Industrial LVDT Benefits Universal Fabric Tension Testing

Universal Fabric Tension Testing Rig Frame
Universal Fabric Tension Tester Rig Frame

Fabric Tension Testing Challenge

Trent Thermal Technology needed to create an advanced universal fabric tension tester.  To measure both fabric tension and fabric movement, even on different styles of furniture framework and fabrics.

Fabric tension testing guarantees the fabric being used on furniture frames meets the high quality needed for durability, comfort and support.

Incorrect fabric tension can lead to fabric tearing, poor posture support, visually poor fabric quality and a corresponding loss of customer satisfaction and a decrease in sales and profit.

However, different shapes, fabrics and styles of furniture meant there are 2 main problems.

  1. No starting point of where to apply the force.
  2. No consistent reference point to measure from.

The Solution

AML/IE Industrial LVDT Displacement Transducer

  • IP65 Dust Tight Protection
  • High Temperature & Fully Submersible Versions Available
  • Wide Range of Configuration Options
  • Friction Free & Long-Life
  • Fast & Simple Installation
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Industrial LVDT in fabric tension testing rig
Industrial LVDT displacement transducer helps measure deflection of fabric in fabric tension tesing rig.

Applied Measurements’ miniature s-beam load cell acted as a pressure sensitive re-set switch for an industrial LVDT displacement transducer, which was used to monitor the deflection of the fabric under a pre-determined load.

On initial contact with the fabric, the output from the s-beam load cell triggered a secondary input to an AML/IE displacement transducer,which “zeroed” the movement range.  As the weight found its natural resting position, the distance between the first point of contact and the final resting position was displayed (in mm) on an Intuitive4 lite process panel meter.

Dust Tight Industrial LVDT Displacement Transducer

Constructed from stainless steel, the industrial LVDT displacement transducer AML/IE has a dust-tight IP65 protection rating as standard, making it safe to use even in this high fibrous environment.  We can also offer high temperature and fully submersible versions to IP68 rating to suit you.

Thanks to our industrial LVDT’s wide range of configuration options, the displacement transducer was able to be tailored to their exact application.  Plus, its friction-free operation means it has an incredibly maintenance-free, long operating life.

Precise, Money-Saving Intuitive4 Digital Panel Meters

  • 10 Point Linearisation for Improved Performance
  • Superior Resolution Guaranteed with its 20-bit A/D Converter
  • Save Money with its Modular Construction
  • Ideal in Demanding Environments
  • Available in 1 Week
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intuitive4 digital panel meters used in fabric tension testing rig.
The intuitive4 digital panel meters offer different digit colours for easy identification and analysis.

The industrial LVDT were calibrated with Intuitive4 digital indicators to UKAS traceable standards, certifying their traceability to strict national standards.  The Intuitive4 digital indicators offer superior resolution and outstanding accuracy thanks to their 20 bit A/D converter and 10 point linearisation.  Plus, with their modular construction, you only pay for what you need, saving you money from your already tight budget.

Easy On-Site Monitoring with Portable Desktop Enclosures

These Intuitive4 digital indicators were housed in a PCC2 desktop enclosure for a portable, neatly styled and robust, on-site desktop monitoring setup. The PCC enclosures are available in different formats that are able to house up to 12 individual panel meters with custom enclosures available for greater quantities if your application demands it.

Do you have a displacement application? Discuss it with us on (+44) 0118 981 7339 or email us.