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Bally Flexing Tester TF116

4.5 (6 reviews)

Bally Flexing Tester TF116 also known as Leather Folding Endurance Tester TF116, is used to test the flexing resistance of leather, cloth, and other materials. Take one side of the sample as the inner side, and the other side as the outer side, thenTF116 will bend the sample back and forth until the damage occurs, or bend a certain number of times to see the degree of damage, to determine the sample flexing strength.

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More accurate and reliable tests

Microcomputer program control and advanced servo motor bring accurate positioning. The Leather Folding Endurance Tester can automatically return to its original position and keep stable during the testing process to achieve more accurate and reliable tests.

Efficient and durable

12 workstations can be selected, and you can choose single station/multi-station mode. The running times of each mode can be counted separately, so you can test a variety of samples at the same time. The NSK bearings are from Japan, and the machine is made of precision mold-casting stainless steel, with a scratch-resistant appearance, and longer service life.

More user-friendly

The actual noise is only 60dB, much lower than other similar products in the market. The operation interface is ergonomic, and the running data can be saved, even if a power failure occurs.


The Specification of TF116

Testing station: 12 stations

Testing speed: 100r/min

Working stroke: swing angle 22.5°±0.5°

Test times: 0~9,999,999

Maximum clamping distance:

the maximum folding thickness of the test sample  7mm

Upper and lower spacing:

The spacing between the upper and lower clamps  25mm


Standard accessories

Cutter die: 70X45mm



ISO 5402-1:2017

ISO 32100:2018

ISO 20344-2011


Optional standards



What is Bally flexing tester?

Bally Flexing Tester, also known as flexometer, leather bending tester. It is an international instrument used to evaluate the bending resistance of various light leather and its surface modifiers under continuous bending.

The Flexometer is applicable to all flexible materials, in particular leathers, artificial leather below a thickness of 3.0mm, and other coated fabrics, sheet materials, etc. In addition, TESTEX also sells De Mattia flexing tester, Schildknecht flexing tester, and Crumple flexing tester, so you can have more choices.

How does Bally Flexing Tester work?

How to use a bally flexing tester for a pleximeter test? The flexometer uses one side of the specimen as the internal test and the other side as the outer side. Then clamp the specimen in the upper movable clip. In contrast, the surface to be tested faces outwards and is clamped in the lower retaining clip.

Record the bending times, or after bending a certain number of times, and observe the degree of damage. observe the surface of the specimen with a magnifier, and record the degree of damage to test the flexure strength of the specimen.

Flexing test procedure

1 Clamp the specimen in the upper and lower jigs as required by the standard
2 Preset flexing number or flexing time
3 Start of flexing test
4 Observe the degree of damage to the specimen
5 Calculate the number of flexing

Note during the flexing test

When re-clamping the specimen, keep it as close to the original condition as possible.
When stopped, the specimen should be left in its natural relaxed state.
A good light source and magnifying glass should be available to observe the extent of specimen breakage.

Common conditions of damage to specimens, from mild to severe

Discolouration of the coating, but no damage.
Cracking of the coating surface and then loss of adhesion to the leather
The coating becomes a powder and is accompanied by partial peeling.
Granular cracking of the leather.
Continued destruction of the leather fibres and eventual breakage.

6 reviews for Bally Flexing Tester TF116

  1. Andre J

    This desktop bally flexing tester, easy to put the sample in, low noise

  2. Michell Pepys

    I purchased this item based on the positive reviews. The product is really good, but the shipping time need to be shortened.

  3. Jeff Archibald

    I am pleased with this unit.Thanks manufacturer!

  4. Clarence Boyle

    I’m satisfied with your professional solution.

  5. Nora Richards

    The machine is good.Thanks for your excellent service!

  6. Martin

    Excellent. very well packaged goods.

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