Italy-based laboratory equipment and splicer manufacturer Mesdan S.p.A.’s Mesdan-Lab division
introduced several new products at the recent ITMA Asia + CITME 2010.
The Elmatic Automatic Digital Elmendorf Tearing tester for both fine and heavy-duty textiles
and other materials features a measuring range from 200 centiNewtons (cN) to 30,000 cN; automated
test execution including specimen cut, pendulum release, specimen tear, tear force measurement,
pendulum stop and pendulum reposition in the starting position; total safety cover with safety lock
during testing; large liquid crystal display, personal computer (PC) and printer connection;
ability to post results in newtons, kilograms and pounds; Elmatic software for data storage, and
graphic and statistical report of results; high acuracy and repeatability; conformance with
international testing standards; and high productivity.
The MT-5 Evenness tester analyzes periodic mass variations produced during sliver, roving and
yarn manufacturing. The tester utilizes state-of-the-art capacitive sensors to measure evenness,
flaws and yarn count. Features include a measuring range between 80 grams per meter of sliver to Nm
250 yarns; an MT-5 software system that evaluates mass variations, provides spectrogram and
statistical data, and gives coefficient of variation and other percentages; an imperfection
indicator; a measuring device for thin and thick places and neps in spun yarns; SPC
spectrograph; 306-nanometer maximum wavelength; and PC including monitor and printer.
The company also offers a modular nine-station model of the Martindale Abrasion and Pilling
tester for woven, knitted and nonwoven fabrics as well as leather and other materials. Its modular
design allows it to be equipped with four positions and upgraded to include six, eight or nine
positions. Mesdan reports the tester is very quiet and vibration-free and offers a very precise
Lissajous figure. It conforms to a number of international abrasion and pilling testing standards
and has been approved by United Kingdom-based Marks & Spencer for six of its test methods.
Features include touch screen keyboard, independent digital counting of each testing head, easy
access to tested specimens, key and safety device to stop operation in case of emergency, and
numerous other features.
July 27, 2010