Melt Flow Index Testers

Instron MFi Series of melt flow index testers are specifically designed for easy and accurate measuring of Melt Flow Rate (MFR) and Melt Volume Rate (MVR) according to Melt Flow Rate testing procedure A, procedure B, procedure C, and procedure D, determined by ASTM D1238 and ISO 1133 standards.

Quick Tips for Testing: Active Zones in Bluehill Universal

In this video, we explore Active Zone display, a feature of Bluehill® Universal 4.25 and later. An "Active Zone" refers to a dynamic visual display that shows the ongoing test's specific zone within your test workspace.

Quick Tips for Testing: Cable Management on 3400 and 6800 Series Systems

In this video, we explore the important role of cable management on Instron's 3400 and 6800 Series testing systems. Proper cable management ensures the efficient organization and protection of cables, resulting in improved safety, ease of use, and accurate and dependable test results.

Specimen Alignment Device CP135054

The Instron® Specimen Alignment Device CP135054 features a robust design for use with our Hydraulic Wedge Grips 2743-401, 2742-501, and 2742-601. It ensures consistent alignment of your test specimens, producing repeatable testing and reliable results.

AT3 Automated Testing System: Configured for Elastomer Testing

The Instron® AT3 Automated Testing System utilizes an innovative, adaptable design for testing a variety of materials including: rigid plastics, elastomers, rubber, thin film, foam, and metals. In this video, the AT3 is testing elastomer specimens. By incorporating the AutoX750 automatic contacting extensometer, precise strain measurements can be achieved over a 750 mm travel range, making it an ideal extensometer for automated elastomer testing.

Quick Tips for Testing: Clean Your Grips to Avoid Slips

In this video, we discuss the importance of regularly cleaning your grips to avoid specimen slippage and ensure accurate test results. Proper cleaning will ensure your grips are free of oil, residue, and debris and will increase frictional contact with your specimens.

Quick Tips for Testing: Bluehill® Universal 4.42 Calculation Fail Icons

In this video, we explore calculation fail icons, a feature of Bluehill Universal 4.42 and later. Calculation status details are now easily accessible to the user in the results table. If a result fails to calculate or a warning is triggered, an information icon appears in the associated cell of the results table, and the user can select the cell to find out why.

How To Optimize Your Lab Management with Bluehill Central

In this webinar, you'll learn how Bluehill Central, Instron’s powerful new lab management software, can help ensure the testing in your lab is being performed correctly. We also discuss ways you can save time through remote management of the Instron systems in your local lab and any labs you might have access to across the globe.

Quick Tips for Testing: Graduating with Cylinders

In this video, we discuss the benefits of using the engraved graduated markings on side action grips to aid in the proper alignment of specimens.