Turning proven technologies into the Next Big Thing...
into universal testers...
Oakland Instrument Corporation
5220 12th Avenue East, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379 USA
Tel & Fax: (952) 835-4935 Web: www.OaklandInstrument.com Email:
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Built Around You
Those two engineers had extensive experience in the plastics quality control test
instrument industry, but were disillusioned by the business practices that plagued
the industry. After years of experience working for, and observing other, companies
in the industry that were guilty of poor business practices, the founders of Oakland
Instrument decided to pioneer a change in the test instrument market.
to form a company that provides technically innovative products and services while
providing solid value, and to deliver those products through people who really understand
the film extrusion and quality control processes. We fulfill that mission by giving
you product demonstrations, straight talk, and genuine advice about our products
and your applications.”
Test instruments for quality control. Built Around You.
We believe that innovation does not need to be mutually exclusive with providing
customer value. We provide that value by giving you the things you want when working
an instrument company; and by not giving you things you don’t want.
Building on R&D:
Oakland Instrument established itself as a technical innovator by capturing three
patents for revolutionary advances in capacitance sensor technology including self-calibration
electronics & sensors for film thickness measurement. Through these efforts, Oakland
became well recognized as “the leading supplier of computer-controlled benchtop gauges”
within the plastic film extrusion industry.
Leveraging our film application expertise and our proprietary hardware & software
platforms, Oakland has become a respected plastic film and sheet test instrument
company, offering computerized test instruments in the thickness/caliper, tensile
test, force measurement, tear resistance, dart impact, surface analysis, and coefficient
of friction product areas.
Oakland Instrument was founded in 1995 by two engineers, inspired by the simple idea
that they could create a better plastic film thickness gauge.
The Oakland Instrument Story: A Simple Idea
Beyond the Niche:
Capitalizing on our expertise in instruments for plastic films, Oakland is focused
on expanding its advanced sensor technologies and software platforms to address the
unique needs of complimentary web-product industries including paper manufacturing,
tissue, non-woven fabrics & films, and converted flexible packaging.