Steps To Prepare the Specimen for Co-Efficient Of Friction Tester

Steps To Prepare the Specimen for Co-Efficient Of Friction Tester

In the plastic film industry, testing the stackability of the material is of utmost importance as it would lead to preventing the damage caused during shipping and transportation. The plastic films have very low friction due to which they are prone to get slippery. Thus, you need to check the static and dynamic friction of these materials to make sure that you deliver the accurate product to the customers. We at Presto have come up with one of the amazing testing equipments known as the Co-efficient of friction tester. With the help of this testing instrument, you will be able to determine the static and sliding friction of plastic films and sheets when sliding over itself or other substances at specified test conditions.

You can easily determine the kinetic and static friction value of the products and improve their quality. A low co-efficient value of the product means that low force will be required for sliding the material. Thus, your product should have the right value of co-efficient of friction so that you can easily deliver the product with the highest accuracy. Here in this blog, we are going to provide you with some easy steps to prepare the specimen for the co-efficient of friction test.  

What is the purpose of a coefficient of friction COF test?

In the industries where there is a vast use of lubricants, plastic films, or other related materials, then there is a need for checking the maximum value of co-efficient of friction. Thus, you can easily make use of the Presto COF tester so that you can easily determine the frictional characteristics of the materials. The main aim of using this lab testing instrument is to make sure that your product is slip-resistant due to small resistance forces. This static and dynamic friction tester will accurately provide you with accurate testing results with its high-end features.

Testing is performed by sliding a plane beneath a block (weight). The film specimen is attached to the base of the block. The block is connected to a load cell which measures the frictional force between the plane and the block.

Whenever you conduct a COF test with the help of this kinetic friction tester, then you need to take care of several factors so that your measurements will stay unaffected. You can read about the factors that affect your co-efficient of friction and remember them so that you will never face problems while performing the test.

Below, we have listed the highly advanced features of the co-efficient of friction tester. 

Advanced features of co-efficient of friction tester (Digital Cum Computerized)

The coefficient of friction test will be performed by sliding the plane under the dead weight. Thus, you can easily perform this test with the help of this digital cum computerized model that is equipped with highly advanced features. Below we have created a list of them.

  • Clamps are provided to attach samples 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).
  • Comes with feather touch controls and can easily provide you results of 10 sample reports in one report.
  • Data can be formulated in excel format.
  • Pass/Fail criteria of the test can be programmed easily.
  • Inbuilt hardware/software CD
  • Has been made in accordance with industry standards like ASTM D 202, ASTM D 4918, ASTM D 1894, ISO 8295, and TAPPI T 815.

With these amazing features, you will be able to conduct the test with ease. You can also read about its technical specifications below.

Technical Specifications of co-efficient of friction tester (Digital Cum Computerized)

  • Load Cell Capacity: 3 Kgf
  • Display:

- LED (digital)

- Graphical

  • Accuracy: ±2% at full load (with master load)
  • Least Count/Resolution: 3 gm
  • Power: 220V, Single Phase, 50 Hz
  • Speed: 150 ± 30 mm/min
  • Motor: 15 kg/cm2 torque, 60rpm

These are the technical specifications of the co-efficient of friction tester from Presto Testing Instruments. This, lab testing instrument can be used in various industries to conduct the test. Thus, you can read about the uses of co-efficient of friction tester and determine how useful this lab testing instrument is. 

Now, let’s focus on the three easy steps to prepare the specimen for the co-efficient of friction test.

How to prepare the testing specimen for co-efficient of friction test?

If you want to get accurate testing results for the coefficient of friction test, then you need to follow the right steps. Firstly, you need to prepare the testing specimen for conducting this test. Below we have mentioned the three easy steps to prepare the specimen accurately.

  • Cut the sheet according to the size of the glass approximately of size 53 x 15 x 1mm.
  • The sample is placed over the glass sheet.
  • This provides smooth support for the specimen. 

In this way, you can easily prepare the testing specimen for the COF test. If you know about the Coefficient of friction tester price then you can give us a call at +91 9210903903 or email us at Our technical experts will easily guide you well regarding your queries.

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