Friction Tester indicates slip characteristics of packaging.

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Designed to measure static and dynamic coefficients of friction, Model CFT provides detailed information of slip characteristics of packaging material. Single touch button initiates tests based on defined parameters, while automatic sled placement with variable dwell times gives repeatable static slip results. Suitable for production or laboratory environment, compact friction tester provides graphical representation of forces during test and enables statistical analysis of results to be printed.

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Introducing the New Compact CFT Friction Tester

Versatile Instrument - Repeatable Measurements - Easy to Use

The Compact Friction Tester provides detailed information of the slip characteristics of packaging material.

Surface slip is a key factor when printing, erecting or filling packaging materials on an automatic line. Friction parameters help the manufacturer understand how the finish of a blown film or printed carton can influence the feeding and running speed. In addition to these values the CFT produces detailed force graphs that can be printed to date / time stamped label (optional extra).

Measuring Friction

  • The CFT measures both static and dynamic coefficients of friction.

  • Static Friction: The initial force required to make two surfaces slip against each other.

  • Dynamic Friction: The ongoing force required to maintain movement between two surfaces.

  • How is friction measured using the CFT? A sample of 2.5" x 2.5" (63.5mm x 63.5mm) with a weight acting over the entire surface area is moved over another sample at a given speed. Static and dynamic COF are automatically calculated and displayed on screen.

  • This is typically a face to face test.

Exact test parameters are specified in ASTM D1894, ISO 8295,ISO 15359, ASTM D2534, TAPPI T549.


  • Single touch button to initiate tests based on defined test parameters

  • Automatic sled placement with variable dwell times give more repeatable static slip results

  • Graphical representation of forces during test

  • Static and dynamic COF results displayed on screen immediately after test

  • Full statistical analysis of test results can be printed to label printer for easy reporting

  • Pre-loaded ISO/ASTM/TAPPI test methods

  • Easy load sled for fast sample preparation

  • Easy sample mounting

  • Suitable for use in the production or laboratory environment

  • Optional results printer

  • Touch Sensitive Interface - The CFT uses an intuitive touch sensitive interface making it incredibly easy to use.

  • Item #PT-501001

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