Hydrostatic Head Tester

The HydroView is used to determine the resistance of fabrics to penetration of water and is a consistent and highly accurate hydrostatic head tester by James Heal.
HydroView can be used to test many types of fabrics that are intended to be water resistant, in product sectors such as performance wear, tents, medical textiles, PPE, nonwovens, geotextiles and more.
Testwise software
James Heal’s  intuitive TestWise software, displayed on a 10” touchscreen, allows the user to choose from pre-loaded standards or create their own. It is easy to use and requires minimal training.

Integrated camera system
An integrated camera captures an image when the user detects a drop, this supports live and post-test analysis and is further enhanced by the zoom and mark features.

Vertical clamp system
Vertical clamping ensures an effective seal without distortion, even on thicker specimens. Important for accurate and repeatable testing.

Large test bed
HydroView’s large illuminated test bed accommodates both multi-layered fabrics and sheet substrates.

Pressure to suit a variety of tests
Ability to test across pressures from 0-10,000 mbar, making it suitable for testing even the most high-performance waterproof system.

Effective water management
An integrated pump automates the filling and emptying of the instrument for testing, and enables fine adjustment of water levels. The machine includes a wastewater drawer, removing the need for any additional plumbing which saves time and cost when conducting tests.