Analyzing performance of Universal Testing Systems using Process Capability Analysis

Manufacturers/OEMs are constantly striving to develop processes that will produce defect-free products. In this need for zero defect solution, experts strategize different ways to monitor process performances. One such metric is the Process Capability Analysis (PCA). The fundamental concept of PCA requires experts to understand variation of data from the pre-defined tolerance limits for an individual process. As Instron systems typically involve the process of testing and measuring, companies investigate this process’ consistency over multiple samples, over multiple batches and over multiple systems installed at different sites.

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  • 7/12/2017
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Equivalency Testing of Bluehill 3 and Bluehill Universal - a Statistical Review

For medical device companies as part of software validation, GR&R testing is required to prove that new software is capable of producing the same results as the previous software version. Instron conducted a series of tests to prove software equivalence between Bluehill 3 and Bluehill Universal as part of this validation process.

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  • 6/19/2017
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ISO 6892: Metallic Materials for Tensile Testing

The new ISO 6892:1-2009 (Metallic Materials - Tensile Testing - Part 1: Method of Test at Room Temperature) is a significant event for anyone performing tensile tests on metallic materials. The new standard replaces both the previous version of ISO 6892 and the widely-used EN 10002-1:2001 standard.

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  • 4/20/2015
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System Compliance and ISO 6892-1:2009 Method A

With the introduction of ISO 6892-1:2009, the principle of maintaining tight tolerances on the specimen strain rate during the test, to improve consistency of results, became more widely adopted. Previously, methods of this type had been mainly used within the aerospace industry. The method for maintaining the specimen strain rate in this manner is commonly referred to as “Method A”. The new ISO 6892-1:2009 standard supersedes both ISO 6892:1998 and EN 10002-1:2001, the testing procedures from these standards, stress rates with a strain rate limit, remained in what is known as “Method B”.

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  • 4/13/2015
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Rebar Tensile Testing Guide

Mechanical testing requirements for rebar can vary, but typically fall into the basic test categories of tensile, bend, compression, and fatigue. This document will focus primarily on the very common, yet sometimes challenging, tensile test.

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  • 3/31/2015
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Instron Connect Architecture and Security Whitepaper

This document describes the architecture and security features of Instron Connect. It is intended to help business and technical decision makers understand how Instron Connect operates within your environment and how it meets your technical security requirements. Additionally, it addresses questions about key issues such as communication through firewalls and network security. The purpose of Instron Connect is to bring operators of Instron systems located anywhere connecting to Instron Connect, customers will experience greater system uptime, a streamlined support experience, and receive important notifications and software updates from Instron.

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  • 2/26/2017
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