Carpet Peel & Tuft Tester

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Carpets which are badly constructed or poorly backed may lose complete tufts in some situations, for example on stairs.  In loop pile carpets, a good bind is necessary to prevent long runner loops formed. Tuft retention property is also an important factor in the useful life of a tufted or traditionalc carpet.

The Carpet Peel & Tuft tester is a motorized instrument designed to measure:

  • The force required to peel backing material from carpet
  • The force required to withdraw a single tuft, or loop of pile, from the carpet

Digital Force Gauge features:

  • 20 x 0.02 lb, 10 x 0.01 kgF, 100 x 0.1N, 220V
  • Peak memory for tensile loads
  • Accuracy: ± 0.5% of full scale ± digit
  • Safe overload: 150% accuracy
  • Selectable units of measurement: kg, N, or lbs
  • Push-button calibration
  • IPM – Intelligent Power Management system
  • Battery or AC operation
• Textile floor covering which has a tuft (cut) loop pile yarn structure • Woven: individual loops • Woven: individual cut tufts TEST METHOD: The carpet sample is held down by a steel plate, and a pair of surgical forceps is clamped to one end of the tuft to be tested, or a hook threaded through one loop. The forceps or hook are linked to a digital force gauge, which is raised at a steady rate by a small electronic motor. Tension on the tuft or loop is thus increased and the digital force gauge indicates the maximum force needed to withdraw it. The standard instrument is supplied with a digital force gauge registering up to 10kg, for testing carpets pile binding force.
• AS 2111.15 • ASTM D1335 • BS 5229:1975 (1996) • ISO 4919:1978 • IWS 202
ELECTRICAL: 220/240 VAC @ 50 HZ or 110 VAC @ 60, HZDIMENSIONS: H: 535 x W: 430 x L: 300mm, WEIGHT: 45kg, OPTIONS INCLUDE: RS-232, Mitutoyo & Analog Outputs, MESURgauge Software, Serial Cable
• Easy to use • Fast results • Accurate