Residual Seal Force Testing with the AT2 Automated XY Stage

Glass vials must maintain a robust seal between the glass vial and the elastomeric closure to prevent product contamination and leakage. Residual seal force (RSF) testing is an evaluation of the quality of this seal. To perform this test, a compression load is applied around the edge of a vial until the lower lip of the aluminum cap breaks away and begins to move in a direction opposite to the loading.

ISO 7886-1

Testing Sterile Hypodermic Syringes

ISO 7886 is a testing standard that regulates the mechanical properties of hypodermic syringes and outlines the specifications for single use hypodermic syringes. This video provides a brief overview of annexes D and E, which must be performed on universal testing machines.

Instron® | 9400 Series Drop Weight Impact Testing Machines

The 9400 Series Drop Weight Impact Testing Machines comes in a range of capacities up to 24 m/s impact speed and provide exceptional performance with unparalleled accuracy and reliability. It is capable of performing various impact tests methods, including puncture, compression after impact, tensile, 3 point bending, adhesive peel, cushioning and component tests. The 9400 Series offers ultimate flexibility for any testing need.

Instron® AVE 2 Non-Contacting Video Extensometer

The AVE 2 advanced video extensometer is one of the fastest, most accurate non-contacting strain measurement device commercially available. Utilizing patented measurement technology, this fully-integrated device easily adapts to the normal fluctuations of environmental conditions in your lab including thermal and lighting variations.

The Definitive Guide to Syringe Testing Per ISO 11040 & ISO 7886

Within the pharmaceutical industry, mechanical testing is mainly comprised of primary containers and combination products. The most common application by far is testing required for syringes. While simple in design, the number of functional and usability tests required can be overwhelming for labs new to these kinds of evaluations. This definitive guide aims to identify the key metrics to assess syringe performance, the most common standards followed internationally, and the ideal fixturing for various syringe types.

Instron® MT Torsion Testing Machine

Designed primarily for low-capacity (450 µNm - 225 Nm) torsion testing of materials and components, the MT torsion testing systems offer accurate, multi-turn capability, high rotational stiffness, and minimal axial friction. The system torque cell is attached to a movable crosshead, which can be left free-floating or clamped during testing. When left free-floating, the user can apply an axial pre-load to the specimen using a weight and pulley arrangement. Closed-loop servo-control of the electromechanical drive is provided by 5900 Control Electronics and Bluehill Universal Software.

Compression After Impact with a Drop Weight Impact Testing Machine

A CAI test (compression after impact test) is a two-step procedure that assesses the potential damage to composite materials. The CAI test procedure is described in the dedicated standards ASTM D7136M, ASTM D7136, ISO 18352 and Airbus AITM 1.0010. The first step involves using a drop weight impact machine to induce Barely Visible Impact Damage (BVID). This is followed by a compression test of the damaged coupon using an electromechanical machine.

DCPD Measurement for Fracture Toughness and Crack Growth

Measurements based on mechanical compliance are very well established and reliable, but some work requires more complex measurement solutions. This webinar provides an introduction to the practicalities of the DCPD measurement technique and how the raw data needs to be handled and analyzed in materials testing.

Charpy impact test

Charpy impact test ISO 179 and ASTM is for determining toughness, or the tendency of a material to resist breaking on being subjected to sudden shock. A 3 point bending test configuration, where a notched specimen is supported on both ends and an impact hammer strikes the middle to break the piece in half.