OFDA exhibits its latest technology at ITMA (Hall 4 Booth D321)
The new models of OFDA2000 and OFDA4000 for fibre diameter and length measurement will be displayed at ITMA 2023 in Milan. OFDA fibre testing equipment is widely used around the world. It is used for any animal fibre including wool, alpaca, mohair, cashmere, camel hair and more.
The new OFDA2000 is 1/3 the size of the original portable and bench top models. It will automatically measure up to 10000 fibres in 30 seconds with absolute accuracy, and is the only testing instrument that measures fibre diameter along the staple. Diameter can vary up to 50% along a staple and in extreme cases an animal can be producing 20um fibre at one time of the year, and 30um at another time, usually due to diet. Tests are internationally recognised in snippet mode by test method IWTO-47.
OFDA 4000 is a laboratory instrument that is user-friendly and specifically designed to be used in topmaking mills and for research institutes and arbitrators. It is the only instrument to directly measure diameter, length, hauteur and barbe of fibres in one single operation – in real time. The OFDA4000 measures the main wool top parameters of diameter, length and hauteur in a single measurement. Testing is recognised by test method IWTO-62.
Mark Brims, the developer of this technology welcomes visitors to the OFDA stand at ITMA Milan – Hornik Fibertech stand Hall 4 Booth D321.