ElmenGuide Elmendorf Tear Tester

The ElmenGuide Elmendorf tearing strength tester, also known as the Pendulum Tearing Tester, do the bursting test by using a pendulum tearing method. The pendulum falls from a certain starting height, converts all potential energy into kinetic energy, cuts a slit on the fabric, and then measures the force required for the fabric to tear to a specified length, which can be used to calculate the fabric’s tear resistance.

It is mainly suitable for woven fabrics, but also for other textiles produced by other technologies, such as non-woven fabrics. However, it is not suitable for knitted fabrics, woven elastic fabrics, and fabrics in which the tearing direction will change during tear testing.