Softness is an essential quality characteristic of textiles, leather, non-wovens, and other supple materials.
Resulting from deep scientific investigations, the Softometer KWS
use regidity as reference parameter to evaluate softness.
The design of the softometer ensures comparability of the values measured, without indication of additional apparatus parameters. Thus, the material can be measured by a standard technique and the test results are comparable to each other.
There are two different operating modes. The first one is a time test, where a measurement result is shown after 10 seconds. This is the typical method for quality testing. The other one is intended for scientific test, and a measurement value is displayed immediately and will change over time. The operating modes can be switched freely by the customer.
Of course there is also a digital interface, so the measurement values can be processed digitally.
|measuring range (in mN)
||0 ‒ 500
||0 ‒ 2000
||0 ‒ 20000
|scaling (in mN)
|Sample bending angle
|Free bending length
||yes, flashing display above 50 % full scale
||continuous (relaxation test),
time test (10 seconds)
|Dimensions (L × W × H)
||280 mm × 180 mm × 225 mm
||approx. 2.4 kg