Qualitest covers a complete and competitive range of Coefficient of Friction Testers for plastic films, sheets, rubber, paper and paper board, PP woven bags, fabrics, metal-plastic composite belts for communication cables, convey belts, wood, coatings, brake pads, windshield wipers, shoe materials, tyres, and other materials.

Available Models

Coefficient of Friction Tester - FX-7000
Coefficient of Friction Tester - FX-7000

Our line of Coefficient of Friction Test instruments, can be configured to suit your individual needs for economical, quality control testing of Friction properties of film products. Each instrument is designed for ease of use and maintenance, while meeting the standards for ASTM testing. Films, Paper, and Foils can be tested with these instruments along with Heat or Chemical Seals.

In the past, film and sheet producers and converters have the choice of off-line Coefficient of friction (COF) testers which are manually operated stand-alone machines, or expensive computer-operated machines. Now you can have both in a single instrument. FX-7000 is a simple to use analog-based friction tester, and FX-7100 is a stand-alone digital-based tester with optional software for automatic calculation and graphical display of static and kinetic friction data.

Improved Quality, Increased Profit Margins with FX-7000 Series Coefficient of Friction Testers

The Coefficient of Friction Tester - FX-7000 - COF Tester Series is a proven tool for more closely controlling nominal and peak friction to speed your:

  • Production additives settings and adjustments
  • Research and development of new film products
  • Inspection of incoming film products
  • In-process checks to ensure on-spec product for converting operations
  • Quality-control reporting

Coefficient of Friction Tester - FX-7000 - COF Tester Series Advantage

Series 7000 offers numerous advantages:


Meets specifications of ASTM D1894 Standard Test Method for Static amd Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting.

Advanced Technical Features in Each Coefficient of Friction (COF) Tester Model

  • Fixed sled speed of 6 inches per minute.
  • Optional Variable Speed available upon request
  • Cutting templates available to reduce sample preparation times.
  • Digital version can be run in Digital/Manual mode or Digital/Software mode.
  • Calibration tools available for in-house system calibration.
Specifications Model FX-7100 Model FX-7000
Mode of Operation Off-lin testing / lab use Digital force measurement Off-lin testing / lab use Analog force measurement
Materials all sheet materials all sheet materials
Measurement Range 0 - 250 gram (8 OZ) Other ranges available 0 - 500 gram. Other ranges available
Accuracy +/-0.15% Full Scale +/- 1 Least significant count +/- 1.0% Full Scale
Resolution 0.1 gram (0.00oz) 2.5 gram 
Power Requirements 115 VAC, 60 Hz, or 220V as option (Please specify when ordering) 115 VAC, 60 Hz, or 220V as option (Please specify when ordering)
Dimensions 9 in (23 cm) x 32 in (81 cm) x 12 in (31 cm) 9 in (23 cm) x 32 in (81 cm) x 12 in (31 cm)
Weight 38 lb (17 kg) 38 lb (17 kg)
Sample Rate 5000/sec Continous
Serial Data Communications RS-232 None
Analog Output 0 to +2.0 Vdc None


Coefficient of Friction Tester – QT-COF1
Coefficient of Friction Tester – QT-COF1
Coefficient of Friction Tester – QT-COF4
Coefficient of Friction Tester – QT-COF4

Coefficient of Friction Tester – QT-COF Series

ASTM D1894-01, ISO 8295, TAPPI 816

Testing for frictional properties of materials is very important to evaluate technical indexes that are to be controlled meet requirements for production to achieve product quality to meet product performance requirement. Qualitest QT-COF Series is specially designed instruments to evaluate frictional properties of materials to evaluate & measure those indexes effectively and efficiently.

The coefficient of friction COF, is determined by the ease with which two surfaces slide against each other.  The dimensionless value of the coefficient of friction is the ratio of the force required to slide the surfaces to the force perpendicular to the surfaces.  A lower friction coefficient indicates that the surfaces are smoother - there is less resistance to the sliding motion.


To test the smoothness, evenness and sealing strength of plastic film, paper, textile, rubber, metals and other materials, used in packaging industry, membrane industry, automobile industries, inspection agency, material research institutes, food & pharmaceutical processing and packaging, etc.


  • Stable performance and precise measurements;
  • Variable speed and temperature (optional) to simulate actual performance of material during application;
  • High accuracy; easy to operate; displays sliding friction and static friction coefficients at the same time;
  • Integrated Software controlled;
  • Real Time display of curves during testing when connected to computer;
  • Easy to print report including test data and curves to analyze it statically and graphically;
  • Ability to operate independently without a computer;
  • Simple calibration method.

Working Principle

To analyze the coefficient of friction of given sample, two sheets of same or different test material is required to understand the Coefficient of Friction between them. One piece is clamped on the slider and the other is fixed on the sliding surface in such a way that both material slides on each other. The initial and dynamic forces required for the relative movement of samples are recorder and evaluated to calculate coefficient of friction. The test result is displayed after the completion of the test.

Technical Specifications




Test range

0.01 ~ 0.99

0.001 ~ 0.99

Test accuracy



Force range

0 ~ 2 N

0 ~ 2 N

Sliding speed

100±10 mm/min

100±10 mm/min (Normal)

150±10 mm/min (Adjustable)

Sample thickness

≤2 mm

≤2 mm

Slider size

63 mm x 63 mm

63 mm x 63 mm

Slider weight

200±2 g

200±2 g

Test Temperature

Room Temperature

Room Temperature ~ 75°C (optional)


20 Kg

20 Kg

Platform size

200 mm x 470 mm

200 mm x 470 mm

Instrument size

470 mm x 340 mm x 220 mm

470 mm x 300 mm x 300 mm

Friction Peel Tester - QT-FPT
Friction Peel Tester - QT-FPT

Friction Peel Tester - QT-FPT

ASTM D1894, ISO 8295, TAPPI T816, GB 10006

QT-FPT Friction/Peel Tester can be used to test coefficient of static and kinetic friction of plastic films, sheets, rubber, paper and paper board, PP woven bags, fabrics, metal-plastic composite belts for communication cable, conveyor belts, wood, coatings, brake pads, windshield wipers, shore materials and tires. By measuring the smoothness of a product, the fastest running speed of packaging line can be realized.

Working Principle

The two samples are placed together. A long strip sample is fixed on the flat surface and another squared sample is applied force by a sled. The friction force is measured when they slip against each other.


  • 2 testing modes are available in this instrument including coefficient of friction test and 180° peel test
  • PLC control and touch screen operation
  • Real time display of test data, results and curves
  • Both the static and kinetic coefficient of friction can be measured
  • In accordance with multiple international standards
  • Test results calculation, analysis and curve superposition
  • RS232 output and professional software
  • Microprint of easy printing of test result

Technical Specifications

Load Cell



0.5 F.S.


Max 150mm


200 g (Customization for other weight)

Test Speed

100mm/min (ISO), 150mm/min(ASTM)


AC 220V / 50Hz ( can be changed to local requirement)





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