Z-Span™ Tester

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The Z-Span™ Tester generates repeatable zero and short span tensile test data.

The Z-Span™ manual bench top tester measures zero and short pan tensile strength with individually loaded handsheet or machine made paper samples. The Z-Span™ Tester generates individual tensile readings from prepared test strips. The Dial-a-Gap attachment facilitates testing at multiple spans from 0.2 mm to 0.6 mm. The West Testing Kit supports sample preparation and testing of re-wet test strips.

Features include: Data sent by Ethernet to data logging software, LCD touchscreen control panel and a service mode.

Zero span tensile testing remains the benchmark for measuring Fiber Strength. The Z-Span™ Tester conforms to all national and international test methods. This classic tester has been enhanced with new features to make data output more accurate and operation simpler and trouble free.

  • 7.5 Bar of instrument quality air
  • 240V, 50/60 Hz, 5 Amp electrical service
  • Shipping Skid: Dimensions: H: 95 x W: 115 x D: 75cm @ Weight: 45kg 
• AS/NZS 1301.459:199 - Method for wet zero span tensile specific to the Pulmac troubleshooter • CPPA - Useful method D.27U • ISO 15361 Pulps – Determination of zero span tensile strength, wet, dry or never dried • SCAN CM 115 ZE – Comprehensive method for zero span tensile dry, rewetted and never dried • TAPPI T231 – Zero span tensile dry • TAPPI T273 Zero span tensile wet • ASTM D5804 Zero span tensile dry • ASTM D5803 Zero span tensile wet
Once loaded, will perform individual zero and/or short span tensile tests; Numbers generated are sensitive to changes in Fiber Strength, Bonding and Length; Installation and training support • Rugged Construction • Dial-A-Gap • Wet Sample Kit • Jaw and anvil inserts precision-machined from hardened & rust resistant alloy • Operation and Maintenance Tool Kit • LCD touch screen control panel • Service mode including separate control of: Load, clamp and test. Also senses pressure before and after load regulator • Measures peak load at break • Each test is displayed on screen and can be sent via Ethernet to data logging software on any networked PC
Increased accuracy for classic testing