ElmaTear
Digital Elmendorf Tear Tester

ElmaTear Digital Elmendorf Tear Tester
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Digital Elmendorf Tear Tester with TestWise™ software and touch-screen. Supplied with easy to fit pendulum weights suitable for testing woven and non-woven textiles as well as paper, plastic and other sheet materials.

Overview

Digital Elmendorf Tear Tester with TestWise™ software and touch-screen. Supplied with easy to fit pendulum weights suitable for testing woven and non-woven textiles as well as paper, plastic and other sheet materials.

Elmendorf tear propagation resistance testing

ElmaTear is used to test the tearing strength of paper, plastic, woven & non woven materials.

It measures the tear force required to propagate a single-rip tear of defined length from a cut in a fabric when a sudden force is applied by a weighted pendulum. A selection of weights are used to achieve the desired outcome.

This test application is not applicable to knitted textile fabrics or anisotropic materials

Variety of applications

Woven textiles

  • Shirts.
  • Trousers.
  • Domestic fabrics.

Non-woven textiles

  • Surgical gowns.
  • Shopping bags.
  • Disposable clothing

Paper

  • Envelopes.
  • Brochure pages.
  • Bank notes.

Non-woven textiles

  • Document wallets
  • Food Packaging
  • Films.

Pre-loaded test standards

An extensive list of pre-loaded standards, organised by sample type are included, with options to amend or create new ones. Test parameters are pre-set to minimise downtime between testing.

Textile

  • ASTM D 1424
  • GB/T 3917.1
  • EN ISO 13937-1
  • ISO 4674-2
  • M&S P29
  • NEXT 17
  • AS 2001.2.8
  • BIS IS 6489-1
  • CAN/CGSB 4.2 No.12.3
  • JIS L 1096 Method D

Non-Woven

  • WSP 100.1

Paper

  • GB/T 455
  • ISO 1974
  • PAPTAC D9
  • TAPPI T414
  • AS/NZS 1301.400S

Plastic

  • ASTM D 1922
  • ISO 6383-2
  • JIS K 7128-2
  • BIS IS 13360-5-23
  • GB/T 16578.2

Product brochures

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Key specs

Conditioned atmosphere recommended

Yes

Positioning

Bench standing

Space requirements

63.4 cm (height)
36.5 cm (width)
61.7 cm (depth)

Power

85 to 264V AC 50/60Hz

Single phase

Yes

Rating per phase (A)

0.5

Watts

60

Standard accessories

  • 4 Rubber-Covered Jaw Inserts
  • 5 Pendulum Weights (0.5A-D)
  • 6 Check Weights (0.25A-D)
  • 4 Specimen Preparation Templates (772-108, 772-109, 772-117 & 772-118) 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 Spare Blade
  • 1 Blade Setting Tool

Optional E-Pendulum Kit

Extends capacity to 12800gf (28.2 lbf)

  • 1 x Set Pendulum Weights (E)
  • 1 x Check Weight (E)
  • 1 x Set (4) Pyramidal Profile (interlocking) Jaw Inserts

Features and benefits

  • Range of weights
    A, B, C, D and two additional lighter weights, ½A and ¼A, are included as standard. An optional E Pendulum kit is available for testing up to 128 N.
  • Standards-driven
    A comprehensive list of existing standards organised by sample type are available for selection. The details of each standard are predefined within the instrument.
  • TestWise for ElmaTear
    TestWise for ElmaTear packages results and sends them to a computer, where the user can add more detail, create graphs or save to PDF.
  • 7-inch, full-colour touchscreen
    A capacitive touch screen increases functionality and makes the instrument easier to use.
  • Intelligent testing
    ElmaTear identifies the acceptable range of results for each standard and warns the user when their testing falls outside of this.
  • Pendulum self-verification
    This routine verification ensures the pendulum is performing correctly in between annual calibrations. It means the user can be certain of accurate and reliable testing every time, with minimal input required from them.

Safety

  • A two hand release mechanism ensures the user is clear of the pendulum.
  • Long-life, increased efficiency, enclosed blade.
  • Safety buttons placed at more than hands width apart.

Functional

  • Innovative rotary cam lock jaws with increased clamping strength.
  • Rubber drop mat.
  • Specimen notch detection.
  • Spirit level for easy and accurate levelling.

 

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