Lloyd Instruments LFPlus digital testing machines from Technical and Scientific Equipment Co are easy to use solutions for force measurement and material testing applications up to 1 kN capacity, and is popular for applications in the plastics industry. These testing machines use interchangeable loadcells as the force measurement device. Tension and compression testing with cycling to load and extension limits are standard features. The machine can be equipped with a variety of accessories including grips, fixtures, compression frames and extensometers. It can be used as a standalone instrument for measuring tensile strength, compressive strength, friction, tearing, peeling and puncture force.
The LFPlus plastic testing machines feature an innovative design that maximises working space and simplifies operation and maintenance. The large work surface of the testing machines accommodate large specimens and can be specified with optional work surfaces for specialised fixtures or applications. The Lloyd Instruments Plus Series testing machines display load and extension information on a highly legible LCD console with integral membrane keypad. The machine’s intuitive firmware displays prompts and menus which guide an authorised user through machine operations. Users can choose from a range of display languages.
The machine performance can be maximised when combined with NEXYGENPlus application software. This Windows based software is equally easy-to-use and allows detailed force measurement and material testing data to be stored and displayed in graphical and tabular formats. The software also allows data to be manipulated to produce detailed analytical reports, plus the ability to integrate with popular Windows software packages including Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook. In common with the full range of Lloyd Instruments testing machines, the LF Plus plastics testing machines can work under extension control, load rate control, and constant load (creep).