The new and improved 13-56 Burst Tester
Digital Mullen-style burst testers allow you measure the strength and resilience of sheet materials by testing for real life failures such as punctures and rupture. The technique uses hydraulic pressurization of a membrane against a clamped, film, or sheet sample, producing a multi-directional stress on the material to failure – which is the burst strength. Depending on the type of material being tested, the burst method highlights the planar strength of the sample and is sensitive to quality of fiber bond, interlaminar, or orientational defects of your sheet product. With improved electronics and a state-of-the-art user interface, our new 13-56 burst tester is easier to use than ever before. Your sample is pneumatically clamped, and the rubber membrane is pushed upwards by digitally controlled hydraulics. The force at burst is displayed and recorded automatically and can be incorporated into on-board batch analysis if desired. All aspects of the test method are easily adjustable – allowing you to create the perfect testing conditions for each unique application.
You can use the instrument to test papers and paperboards, corrugated, polymer films and laminates, or textiles. We provide different models customised for these applications to suit a range of pressure levels that offer more accurate results. You can use the 13-56 on any suitable sheet or film product within the pressure range of the instrument. If you’re unsure whether the 13-56 can be used on your chosen application, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to offer you more information.
State-of-the-art on-board electronics and control software – including a large color LDC touchscreen displayImproved user interface that allows both standard and customized tests to be easily stored and re-called
Large and easy-to-understand icon driven menu screens – making it easy to configure to the latest to international standards
New optional laser gauge that measures bubble height (required by select textile industry standards)
Digital Mullen-style burst testers allow you measure the strength and resilience of sheet materials by testing for real life failures such as punctures and rupture.