Textechno will display Rovingtest, Fimatest and Drapetest machines at this year’s JEC.
“Rovingtest is a testing system for performance of rovings. It measures the properties that are most important in manufacturing, processing and R&D of carbon and glass fibre rovings all in one shot: friction properties, spreading behaviour, broken filaments and homogeneity of filament orientation,” said Textechno in a press release. “Rovingtest hence helps to increase processability and improve the performance of the final composite part. It helps to minimise costly and lengthy trial productions; measurement results become comparable, reproducible and easily accessible through it. Rovingtest comes in a modular design and is the first commercial test system of its kind ever.”
Fimatest is a single-fibre pull-out-test system and serves as an accessory to Textechno's automatic single-fibre tester Favimat+ Airobot2. It determines the fibre-to-matrix adhesion. In combination with the fibre embedding station Fimabond, Fimatest has won JEC World 2016 Innovation Awards. The Favimat+ Airobot2 is an automatic linear-density and tensile tester for single fibres including carbon, aramid, glass and UHMWPE with tensionless storage of up to 500 single fibres.
The automatic drapability tester Drapetest, characterises drapability and the formation of defects during draping and forming of fabrics. The tester combines the measurement of the force required for forming with an image analysis of small-scale defects such as gaps and curls. The Drapetest has won the JEC World 2012 Innovation Awards. (PC)
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