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PTES Updates Toughness And Tenacity Tester

For many years PTES has offered equipment used for measuring ¬†toughness and tenacity of bituminous materials (as outlined in ASTM D5801 – Standard Test Method for Toughness and Tenacity of Bituminous Materials). PTES is pleased to announce it has recently … Continue reading

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Upgrade Your Scott Tester For Computerized Testing

Scott Testing Machines, once the industry leader in a wide variety of tensile testing categories and still widely used in many industries, designed their equipment in the pre-digital era. With the rapid advances in digital technology in recent years mechanical … Continue reading

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Not All Calibration Services Are Equal

Materials testing equipment plays a critical role in the operation of many businesses. As such, having materials testing equipment regularly verified and calibrated to ensure it is operating within the proper parameters is critical to running a successful quality program … Continue reading

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Most Common Clamp Maintenance Problem? Worn Out Rubber Jaws

A wide variety of industries use mechanical and air-actuated clamps with a rubber surface for holding test specimens. And one of the most common problems with this configuration: worn out rubber padding on the jaws (anvils) of the clamps. So … Continue reading

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Upgrade Your Scott Tester To Digital Weighing Systems

Scott Testing Machines, once the industry leader in a wide variety of tensile testing categories and still widely used in many industries, designed their equipment in the pre-digital era. With the rapid advances in computer hardware and software over the … Continue reading

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