F.O.S debuts fabric air permeability measuring tester
Germany based F.O.S. Group has launched an improved tester, the TX15, which makes it easy to determine the fibre density in a fabric.
“The new device is not only of interest to textile and paper manufacturers, but to all companies that need to determine the quality of textiles they use in their products and processes,” the company said.
The air permeability tester is of a compact design for easy transport and can be operated without external power supply, so can be used anywhere along the production line or in the field.
According to the company, it allows for non-destructive testing of the finished product, so there is no need to cut test specimens.
The TX15 caters for various air permeability tests across a wide measuring range performed in minimum time and returns accurate measurements within seconds.
Operators can choose between more than 100 units of measure, doing away with time-consuming and error-prone conversions with a pocket calculator.
Apart from textiles, the TX15 is also suitable for use in the cellulose industry, by paraglider and parachute schools, or by sail and balloon envelope manufacturers.
CEO Christian Reining explained, “The TX15 measures the air permeability of a fabric, which is an important quality parameter. In essence, it measures the time required to suck a certain volume of air at a known constant pressure through a piece of the fabric.” (AR)
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