Mecmesin OmniTest machine demo by the Duchess of Sussex at University of Chichester Tech Park opening
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially opened the University of Chichester’s new Engineering and Digital Technology Park on 3rd October 2018. Part of the tour of the £35 million development, based at the Bognor Regis campus, was a visit to the Department of Engineering and Design.
The laboratory features several Mecmesin force measurement machines, notably a 50 kN OmniTest Universal Testing Machine (UTM), a state-of-the-art software-controlled materials testing system. Local engineering student Louise Grainger explained the capabilities and practical educational benefits of the equipment, after which the Duchess initiated a live tensile test demonstration; commenting, “It’s a very cool machine.”
Mecmesin’s links with the University of Chichester extend beyond the provision of equipment in support of technology-related courses to include the placements of students for work experience, this having resulted in permanent staff appointments. Mecmesin also works with local Sussex schools to encourage young people to explore a potential future engineering career.
Established in 1977, Mecmesin is a British company specialising in the design and manufacture of force and torque measurement equipment for quality control. Based near Horsham, West Sussex the company has expanded globally with subsidiary companies in France, Germany, Thailand, China and the USA plus a global network of exclusive distributors who offer customers technical expertise and after-sales support.
The Mecmesin brand is part of Battery Venture’s Physical Properties Testing (PPT) group and represents excellence in accuracy, build, service and value. Mecmesin’s test systems enable designers, engineers and quality managers to feel confident in the quality of their raw materials, components or finished products, to maintain consistency of manufacture, to comply with relevant standards and to save money by minimising rejects in the production process.
Thousands of companies worldwide rely upon Mecmesin force and torque measurement systems for product and materials testing in a diverse range of industries including aerospace, automotive, cosmetics, construction electrical and electronics, medical devices, packaging, pharmaceuticals, plastics and textiles.