The Heavy Duty Elmendorf ProTear quickly and accurately measures the tearing strength of heavy weight materials including paper, nonwovens, plastics, and textiles. A high capacity instrument, the Heavy Duty Elmendorf is equipped with augmenting weights to increase capacity to 25,600 grams-force.Advanced electronics enhance the functionality of the unit by providing complete test control and direct digital readout of results. Pneumatic clamping and a digital encoder which monitors pendulum movement ensures repeatable, precise test results. Quickly enter sample data, configure test parameters, results and reports, obtain results as percent of scale, tear index, grams, mN or pounds, and receive instant analysis with an easy-to-read display and one-touch software.An optional data acquisition software program installs quickly and is easily configured with user-friendly drop-down menus. It provides the ability to capture serial data, customize it for specific requirements and then transfer it to other applications such as Excel™ and Access™. Use the capabilities of these applications to create graphs and reports that automatically update with real-time data.