Tetkomat 10-100 N/cm Tension Meter
TetkoMat 10-100 Characteristics:
The high sensitivity of the TetkoMat 10-100 allows measurement control of tension variations within a screen regardless of frame size. This enables the screen maker to correct or change tensioning techniques to achieve the most uniformly tensioned screen. Correct and uniform screen tensions optimize screen life stability.
The TetkoMat 10-100 consists of a shock-resistant measuring base with a precision mechanical dial indicator. The TetkoMat 10-100 works on the principle of force deflection; the unique design of the meter’s 3-point measuring base permits accurate measurement on the screen, independent of the screen frame or stretching device.
The instrument is protected in a convenient, rugged plastic carrying case - housing the meter, the calibration plate, and an allen wrench for safe transportation and storage.
The TetkoMat 10-100 provides the following advantages:
Substantial improvement in tension measuring methods as compared to touch control, gauging by percentage of fabric elongation, and air pressure values. Accurate tension measurements will improve registration and reduce rejects, resulting in increased productivity. Reproducible and uniform tension measurements, screen after screen. An affordable production aid for all sizes of operations.
Consult the mesh manufacturer’s recommended tension values for the mesh specification that will be stretched. Select the correct N/cm value based on mesh specification, stretching system, and frame size.
Adjust black pointers on dial to upper and lower tolerances allowed for selected N/cm value.
To measure tension, position the TetkoMat 10-100 measuring head parallel to the warp or weft thread direction, in the center of the screen. The meter must be placed at least 3 inches from the inside dimension of the frame. Continue to measure the mesh tension until the recommended level is achieved.
The tension of the thread that is parallel to the meter base is the direction being measured. The meter should be turned 90 degrees to measure the tension in the opposite direction. Tap the mesh during the measuring process because the meter is spring loaded.