ASTM D1894 Friction Test

Standard Test Method for Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting

Friction Test Curve

Typical Friction Test Curves in range 0.2 to 0.4

Flatbed Friction Testers are specialised test instruments primarily designed for testing flat sheet materials, e.g. plastic film, laminates, foils, non-wovens, carton board and paper, measuring Coefficient of Friction (COF). The instrument performs tests to ASTM D1894, ISO 8295, DIN 53375, BS2782 method 824A, TAPPI T549 and some other internationally recognised test standards.

Instruments will be fitted with a load cell to measure friction typically in the range of 0-2Kg (20N) standard, 0-5Kg (50N), or 0-10Kg (100N). The interface speed can be set typically between 1-1000 mm/min.

The RDM CF-800XS comprises a smooth horizontal flatbed (optionally interchangeable insert flatbed) with vacuum and magnetic clamps, motor drive and control system, HMI/Touchscreen, measuring load cell/encoder, and sample sled. Optional p.c. software adds possibilities for displaying, recording and printing data. Optional sample grips and fixtures extend the versatility of the system to conduct peel, tensile and tear strength test methods.

Instruments will measure and display the Static and Dynamic Coefficient of Friction, as well as Max load, Minimum load and Mean load. The instrument is available with an optional heated test bed for testing samples at temperatures up to 100 degC.

  • CF800-XS Precision Friction Tester

    Touch Screen Precision Friction Tester for determining Static and Kinetic Friction of packaging materials to ASTM, BS, ISO and TAPPI standards

  • TMI 32-76e Coefficient of Friction / Peel Tester

    This Coefficient of Friction / Peel Tester uses advanced digital force signaling and high-speed data acquisition software to provide precision and repeatability in COF and peel testing.

  • TMI 32-91 Lab Master® Slip & Friction Tester with Elevator System

    The Lab Master® Slip and Friction Tester with Elevator System is designed to precisely determine the friction characteristics of a variety of materials. The instrument removes operator variability from the test procedure with specially designed features to control sled placement rate, orientation/angle, dwell time, and removal.