TestWise is a proprietary software operating system designed and developed by James Heal’s textile technologists and software specialists, and is used across our range of materials testing instruments.
A fast and intuitive operating system, TestWise increases your laboratory’s operational efficiency, reduces downtime and improves customer satisfaction.
TestWise for Titan is our exclusive operating system for our Titan range of Universal Strength Testers, and the software has been upgraded for 2021 with a host of new features, which you can explore throughout this article.
“Our major software releases include significant features upgrades to ensure your software is as efficient and accurate as possible, to improve productivity within your laboratory and reduce downtime.”
TestWise 2021 now supports over 700 standards, some notable additions include:
When comparing the graphs (force vs extension curves) from tests, it’s often useful to view them all using the same scales on the force and extension axes in order to ensure a consistent visual assessment.
Exclude a specimen test result from statistical calculations without deleting
As an alternative solution to permanent deletion of a specimen result, a new function called “Exclude” has been added to TestWise 2021 to allow more flexibility over how you view and assess your test results.
Pretension, or preload, is an important part of many tests. Pretension removes the slack from the specimen before the test begins proper. It’s usually a small force, low enough to remove the slack but not too great that it affects test results.
The pretension is usually defined in the test procedure or standard. Because it’s a small force, it is applied at low speed, the default pretension speed in TestWise is 20 mm/min. This is good for most textile materials; but for more materials it may need to be significantly reduced.
The addition of pretension warning is significant because it’s possible that the current force reading from the loadcell is greater than the pretension force. If the test continues in this state then pretension will not be applied and the elongation result will be incorrect. Applied tension will be removed from force readings, resulting in lower force test results!
Titan from James Heal is a well-established range of Universal Testing Machines which come with TestWise™ software as standard. Available in 5kN and 10kN capacity models. A tensile tester suitable for testing a diverse range of applications – from apparel and non-wovens, to rubber and other non-textile materials.
Supplied with TestWise OS advanced software, for faster, smarter testing, free annual software upgrades, and over 700 pre-loaded standards and retailer test methods which can be fully customised to suit your testing needs.
“Laboratory Managers, Technologists and Operators rely on James Heal’s expert support to increase efficiency and minimise downtime.”
As textile technologists ourselves, we know that providing the best instruments is only half of the equation. Some support issues can only be resolved through specialist advice, diagnostics and applications support for your instrument and software – direct from the experts.
If you have a Titan instrument with TestWise software, and have previously had a support agreement with James Heal that has now expired, you may wish to consider renewing your support package to continue accessing and benefiting from our support services.
“As a James Heal customer, you have access to our expert technical and applications support wherever you are in the world. We offer support in various ways; from our free online KnowledgeHub, to paid support, consultancy and training.”
Renewing your expired support package is entirely optional, but a TestWise™ Titan support agreement from James Heal will ensure your continued access to the following exceptional benefits:
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