IDM Instruments is now a distributor for PTI Austria in Australia and New Zealand. PTI manufactures testing instruments for the pulp, paper and board industries. The bending resistance tester tests paper and board to ISO, DIN, BS, TAPPI and other international standards. The machine is simple to use, requiring minimal operator handling. Tests are automatically started once it has been preset and the load-cell is touching the sample.
When a test has been completed, the sample holder returns to its starting position, where the sample can be retrieved, allowing for easy set-up of the next test. The bending resistance tester has a large graphic display where test results are shown. This eliminates the need for external output to display the results.
The unit displays results such as statistical values such as maximum, minimum, average, standard deviation and ratio MD/CD. The machine has a bending angle of 90° as well as a testing length adjustable from 1mm to 50mm.