Application Videos for Force Measurement
Here you will find application videos for force measurement using various force gauges, test stands and clamps. This is a small selection of tests, which do not show the complete possibilities of our devices, but only provide a small overview. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about further applications.
Compression Force 1
- Compression test of a paper box
- Elasticity test for cushioning material
Performing a compression and extension force test on cushioning material with an Imada force-displacement measuring system. The compression force increases the further the filling material is compressed. Therefore, the force must be compared after a specified compression distance. With an Imada force-displacement measurement system, the applied compression force, as well as the stretching force of the padding material as it returns to its original shape, can be graphically displayed.
- Compression tests for balls
- Elasticity test for balls
Performing a compression and extension force test on a ball using an Imada force-displacement measuring system. The compression force increases the further the ball is compressed. Therefore, the force must be compared after a set compression distance. With an Imada force-displacement measurement system, the applied compression force, as well as the stretching force of the ball when it returns to its original shape, can be graphically displayed.
- Hardness test for tablets
Performing a compression test to determine the hardness of tablets. The flat head insert on the force gauge is used to press the pill until it breaks. The maximum load value during the breaking process is determined.
- Hardness test for cosmetic foundations
- Bottle top load test
- Compression force test on a switch
Performing a pressure test to determine the actuating force of a switch. This “switch feel test” describes the lightness of the switch pressure or the click feeling in numerical values. By entering a “peak drop” (decreasing value), the force when activating the switch corresponding to the first peak value is determined. The indentation depth for activating the switch can be determined with the displacement measurement function.
- Compression force test for a tactile switch
IMADA’s force-displacement measuring system can be used to determine the “click feeling” of tactile switches. In the video, the device presses a push button, measures the resistance force, and graphically displays the measurement. In other words, to determine the “click feeling,” you need to measure both the travel and the force. Then, the change in force with respect to displacement is displayed graphically. The measurement system automatically detects the contact point of the sample and presses the switch with the preset distance, which improves repeatability and test efficiency.
- Strength and Sharpness Testing of Acupuncture Needle
To determine the strength and sharpness of acupuncture needles in accordance with the standard ISO 17218 : 2014 (Sterile acupuncture needles for single use) IMADA offers a special testing system.
- Compression test for a syringe
- Compression test for a syringe according to ISO Norms
The syringe plunger is compressed to measure the compression force according to ISO 7886-1:2017 (Sterile hypodermic syringes for medical use – Part 1: Syringes for manual use).
Compression Force 2
- Softness measurement of hand cream
- Mouse button pressure test
This is a pressure test on the button of a computer mouse with a force-displacement measuring system of the FSA model series. It allows the graphical representation of the force-displacement curve and the visual analysis of the “click feeling”.
- Push-out Test of Tablet Packaging (Blister Pack)
This is a push-out test of a tablet from a packaging (pharmaceutical blister pack). The tablet is pulled out of the packaging and the test results are displayed graphically for analysis.
- Actuation force test on a dispenser
- Compression test on the push button of a spray can
- Retort pouch durability test
For determining the durability (burst strength) of heat-sealed packages such as retort pouches. Using a special fixture, a constant pressure is applied to the bag to perform measurements according to JIS Z0238:1998 (Test method for heat-sealed flexible packaging).
- Packaging film puncture strength test
- Puncture test of paper straw
- 3-point bending test of round bar shaped sample
- 3-point bending strength test of fine ceramics
To determine the bending strength of a round rod made of fine ceramics according to standard JIS R1601:2008 (Testing method for flexural strength (modulus of rupture) of fine ceramics at room temperature.
- 3-point bending test of paper straw
For determining the bending strength of drinking straws. With the IMADA graphics software, the test results of straws made of different materials and diameters with different soaking times can be compared in one screen.
Tension Force 1
- Wire connectors pull-out test according to UL 486A-486B: Edition3
Test stand ACT-1000N
Perform a pull-out test on a crimped connector of a wire harness in accordance with UL 486A-486B: Edition 3 (Standard for Safety Wire Connectors). The test stand pulls the cable connector for 60 seconds at a steady force and constant speed to check if the connection breaks. By changing the fixture, tests can be performed with different cable connectors. In addition, measurements according to other standards are possible with the ACT-1000N test stand.
- Cable crimp terminal tension strength test according JIS C2805:2010 and IEC 60512-16-4:20088
There are two ways to measure the tensile strength of crimped terminals. In the breaking test according to IEC 60512-16-4:2008 (Connectors for electronic equipment – Methods of measurement and test – Mechanical tests on contacts and terminals – Test 16d – Tensile strength of crimp connections), the maximum force value required to pull off the terminal must be determined. In the durability test according to JIS C2805:2010 (crimp terminals for copper wires), the terminal shall be pulled continuously with a specified force for 10 seconds and the condition of the connection shall be checked thereafter.
- Tensile strength test of crimped wire terminals according to JIS C2805:2010
Test stand ACT-1000N
Perform a pull-out test on a crimped cable lug in accordance with JIS C2805:2010 (crimp-type terminal lugs for copper conductors). The test stand pulls the cable connector for 10 seconds with even force and constant speed to check if the connection breaks. By changing the jig, tests can be performed with different cable connectors. In addition, measurements according to other standards are possible with the ACT-1000N test stand.
- High-voltage wire harness crimp terminal tension strength test according to JIS C2805:2010
Perform a pull-out test on a crimped cable lug of a high-voltage cable in accordance with the JIS C2805:2010 standard (crimp-type terminal lugs for copper conductors). The test stand pulls the cable connector with constant force for 10 seconds to check if the connection breaks.
- Pull-off strength for buttons on clothing
- Simple corrugated cardboard sealing strength test
A force gauge and a special hook can be used to test the durability of the glued joints of a corrugated cardboard box. To do this, the hook is inserted into the gap on the carton and pulled until the carton tears open. The force gauge records the maximum force value.
- 45° pull test of solder joints on QFP lead
For determining the pull-off force on soldered electronic components according to JIS Z3198-6:2003 (Test methods for lead-free solders – Part 6: Methods for 45° pull test of solder joints on QFP lead).
- Pull-off test for gull-wing connections
Tensile strength test of QFP with soldered gull-wing connections according to IEC 62137-1-1:2007 (Surface mount technology – Environmental and endurance test methods for surface mount solder joint – Part 1-1: Pull strength test).
- Spot welding bonding strength test
- Fabric bag handle durability test
- Pull off test of elastic band from face mask
- Cloth sewing strength test
- Cable Crimp Terminals Tension Strength Test according to IEC 60512-16-4:2008
Test stand ACT-1000N
Tensile strength test on a crimped wire lug according to IEC 60512-16-4:2008 (Connectors for electronic equipment – Tests and measurement – Mechanical tests on contacts and terminations – Test 16d – Tensile strength of crimped connections).
- Simple wire crimped terminal test
- Tension strength test of hand wipes
- Breaking strength test for the covering of a emboss carrier tape
For determining the breaking strength of cover tapes of blister tapes according to IEC 60286-3:2013 (Taping and stacking of components for automatic processing – Part 3: Taping of surface-mount components on endless tapes) and JIS C 0806-3:2014 (Taping and stacking of components for automatic processing – Part 3: Taping of surface-mount components on endless tapes).
- Cable ties loop tensile strength test
For determining the tensile strength of cable ties according to UL 62275:2010 (Cable Management Systems – Cable Ties for Electrical Installations) and SAE AS23190-Rev.C (Straps, Clamps, and Mounting Hardware, Plastic and Metal for Cable Harness Tying and Support).
- Packaging film tension strength test
- Tension strength test of strapping band
- Tension strength and elongation test of thread
- Elasticity test of face mask band
Tension Force 2
- The bonding strength test between the needle tube and the needle hub
For determining the max. force required to pull a cannula from a Luer attachment according to ISO 7864:2016 (Sterile hypodermic needles for single use – Requirements and test methods). The MED-NPT-200N device is suitable for cannulas with a diameter of 0.3 to 2.0 mm.
- Glue cap pull off
Simple manual pull-off test on the cap of a tube of adhesive. Using a digital force gauge and a double arm hook attachment, the cap is hooked to determine the maximum force required to pull off the cap. This test can also be performed with bottle caps, pen caps, etc.
- Spray bottle cap insertion-extraction test
- USB connector extraction/insertion test
- Pull off test of medical collection kit cap
- Simple zipper sliding force test
For testing the ease with which a zipper can be opened and closed. The force required depends on the angle at which the zipper is pulled. We therefore recommend the use of a force gauge with an tilt sensing function, which triggers an alarm if the force gauge is not held at the selected angle. With such a function, high repeatability of the test is ensured.
- Packaging film opening (tearing) strength test
- Beverage can opening test
To determine the force required to open a can with Stay-On-Tab closure according to ISO 17480:2015 (Packaging – Accessible design – Easy of opening).
- Film case cap pull off test
For determining the force required to pull off the cap of a film case. The double arm of the double arm hook hooks onto the end of the cap and pulls it upwards. This test can also be performed on bottle caps, pen caps, tablet can lids, etc.
- Flip cap opening test
Peel and Adhesion Force
- Peel off test of flexible printed circuit
The flexible printed circuit is pulled off to determine its adhesive strength.Suitable for measurements according to IEC 249-1:1982 (Basic material for printed circuits – Part 1 Test methods) and IEC 326-2:1990 (Printed circuits – Part 2: Test methods).
- Simple heat seal pull off test
- Test method for seal strength of flexible barrier materials
A high level of safety is required for flexible barrier material packaging for food, medical instruments, and pharmaceutical products, etc. This test can measure the seal strength of these packages according to ASTM F88/F88M-15:2015 (Standard Test Method for Seal Strength of Flexible Barrier Materials). With the optional graphing software, the user can graph the relationship between force and displacement in real time and easily evaluate the seal strength, meeting the requirements of the standard (selecting the range of the middle 80% of the graph, determining the average value from the measured values).
- Pull of test for coatings
Pull-off test for determining the adhesion of a coating according to ISO 4624:2016 (Paints and varnishes – Pull-off test for adhesion). As required by the standard, a tensile force is applied perpendicularly to the coated surface, which is to be peeled off within 90 seconds at a speed of not more than 1 MPa/s. The sample is pulled off until it breaks. During this process, the bonded stamp is pulled until the sample breaks in order to determine the maximum force value. This maximum value is converted to MPa to calculate the breaking strength. The graphics software plots the relationship between force and time during the test to verify that the requirements are met. It also visualizes the load transfer during fracture. Tests with 6 or more samples show the average, maximum and minimum fracture strength calculated as a result.
- Shear and peel strength tes of hook and loop fastener
- Heat seal strength test according to JIS Z1707:2019 and JIS Z0238:1998
For determining the heat seal strength of food packaging according to JIS Z1707:2019 (General rules of plastic films for food packaging) and JIS Z0238:1998 (Test methods for heat-sealed flexible packages).
- Heat seal strength test according to ISO 17480:2015
- Adhesive tape peel strength test
- Unsealing test of jelly container lid
For determining the force required to open heat-sealed lids of yoghurt and soup cups, etc. In the video, the peel tester removes the foil lid from its cup and measures the required force. It is remarkable that the device starts to open the lid at an angle of 45 degrees, which is practically the same as opening a cup by hand.
- Peel test of jelly container lid
- Embossed career tape peel test
Test stand IPTS
The cover tape of the embossed career is pulled to measure its peel strength (bonding) according to IEC 60286-3:2013 (Packaging of components for automatic handling – Part 3: Packaging of surface mount components on continuous tapes) and JIS C0806-3:2014 (Packaging of components for automatic handling – Part 3: Packaging of surface mount components on continuous tapes).
- Probe tack test of adhesive plaster
To determine the tack of a plaster according to ASTM D2979:2016 (Standard test method for pressure-sensitive tack of adhesives using an inverted probe machine).
- 180-degree peel test of adhesive sheet
Test stand IPTS
For determining the adhesive force of an adhesive tape. To determine the average force required to pull off the adhesive tape at a 180 degree angle, the tape must be pulled off at a constant speed. If the peel speed fluctuates, the average value will be affected and the result falsified. The peel test is performed according to ISO 29862:2018-05 (Self Adhesive tapes – Determination of peel adhesive force) and JIS Z0237:2009 (Test methods of pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes and sheets).
- Shear strength test of surface mount solder joint
This is a shear strength test of surface solder joints in accordance with IEC62137-1-2:2007 (Surface mounting technology – Environmental and endurance test methods for surface mount solder joint – Part 1-2: Shear strength test).
- Shear strength test of solder joints on chip components
Shear strength testing of solder joints on chip components according to JIS Z3198-7:2003 (Test methods for lead-free solders – Part 7: Method for shear strength of solder joints on chip components)
- Shear strength test of surface mounted devices
Shear strength test of surface mounted devices according to IEC 60068-2-21:2006 (Environmental testing – Part 2-21: Tests – Test U: Robustness of terminations and integral devices). In this test, pressure is applied to the component for 10 seconds.
Coefficient of Friction
- Packaging film coefficient of friction test
This test of the coefficient of friction is used to measure the sliding friction of films according to JIS K7125:1999 (Plastics – film and sheeting – determination of the coefficients of friction). In this test, a weight on which a sample of material has been placed is dragged over a sample attached to the test rig.
- Coefficient of friction measurement for paper
This test of the coefficient of friction is used to measure the sliding friction of paper according to JIS P8147:2010 (Paper and board – Determination of static and kinetic coefficient of friction). In this test, a weight on which a material sample has been placed is dragged over a sample attached to the test rig.
- Rice hardness test
- Sponge cake softness test
- Jelly penetration test
- Bread softness test
- Pasta tension strength test
For measuring the tensile strength of noodles. For this purpose, a noodle is clamped between two special FR-NP-25 clamps and pulled until it breaks. The test stand records the maximum peak value. The software can be used to compare the relationship between cooking time and tension properties. In addition, up to 5 measurements can be compared.
- Butter firmness test
For measuring the firmness of butter according to ISO 16305:2005 (Butter – Determination of firmness). The measurement can be displayed graphically with the Force Recorder software and the relevant range for the measurement according to ISO standard can be selected.
- Meat cutting (shear) test
- Noodle cutting (shear) test
- Cookie hardness test
- Wafer texture test
- Asparagus bending strength test
- Ketchup smoothness test