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TMI - Elmendorf Tear Tester - Model 83-86

An automatic, digital tear tester equipped with an optical encoder for measuring the angular position of the pendulum during tearing and converting this measurement to tear strength units. A large, full-color touchscreen display with intuitive, easy-to-use software provides a revolutionary new approach to testing and data review.

Technical specifications

Selectable units Percentage (%), Millinewtons (mN), Grams-force (gf), Pounds-force (lbf)
Sample statistics Average, High/Low results, Standard deviation
Available pendulums 83-76-10 3200 gram pendulum
83-76-11 6400 gram pendulum
83-76-09 Universal pendulum 200, 400, 800 & 1600 gram (calibration weights included)
Pneumatic clamps Total clamping width of 76 mm meets constant radius and rectangular
film specimen dimensions
Output USB flash drive, USB ESC/POS printer, RS232, GraphMaster™ software
Power 120/240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Air 600 kPa (87 psi) - IG4 Instrument Grade Air (ISO Class 1-4-1), ¼” OD tubing
Dimensions (WxDxH) 12 in x 12 in x 20 in
(305 mm x 305 mm x 508 mm)
Weight (approx.) 23 lbs (10.4 kg)

Key features

  • 7” full-color digital touchscreen display
  • Storage and editing of up to 200 readings
  • Universal pendulum with interchangeable weights
  • Pneumatic clamps and pendulum release
  • Automatic calibration of pendulum
  • Multiple data export options: USB flash drive, USB
  • ESC/POS printer, RS232 and GraphMaster™ software
  • Selectable units: grams-force, millinewtons, lbs-force, percentage of pendulum capacity
  • Onboard statistics: average, min, max, standard deviation
  • Clamp pressure in psi and kg/cm
  • Calculates force of multiple plies
  • Report printout with optional printer

Product demo

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  • Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Defense
  • Die & Mould
  • Education & Academics
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Food & Beverage
  • Luxury
  • Machinery & Manufacturing
  • Medical
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Oil & Gas
  • Optical
  • Paper & Wood
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Polymers, Plastics and Rubbers
  • Powders & Pigments / Coating
  • Railway
  • Semiconductor, Solar & Electronics
  • Service
  • Textile
  • Wholesale & Retail
Testing Machines, Inc. (TMI)The TMI Group of Companies is a multi-national organization that manufactures and markets physical property testing instruments focused on the packaging, paper, pulp, plastic film, foil, ink, coatings, nonwovens, adhesives, and corrugated industries.
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