Easy steps to commence co-efficient of friction test

Easy steps to commence co-efficient of friction test

The coefficient of friction (COF) is a measure of the resistance to motion between two surfaces in contact with each other. The COF test is used to determine the frictional characteristics of a variety of materials, from lubricants and films to household items and ceramic tiles. The test involves measuring the force required to move one surface over another. Taking the coefficient of friction test with the help of the Presto coefficient of friction tester, you can easily determine the frictional properties of plastic films, sheets, laminates, pipes, and other related materials. This lab testing instrument will provide you with accurate measurement of static and kinetic friction and reveals the stack-ability of plastic films with ease. Here in this blog, we are going to provide you with information about the steps you can take to commence the coefficient of friction test. Before beginning with the steps to commence testing using this lab testing instrument, we will discuss how this lab testing equipment is helpful in testing the frictional properties of plastic films. So, let us get started!


How Presto coefficient of friction tester is helpful in testing the frictional properties of plastic films?

In many industries, it is important to know the maximum value of the coefficient of friction (COF) for various materials. For example, in the plastics industry, this knowledge is critical for understanding how different materials will interact with each other. 
The Presto COF tester is a valuable lab testing instrument that can be used to accurately measure the frictional characteristics of a variety of materials. This information can then be used to optimize production processes and ensure that products meet desired specifications.
In addition, this friction testing instrument can also be used to troubleshoot problems with existing products. By understanding the maximum COF values for the materials involved, manufacturers can make necessary changes to improve performance and prevent future issues.
The coefficient of friction tester digital model is one of the accurate lab testing equipment that comes with the slider blocks to perform the quality test accurately. This coefficient of friction test will reveal the stackability of plastic films & also make sure that the degree of abuse a plastic film will sustain about damaging the contents. Thus, you can easily evaluate the slip factors of packets with the help of this lab testing equipment. 
Now, let us focus on the features and technical specifications of this lab testing equipment.

Features of Presto co-efficient of friction tester

Presto is a leading manufacturer of co-efficient of friction testers and provides you with high-quality lab testing equipment at the best and most affordable prices. In order to ensure that materials are suitable for their grip requirements, manufacturers often conduct coefficient of friction tests. 
These tests help to determine how much force is required to move an object across a surface. The results of these tests can help manufacturers to choose the right materials for their products. In some cases, the results of the tests may also help to improve the design of a product. For example, if the results show that a material is too slippery, the manufacturer may add more texture to the surface in order to improve grip. Coefficient friction testers are essential testing instruments for ensuring that products are safe and effective. Below we have listed the features of the Presto co-efficient of friction tester.
  • Clamps are provided to attach the sample to the glass slab. 
  • Safety switches are provided at the end surface to stop the motion of the load cell along with the weight.
  • Gives both dynamic and static friction.
  • Speed regulating knob.
  • Digital display for both kinetic and dynamic friction.
  • Calibrated in accordance with ISO norms, Calibration Certificate provided traceable to (NABL).

Technical Specifications of Presto co-efficient of friction tester

  • Outer Body Construction: Mild Steel, Powder Coated
  • Sample Mounting Construction: Stainless steel with glass mounting
  • Load Cell Capacity: 5Kgf
  • Motor: Single phase, ¼ H.P
  • Display for load: Dual Display: Digital and Computerized
  • Block: Weight, Dimension, Thickness 200gm, 63.5 x 63.5 mm, As per Load
  • Speed :150±30mm/min
  • Standards: ASTM D1894, ASTM D202, ASTM D4918, ISO 8295 and TAPPI T815      
  • Power Supply: 220 V AC, 50 Hz, Single Phase Power Supply  
  • Safety: Limit Switch
  • Weight of slide Clamp:200g
  • Accuracy: 2.5%
  • Least Count: 1g
With these features and technical specifications, it will be easy for you to test the static and dynamic friction values. You can also read about the role of a co-efficient of friction tester in the packaging industry. Now, let us focus on how you can easily commence the test using the co-efficient of friction tester by Presto.

How to commence the test using Presto co-efficient of friction tester?

Whenever you begin this test, you need to first prepare the testing specimen and place the specimen accurately. Once you prepare and place the specimen accurately on this lab testing instrument then you can easily commence the test by following the steps mentioned below.
  • Plugin the mains lead to an electrical socket of 3 pin-5 Amp configuration.
  • Switch ON the Main Button from the Control Panel.
  • Switch ON the Indicator ON/OFF switches from the load indicator.
  • After the above settings, set the speed of the test, using the speed regulator pointer at point 5, and then switch the toggle switch to the right direction to move the slide block to the right of the machine using the toggle switch.
  • The load will start indicating values on the Digital Display as it experiences the weight.
  • Note down the load readings from the Digital Screen to evaluate the Kinetic frictional force value. Note- Take the average of a minimum of 10 readings 
  • When the machine reaches the extreme right, it will stop automatically. Press the Memory key once to get the Static frictional force value. 
In this way, you can easily commence the test using a co-efficient of friction tester. To conduct a FREE sample testing session of this lab testing instrument, give us a call at +91 9210903903 or email us at info@prestogroup.com. Our team of technical experts will easily assist you with all your queries. 


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