Coming to Techtextil Frankfurt: Sound-based haptic measuring device helps digitalize textile production

11 May 2022

The transition to digital processes requires innovative solutions to replace outdated analog processes, such as those traditionally used to measure aesthetic haptic traits. The Tactile Sensation Analyzer from emtec Electronic is a handy, portable device that quickly places an objective and reliable number-value on a variety of fabric traits, such as softness, smoothness, deformation and recovery.

Leipzig, Germany, 11.05.2022 – Convening in-person once again from June 21-24, 2022, the Techtextil Frankfurt am Main convention is expected to draw in thousands of international visitors, more than half of which are responsible for purchasing decisions at their respective companies. “Beyond Innovation” is the theme of this year’s Techtextil event, which is one of the world’s leading international trade fairs for technical textiles, functional apparel textiles, and textile technologies. In addition, the trade fairs Texprocess and Heimtextil Summer Special will take place concurrently and will unite technical textile specialists from all over the world.

Leipzig-based device manufacturer emtec Electronic will be on site to present the TSA Tactile Sensation Analyzer, a sound-based measuring solution for determining the haptic of textiles and nonwovens. Because of its singular design and unique measuring principle, the TSA is poised to replace traditional means for measuring haptic traits. This includes methods such as hand-panel testing, in which many tactile experts or, in some cases, consumers compare and rank material samples, often in a series of tests. However, the individual results often vary widely and require multiple series of tests to determine an average hand-feel, which can be time-consuming. In addition, humans are rarely able to distinguish between the individual components of the haptic — for instance, between smoothness and softness — and can only provide an overall impression of a material’s hand-feel.

The Tactile Sensation Analyzer allows researchers and technicians to measure each parameter individually and uses market-specific algorithms to calculate an objective hand-feel value. The results correlate very closely with the human tactile perception and are available within minutes in digital form.

Visitors to the Techtextil at the Messe Frankfurt are encouraged to stop by the emtec Electronic booth and speak with Area Sales Manager Stefan Rübesam for more information.

More information about the Techtextil trade fair can be found under the following link.

emtec Electronic GmbH

Gorkistr. 31
04347 Leipzig


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