Dia-Stron (Broomall, PA, US) introduced at CAMX an integrated measurement system for single fibers and filaments. The technology uses a combined laser diffraction and high-resolution extensometer measurement system (LDS/LEX) that reportedly combines measurement integration, precision and automation. It incorporates a high-resolution laser diffraction system with the linear extensometer force measurement unit, permitting the operator to collect dimensional and mechanical data in a single operation. The integrated measurement system is then combined with Dia-Stron’s automated sample loading module, which transports the samples from the loading cassettes to the measurement module. Dia-Stron also produces modules for fiber bending, fatigue and torsion.
Editor PickTA Instruments introduces new dilatometer
TA Instruments (New Castle, DE, US) has added three new dilatometer product lines to its 800 platform: the DIL 820, the DIL 830 and the ODP 860.