TruRain water repellency tester bundesmann

TruRain

Water Repellency Tester

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Overview

TruRain is the definitive Bundesmann tester, an artificial rain shower testing instrument for determining the water repellency of textiles. It is designed with precision in mind, to reduce inconsistency and improve the accuracy and repeatability of results.

TruRain’s water circulation unit reduces operating costs by 83% and water consumption by 99%, making TruRain a more sustainable Bundesmann Tester.

Features

Automated Shower Guard

An integrated, automated shower guard diverts the water flow before and after each test to keep the operator dry when inserting and removing the specimens.

Easy to Maintain

The 300 evenly distributed nozzles, which produce rain drops for the test, are easy to clean and maintain. The nozzles can be primed, a process of forcing high pressure water through the system to ensure no blockages.

TestWise Touch

Our TestWise software is user friendly, automating the process of testing and alerting the user of when to grade the specimens based on the ISO standard.

Recirculation Unit

Equipped with an innovative ‘Water Recirculation System’, TruRain is the only Bundesmann tester of its kind which reuses water during testing - resulting in significant cost savings and environmental benefits.

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Material / End use

Woman on run over bridge in sportswear

Sportswear

Woman in rain in raincoat outdoorwear application

Outdoor Wear

Military Apparel

Technical Specification

Height 2260mm
Width 830mm
Depth 1000mm
Weight 270kg

Standards

ISO
  • ISO 9865

Additional information

The traditional ‘Bundesmann’ water repellency test is the industry-wide acceptable method of providing artificial rainfall to simulate the process of rain in the natural environment, to determine the water repellency of different fabrics. However, this test method is not sustainable: the running costs for testing are high and so are the environmental impacts associated with it – waste, water use and energy consumption.

Equipped with an innovative ‘Water Recirculation System’, TruRain is the only Bundesmann tester of its kind which reuses water during testing – resulting in significant cost savings and environmental benefits.

These benefits include:

  • Significant cost savings: An 8-hour working day use of the TruRain recirculation system sees an 83% total cost savings in energy consumption and total running costs
  • Less waste: 99% less water is used during testing alone – weekly test water usage consisting of 150 tests drops from 2100 to just 23 litres!
  • Increased throughput and productivity: Easy to use and less ‘cumbersome’ than a traditional Bundesmann, tests can be run continuously for 8 hours/day, 5 days/week
  • Accurate, safe and reliable: Through the use of an effective Water Safety Plan, health and safety can be maintained with no impact on the efficacy and reliability of test results.