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A new twist on Medical Support by Tinius Olsen PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 January 2015 03:47

An established contract manufacturer that makes use of high grade materials, state-of-the-art machinery, and innovative team-oriented services to deliver everything from spinal implants, pedicle screw systems, implant-grade PEEK spacers, and other medical devices, recently upgraded their quality testing capabilities with a new 5kN testing machine from Tinius Olsen. 

Of particular interest for their quality program are their implant- grade PEEK spacers. PEEK, short for polyether ether ketone, is a thermoplastic polymer that has various engineering applications and they use this colorless organic polymer to manufacture implants used in the medical field.  These are commonly known as PEEK implants and include minimally invasive spinal implants, lumbar implants, and thoracic implants. 

The primary reasons why PEEK implants are preferred by medical institutions include:

  •    Resistance to attack by organic and aqueous environments within the body
  •   Robust character that gives them the ability to undergo intense precision fabrication
  •   Non-toxic and safe for human applications

PEEK has become popular in the world of medical device manufacturing, but it also has uses in the aerospace, automotive, and chemical process industries, so the investment in a superior quality control program with sophisticated testing equipment adds peace of mind to their capabilities and reputation.




Tinius Olsen at Connect 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 October 2014 03:54

Tinius Olsen participated at the annual UK India Business forum Connect 2014 in Delhi India which brought together the leaders of India and Uk business for a two day forum. TO team had a booth exhibiting a H5K-L Tensile machine and Horizon Materials Testing software. Uk secretary of State Dr Vince Cable spent some time with Yuvraj Jaipal TO Regional Sales Assistant understanding the ISO 527 tensile test for Plastic which Yuvraj demonstrated.

 The Tinius Olsen system enables quick accurate and traceable tests to be performed on rigid and flexible plastic material in Tensile, Compression and Flex bending modes. International standard defined test procedures are  pre-configured in the Tinius Olsen Horizon materials testing software platform for quick selection and implementation for example ISO 527 ASTM D638 and many many more. Efficiency of testing is further supported by the fact that Horizon software is fully windows 8 and touch screen enabled.


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New storybook on the MP1200 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 August 2014 14:48
storybook of the MP1200 and its operationTinius Olsen recently developed a new digital storybook on the model MP1200 melt indexer. This storybook contains video and pictures of its operation and features enhanced detail on key features of the machine and its operation.

Click here to watch the interactive storybook and learn more about the MP1200.

Wiring industry looking to Tinius Olsen for improved quality control PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 01:02

One of the U.K.'s leading suppliers of essential cable terminations, fastenings, fixings and tools for the electrical and construction industry has recently equipped their in-house testing laboratory with a new Tinius Olsen H25KS tension and compression testing machine along with HW20 Wedge grips. One of the key features that distinguished Tinius Olsen from our competition was our Horizon data analysis software with its power and flexibility in accumulation and analysis of test data.
The primary focus of the machine is to test the pull off strength of a variety of crimp connectors; cable cleat and cable tie testing will also to be performed on the machine.

Flying By Wire PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:49

Cables and wires used in fighter jets are most critical things to keep the jet and the pilot safe and sound. The quality of the cable and wires must be best to ensure safety and performance. One of the famous Air Forces in the world has recently purchased Tinius Olsen's model H10kS testing machine to test
the cable crimp strength, as well as the physical strength of the wiring and cable used, which can be copper or steel wire.

Our customer has been using one of our lower force models, the model H1kS, for same application for the past 8 years but has now increased their strength testing capability with the purchase of their new tester. Higher load capabilities requires grips that can hold specimens to those higher loads, so our customer has also upgraded gripping systems to hold specimens during the course of the test.




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