IDM Instruments has a wide range of textile testing instruments. Our textile testing machines are designed to test the quality of textile materials like fabric, clothing samples, non-woven, etc. for various testing dimensions like tensile, stiffness, fineness, density, length, thickness, and more. All these testing equipment adhere to relevant testing standards like EN, DIN, ISO among others.
IDM Instruments has manufactured and supplied textile testing solutions to textile manufacturers, research organizations, fabric material producers, government organizations, associations, testing facilities, and more.
The Gelbo Flex Tester with Particle Counter is used to ascertain the number of loose fibers (lint) to shed from non-woven materials in a 30 second time period of flexing. While the sample is being subjected to repetitive twisting and compression cycles on the Gelbo Flex Tester, air is withdrawn from the testing chamber and the particles in the air stream are counted and classified on the particle counter.
These textile testing instruments are used for testing the wearability and pilling properties of wool, wool blended, woven, knitted, and non-woven fabrics. The units have 2 lissa-jous trajectory and a reciprocating linear track (capable of round tracking movement). Repeatability of a single procedure or three velocities can be set as the instrument has six operational preset procedures. With its LCD display and touch screen operation, the equipment is easy to use. Units with 6 stations and 8 stations are also available.
The Pilling Box Tester determines the resistance to the formation of pills and other related surface changes on textile fabrics using the random tumble pilling tester. The procedure is generally applicable to all types of woven and knitted apparel fabrics.
This Seam Fatigue Tester was designed to test the strength of a sewn seam in a fabric, such as in-vehicle seating covers. It operates by lifting a 3kg weight using the sewn fabric as a ‘tow rope’. The 3kg mass is dropped onto a shelf at the end of each stroke and lifted again by the fabric. The shelf height is adjustable so that the mass can be set down gently without too much jerk. The machine is double-ended and two sets of specimens can be tested at each end.
The Stiffness of Cloth Tester is used to determine the bending length of cloth by means of a fixed angle flexometer and for calculating its flexural rigidity and bending modulus. These quantities are related to the stiffness of cloth.
The Stiffness of Cloth Tester Motorised is used to measure the stiffness of non-woven fabrics, by means of cantilever bending of the fabric under its own weight; thus calculating the bending length and flexural rigidity.
The Tetrapod Abrasion Tester tests the mechanical action on the surface texture of the textile carpet. A cylindrical drum is rotated so that the tetrapod ‘walks’ over the specimens. The appearance of the tested specimen is compared to that of a concurrently tested controlled specimen.
This unit has been designed to measure the thickness of high loft nonwoven material, by means of a digital readout. Thickness is determined by observing the linear distance that a moveable plane is displaced from a parallel surface by the specimen while under a specified pressure. Thickness is one of the basic physical properties of high loft nonwoven fabrics. In certain industrial applications, the thickness may require rigid control within specified limits.
The Hydrostatic Head Tester is used to determine the resistance of textile fabrics to penetration by water at a constant rate of increase of pressure. The hydrostatic pressure supported by a fabric is a measure of the resistance to the passage of water through the fabric.
The Swing Arm Clicker Presses are used for a wide variety of die-cutting applications. The most common uses are cutting soft to semi-rigid materials such as gaskets, leather, cork, rubber, elastic, foam, and other like materials. The SE 25 is completely hydraulic and is made of strong casting material to ensure powerful yet quiet running.
Used to assess colour changes under different light sources, to determine the suitability of materials for industrial applications where there is the need to maintain colour consistency and quality. Fluorescent daylight, incandescent and optional black light may be used either individually or in combination.
This apparatus is used to determine the resistance of textile fabrics to penetration by water at a constant rate of increase of pressure. In a manual version of the Hydrostatic Head Tester, the user operates the hand pump.
The Horizontal Flame Chamber determines the comparative burn rate and burns resistance of textiles, plastics, and other automotive interior materials. It features stainless steel construction, a large glass-viewing window, a door-mounted burner, and a lift-off top cover.
IDM Instruments has a wide range of Testing sample preparation devices as per testing standards including cutting presses, cutting dies & templates.
The Fabric Vertical Burn Tester measures the flame spread properties of vertically oriented textile fabrics intended for apparel, curtains, and draperies in the form of single or multi-component fabric. A textile is held vertically in a frame. A small flame is used to ignite the specimen and the time is measured for the flame to spread up the specimen.
The Drying Cabinet is used for the rapid drying of textile samples. The Drying Cabinet can be operated at different temperatures, ranging from Normal, Medium, or Air Fluff temperature.
The Crockmeter is designed to determine colour fastness from dry or wet tests. A test specimen is clamped to the base plate, where a peg is moved back and forth over the test specimen.
This unit measures the porosity, air-permeability or air resistance of sheet-like materials. It combines the abilities of a low, standard and high pressure tester with a digital timer that provides a reading in seconds.
The Colour Fastness Tester is one of a series for determining the colour fastness of textiles to various agencies. It determines the colourfastness of textiles to light using an artificial light source.
The Extensometer for Fabric stretches a specimen by applying a specified load; thus the extension is observed and the tension removed. The length of the un-stretched specimen is observed after recovery.
IDM provides a range of UTM’s which feature multiple testing capabilities including compression testing and tensile testing. UTM’s eliminate the need of having multiple machines to perform various tests (i.e. compression and tensile). UTM’s offer versatility and the ability to set up dual tests to speed up test set up, production & ultimately reduces operator fatigue & possible setup errors.