Vantage Compression Tester/Softness/Tissue Tester

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Quick Overview


  • The Vantage Compression/Softness Tester is a compact, PC-controlled instrument that provides an objective measure of material softness by evaluating sample loft, thickness, compressibility and structural softness

  • Ideal for sheet materials including paper tissue, toweling, nonwovens and textiles.

Vantage Compression Tester

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  • The Vantage Compression/Softness Tester is a compact, PC-controlled instrument that provides an objective measure of material softness by evaluating sample loft, thickness, compressibility and structural softness
  • Ideal for sheet materials including paper tissue, toweling, nonwovens and textiles.

The Vantage Compression/Softness Tester is a compact, PC-controlled instrument that provides an objective measure of material softness by evaluating sample loft, thickness, compressibility and structural softness of sheet materials including paper tissue, toweling, nonwovens and textiles.

Utilizing cutting-edge technology, all electronics and controls are fully integrated into the test frame enabling the connection to a standard PC with a serial port. No external control boxes or additional PC interface cards are required.

Other benefits include a movable test-control keypad, one-touch auto zero and a software based automatic calibration system.

Test Procedure

For the highest level of accuracy, the Vantage Compression/Softness Tester compresses test plates to a user-defined force value with no sample installed resulting in a curve (A) that represents the deflection of the machine, load cell and fixture. This curve is subtracted from the test curves which removes all instrument deflection which could affect test results.

During a test, thickness values are captured until the maximum load is reached. Thickness values are captured in both the compression (B) and recovery phase (C) resulting in two unique curves. The distance between the two curves represents energy lost and is a function of several properties including loft, thickness, compression/recovery, and structural softness.

Powerful Software

MAP4 materials testing software enables the user to quickly set-up and modify test parameters including dwell time, compression force, speed, trap force points and length of test.

MAP4 also provides advanced capabilities for database management and reporting and will automatically write result data to Access™ and Excel™.

Features

  • MAP4™ Software included
  • Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Ergonomic Frame
  • Small Footprint 16” x 17”
  • Automatic Electronic Calibration
  • One-Touch Auto Zero
  • Serial Load Cell Interface

Compression Fixture with Pressure Foot & Anvil

Extremely robust, the adjustable anvil is mounted securely to the test frame. A pressure foot is also supplied which, in conjunction with a gage block, enables parallel adjustment of the anvil to 1 micron (0.00004inch / 0.001 mm).

Additional Information

Model Name Vantage Compression/Softness
Industry Nonwovens, Tissue, Textiles
Testing Property Burst, Compression, Softness, Tensile
Load Cell 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 & 1000 N
Force Resolution 16 Bit A/D to 0.1 N
Crosshead Guidance Precision Ball Screw
Horizontal Clearance Unlimited
Depth Clearance 89 mm (3.5 in)
Crosshead Speed 1 to 1000 mm/min (0.05 to 40 in/min)
Crosshead Speed Accuracy 0.1%
Power Requirements 110V 50 or 60Hz, 220V 50Hz, 230V 50Hz, 240V 50Hz
Safety Features Emergency stop button, upper & lower limit switches with over-travel protection and load cell overload protection.
System Control USB interface
Software Available REQUIRES: MAP4 Software OR Touch Screen Tablet

Computer Requirements

Operating System Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (Requires: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5)