TruBurst
Pneumatic Bursting Strength Tester

TruBurst Pneumatic bursting strength and fatigue tester for knitted textiles, medical textiles, non-wovens, paper and plastics.
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Pneumatic Bursting Strength Tester with TestWise™ software and a range of bursting strength and fatigue tests suitable for knitted textiles, medical textiles, non-wovens, paper and plastics.

Developed by our sister company, James Heal.

Emperor™ Software

James Heal | Martindale touchscreen instrument interface

TestWise Touch™

Our designers work closely with our customers and our textile technologists in a working laboratory to produce an intuitive touchscreen interface to make the Martindale easy to control.

The familiar feel of a touchscreen similar to devices used in everyday life makes the different features easy to access, navigation quick and simple, ensuring operators become experts instantly.

Key features

Design

Intuitive touchscreen interface

Quick and easy to set a test

Clear test progress and end time

Control

Easily accessible settings

Jog function and variable speed control

Individual station counters and 'hold' function

Adapt

Select required number of stations

Increased test efficiency and cost reduction

Work with a language you understand

 

Overview

TruBurst Pneumatic Bursting Strength Tester with TestWise™ software and a range of bursting strength and fatigue tests suitable for knitted textiles (including elastane), medical textiles, non-wovens, paper and plastics. 

Variety of applications

Test a variety of materials including textiles, nonwovens, plastic bags, food packaging, tissues, tin foil and medical products. A specimen is clamped over a diaphragm which is expanded to the point of rupture, or where the dome is filled. TruBurst can test bursting strength to a maximum of 1000 kPa when 10 bar of pressure is supplied and, with TestWise Pro, perform cyclic testing for fatigue evaluation.

Textiles

  • Traditional knitted products: e.g., T-Shirts, casual/sportswear with and without Lycra.
  • Woven.
  • Nonwoven: e.g., wet wipes, cleaning clothes such as J-Cloths.

Medical supplies

  • Nonwovens - knee/elbow supports.
  • Wound dressings.
  • Suture strength.
  • Hernia patches.
  • Organ patches.
  • Animal skin.
  • Blister packs.
  • Mosquito nets for WHO (World Health Organisation) Technical textiles: e.g., surgical gowns/masks.

Plastics

  • Food packaging.
  • Bin liners.
  • Sacks and various plastic products.
  • Vacuum packaging.

Paper and other materials

  • Lightweight paper.
  • Tin foil.

Accuracy

Non-contact laser distension measurement for accuracy and repeatability of test results.

Five interchangeable domes

With software auto recognition of the dome size. Dome and diaphragm changing is tool-free for faster testing and less downtime.

Pre-programmed standards testing

The TruBurst is a software-controlled instrument, using TestWise Touch or Pro, and developed with programmed test routines to address a wide range of international and proprietary standards, including:

  • Adidas® Test Method 4.09
  • ASTM D 3786 
  • ISO 13938-2 
  • For GBT 7742.2, select ISO 13938-2 
  • LEVI STRAUSS & CO 
  • M&S P27 Fabric 
  • M&S P27 Lace 
  • NEXT TEST METHOD 22 
  • WOOLMARK TM29 
  • NWSP 030.2.R0 (15) 
  • + 5 User defined

Product brochures

TruBurst - James Heal sales toolkit (PDF) TruBurst - James Heal sales toolkit (PDF)

Key specs

Conditioned atmosphere recommended

Yes

Positioning

Bench standing

Dimensions

63.3 cm (height)
40.0 cm (width)
52.6 cm (depth)

Approximate net weight

47 kg + 2.3 kg = 69.3 kg (including largest dome assembly)

Power

Single phase

Yes

Rating per phase (A)

0.5

Watts

60

Power and air supply (compressor optional)

Single phase

Yes

Rating per phase (A)

0.5

Watts

60

Compressed air

Pressure

10 bar (maximum)

Flow

50

Pressure range

Upper pressure limit

1000 kPa / 145 psi / 10.20 kg/cm2 / 10 bar / 1000 kN/m2

Resolution

0.2 kPa / 0.04 psi / 0.002 kg/cm2 / 0.002 bar / 0.2 kN/m2

Distension range

Minimum

0.1 mm / 0.01 cm / 0.004 in

Maximum

70.0 mm / 7.0 cm / 2.756 in

Resolution

0.1 mm / 0.01 cm / 0.004 in

Features and benefits

  • TestWise™ software
    Complex user-designed tests can be set-up: Burst, Cyclic, Rapid fatigue and Extension & Recovery. Data can also be viewed live and exported to Excel.
  • Automatic flow control
    Substantial time-savings - increased accuracy, consistency and reliability of the results.
  • Laser distension measurement
    Non-contact laser distension measurement ensures pin point accuracy and excellent repeatability of test results.
  • Tool-free dome change
    Five interchangeable domes. Automatic recognition of dome size. Tool free dome change to accelerate testing and minimise downtime.
  • Diaphragm correction - Software prompts the user to do a diaphragm correction after testing.
  • Automatic time to burst
    ISO 13938-2 and similar standards - a warning message will be displayed if the specimen does not burst within the specified time.

Case studies