KES-FB2-APure Bending Tester

Download catalog
  • KES-FB2-A Pure Bending Tester
  • KES-FB2-A Pure Bending Tester
  • KES-FB2-A Pure Bending Tester
  • KES-FB2-A Pure Bending Tester
  • KES-FB2-A Pure Bending Tester
  • KES-FB2-A Pure Bending Tester
  • KES-FB2-A Pure Bending Tester
  • KES-FB2-A Pure Bending Tester

The KES-FB2-A Pure Bending Tester analyzes hand movements-referred to as “bending”-performed by artisans and professionals when judging a fabric’s texture. This device performs these movements mechanically, making it possible to obtain objective numerical data.

Obtainable data includes bending rigidity and recoverability for such targets as general fabric, cloth, paper, non-woven fabric, and film.
Bending characteristic data is useful for determining stiffness and fullness, softness, anti-drape stiffness.


  • Improved data accuracy

    Motor chucking makes it easier to mount thin samples that would otherwise be difficult to mount. This eliminates errors caused by the user and improves the accuracy of data.

  • Display resolution (of software): 0.0001

    The ability to measure from extremely small values up to a maximum of 50 gf·cm means measurement can be performed for a wide variety of samples.

Example of Measurement Samples

  • Textile
  • Paper
  • Leather/Synthetic leather (Car seats)
  • Film

System Configuration Diagram


Product Name
Pure Bending Tester
Dimensions (W × D × H) *approx. Measuring unit: 830 × 530 × 370 mm
Weight *approx. Measuring unit: 60 kg
Power supply, Frequency 100VAC, 50/60Hz
Interface KES-USB (optional)
PC (optional) *1
Data logger output terminal
OS Windows 7/8/8.1/10
Sample size 200 × 200 mm (standard)
width: 200 mm (max.)
thickness: 1 mm (max.)
*1 PC is not included. We are able to prepare for PC with an appropriate specification.

KES (Kawabata Evaluation System)
The Kawabata Evaluation System, centered on Sueo Kawabata, a professor at Kyoto University, and Masako Niwa, a professor at Nara Women’s University, is an objective evaluation method for measuring the texture of clothing fabrics based on the “The Standardization and Analysis of Hand Evaluation” provided by the Hand Evaluation and Standardization Committee of the Textile Machinery Society of Japan.

Case Studies of This Product

There is not the case study of this product yet.


We offer free sampling services, "for a deeper understanding of our products", "for confirming the measured data that can be obtained", and "to prepare the data necessary for submission of internal approval documents". Please feel free to contact us.