TMI 58-07 Parker Print-Surf (Dual Head)

Product Ref: TMI 58-07

A microprocessor-controlled instrument, which performs high speed, precision measurements of paper surface roughness under conditions that simulate those encountered during the printing process.

Introduction

Developed from Dr. John Parker's original method, the Parker Print-Surf is a microprocessor-controlled instrument, which performs high speed, precision measurements of paper surface roughness under conditions that simulate those encountered during the printing process. The specimen is clamped between a precision engineered measuring head and a specially designed backing assembly. The resistance to airflow is measured and converted to a mean roughness value in micrometers. In its latest form the instrument offers extended ranges of clamp pressure and measurement capability, together with a dual-head option for increased testing efficiency. This versatile instrument provides the information you need to avoid time-consuming, costly printing problems.

From Messmer Büchel BV, a TMI Group of Companies brand.

Standards

ISO 8791/4, TAPPI T 555
 

Applications

Ink and Printability Testing, Paper and Tissue Testing
 

Industries

Inks and Coatings, Other, Paper and Pulp
 

Properties

Roughness, Smoothness
 

Usage

Fine paper, coated paper, newsprint, coated board, liner board, films and foils, printing/graphics, packaging, carton board

Standards

  • ISO 8791/4: Paper and board 
    • Determination of roughness/smoothness (air leak methods) 
    • Part 4: Print-surf method
  • TAPPI T555: Roughness of paper and paperboard (Print-Surf method)

Features

  • Membrane keypad operation
  • Dust purge
  • Automatic specimen detection
  • One-touch statistics display
  • Built-in diagnostic routines
  • Built-in calibration and paper reference standards
  • Calibration device included
  • Dual range to measure rougher samples
  • Extended clamp pressure range for better printing stimulation
  • Measures roughness/air permanence simultaneously (Dual Head model only)

Specifications

  • Roughness Range-normal: 0.20-5.50um
  • Air Permeance range: ISO 5636/1:0-14.5 um Pas
    Air Permeance range: Bedsten equivalent: 0-10000 ml/min
    Air Permeance range: Gurley equivalent: 1-6000s
  • Clamp pressure-preset: 500, 1000, and 2000 kPa
  • Clamp pressure-custom setting: 100-5000 kPa
  • Alternative Language Options: French, German, Spanish or Finnish

Instrument Size

  Depth:   558 mm (22 in)
  Height:   430 mm (17 in)
  Width:   476 mm (18.7 in)
  Weight   36 kg (80lbs)

Connections

Electrical: 110 VAx, 60 Hz, 150 VA or 220 VAX, 50 Hz, 150 VA
Air: 550-700 kPa (instrument quality)

Ordering Information

Catalog Number:
  • Dual Head Model: 58-07-00-0001
  • Single Head Model: 58-06-0001