Automatic Crimp Contraction and Shrinkage Tester



    The TEXTURMAT ME+ is a test instrument for fully
    automatic length measurements on yarn hanks,
    characterised by its high flexibility in terms of test
    sequence configuration, choice of measuring loads
    and time-intervals for the loading- and unloading
    periods. As a result, it is possible to carry out different
    testing methods according to different standards,
    e.g. crimp contraction or shrinkage tests not only
    on (textured) filament yarns but also on fibre tow.


  • DynaFil

    Dynamic Thermal Analyzers



    The DYNAFIL was initially developed for testing textured yarns but, at a later stage, also proved to be a breakthrough in the testing of POY for quality assurance purposes in the spinning of filament yarn.
    To-date, the most important application areas for thermomechanical tests on running yarns.


  • Cotton Clearing Line




    In order to control the quality of the semi- and final
    products in a cotton spinning mill manufacturing
    100% cotton or blended yarns (cotton/man-made
    fi bre blends), several testing devices are necessary
    in the textile physical laboratory to test the
    most important parameters.


  • Fimatest

    Fibre-Matrix Adhesion Tester FIMATEST



    The performance of composite materials strongly
    depends on the adhesion of the fibres to the matrix.
    On the microscopic level different test procedures
    have been established in various research institutes,
    however, most results are not comparable,
    since none of these tests are standardized or
    commercially available.


  • Covatest

    Capacitive Evenness Tester for Slivers, Rovings,
    and Spun Yarns with optional Hairiness Module



    Textechno’s COVATEST is a perfect testing instrument
    to measure all above-mentioned parameters.
    Based on the well-proved capacitive measuring
    principle the mass irregularity along the sample is
    analyzed, including a mass spectrogram. The
    COVATEST can be equipped with an optional
    Hairiness Module, which utilizes a modern optical
    sensor with LASER illumination.


  • Drapetest

    Automatic Drapability Tester



    The behavior of standard- and non-crimp fabrics
    in forming and draping is of importance in any
    production process of non-flat, fabric-reinforced
    composite parts. As automation of such production
    processes progresses, drapability and the detection
    of defects during draping like gaps, loops, or
    wrinkles become even more important.
    DRAPETEST, a new automatic drapability tester,
    allows to automatically characterize drapability and
    the formation of defects during draping and forming.
    The tester combines the measurement of the
    force, which is required for forming, with an optical
    analysis of small-scale defects such as gaps and
    loops by means of image analysis. An optional
    triangulation sensor can determine large-scale
    defects such as wrinkles.
    As a standardized simulation of the draping
    process a flat circular sample of the fabric to be
    tested is deformed at its center by means of a
    motor-driven piston. A camera with an appropriate
    illumination inspects the sample at several elevation
    steps while the sample is rotated in order to
    inspect a maximum percentage of its surface. In
    the same manner the sample is scanned by the
    optional triangulation sensor.


  • Statimat Me+

    Automatic Tensile Tester



    This fully automatic tensile tester represents
    the latest evolutionary stage of the legendary
    STATIMAT line, which has been manufactured by
    Textechno for approximately 50 years. The
    STATIMAT ME+ combines a budget price with
    maximum flexibility, low energy consumption, and
    the outstanding performance of a STATIMAT ME.
    As its predecessors it features the straight input
    feed into the test section by the draw-off clamp for
    each new yarn length. In addition to the advantages
    of low technical expenditure, high delivery
    speed, and extremely reliable operation the
    STATIMAT ME+ enables the use of a package
    changer for feeding up to 50 yarn packages. The
    modular composition of the ME+ allows optimised
    configurations for every technical demand and


  • Statimat DS

    Automatic Tensile-,
    Evenness-, and
    Count Tester



    n the production of staple fi bre- or fi lament yarns
    as well as in twisting or texturizing operations
    quality control serves to secure material properties
    which ensure trouble-free downstream processing
    as well as fl awless fi nal products. On the other
    hand, by routine testing of yarns it is possible to
    recognize faults in the production process early
    enough to analyze the causes of such defects and
    to take corrective actions.
    The most important properties of yarns are tensile
    strength and elongation, mass unevenness, and
    yarn count (linear density). Static tensile tests, yarn
    evenness tests, as well as various methods of yarn
    count testing, e.g. by means of wrap reel and
    balance, serve for the assessment of these yarn
    properties. The operation of different test equip-
    ment to which the yarn samples are presented one
    after another, results in high expenditure of labour
    and, especially in case of modern automatic
    computer-controlled testing equipment, in
    considerable fi nancial investment.


  • Statimat 4U

    Automatic Linear Density-,
    Twist-, and Tensile Tester
    for High-Tenacity Yarns



    Automatic tensile tests on yarns with high linear
    density and breaking strength demand special requirements
    regarding clamps, measuring system,
    sample waste disposal, and mechanical stability
    of the testing equipment. This particularly applies
    to technical yarns comprising high-tenacity
    polymers such as Aramid or UHMWPE. Here
    force-measurement limits of 1000 N and mechanical
    stress limitations for such test equipment are
    insufficient in most cases. In addition, the clamps
    of the automatic tensile testing equipment are often
    inadequate for withstanding breaking forces of this


  • Favimat + Favigraph

    Automatic Single-Fibre Testers



    Testing and evaluation of a wide range of fibre
    properties are essential for research and quality
    control purposes in fibre production and for assessing
    the processability of fibres in carding and
    spinning. For man-made fibres and in some cases
    even for natural fibres these tests are carried out
    on single fibres. Here, typical testing methods
    are the static tensile test, linear-density
    (fineness) measurement, and measurement of
    crimp extension, crimp stability as well as number of crimps.


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