Press Release Summary:
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. SuitableÂ for production or laboratory environment, compact friction tester provides graphical representation of forces during test and enablesÂ statistical analysis of results to beÂ printed.
Original Press Release:
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).
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.