Portable Yarn Friction Meter
Friction and friction build-up cause yarn breaks as textile yarns come into contact with different surfaces during the manufacturing processes. The interaction between yarn and the other elements such as guides, needles, and machine parts will cause friction. The Yarn Friction Meter is a small, hand held, portable instrument that measures the coefficient of friction very quickly and accurately. It provides feedback on effects of wax, paraffin or sizing materials on the overall yarn friction values.
Drive Unit for Yarn Friction Meter
The drive unit transports yarn through the friction meter, converting it to a laboratory instrument.Fixed drive speed and variable yarn tension.
Digital Friction Meter
The Digital Friction Meter is a reliable economical method of computing yarn coefficient of friction. Windows software has been added which allows the DFM readout to be connected to your personal computer or lap top with a complete statistical package. Readout data includes coefficient of friction,COF averages with standard deviation, statistical limits for high and low and one-button transfer of results to Excel or a CSV file. Printable graphs and histograms are provided.
Simple operational friendly, yet powerful software is now available at low cost using Windows OS, in this powerful friction test system, the software includes setup limits for high and low coefficient of friction, S.D. (Standard Deviation) and C.V. % (coefficient of variation) The software automatically stores the data to a preset file for communication with the user’s main quality control database or can transfer data to an Excel file with one computer command. The software is able to graph the results and produce a histogram.