque is an important aspect of quality assurance, control to ensure vehicle performance and passenger safety. Thus, there are tools available for automobiles, large capacity vehicles, trucks, to measure force and torque of various components during the production, assembly phases.

  • Switch activation force
  • Ergonomics / job task analysis
  • Rotary dial torque
  • Torque tool calibration
  • Seat belt retraction force
  • Job task analysis
  • Fastener torque testing
  • Ignition switch torque measurement
  • Turn signal stalk activation testing
  • Wire terminal crimp pull testing
  • Spring testing
  • Bearing torque testing
  • Coefficient of friction testing
  • Windshield wiper arm force

Aerospace Testing

Various force and torque measurement applications are used to verify the quality of processes and parts of an aircraft. These are used by aeronautical manufacturers to the military to aviation institutions.

  • Spring testing
  • Wire terminal crimp pull testing
  • Force and torque testing of dials and switches
  • Passenger control button activation force
  • Bearing torque testing
  • Cable tension testing
  • Tensile strength of materials
  • Bend strength of materials
  • Electronics component pull-off testing
  • Seatbelt release force

Electronic Component Testing

Electronic component testing is important to pass the rigor of time and mechanical stress. Popular applications of force and torque measurement in electronic manufacturing include shear, pull, tensile, bend, etc. Thus, circuit boards, wires, individual components must be tested to meet necessary requirements.

  • Switch force activation
  • PCB bend testing
  • Wire crimp pull testing
  • Component pull-off testing
  • Component shear testing
  • Peel strength
  • Keypad testing
  • Connector insertion/withdrawal force