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Bursting Strength Tester TF142A/B

4.73 (15 reviews)

Bursting Strength Tester TF142, Bursting Test Machine or Burst Tester, is to test the bursting strength of paper, bursting strength of the fabric, woven or knitted fabrics, and board by the hydraulic load under a Bursting tester diaphragm of a specific area. This burst-testing machine is using a hydraulic method. In this bursting test, The sample will be subjected to forces in warp and weft and in all directions simultaneously (elastic diaphragm method) until it expands and breaks, so as to measure its properties such as tension resistance and expansion.

A Bursting Strength Machine is widely used by industries and institutions for fabric or paper bursting tests.TESTEX is a professional Bursting Strength Tester manufacturer. We provide you with not only hydraulic bursting strength testers but also pneumatic bursting strength testers. Our Bursting Strength Machine complies with many bursting strength test standards, such as GB/T 7742.1  ISO 13938-1, ASTMD3786, etc.



Features of Bursting Strength Tester TF142

The TESTEX burst testing machine runs by the hydraulic method, which is adopted with conformity to the international standard.

High test accuracy

The bursting strength machine achieves high precision pressure and displacement sensor measurement, AC servo drive system, high-speed AD sampling, and 32-bit ARM processor, ensuing high sampling frequency, high accuracy as well as low operating noise.

Four testing methods

The bursting strength test methods are flexible, constant speed, constant pressure, constant expansion, and fixed time bursting.

Multiple security guarantee

Automatic induction bursting system, sensitive and reliable, the bursting strength tester TF142 has over-range and over-expansion protection functions. So also name automatic bursting strength tester.

High-safety organic glass cover installed outside to prevent users from being hurt when doing the bursting tests.

The bursting strength machine is user-friendly.

Pneumatic clamping for easy use, even clamping, avoiding sample slippage or damage. The burst testing machine can be equipped with a thermal printer, which can directly print reports; Professional computer analysis software (optional) can be matched with the computer.l

In a word, TF142 is a powerful and popular Digital Bursting Strength Tester.

Specifications of Bursting Strength Tester TF142

Test Head and Clamp50c㎡(Φ79.8mm), 7.3c㎡(Φ30.5mm), the other sizes are available on request.
Power220/110 V 50/60 Hz
Dimension580mm * 450mm * 730mm
Test Area
Standard:7.3cm²(φ30.5mm); 50cm²(φ79.8mm)
Optional:10cm²(φ35.7mm); 100cm²(φ112.8mm)
Expansion Range70mm±0.02mm
Pressurization Rate50~500mL/min
Pressure Unit

Compressed Air600~800kPa
Model&WeightTF142A 2000 kPa (290 psi), 127kg

TF142B 10000 kPa (1450 psi), 131kg
Standard AccessoriesTest heads: 7.3cm2 & 50cm2.
Elastic diaphragm Standard device
Calibration plate
Air pipe
Measurement range
(1%~100% of full scale)
Range 2000Kpa
Minimum division value 1Kpa

Range 10000Kpa
Minimum division value 3Kpa



  • TF142A 2000 kPa  (290 psi),  127kg
  • TF142B  10000 kPa (1450 psi),  131kg


GB/T 7742.1ISO 13938-1ASTMD3786

Application of Bursting Strength Tester TF142

Bursting Strength Tester is applicable for truck covers, tarpaulins, trampoline fabrics, swimming pool covers, compactor curtains, agricultural bagging applications, etc. We should test the above textiles using a burst tester to ensure that the burst strength meets the specified requirements.

The Digital Bursting Strength Tester TF142  provides a digital readout of pressure with a peak hold facility and renewable rubber diaphragms. In addition, an automatic clamping device with a clear acrylic bell and an LED lamp is equipped for easy observation. It is easy for users to bursting the strength of the fabric and the bursting strength of paper.

Interchangeable test bells and clamping ring sets 7.3c㎡ (Φ30.5mm/l.22inch), 10c㎡ (Φ35.7mm), 50c㎡ (Φ79.8mm), 100c㎡ (Φ112.8mm).

Testing Principle of Bursting Strength Tester TF142

The specimen is fixed on a deformable film and then the film is hydraulically squeezed until the fabric is swollen. The difference between the total pressure required to expand the sample and the pressure required to squeeze the film is the fabric expansion strength. Using our fabric bursting strength tester can do a bursting test of fabric.

Significance of the bursting strength test of fabric

Tensile strength testing is less applicable to certain fabrics (e.g. knitted fabrics and lace) when bursting strength testing is possible. When a fabric breaks it is often subjected to pressure in the warp, weft, and diagonal directions at the same time. Some knitted fabrics, such as weft knitted fabrics, stretch in a straight line and shrink in a transverse direction, with the straight and transverse directions interacting with each other. In the case of tensile strength testing, it needs to test the warp, weft, and diagonal directions separately, whereas the bursting strength allows for a one-off evaluation of the fabric strength.

Welcome to TESTEX – a professional bursting strength machine supplier -Burst Testing Machine TF142A/B is on sale, contact us to get a digital bursting strength tester price quote. We provide you with reasonable digital bursting strength tester prices. Besides, you can get knowledge of the bursting strength of the carton, bursting strength test fabric, and bursting strength tester pdf by visiting our blog.

15 reviews for Bursting Strength Tester TF142A/B

  1. zack arenas

    The process is very smooth, high recommend for bursting strength testing purpose

  2. Karl Taylor

    For bursting strength tests, this model will make your tasks much easier.

  3. Muhammad

    After a bit of searching work, I found this bursting tester is what i want…looks greate when delivered

  4. Gilbert

    For fabric bursting test, it is a good choice

  5. Zachary Roosevelt

    Works absolutely fantastic.

  6. Abigail Austen

    Happy with this machine.It test accurately.

  7. Bertha Godwin

    Perfect machine with perfect service.I can complain nothing!

  8. Alexia Lily

    Received with thanks.The equipment has easy operation.

  9. Ingrid Ulysses

    Bursting Strength Tester’s price is good! Looking forward to the use effect.

  10. Berton Titus

    Thanks suppilier for this perfect busting strength machine.

  11. Herbert Bruno

    Could you tell me how to calibrate this bursting strength tester?

    • testextextile

      Of course. Our inspector will solve this problem for you as soon as possible. Please check your email.

  12. Bevis Baker

    This busrsting strength tester for fabric is good. Also, its price is satisfactory!!

  13. Bart Nahum

    Packing is very safe, fast delivery, work well.

  14. Liz Ben

    For the moment the product works well, I hope to continue the same. Excellent seller service and good support. Thanks it’s good to know that your service is the best 🙂

    • testextextile

      Thanks for your positive feedback. Welcome your next buying.

    • testextextile

      Thank you!Looking forward to the next cooperation

  15. Bard

    The quality is good. fits the description. fast delivery.

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Terminology and definitions

Test area: refers to the area of the specimen in the ring gripper.

Bursting pressure or named pressure at burst: the maximum pressure applied to the specimen held together with the lower gasket diaphragm until the specimen bursts.

Bursting strength, also called strength at burst: the pressure obtained by subtracting the diaphragm pressure from the average bursting pressure.

Diaphragm pressure: the pressure applied to a diaphragm to achieve the average bursting expansion of a specimen in the absence of a specimen.

Bursting distension also named distension at burst: the degree of expansion of the specimen under the bursting pressure, shown in the form of the bursting height or bursting volume.

Height at burst:  the distance between the upper surface of the specimen before expansion and the top of the specimen at the bursting pressure.

volume at burst: the required liquid volume when it reaches the bursting pressure.

time to burst: the time when the fabric sample expands to burst out

Test principle

The specimen is clamped on the extendable diaphragm under which liquid pressure is applied so as to expand the diaphragm and the specimen. The volume of liquid will be increased at a constant rate until the specimen ruptures, and the bursting strength and bursting expansion can be measured.

The sampling

The sample should be taken in accordance with the standard of products or the relevant agreement. Folds, creases, fabric edges, or areas that are not representative of the fabric are not allowed to appear on the surface of the sample. The test can be carried out by working the clamping system without the requirement of cutting the sample generally.

Test procedure

Before the test, the sample should undergo conditioning in a relaxed state in accordance with related standards. During the test, keep the specimen in the specified conditioning and the atmosphere needed for the test.

Note 1: The test area should be 50c㎡ for most fabrics, especially knitted fabrics. However, the test area should be at least 100c㎡ for the fabric with low elongation based on the experience and pre-testing, such as the industrial fabrics.

Note 2: The comparative experiment should be carried out at the same increasing rate of the test area and the volume.

Set a constant volume growth rate at between 100 cm3/min and 500 cm㎡3/mimin. Or conduct a pre-test and adjust the bursting time of the test to 20s±5s.

Place the specimen on the diaphragm in a flat and tension-free state to avoid deformation in its plane. Clamp the specimen with the clamping ring to avoid damage and prevent it from slipping during the test. Adjust the dilatancy recording device to zero and tighten the safety cover according to the requirements of the instrument. Apply pressure to the specimen until it is destroyed.

Immediately reset the instrument after the destruction of the specimen, and then record the bursting pressure, bursting height or bursting volume. If the damaged area of the specimen is close to the edge of the clamping ring, the fact should be recorded.

Next repeat the test on different parts of the fabric. At least 5 test samples should be taken. If the buyer and seller make a consensus, the test sample can be increased.

Determination of Diaphragm Pressure

The diaphragm keeps expanding until it reaches the average bursting height or volume under the above-mentioned experimental condition.

Wetting test

In the wetting test, specimens should be impregnated in the water at third level with a temperature of 18 or 22℃. Take the specimen from the liquid and use the absorbent paper to absorb excess water.

Test report

In a test report, it is a must to display the general content and test result.

 General content

a) The number

b) Description of the specimen and sampling procedure (if required);

c) Model number of the expander.

d) Test area.

e) The rate of volume growth or swelling and breaking time.

f) The number of specimens, the damaged gripper, and discarded tests

g) The observation of swelling performance (e.g., one or two yarn directional damage)

h) The state of the specimen (conditioning or wet state)

i) Any deviation of the data.

Test results

a) Average swelling strength

b) Average swelling height.

c) Average swelling volume (if required).

d) Related coefficient of variation CV values (if in need);

e) Associated confidence intervals (if needed).

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