Materials Physical Property Measurement

Let us show you a range of possibilities of how to measure the physical properties of materials with a texture analyser.


Measure a multitude of physical properties in a huge range of different ways

Materials testing is a wide-ranging field from the tension of a shoelace to the crush resistance of cardboard packaging, the actuation force of switches to the measurement of friction between two materials. At their most simplistic form, these tests all have one of two things in common – a test in either tension or compression.

The TA.XTplus / TA.HDplus is an expert in all of these applications and many more, with ASTM Standard tests built into the software. High accuracy and reliability are the instrument’s forte, with forces of up to 750kgf and distance resolutions of half a micron available. Testing is easy and repeatable as test settings are automatically loaded and additional data such as audio and visual can be recorded to help with analysis, such as in the event of a fracture.

Perhaps most importantly, the recording of sample dimensions for stress and strain analysis could not be easier with the option of user prompts before each test or standardised measurements when samples are all uniform. No matter how desirable or valuable a product, if it fails physically, it may become unfit for purpose, impossible to handle and store, or even completely unusable and unsellable. Poor physical performance can not only damage the product but also the reputation and profitability of the company that supplied it.

A wide range of MATERIALS test methods (including ASTM and ISO Standards) is built into Exponent Texture Analyser software and will automatically load at the click of a button. We help make your testing quicker to access and the analysis of your product properties already prepared for you.

Typical measurements include: • Fracturability / Brittleness • Compressive Strength / Hardness / Firmness • Rupture Force • Toughness • Elongation • Stress Relaxation behaviour • Yield Strength • Breaking Strength • Stickiness / Adhesiveness • Coefficient of Sliding Friction • Actuation Force • Tensile Strength • Peel Strength • Crush Resistance • Puncture/Burst strength • Abrasion • Seal Strength •

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Any of the texture analyser range can be used for the product tests listed. 

A selection of special attachments and typical measurements which are commonly used in this application area are shown, although this does not necessarily include the complete range available for the testing of materials. Test procedures include: compression, puncture / penetration, tension, fracture / bending, extrusion, cutting / shearing.





Packaging

Any of the texture analyser range can be used for the product tests listed.

A selection of special attachments and typical measurements which are commonly used in this application area are shown, although this does not necessarily include the complete range available for the testing of packaging. Test procedures include: compression, puncture / penetration, tension, fracture / bending, extrusion, cutting / shearing.

Typical measurements include: • Seal Strength • Friction • Peel Strength • Puncture • Tensile Strength • Resilience • Sachet / Tube Content Removal Force • Crush Resistance • Burst Strength •

The Texture Analyser range is capable of quantifying a wide variety of properties of such products as:

• Cartons • Tubs • Sachets • Tubes • Plastic bottles • Cans • Films •





Blister Pack Rig

Blister Pack Rig

This simple imitative test enables the average extraction force as well as the maximum and minimum extraction forces to be determined.
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Leather

Any of the texture analyser range can be used for the product tests listed.

A selection of special attachments and typical measurements which are commonly used in this application area are shown, although this does not necessarily include the complete range available for the testing of leather. Test procedures include: compression, puncture / penetration, tension, fracture / bending, extrusion, cutting / shearing.

Typical measurements include: • Strength / distension of grain • Tear force • Stitch line strength • Flexibility • Softness • Bagginess • Adhesive Peel Strength • Tensile Strength • Elongation • Modulus •


Lastometer test on leather sample

Lastometer

This is also known as the 'Ball Burst Test' and identifies the strength and distension of the grain.
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Leather Slot Tear Rig

Slot Tear Rig

The slot tear test or Baumann Tear Test measures the force to tear a slotted sample apart at a constant speed.
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Leather Stitch Line Rig

Stitch Line Rig

Used for measurement of the strength of upper or lining material at the stitch line of footwear originating from either a single or multiple holes in the sample.
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Leather Bagginess Test Rig

Bagginess Test Rig

This rig meets the CEN Standard for determining the bagginess of leather together with its creep and stress relaxation properties after repeated loading.
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Leather Loop Test

Loop Test

Quantifies the stiffness or flexibility of a sample before and after repetitive testing.
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Electronics

Typical applications include:
Measurement of the peel strength of printed circuit board track
The force required to pull components from a printed circuit board
Strength of crimp joints
The push button and membrane micro-switch where the measurement of the change of resistance during depression is measured
The characterisation of a conductive gasket as it is compressed, measuring the force required to reduce its electrical resistance to form an effective RF seal


Resistance Conversion Unit

Resistance Conversion Unit

In conjunction with the TA.XTplus / TA.HDplus Texture Analyser's multi-channel data acquisition capability, this unit enables the characterisation of electro-mechanical products by measuring and analysing force-distance and resistance-distance characteristics co-incidentally.


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