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Mecmesin Limited

Newton House
Spring Copse Business Park
West Sussex
RH13 0SZ

T:  01403 799979 



Welcome to Mecmesin

Mecmesin is an established global leader in the design and manufacture of force, materials and torque testing equipment.  Since 1977 we have assisted thousands of companies achieve enhanced quality control in design and production.

Mecmesin’s products are used in R&D and quality control laboratories and manufacturing plants around the world to assess and ensure the quality of raw materials, components and finished products. Using Mecmesin materials, tensile, compression and torque test equipment our customers are able to:

  • Optimise their designs
  • Ensure consistency in manufacture and improve their productivity
  • Bring products to market faster to maximise growth in turnover and profit
  • Reduce material costs and achieve lean manufacturing goals
  • Ensure products are manufactured to international standards and industry specifications

At Mecmesin our focus has always been on the provision of high quality test solutions as an affordable alternative to more expensive test systems.  This enables small and large businesses alike to undertake quality control tests on their products without compromising on precision and accuracy.  



A substantial proportion of the development of new materials takes place in academic institutions and force and torque measurement is essential in applied research and is also a central part of many engineering courses.   Mecmesin universal testing machines combined with discounts to educational institutions provide an affordable and ideal introduction to all forms of testing on design, engineering and even physiology courses.


Mecmesin Materials Testers

Building on over 40 years’ experience in force measurement for product testing, Mecmesin has developed the OmniTest™ universal test machine with VectorPro™ MT software and extensometry to perform a range of materials testing procedures.

A range of rigid test frames enables the properties of metals, plastics, polymers, alloys, composites, wood, fabrics, glass, laminates and ceramics to be accurately characterised in tension and compression up to 50 kN.


Mecmesin Force Testers

Mecmesin manufactures a range of force measurement products from simple, handheld force gauges, through to more sophisticated computer-controlled test systems and force testing software, providing a solution to all your tension and compression testing requirements.      


Mecmesin Torque Testers

From simple-to-use handheld torque gauges, to computer-controlled torque testers, we offer a variety of torque test options to suit your application, quality control needs and budget.


Grips and Fixtures

Gripping a sample correctly during testing is fundamental to achieving repeatability between tests. The sample must be held firmly enough not to slip, but not too firmly so as to distort it and thus introduce localised changes in sample performance when under load. 

Appropriate fixtures combine:

  • characteristics for load or torque
  • size capacity
  • the surface of the grip faces
  • the method of tightening
  • adjustment for alignment
  • Interchangeability.

International test standards and industry methods often specify the method of gripping.  We  provide a full range of approved grips and fixtures for use with all our products. 


 New! Read our full colour Accessory Catalogue, packed full of useful information to enable customers to find the grips & fixtures to upgrade, replace and improve their test environment.


Custom Fixture Design Service

If you have a sample that cannot be accommodated with one of our standard grips and fixtures we have an expert in-house design and manufacturing team for these specific needs utilising our CNC machining and 3D printer facilities.   We design bespoke and innovative grips and fixtures to your exact requirements assuring axial alignment, secure holding and minimal deformation.


Comprehensive Calibration and Support Service

To ensure your tests get underway smoothly, whilst maintaining optimum performance we offer a range of after-sales services:


Once you have purchased a Mecmesin test system, one of our technical sales engineers will install the product and train your personnel to use the product effectively for your test application.

Calibration, Service and Repair

Offering our customers the highest level of ongoing support and after sales service is Mecmesin’s priority.  Our calibration service ensure you get accurate test results.  We can undertake an on-site verification service at your premises, saving you both time and money, or, alternatively products can be returned to our UK headquarters for calibration.  We offer 3 year calibration contracts, which offer fixed prices and scheduled calibration times. We also offer annual maintenance contracts for priority technical support.

Test Applications

Our product range is very versatile and our testers combined with dedicated grips and fixtures can be used to solve a variety of specific test applications. As a leader in the design and manufacture of force, materials and torque testing equipment, Mecmesin has a vast array of experience in test applications including tension, compression, torque, adhesion, flexure, coefficient of friction, crimp joint, shear, peel, tear, crush, top-load and closure testing.

Closure torque

Coefficient of friction


Compressive burst

Compressive shear

Fastening torque


Flexure / Bend

Lap shear

Peel / Adhesion

Penetration resistance

Physiological strength

Pull-off / Pull-out


Puncture resistance

Tear resistance

Tensile strength

Top-load / Crush resistance

Torque to turn


Wide Range of Industries

A diverse range of industries rely on Mecmesin test equipment for quality control applications including aerospace, automotive, beverage, construction, cosmetics and personal care, doors, gates and barriers, electrical and electronics, engineering, food and beverage, manual handling, medical devices, packaging, paper and board, pharmaceuticals, plastics and rubber, safety, sports and textiles.

Adhesives and coatings


Consumer packaging

Cosmetics and personal care


Electrical and electronic


Fabric and textiles

Food and agriculture

General engineering

Home and office

Medical and veterinary

Product safety



Sport and leisure

Transit packaging

Transport (automotive/aerospace)






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