In their April Issue, Plastics Engineering has shared insight on Instron’s investment of analysis for every stage in the plastics lifecycle. As Instron develops new products, a heavy emphasis is being placed on improving efficiency and increasing production without sacrificing quality. Automation, among other things, helps to remove manual errors and in turn, provide more consistency and repeatability.
The AutoX can perform multiple types of tests with high accuracy and travel. The TrendTracker™ is a results management software package that allows the user to search, view, and compare multiple test results generated over time. Responding to customer needs, the CEAST HV500 can be used to test specimens at temperatures as high as 500 °C and a low-cost Carousel Automated Feeding System can carry out tensile, tear, and t-peel testing of thin-film plastics