Why You Should Know Coefficient of Friction for Packaging Films?

Why You Should Know Coefficient of Friction for Packaging Films?

One of the best tests for determining the stacking ability of plastic films is the Coefficient of Friction test. It helps to reduce mishaps caused by friction in packaging, shipping, loading, materials, and other areas. Presto has come up with one of the highly effective testing instruments known as co-efficient of friction tester that helps to measure the stacking ability of the plastic films. Manufacturers working in the plastic film industry will make use of this lab testing instrument that will help you to determine the static and dynamic friction of plastic films.

Here we will discuss the importance of static and dynamic friction testers in the packaging industry. So, let us get started!

What is the coefficient of friction tester and how you can perform the test with it?

The COF test is considered to be the essential test conducted in the plastic film manufacturing industry to know about the frictional characteristics of the materials with ease. This lab testing equipment gives processors the ability to optimize performance and avoid problems informing, transporting, and storing packages. We at Presto offer two models of this lab testing instrument known as digital co-efficient of friction tester and digital cum computerized co-efficient of friction testerThese models are different in properties and offer an accurate value starting and sliding friction of plastic films and sheets when sliding over itself or other substances at specified test conditions.

The coefficient of friction illustrates how easily plastic films may be stacked. Friction can be caused by a difference in film thickness, which leads to a difference in film strength. The coefficient of friction tester determines how much stress a plastic film can take without harming its contents.

To perform the test with the help of this lab testing instrument, you need to prepare the sample first. Once you prepare it efficiently, then you need to place it accurately on this lab testing equipment

After following all the instructions for placement and preparation of the testing sample, you can take the test with the help of this lab testing instrument. Now, let us focus on the features and technical specifications of it.

Features of Presto co-efficient of friction tester

The coefficient of friction reflects how well plastic films stack. Friction can be caused by a difference in film thickness, which leads to a difference in film strength. The coefficient of friction tester determines how much stress a plastic film can take without harming its contents. Below we have discussed the features of the co-efficient of friction tester digital model.

  • Slider Block for performing tests – Sample to Sample, glass or metal
  • Display for Dynamic and Kinetic Friction - Force
  • No slippage in case specimen is tightened uniformly using fly screws without any loops.
  • Feather touch controls

· Clamps are provided to attach samples on 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).

With these features, you will be able to conduct the test more efficiently. Now, let us focus on its technical specifications.

 

S. No.

Technical specification

Value
1

Outer Body Construction

Mild Steel, Powder Coated

2

Sample Mounting Construction

Stainless steel with glass mounting

3

Load Cell Capacity

5Kgf

4Motor

Single phase, ¼ H.P

5

Display for load

Dual Display: Digital and Computerized

6

Block : Weight , Dimension, Thickness

200gm, 63.5 x 63.5 mm, As per Load

7

Speed

150±30mm/min

8

Standards

ASTM D1894, ASTM D202, ASTM D4918, ISO 8295 and TAPPI T815       

9

Power Supply

220 V AC, 50 Hz, Single Phase Power Supply

10Safety

Limit Switch

11

Weight of slide Clamp

200g
12Accuracy

2.5%

13

Least Count

1g
   

 

With the help of this lab testing instrument, you will be able to test the properties of materials through which the surface will slide against each other efficiently. Want to know more about how this lab testing equipment will help you in testing the friction properties of packaging films, then 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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