Textile Testing Instruments

Textile Testing Instruments

Testing equipment for measuring the physical properties of textile materials.

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  1. QC-3A Universal Testing Machine

    QC-3A Universal Testing Machine

    Thwing-Albert's QC Electronic Materials Testers provide quality solutions and have earned a well-deserved reputation as an easy-to-use, dependable testing platform. The QC-3A upholds the standards of the QC line while adding the functionality of a RS-232 interface, a digital load controller and enhanced software. Ideal for tensile, compression, coefficient of friction and peel analysis, the QC-3A is an extremely flexible, cost-effective testing system. The single-screw frame provides up to 1100 lbs (5kN/500 kg) tensile force with extremely accurate control throughout the entire load range. The digital load controller ensures extremely accurate, reliable test data.


  2. Thwing-Albert Vantage NX

    Vantage NX Universal Testing Machine

    The VantageNX Universal Testing Machine is a powerful tool that can be equipped to meet a variety of materials testing needs.  Many fixtures and grips are available for tensile testing, COF and other tests for the plastic film, flexible packaging, food packaging, paper, paperboard, tissue paper, textiles testing, and many other industries.  This universal materials testing frame can be setup for many tests when combined with the right grips and fixtures.

    - Capacities - 1kN, 2kN & 5kN
    - Single & Dual Column Testing Frames
    - Windows 7, 8 and 10 compatible with MAP4 Software


  3. Taber 5135 from Thwing-Albert

    Taber Rotary Abrasion Tester

    The Taber Abrasion Tester is simple to operate, this instrument has been accepted worldwide as a standard for wear and abrasion research, quality and process control, materials evaluation, and product development. Taber Rotary Abrasers are capable of providing reliable data in a matter of minutes, compared to the years that may be required with in-use testing.

    Two Models Available:

    • Model 5135 - Single Platform Abraser
    • Model 5155 - Dual Platform Abraser


  4. Handle-O-Meter w/ Touch Screen


    Measure the combined effects of flexibility and surface friction of sheeted materials including nonwovens, tissue, toweling, film and textiles with the Handle-O-Meter.


  5. Ball Burst Fixture

    Ball Burst Fixture, 2.5 kN (562 lbf)

    The Ball Burst Fixture has 2.5 kN Capacity.


  6. Electronic Elmendorf Tear Tester

    Electronic Elmendorf ProTear

    Enjoy the reliability of the ProTear Tear Tester to measure Elmendorf Tear Strength of a variety of materials. The Tear Tester offers the convenience of a user-friendly instrument that gives you more information quicker and easier than other devices. This tear tester makes tear testing a very easy test to perform.


  7. Mechanical ProTear Elmendorf from Thwing-Albert

    Mechanical Elmendorf ProTear

    The mechanical version of the ProTear®  Tear Tester. This tear tester provides the same pendulum configuration without the electronics. It is designed for easy capacity changes, with a range of 400 - 6,400 grams to measure Elmendorf Tear Strength.


  8. Heavy Duty Tear Tester for Textiles

    Heavy Duty Electronic ProTear

    The Heavy Duty Tear Tester/Heavy Duty Elmendorf  tests fabrics such as canvas, sailcloth and denim . Thwing-Albert's Heavy Duty Tear Tester uses the same software as our standard ProTear® Tear Tester, and this rugged instrument tests up to 25,600 grams to measure Elmendorf Tear Strength.


  9. ProGage Thickness Tester

    ProGage Thickness Tester

    The ProGage utilizes the most advanced technology to quickly and accurately measure the thickness of sheeted materials such as paper, plastic film, tissue and toweling, nonwovens, and textiles.


  10. Gurley-Cobb Sizing Tester

    Gurley™ Cobb Sizing Tester

    Gurley™ Cobb Sizing Testers have been manufactured by Gurley for over a half-century Represent an economical and practical means of determining liquid absorptiveness or resilience of treated and untreated papers, boards, fabrics and other sheet materials.\

    Industry Standards:  ISO 535 & TAPPI T205

    NOTE: Special Internet Pricing valid for the United States only. These prices are only valid for credit card orders or purchase orders with Net 30 terms. Please request a quote for international inquiries.


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