The KES-SE Friction Tester analyzes hand movements-particularly, strokes-performed by artisans and professionals when judging a fabric’s texture. The device performs this movement mechanically, making it possible to obtain objective numerical data while offering more enhanced versatility over the KES-FB4-A Surface Tester.
Obtainable data includes average frictional coefficient, and fluctuation of average frictional coefficient. From these characteristic values, the KES-SE evaluates and quantifies smoothness, slipperiness, and roughness felt when actually touching the target in order to provide objective data.
The sensor unit’s design features a load and surface treatment that mimics a fingertip, allowing for quantification similar to that of the human fingertip.
|Dimensions (W × D × H) *approx.||Measuring unit: 320 × 180 × 220 mm
Amplifier: 180 × 400 × 400 mm
|Weight *approx.||Measuring unit: 7 kg
Amplifier: 12 kg
|Power supply, Frequency||100VAC, 50/60Hz|
PC (optional) *1
Data logger output terminal
|Sample size||30 × 270 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.
There is not the case study of this product yet.
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