Textile fibres such as wool, cotton, rayon, flax yarn, jute yarn, hemp yarn, acetate, nylon, polyacrylics, polyester, meet quality requirements. Along their transformation process, moisture content is the main parameter to measure.
Measuring moisture of textile fibres: Fibres moisture content before and after storage as well as within the transformation process is a critical factor. The physical properties (colours, mechanical resistance…) of natural or synthetic fibres vary depending on their moisture content. For example, excess moisture of cotton induces overheating of the stored material that triggers change of colour. Conversion costs and final use of fibre, price as well as quality are directly linked to its moisture content.
An onsite textile moisture meter: To be able to measure moisture content of fibres precisely, the representativeness of the sample and the reliability of the instrument used for measuring are significant. Designed for instant and reliable measurements on site, the moisture meter for textile and yarn marketed by Domosystem is calibrated according to the oven dry method.
Fitted with a pin-electrode probe, the Humitest for textile and yarn allows to measure water content and temperature of wool, cotton, rayon, flax yarn, jute yarn, hemp yarn, acetate, nylon, polyacrylics and polyester.
The operational mode is simple.
- The user drives the probe into the yarn or textile.
- The user selects the available calibration corresponding to the textile fibre measured. Then, precise moisture content and temperature display instantly.
Surface moisture measurement; Moisture measurement at the core of the sample; Temperature measurement at the core of the sample; Data log Measurements and supplier's data; PC connection Optional; Warranty and standards; Warranty 2-years; Standards/certifications - CE marking; Moisture meter mode; Calibrations - Wool, cotton, rayon, flax yarn, jute yarn, hemp yarn, acetate, nylon, polyacrylics, polyester; Moisture measuring range – 0.2 - 26% wet mass water content depending on the measured fibre; Moisture measurement accuracy: ±1% (±0.2% nylon, polyacrylics and polyester); Temperature compensated moisture; Moisture measurement method – Resistive/conductive; Reading-
LCD display, Backlighting; Measures in °C or °F; Moisture measurement resolution 0.5%; Temperature measurement resolution 0.5°C; Auto off after 6 minutes; Weight (g) 450; Dimensions (L x l x H in mm) 740 x 65 x 40; Electrical protection class IP 40.
Options: Humitest software kit to download logged temperature and water content measurements; Moisture meter portable printer to print on site temperature and water content measurements; Factory calibration certificate - Calibration certificate for a moisture meter/hygrometer prior to dispatch from the factory.