Westpak Announces New 10KLB Shimadzu Load Frame Put Into Service

Apr 30, 2012, 12:59 ET from Westpak, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westpak Inc., a world class ISO 17025 accredited laboratory with two facilities in California, recently announced the addition of a new Shimadzu 10,000-pound load frame in its San Jose, CA facility. According to Mark Escobedo, Chief Technologist at Westpak, Inc., the machine features the "Soft & Mighty" gripping jaw system which is better able to handle difficult tensile tests on specimens without the need for "neck down" or "dog bone" shaped test specimens.

"The high capacity and smooth operation of this machine will allow us to test larger and more complicated specimens and increase our capability in other areas such as fatigue testing and analysis," claims Escobedo. "Chosen because of its small footprint and advanced Trapezium software, Westpak, Inc. can now offer additional extensive tensile and compression testing for a wider variety of applications. We are excited about this greatly increased test capability which we can now offer our growing customer base."

For more information please contact: Mark Escobedo at 408 224 1300.


Westpak, Inc., established in 1986, is a leading independent testing laboratory with facilities in San Jose and San Diego, California. Westpak, Inc.'s laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for a wide variety of test procedures. Westpak, Inc. specializes in product, reliability, distribution, packaging and related custom testing services for solar, technology, medical device and other industries. Westpak, Inc.'s philosophy continues to be "Integrity is the priceless ingredient in testing."

SOURCE Westpak, Inc.