The equipment used in the zipper test is called a zipper strength tester or a zipper pull tester. It is a type of universal testing machine that is specifically designed to test the strength and durability of zippers. The tester typically consists of a testing chamber, a clamping mechanism to hold the zipper in place, and a load cell to measure the force required to pull the zipper apart.
There are different types of zipper strength testers available on the market, and they may come with different features and capabilities depending on the specific testing needs. For example, some testers may be able to test the strength of the zipper teeth, while others may be designed to test the strength of the zipper slider or pull tab.
In addition to the zipper strength tester, other equipment that may be used in zipper testing include a digital force gauge, a micrometer for measuring the thickness of the zipper tape, and a magnifying glass for examining the zipper teeth and slider more closely.