Material testers are precise and vital pieces of equipment that are used to determine properties of raw materials and components, anything from metal to plastic, food, rubber, and more. They are particularly useful in quality control, production testing, research, and other related applications.
When buying a material tester, it’s necessary to choose the right equipment based on your specifications. You want the right tool for the job. Unfortunately, not all material testers are created equal. You need to find a tester that can handle your requirements, meet your specifications, and deliver results – whether it is for a narrow application or a wide range of possible applications and tasks.
Here is how you can choose the right material tester for your facility.
Ask the Right Questions
There are several questions you should ask when choosing a material tester. These include:
- What is the overall budget for this system?
- What is the required capacity?
- What are all of the tests I will need to run?
- Will I be using this tester to test future products?
- What do I want to do with the test results? Do I need the data in electronic format?
- What kind of statistical results do I want and need?
Answering these questions will go a long way toward helping you refine your specifications. Basing your decision on these answers will help you find the proper material test machine for your facility.
Qualities to Consider for Your Material Tester
A high-quality material tester has several characteristics that make for a productive piece of equipment.
For starters, the material tester should be durable enough to withstand rigorous testing and normal wear and tear. It should also be flexible enough to be able to handle a variety of applications while being powerful enough to provide accurate results.
Additionally, the product should be easy to use and navigate. The software you use makes a big difference. We recommend products with NEXYGENPlus software for easier test configuration. NEXYGENPlus software comes with an extensive built-in library of test methods and facilitates both software and hardware automation.
Also, you should choose a material tester that is at the right level for your budget and needs. You may not need the highest-level model for your purposes. Likewise, if your requirements call for it, you may need something more specialized and capable.
Selecting the Right Material Tester
We offer a selection of material testers from Lloyd Instruments that meet the criteria and specifications for a wide range of applications and industries. Browse through our selection and find the right material tester for your facility and objectives.
If you need more information or want to schedule a demo of a material tester, contact us – we’d be more than happy to help.