Detailed Analysis of Surface Friction Characteristics
TOUCH SCREEN INTERFACE The AFT uses an intuitive touch screen interface making it accessible and easy to use.
Development Tool or Q.A. Instrument This flexible instrument can be configured for Quality or Research use â€“
Create bespoke test methods
Statistical and graphical analysis of results
Preloaded ISO/ASTM/TAPPI/FINAT test Methods
Date/operator stamped results
User definable pass/fail criteria with optional password protection.
ON SCREEN GRAPHICAL HELP All operations and test methods have comprehensive graphical on-screen help.
Intuitive and easy to use
Easy to train new users
Consistent results for all operators
No need to consult complicated manuals
STATIC & DYNAMIC C.O.F. TESTING Force Curves are created in real time static and Dynamic COF values are displayed for each completed test.
Automatic sled placement gives more repeatable static slip results
Graphical & statistical analysis of test results
Create & store electronic references for future comparison
On screen graphic instructions are always available to aid repeatable, accurate testing
Revolutionary easy-load sled supplied for measuring films, cartons and paper
Pre-loaded ISO/ASTM/TAPPI slip test methods.
PEEL TESTING Optional attachments transform the AFT into a precision peel test instrument, accurately measures the force required to separate glued or laminated films, tapes, labels etc
All tests are to FINAT international standards
T-Peel, 180 Peel or 90 Degree peel tests
Graphical on-screen instructions
Force curves and statistical analysis
SUBSTRATE STRENGTH â€“ TEAR TESTING Optional tear strength attachment allow the user to measure and control tear strength to international Standards
Trouser Tear Method
Full Graphical instructions and sample templates.
FILMS, LABELS & CARTONS â€“ BLOCKING TESTING During storage, films, labels or cartons can inadvertently block together making them difficult to separate and feed into finishing or packing lines.
Measure the force required to separate â€œblockedâ€ samples
Full testing and sample conditioning instructions
Test to international standards.
SAVING, SHARING & PRINTING RESULTS The instrument can save an almost infinite number of results. Each test automatically generates a detailed batch report that can be output directly to any windows compatible printer.
The AFT can be added to a laboratory PC network and results saved on a shared drive.
For further analysis results can easily be exported to a USB data stick and transferred to any P.C. The Advanced Friction Tester produces detailed fingerprints of new substrates, coatings and production samples. These characteristics can be saved and compared at any time allowing the manufacturer specify the optimum surface finish for any packaging process.
Surface slip is a key factor when printing, erecting or filling packaging materials on an automatic line. Friction parameters help the manufacturer understand how the finish of a blown film or printed carton can influence the feeding and running speed. In addition to these values the AFT produces detailed force graphs that that can be saved and compared.
Optional attatchments are available for the AFT that will measure peel strength, blocking, and tearing of packaging materials. Measuring surface friction is important in many industries, the AFT can be used to measure many materials including plastic, textiles, leather, rubber and flooring.
FEATURES SAVE AND COMPARE FRICTION PROFILES Fingerprint, store and compare the slip of production items and laboratory samples. Output in force units (g/mN) and static/dynamic COF.
TOUCH SCREEN OPERATION FOR EASY, REPEATABLE MEASUREMENTS Minimal training is required to produce high quality results that comply to international standards. Create new test procedures or work within default methods that comply to international standards.
AUTO SLED LOWERING WITH VARIABLE DWELL TIME Make operator independent measurements within latest industry guidelines and standards.
SPECIFICATIONS STANDARDS C.O.F. ISO 8295, ISO 15359, BS 2782 pt 8, ASTM D1894 TAPPI 549 and T816 Peel/Adhesion ASTM D4521, D3330 DIN 53375, FINAT 1,2,3,9 Tear Strength ISO 6383 POWER 110/240V 50/ 60 Hz (please specify) SLEDS 200g standard 100, 500, 700, 800 or 1000g available as options WEIGHT 7kg SIZE (H) 180 x (W) 550 x (D) 300mm