This machine measures the cut resistance of a material in accordance with EN 388 (Clause 6.2).
A test sample is clamped in an easily removed holder. The holder is then placed onto the machine. The circular blade is gently lowered so that it touches the test sample. With the counter set to zero the 'Start Test' button is pressed to initialise the test. When the rotating blade penetrates the test sample the machine will automatically stop. The number of cycles displayed on the counter screen is used to produce the cut index which is a measure of the material's cut resistance.