The fibreboard flexing machine is intended to test fibreboards such an insole foreparts and stiffeners normally flexed or deformed in wear. The machine assesses quality and durability by repeated flexing of the specimen through 180°. The six 10 mm wide test pieced are clamped in the jaws and a 2 kg weight is suspended on the lower end. During the test, the jaws are rotated through 180° (90° each side of vertical) until the test piece breaks. Each sample has an individual counter which stops when the sample breaks.
This indicates the number of flexes to failure of each test piece.
All moving parts requiring access are protected by a fully interlocked safety guard ensurig that the machine is conforms to the European latest safety regulations.
Number of stations: 6
Flexing angle: ± 90°
Flexing rate: 60 flexes per minute
Test specimen size: 70 x 10 mm
Tension force: 19.6 N
Supplied with: operating instructions, conformity/calibration certificate
Standards: SATRA TM3; SATRA TM4; SATRA TM15; SATRA TM16; BS 5131:4.2
Power consumption: 300 W
Noise: 63 db
Power supply: 230 VAC – 50/60 Hz