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34 minutes ago, Cam said:

LOL  I like it.  Tell me the start button says engage

Funny you say that, I bought a recordable voice board off of eBay.  We actually debated doing that, but we feared the ISO auditors would not be amused.  

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Visco, I'm sure you could add in some words to the effect of "Beaming it Down, Scotty" during your test compressions, and "Up" for the releasing.

cheers, Aus

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On 10/11/2019 at 5:00 PM, Ausman said:

Visco, I'm sure you could add in some words to the effect of "Beaming it Down, Scotty" during your test compressions, and "Up" for the releasing.

cheers, Aus

Hmm, now you have me thinking of doing an animation

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14 hours ago, viscoelastic said:

Yes, for measuring firmness of foam.  I figured I would spice up the HMI.

OMG.  This is near and dear to my heart.

Behold, the latest iteration of the JTA ILD Tester-

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"ILD" stands for Initial Loft Deflection Test and was developed by a customer / manufacturer of nonwoven material (think white fluffy stuff in cushions) and is based on the ASTM IFD test used for foam.  I incorporated a 25/65 test into the program if they want to test foam, too.

This was developed to be a production tester to test samples several times a day.  It's not as accurate as an H-frame tester, but super rugged and a hell of a lot cheaper.  Accurate to 0.1 pound and 1/8 of and inch.  The first iteration used a V120 back in the day.  It's come a long way.

Joe T.

 

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@Joe Tauser Well I'll be dammed. I did not go into much detail because I figured nobody would know what the thing is. We have ours doing the basic test as you described, and two others after a deflection plate change.  The next iteration for us will be adding a temp probe for the sample and a larger linear actuator. If you need a Lees Disk Tester, I can send you pictures of how I did the heating plates to make life easier for you.

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Very nice, Joe. Am I right in assuming the enclosure is on a moving arm for ease of use?

But gees, when are you going to paint those walls?!  I guess it was a time issue and it looks like it's a bit late now.    😉

cheers, Aus

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On 10/11/2019 at 3:41 PM, viscoelastic said:

Just for fun, this is the control panel for a new force tester we created. If you are a Star Trek fan. I can't be the only nerd on this forum, am I?

 

You  are NOT--but I had to look up LCARS. I never made it to the Next Generation!

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