Stable Micro Systems has an interesting piece on their blog about measuring actuation force. Products such as hair spray and air freshener aerosols products as well as  products with hand pumps such as liquid soaps and body lotions benefit from actuation force testing. Actuation force testing helps manufacturers determine whether their product dispensers release with the appropriate force needed for the intended usage by a wide variety of possible consumers including those who may need a product that dispenses with lower force such as the elderly and children.

Read more on Stable Micro Systems’ blog