Test the co-efficient of friction for glossy laminates with Presto friction tester

Test the co-efficient of friction for glossy laminates with Presto friction tester

Glossy laminates, commonly utilized in various packaging materials, have become increasingly popular due to their visually appealing and sleek appearance. However, it is imperative that these laminates be rigorously tested against friction properties to ensure the optimal functionality of the packaging. To make it easy for the paper and packaging manufacturers to conduct quality tests on the materials, we at Presto have designed a high-quality lab testing instrument known as a coefficient of friction tester. This is one of the high-quality lab testing equipment that can easily test the sliding friction of plastic films and sheets when they slide over each other at specified test conditions.

In this blog, we will discuss a brief about the Presto friction testing instrument and how it can accurately be utilized to test glossy laminate packaging materials against friction. So, let us get started!

The Importance of Testing Glossy Laminates for Co-efficient Friction

The coefficient of friction is a measure of how much resistance there is between two surfaces when they are in contact with each other. The higher the coefficient of friction, the less likely it is that one surface will slide across the other. This is an important consideration when choosing a packaging material.
This is because glossy laminate packaging will slide easily when stacked over each other. Thus, with Presto's co-efficient of friction testing instrument manufacturers of the paper and packaging industry can easily test their frictional properties and ensure that the products will not get damaged during shipping and transportation.
This is a go-to instrument for determining the co-efficient value of plastic films. Now, let us discuss a brief about the Presto co-efficient friction tester and its top-quality features.

All about Presto co-efficient of friction tester

In the competitive world of packaging materials, it is imperative to ensure that every aspect of a product's packaging is meticulously designed and tested. When it comes to glossy laminates, one crucial property that must be thoroughly evaluated is their resistance against friction.
Friction plays a pivotal role in the transportation and handling of packaged goods; thus, testing glossy laminates for their friction properties becomes paramount. By subjecting these materials to rigorous friction tests, manufacturers can ascertain whether they possess sufficient durability and resilience to withstand potential abrasions during various stages of distribution.
With the Presto digital coefficient of friction tester, manufacturers can easily test the quality of the materials accurately against sliding friction and ensure that the packaging materials will not get damaged during shipping and transportation.
Presto is a leading co-efficient friction tester manufacturer and delivers this quality testing equipment at the best and most affordable prices. Now, let us discuss the features and technical specifications of this quality testing equipment.

Features of Presto co-efficient of friction tester

The Presto coefficient of friction tester is one of the widely used testing instruments used for determining the surface-based characteristics of materials such as plastics, flexible packaging films, sheets, and other materials.
The COF test may be carried out under certain conditions to assist you in determining the static and kinetic coefficients of friction. Presto's laboratory testing device will aid in determining the stackability of plastic films. When the thickness of flexible films is unequal, the film strength will be uneven as well. With the use of this lab testing equipment, you can establish how much pressure the plastic film can withstand without being damaged.
  • Clamps are provided to attach a 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, the Calibration Certificate provided is traceable to (NABL).

Technical Specifications of 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 high-end features and technical specifications, manufacturers can easily evaluate the slip factor of packets with a co-efficient friction tester. Now, let us discuss how you can perform the test with the help of a Presto friction tester.

How to perform a slip test on glossy laminates with a Presto co-efficient friction tester?

To perform a co-efficient friction test on glossy laminates, you can easily follow the steps mentioned below:
  • 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 a smooth support for the specimen.
  • Place the test sample on the glass slab.
  • Tighten the sample across the glass slab with the help of fly screws attached at the corner.
  • Take the slide block to the extreme left using the toggle switch.
  • Now attach the test block to the slide block with the help of a string in such a manner that the load cell must not touch the fly clamp.
In this way, you can easily commence the test. You can easily ensure high-quality films are delivered with the Presto COF testing instrument. To know more about COF tester price,  or want to conduct a FREE sample testing session, then give us a call at +91 9210903903 or email us at info@prestogroup.com. Our team of technical experts will consult you regarding all your queries.
Author : -Gaurav Malhotra

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