New materials testing software puts rubber and plastics under test

Lloyd Instruments, specialists in materials testing equipment, announced the launch of its NexygenPlus 4.1 materials testing software. Combined with the company’s advanced LS or LD Series materials testing machines, NexygenPlus 4.1 offers a strong solution for the rubber and plastics industry where tests of tyres, O rings, pipes, bottles, shoe soles, plastic films, dumbells, medical plastics, tubing, and more can accurately be carried out in accordance with international standards. The test solution is ideal for testing the physical properties of raw material prior to processing, and for the development of new designs.

NexygenPlus 4.1

Like its predecessor, the powerful Windows-based NexygenPlus 4.1 software holds a vast library of pre-defined test setups for a wide range of applications and include tension, compression, 3 and 4 point bend, and shear tests as well as tests for checking the “slip” of plastic wrapping film, the torque of bottle tops and the peel of adhesive seals. The pre-defined test setups make the software quick and easy to operate. The user can also choose to create custom multi-stage tests for more complex or unique test requirements.

An intuitive user interface

New to the 4.1 version of NexygenPlus is the intuitive user interface, which resembles the Microsoft Office user interface, to give its users a familiar feeling when they enter the software the first time. Additionally, the navigation has been simplified to improve the ease of use while maintaining the original advanced functionality that characterizes the popular NexygenPlus software.

Video capture and playback

Entire tests can be videoed and synchronised with the stress/strain data and replayed for detailed post-test analysis. A powerful optional security and audit trail module provide traceability and the software provides full automation capacity for automatic testing.

A flexible software

NexygenPlus 4.1 interacts with Excel and Word and offers its user the possibility of automatically transferring test results directly to the organisations’ own templates without user intervention. Live graphs are available during testing, SPC data is continuously monitored, and built-in export utilities assist direct connection to LIMS systems.

A complete solution

NexygenPlus 4.1 can be purchased as an upgrade to older NexygenPlus versions, or as part of a complete solution including IQ/OQ and result calculation verification. Batch files used with previous versions of the software can be imported to NexygenPlus 4.1 so customers can seamlessly transition to the new version.

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