Handle-o-meter

Manufactured by Thwing Albert, the Handle-o-meter is a unique testing machine for objectively measuring the "Handle" of sheet materials. Handle is a combination of many properties including friction, stiffness, thickness, softness and compressibility. Primarily used for tissue, non-wovens and textiles.

A unique testing machine for objectively measuring the “Handle” of sheet materials.

Handle-O-Meter Home screenHandle is a combination of many properties including friction, stiffness, thickness, softness and compressibility. It is the combined effects of flexibility and surface friction of sheeted materials, such as paper tissue, paper towels, non-wovens, plastic film, towelling, textiles, gauzes and light fabrics.

Operation
The test sample is placed over an adjustable slot that extends across the instrument platform. A penetrator beam then pivots on a cam, engages the sample and forces it into the slot. The resistance encountered by the penetrator blade as it moves into the slot is measured and digitised for analysis.

Stiff materials offer greater resistance to the motion of the beam as it moves into the slot. Rough materials also exert resistance as they are dragged over the edge of the slot. The combined resistance is the reported result.

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Two interchangeable beams are available and offer the necessary versatility for testing different materials. With auto-ranging, the Handle-O-Meter detects the beam in use and adjusts the range and resolution accordingly.

Test modes can be easily set via the Touch Screen for single, double or quadruple measurements. The mean value is automatically calculated for the double or quadruple testing modes. The software enables the quantitative analysis of the test results ( average, standard deviation & high and low values.

Features
Touch Screen Control 2 x 40 LCD
Adjustable slot openings of 5, 6.35, 10 and 20 mm Interchangeable beams of 100 and 1000 g
Statistical analysis with MAP – 4 Software RS-232 and serial ports
Advanced software computes and displays qualitative analysis of the test results including averaging, standard deviation and the high and low readings of a series of tests Auto-ranging
Complies with Test Standards
ASTM D 2923 & D 6828.02; TAPPI T 498; INDA IST 90.3, EDANA WSP 90.3
Technical Specifications
Measuring ranges and resolution
Standard : 0 – 100 grams x 0.1 grams
Heavy Duty: 0 – 1000 grams x 1.0 grams
Slot opening
5 &10 & 20mm and ¼ inch
Display
2 x 40 LCD digital display
Power requirements
220V +/- 10%, 50Hz
or
110V +/- 10%, 60Hz
Options
Teflon Coated Plates – used primarily when testing plastic film to reduce static friction Serial Printer – a formatted report showing test results & statistical analysis can be printed on demand
Chart recorder – an electronic strip chart recorder to producing a hard copy of test results MAP-4 Software – Windows based for installation on a PC. For the capture and analysis of test results in realtime.
Physical specifications
Dimensions: 368mm (D) x 587mm (W) x 229mm (H) Gross Weight: 24.5kgs  Net Weight: 22.2kgs

For further information, please contact our sales team on 01223 492081 or via sales@tendringpacific.com