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Highest capacity testing with the Titan 25

Software automatically sets parameters for each selected test, reducing set up times and eliminating user error.

22nd April 2024

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Halifax, United Kingdom

Protective, Clothing/​Footwear

UK-based textile testing solutions provider James Heal is launching two new instruments in its tensile and compression testing range at Techtextil 2024 in Frankfurt (April 23-26) – marking 25 years of innovation since the first Titan universal testing machine was introduced in 1999.

Having seen sustained growth in the market for personal protective equipment (PPE), particularly safety workwear, equipment and footwear, the company has designed the Titan 25 to meet demand for quality testing products that require higher capacity tests. In addition, there has been increasing demand for testing solutions in wider sporting, industrial and transportation applications, which also influenced the decision to develop higher capacity test instrumentation.

The Titan 25 is the highest capacity universal testing machine to join the range capable of tests up to 25kN, while the 10kN Titan 10 has been newly refined. Designed for the user, the new instruments offer efficiencies through automation, quick change connections for tooling with compatibility across the range, upgraded software and enhanced safety features.

These versatile dual column instruments enable testing on larger specimens across a wide range of tensile and compression tests. Load cells from 100N to 25kN allow testing to as low as 2N, giving laboratories maximum flexibility and return on their investment.

Simple to use, the new Titan testers have over 750 pre-loaded standard procedures in the TestWise software, with the option for users to customise and save their own standards. The software automatically sets parameters for each selected test, reducing set up times and eliminating user error.

“TestWise software is so easy to use that minimal training is needed, so lab technicians can start work straight away,” says Peter Goodwin, Technical Specialist at James Heal. “Quick set up means improved productivity for the laboratory, enabling faster throughput of testing.”

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