Thwing-Albert Instrument Co., United States, has introduced the EJA Vantage Series testing machine, which has its own touch screen control panel mounted to the side of the machine. This addition eliminates the need for a separate computer to run quality tests. The stand-alone instrument now can run tensile, peel, compression and coefficient of friction tests using the touch screen controls, and the built-in Bluetooth system makes it easy to connect to a network printer to generate and print reports from the test results, the company reports.
A 7-inch or 10-inch touch screen is available. Customers may still elect to purchase MAP-4 software to connect the instrument to a computer to provide enhanced data analysis and additional user controls.