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Fabric Kit Manual

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1. COMPONENTS

Please identify and confirm the following components.

 

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mceclip2.png SCALE

mceclip2.png UTILITY KNIFE

mceclip2.png SCREWDRIVER

mceclip2.png CHARGING ADAPTER

mceclip2.png USER MANUAL

 

 

2. TOOL LEGEND

 

 

mceclip2.png BENDING TEST DEVICE

 

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mceclip2.png STRETCH TEST DEVICE

 

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3. SPECIFICATION 

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4. HOW TO ATTACH THE DIGITAL FORCE GAUGE TO THE FABRIC KIT

Use total of eight screws to assemble. Remaining two screws are extra.

 

mceclip5.png Screw the Jig into the Digital Force Gauge. Turn about 3-4 times and do not tighten all the way. However screw the Jig until the Control Lever faces up, aligning with the Digital Force Gauge.

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mceclip6.png Align the Holder underneath the Digital Force Gauge.
mceclip7.png Fasten the Holder to the Digital Force Gauge with Screws (x4).

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mceclip9.png Loosely tighten the Screws (x4) to affix the Digital Force Gauge to the Fabric Kit, enough so that Digital Force Gauge can be moved.

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mceclip11.png Shift the Digital Force Gauge to align the Jig as the image below vertically.

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mceclip13.png Tighten Screw B to affix the Digital Force Gauge Holder to the Fabric Kit.
If the Digital Force Gauge is not affixed properly, the measured Force values may not be accurate.

 

 

5. OVERVIEW

Prepare fabrics  mceclip14.png Measure the fabric weight and thickness  mceclip14.png Measure the bending strength mceclip14.png Measure the stretch mceclip14.png Calculate entered measurements mceclip14.png Apply a texture

 

 

6. HOW TO MAKE FABRIC

Launch CLO Enterprise, then switch to Emulator mode using the top-right drop-down menu to enter the values measured from the Fabric Kit.

 

   A. SWATCH PREPARATION

        mceclip17.png Before cutting out the swatches, please ironing the swatch gently without causing any shrinkage.

        mceclip5.png Confirm the grainline of the fabric.

        mceclip6.png Prepare a total of three swatches with the provided stencil.                   

   mceclip15.png Each swatch will represent a different grain, cut in the (1) weft, (2) warp, and (3) bias directions, measuring 220mm x 30mm in size.

   mceclip15.png These will be used to measure the weight, bending, and stretch properties of the fabric.

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        mceclip7.png Cut the swatches along the drawn guidelines, being as precise as possible for accurate measurements.  

 

   B. FABRIC WEIGHT 

        mceclip5.png Turn on the scale.

        mceclip6.png Place all three swatches on the scale.        

        mceclip7.png Enter the displayed weight in the Emulator.      

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   C. FABRIC THICKNESS

        mceclip5.png Press the lever of the thickness gauge to create a gap and place the swatch.

        mceclip6.png Place the 220mm x 30mm swatch in between the gap.        

        mceclip7.png Release the lever and enter the measured thickness to the Emulator.      

        mceclip9.png Click Next to continue.    

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   D. BENDING TEST

The Bending Test is performed 3 times : first for the weft swatch, and next the warp swatch, then the last for the bias swatch.

        mceclip5.png Slide open the 1-1 Ruler of the Bending Test device.

        mceclip6.png Turn the 1-2 Clamp back, then insert the end of the swatch, lining it up to the dotted line.    

        mceclip7.png Pull down the 1-2 Clamp to affix the swatch.      

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        mceclip9.png Wind the 1-4 Control Lever clockwise, then stop when the fabric hits the ground.    

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        mceclip11.png Measure and enter this point of contact as the Contact Distance (A).
 

        mceclip13.png Place the 1-1 Ruler beneath the swatch, then enter the measured length (B) in the Emulator.  

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   E. STRETCH TEST

The stretch test will allow you to measure the stretchability and threshold at which a fabric will no longer stretch. To do this you will explore the relationship between length of stretch and force applied to the fabric, then record and input your findings into the Emulator Mode of CLO.

The reading from the Length Ruler and Digital Force Gauge combined will be one set of measurements. You will need a minimum of 3 sets and a maximum of 5 sets for each swatch.

When testing, you will need to determine, which unit of length will be your constant.

 

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        mceclip5.png Wind the Control Lever until the needle aligns with 0 on the Length Ruler.

        mceclip6.png Loosen the Clamps at each end of the Fabric Bed.    

        mceclip7.png Insert both ends of the swatch between the Jig openings, aligning the 10mm line marks.    

        mceclip9.png Tighten the Clamps at each end to secure the swatch ends.

        mceclip11.png Turn on the Digital Force Gauge.    

        mceclip13.png Determine Length constant:    

       mceclip17.png We recommend you to fill out all five sections as possible because when you have more measurements, data is more accurate.

mceclip15.png When the swatch is pulled by 1mm and the force is less than 0.01kgf

1) Pull the fabric swatch until the force value is 0.01kgf.
2) Starting with the length reached at step 1, check the length and force of each 10mm increment.
3) Record 10 sections. (In the case of not being able to record 10 sections, record all the measurable sections.)
4) Use a value only when the force difference of each section is at least 0.02kgf. (If the force difference for each interval is less
than 0.02kgf, do not use that value.)
5) Finally, select and use values resulted in at least 3 sections and up to 5 sections. (We recommend that you fill out all five
sections as much as possible because the more measurements you have, the more accurate the data is.).

mceclip15.png When the swatch is pulled by 1 mm and the force value is over 0.01kgf

1) Check the value of the force when the swatch is pulled to 1mm.
2) Starting with the length reached at step 1, check the length and force of each 1mm increments.
3) At this time, measure 3 to 5 sections. (We recommend that you ll out all ve sections as much as possible because the more
measurements you have, the more accurate the data is)

        mceclip24.png Once the test has been completed for a swatch, reset the Control Lever so the needle aligns with 0 on the Length Ruler. Then unscrew the clamp at each end and remove the swatch. If you are finished testing you can turn the Digital Force Gauge off. In between each swatch test you should turn the digital force gauge off and then back on after the needle has been returned to the 0 marks.    

        mceclip25.png Click Next to Continue.    

 

 

 

7. HOW TO USE THE DIGITAL FORCE GAUGE

The Digital Force Gauge uses the default settings as the image below. If a button was mistakenly pushed, power the Digital Force Gauge off, then on, to reset the device to its default settings. However, if the default unit of measurement was changed, press button B to reset the device to Kgf.

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mceclip2.png FREQUENTLY USED BUTTONS

A. POWER - turn the Digital Force Gauge on/off
C. LED - turn the LED display on/off
D. UNIT - change the unit of measurement; Kgf is used to measure the stretch

 

mceclip2.png FREQUENTLY USED BUTTONS

The following buttons are not used in the Stretch Test.
If one of these buttons are mistakenly pushed, reset the Digital Force Gauge with the Power button.

B. RESET
E. MODE
F. REVIEW
G. SETTINGS
I. SAVE

 

mceclip2.png CHARGING

Use the provided adapter to charge the Digital Force Gauge.

 

 

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