Synthetic sports surface tuft binding
Customised engineering example
Test method standard BS ISO 4919 applies to the tuft withdrawal force of carpets.
Our client follows the same method to test artificial grass used in sports surfaces and required custom fixtures for holding the coarser grass material.
Mecmesin's solution was a quick fit-and-release clamp plate to hold down the matting, leaving an aperture for a forceps clamp to be suspended from the test loadcell. A single grass fibre or a tuft is then secured in the forceps, ready to be pulled by the tester. Testing is quick, easy and repeatable.