Cloth Evaluation Apparatus

  • US 20130125663A1
  • Filed: 08/06/2010
  • Published: 05/23/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/06/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A cloth evaluation apparatus comprising:

  • a measuring member having, on its distal side, a measuring part to pass through a cloth;

    a cloth/measuring part moving means for moving the cloth or the measuring member so that the measuring part passes through the cloth;

    a cloth supporting means for supporting the cloth at around a passing-through point, in the cloth, of the measuring part from both sides of the cloth when the measuring part passes through the cloth; and

    a load detecting means for detecting a load being applied to the measuring member while the measuring part passes through the cloth,wherein the measuring part includes a piercing force measuring portion whose outer diameter gradually decreases toward its acute tip and, after the tip sticks the cloth, the piercing force measuring portion can pass through the cloth while expanding a grain of the cloth.

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