KES-FB3-ACompression Tester

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  • KES-FB3-A Compression Tester
  • KES-FB3-A Compression Tester
  • KES-FB3-A Compression Tester
  • KES-FB3-A Compression Tester
  • KES-FB3-A Compression Tester
  • KES-FB3-A Compression Tester

The KES-FB3-A Compression Tester analyzes hand movements-particularly, pushing with a finger-performed by artisans and professionals when judging a fabric’s texture. This device performs this movement mechanically, making it possible to obtain objective numerical data.

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


  • Measurement can be performed with a minimum load detection of 10 gf/cm² for extremely small objects.

Example of Measurement Samples

  • Textile
  • Non-woven fabric
  • Paper
  • Leather/Synthetic leather (Car seats)

System Configuration Diagram


Product Name
Compression Tester
Dimensions (W × D × H) *approx. Measuring unit: 285 × 405 × 500 mm
Amplifier: 230 × 450 × 500 mm
Weight *approx. Measuring unit: 40 kg
Amplifier: 20 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 Square with a side of 100 to 200 mm (standard)
*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.


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.