Dr Ulrich Mörschel, CEO of Textechno.
Dr Ulrich Mörschel, CEO of Textechno.

Textechno, which makes precision test equipment for fibers, yarns and rovings in textile and composite applications, plans to launch its latest equipment at JEC World taking place in Paris in March.

Rovingtest equipment can measure the most important properties of rovings all at once, the company says.

‘The Rovingtest can be used to characterize all yarns and rovings made from reinforcement fibers like carbon and glass,’ said Dr Ulrich Mörschel, CEO of Textechno. ‘Rovingtest is worldwide the first ever commercially available multifunctional testing system to measure performance and properties of rovings either all in one or separately.’

One important group of parameters assessed by Rovingtest are the friction properties of rovings to metal or ceramics and the existence or generation of broken filaments, eg due to the contact with surfaces Tthe friction from roving to roving can be measured, which is an important parameter for instance as input for precise simulations of draping and forming processes.

Easily accessible

‘Spreading behaviour and homogeneity of filament orientation can also be measured by our new testing system, the latter on carbon fibers,’ said Dr Mörschel. ‘These are especially important in the production of organosheets and tapes. Costly and lengthy trial productions are minimized, reproducible measurement results become comparable and easily accessible for the user. Rovingtest hence helps to increase both processability and the performance of the final composite.’

This story uses material from Textechno, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.