TMI 79-05 Taber Stiffness Tester

Product Ref: TMI 79-05

The Stiffness Tester utilizes a two directional pendulum-type weighing system to evaluate material stiffness, flexural strength, resiliency and elasticity properties.

Introduction

 

The Taber Stiffness Tester utilizes a two directional pendulum-type weighing system to evaluate material stiffness, flexural strength, resiliency and elasticity properties. Force is applied to the lower end of the specimen by a pair of rollers attached to the driving disc. The resulting torque tilts the pendulum from its vertical position and a Taber Stiffness Unit reading (g.cm) is taken automatically when the pendulum mark aligns with the appropriate driving disc mark (71/2° or 15°). Predetermined sample length, deflection angle and rate of loading provide accurate and reproducible test results.

 

Applications

Corrugated Testing, Food Testing, Ink and Printability Testing, Medical Product Testing, Package Testing, Paper and Tissue Testing

Industries

Consumer Products, Corrugated and Board, Flexible Packaging and Films, Inks and Coatings, Other, Packaging, Paper and Pulp

Properties

Bending / Folding / Stiffness

Standards

Appita P 431 rp-73, ASTM D 5342, ASTM D 5650, CPPS D 28P, ISO 2493, JIS P 8125, SAA AS 1301.431RP, TAPPI T 489 os-92, TAPPI T 566 om-97, UNE 57-075-74, ZZ M-71D

Usage

Paper, Cardboard, Plastic, Metals, Fabric, Felt, Leather, Rubber, Wire, Tubing and other Sheet Materials

Models Available

Taber Stiffness testers are available in two models.

Digital Stiffness Tester model 150E

Analog Stiffness Tester model 150B 

Test Procedures

 Test procedures for the Taber Stiffness Tester have been established by a number of organizations. The following is a partial listing.


Organization   Standard No.   Method
Appita   P 431 rp-73   Stiffness of Paper and Paperboard
ASTM   D 5342   Test Method for Resistance to Bend, Paper and Paperboard (Taber-Type Tester)
ASTM   D 5650   Resistance to Bending of Paper of Low Bending Stiffness (Taber-Type Tester)
CPPS   D28P   Stiffness of Paper and Paperboard (Taber Method)
ISO   2493   Paper and Board - Determination of Resistance to Bending
JIS   P8125   Testing Method for Stiffness of Paperboard by Bending Load
SAA AS   1301.431RP   Methods of Test for Pulp and Paper - Taber Bending Resistance of Paper and Paperboard
TAPPI   T489 os-92   Stiffness of Paperboard
TAPPI   T566 om-97   Bending Resistance (stiffness) of Paper (Taber Type Tester in 0–10 Taber Stiffness Unit Configuration)
UNE   57-075-74   Determination of Stiffness of Paper and Board, Static Bending Method (Spanish)
ZZ   M-71D   Matting, Rubber, and Vinyl

Connection

Electrical:
Digital Model- 115/230V, 50/60Hz, CE approved
Analog Model - 110V, 60Hz

Optional Accessories

  • Triple Cut Specimen Shear- Catalog number 79-03-01
  • Auxiliary Range Weight Set (3000 and 5000 Taber units) Catalog number 79-03-02
  • High Sensitivity Attachment Catalog number 79-03-04
  • Calibration Specimens
  • Wire / Tube Testing Apparatus

Instrument Size

  Digital
Depth: 394 mm (15-1/2 in.)
Height: 381 mm (15 in.)
Width: 254 mm (10 in.)
Weight: 11.3 kg. (25 lb.)

Ordering Information

Digital Stiffness Tester model 150E - Catalog number 79-05-00

Analog Stiffness Tester model 150B - Catalog number 79-03-00