Z - Directional Tensile Tester

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Vantage ZDT

Thwing-Albert’s  ZDT  Tester  is  a  compact,  precision PC-controlled  instrument  that  measures  the  internal fine  papers.  Z-Directional  force  provides an  indication  of  expected  material  performance relating  to  glue-bonding  of  carton  corners  and  seams, delamination,  and  the  use  of  high  tack  coatings.  The ZDT Tester is a fully automated instrument that performs sample  compression,  dwell  time  and  ZDT  according to  TAPPI  T541.    A  self-adjusting  test  platen  ensures uniform  tension  is  applied  to  pull  the  sample  apart.

Utilizing  cutting-edge  technology,  all  electronics  and controls  are  fully  integrated  into  the  test  frame.  No external  control  boxes  or  additional  PC  interface  cards are  required  enabling  the  connection  to  a  standard  PC with a serial port.  In order to maximize effi cient use of lab space, the ZDT Tester is only 250 mm (10 in) wide and 419 mm (16.5 in) deep. A magnetic test-control keypad is easily moved to provide the most ergonomic positioning for  the  operator.  Other  benefi ts  include  one-touch  auto zero and a software-based automatic calibration system.

ZDT application software, provided with the unit, utilizes MAP™,  a  Windows®-based  materials  testing  software  package.  ZDT software enables the user to quickly set- up test parameters including compression force, speed, dwell time and length of test.  ZDT software also provides advanced  capabilities  for  database  management  and reporting.    Test  comment fields  allow  the  operator to  enter  information  after the  completion  of  the  test indicating  test  failure  or other pertinent details. ZDT software  will  automatically write  result  data  to  other software packages including Access™ and Excel™.