Compact enough to fit in a suitcase, yet accurate measuring results are delivered by the TSA Tactile Sensation Analyzer from emtec. The technology will be on show at the India ITME 2022, which takes place from December 8-13, 2022, in Noida/India.
Weighing less than 20 kg, the TSA allows textile manufactures to evaluate the haptic feel of their products in a fraction of the time needed for hand-panel testing or other factory equipment. The TSA measures softness, smoothness, in-plane stiffness, as well as the deformation and recovery characteristics of a material sample.
Traditional hand-panel testing results are subjective, many tests are often needed to arrive at a reproducible value. The TSA from emtec Electronic GmbH, Leipzig/Germany, on the other hand, provides a numerical value for a material’s hand-feel, also known as its handle, along the distinct haptic parameters. This makes it easier for textile manufacturers to pinpoint why one product is preferred over another.