Coefficient of Friction Tester - COF Tester Series






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Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-02 - COF Tester Series
Used / Demo Models Available 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.

Coefficient of Friction Tester - FX-7000 - COF Tester Series
ASTM D1894
Best Seller
Coefficient of Friction (COF) Tester

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:

Meet ASTM

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.
Affordable

Best of all, the series 7000 Cofficient of Friction (COF) Testers are economically priced, resulting in fast payback of your investment. Upgrade your model FX-7000 Coefficient of Friction Tester to add the Digital/Software capability of the model FX-7100

Easy, Error-Free Operation: Two modes of Coefficient of Friction (COF) Tester Operation
  • Portable and expandable with optional chart recorders, printers and computer system. A computer is required for operation in the Digital/Software mode.
  • Windows 95/98/NT based advanced software for display/hard-copy reporting of statistical and graphical analysis of friction data including static and kinetic friction values.
Expandable; Industry-Leading COF Tester Software
  • Operate as a stand-alone, manual system or
  • Operate as a stand-alone, manual system or
  • Operate in Digital/Software mode using the Film Friction Software to automatically calculate static and kinetic friction values
SpecificationsModel FX-7100Model 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
Options and Accessories for Coefficient of Friction (COF) Tester FX-7000 Series
  • Options and Accessories for Coefficient of Friction (COF) Tester FX-7000 Series
  • Variable Speed models available upon request with speed range of 1-20 ipm ( Models FX-7000VS or FX-7100VS)
  • Computer system and software for statistical and graphical analysis of friction data
  • Standard or custom systems designed to meet specific customer needs
COF, Peel, Seal, and Tensile Tester Model FX-7100-VSC
  • Model FX-7100-VSC
  • Digital, horizontal bed machine, similar to FX-7100 Series, with a variable speed drive, capable of running a variety of tests including COF, Peel, Seal, and Tensile up to 45 lb (20 kg) force.
  • The bed utilizes a full ball-nut (rather than half-nut) allowing it to perform higher force tests.
  • Speed range: 1 - 20 ipm
  • Manual Mechanical grips for Peel, Seal, Tensile, are included as standard accessories.
  • The base machine will come complete with one digital force gauge. A second force gauge could be added as option. If system is to be run for Peel / Seal only or for Peel / Seal / Tensile only, a larger capacity load cell would be recommended. If COF would also be run, then a 2nd lower capacity load cell should be ordered with the system.
Coefficient of Friction Tester - COF-P01 - COF Tester Series
ASTM D202, ASTM D4918, TAPPI T815

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Coefficient of Friction Tester - COF-P01 - COF Tester Series

COF-P01 Inclined Surface Coefficient of Friction Tester is professional applicable to the determination of coefficients of friction of paper, paper board, plastic films, sheets, convey belts and other materials. By testing the frictional properties of materials, the open performance of packages, packing speed of packers and other indexes could be controlled to meet requirements for production.

Features for the Coefficient of Friction Tester - COF-P01 - COF Tester Series

  • The instrument is professionally applicable to the determination of static coefficients of friction of specimens on the inclined surface.
  • The functions of freely changeable angular velocity and automatic plane reset support combinations of non-standard test conditions.
  • The sliding plane and the sled are treated by degaussing and remanence detection which effectively reduce the system errors.
  • The instrument is controlled by micro-computer with LCD, PVC operation panel and menu interface, which is convenient for customers to test or view the test data.
  • Equipped with micro-printer and RS232 port for convenient PC connection and data transfer.
  • Support Lystem™ Lab Data Sharing System for uniform and systematic data management.

Applications for Coefficient of Friction Tester - COF-P01 - COF Tester Series

The instrument is applicable to the determination of static coefficients of friction of:

Basic Applications

  • Film - Including plastic films and sheets, e.g. PE, PP, PET, single or multi-layer composite films and other package materials for food and drugs.
  • Paper and Paperboard - Including paper and paper board, e.g. various paper and composite printing products of paper, aluminum and plastic.

Extended Applications for Coefficient of Friction Tester - COF-P01 - COF Tester Series

  • Aluminum and Silicon Sheets - Including aluminum sheets and silicon sheets.
  • Textiles, Non-Textiles - Including textiles and non-textiles, e.g. woven bags.

Technical Specifications for Coefficient of Friction Tester - COF-P01 - COF Tester Series
ItemDescription
Angle Range0° - 85°
Accuracy0.01°
Angular Velocity0.1°/s - 10.0°/s
Specifications of Sled1300g (standard)
235g (optional)
200g (optional)
Customization is available for other masses
Ambient ConditionsTemperature: 23±2°C
Humidity: 20%RH ~ 70%RH
Instrument Size440 mm(L) x 305 mm(W) x 200 mm(H)
Power SupplyAC 220V 50Hz
Net Weight20 kg
ConfigurationStandard: Mainframe, Micro Printer, and Sled of 1300g
Optional: Professional Software, Communication Cable, Sled of 235g, Sled of 200g, and Customized Sled
Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-01 - COF Tester Series
Meets and exceeds North American and International Standards

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Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-01 - COF Tester Series

MXD-01 Coefficient of Friction Tester is strictly based on GB 10006 standard, and is professionally applicable to the determination of static and kinetic coefficients of friction of 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 and tyres. By testing the frictional properties of materials, the technical indexes could be controlled to meet requirements for production. Besides, the instrument can be used to measure smoothness of cosmetics, eye drops and other daily products.

Features for the Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-01 - COF Tester Series

  • Static and kinetic coefficients of friction can be tested simultaneously.
  • The functions of automatic delay timing and automatic COF zeroing ensure enough touching time between tested specimens.
  • The sliding plane and the sled are treated by degaussing and remanence detection which effectively reduce the system errors.
  • The instrument is controlled by micro-computer with LCD, PVC operation panel and menu interface, which is convenient for customers to test or view the test data.
  • Major components are imported from renowned countries with stable and reliable performance.
  • Professional operating software supports the automatic judgment of smoothness status, discrete analysis of test results(confidence degree) and statistical analysis of group specimens.
  • Micro-printer can automatically print the test reports of single tested specimen or groups of tested specimens.
  • Equipped with RS232 port for convenient PC connection and data transfer.
  • Support Lystem™ Lab Data Sharing System for uniform and systematic data management.

Applications for Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-01 - COF Tester Series

The instrument is applicable to the determination of static and kinetic coefficients of friction of:

Basic Applications

  • Films
  • Paper and Paper Board
  • Textiles, Non-woven Fabrics and Woven Bags
  • Rubber
  • Aluminum Foil, Aluminum Foil Composite Films, and Metal Products
  • Printing Matters

Extended Applications for Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-01 - COF Tester Series

  • Wood and Flooring
  • Photographic Films
  • Pipes
  • Grains - The instrument can test static and kinetic coefficients of friction of grains against the metal and other materials.
  • Hair - The instrument can test static and kinetic coefficients of friction of the hairs.
  • Ball Shaped Material - The instrument can test static and kinetic coefficients of friction of the ball shaped materials against even leveled materials.
  • Medical Tubes - The coefficients of frictions of catheters and nose feeding tubes against human skin have the direct affection on patient comfortable feeling. This instrument can test static and kinetic coefficients of friction of medical tubes against skins.
  • Lacquered Wires - This instrument can test static and kinetic coefficients of friction of the lacquered wires against even leveled materials.

Technical Specifications for Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-01 - COF Tester Series
ItemDescription
Test Range0 - 5 N
Accuracy1% of Reading Value
Stroke10 mm + 60 mm
Mass of Sled200g 500g (1000g optional)
Customization is available for other masses
Test Speed100 mm/min
Environment ConditionTemperature: 10°C - 40°C
Humidity: 20%RH - 70%RH
PowerAC 220V 50Hz
Instrument Size470 mm(L) x 310 mm(W) x 200 mm(H)
Net Weight31 kg
ConfigurationStandard: Mainframe, Micro Printer, Sled of 200g
Optional: Professional Software, Communication Cable, Sled of 1000g, and Customized Sled
Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-01A - COF Tester Series
ASTM D1894

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Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-01A - COF Tester Series

Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-01A - COF Tester Series is strictly based on ASTM D1894 standard, and is professional applicable to the determination of static and kinetic coefficients of friction of 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 and tyres. By testing the frictional properties of materials, the technical indexes could be controlled to meet requirements for production. Besides, the instrument can be used to measure smoothness of cosmetics, eye drops and other daily products.

Features of Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-01A - COF Tester Series

  • Static and kinetic coefficients of friction can be tested simultaneously.
  • The functions of automatic delay timing and automatic COF zeroing ensure enough touching time between tested specimens.
  • The sliding plane and the sled are treated by degaussing and remanence detection which effectively reduce the system errors.
  • The instrument is controlled by micro-computer with LCD, PVC operation panel and menu interface, which is convenient for customers to test or view the test data.
  • Major components are imported from renowned countries with stable and reliable performance.
  • Professional operating software supports the automatic judgment of smoothness status, discrete analysis of test results(confidence degree) and statistical analysis of group specimens.
  • Micro-printer can automatically print the test reports of single tested specimen or groups of tested specimens.
  • Equipped with RS232 port for convenient PC connection and data transfer.
  • Support Lystem™ Lab Data Sharing System for uniform and systematic data management.

Applications for Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-01A - COF Tester Series

The instrument is applicable to the determination of static and kinetic coefficients of friction of:

Basic Applications

  • Films
  • Paper and Paper Board
  • Textiles, Non-woven Fabrics and Woven Bags
  • Rubber
  • Aluminum Foil, Aluminum Foil Composite Films, and Metal Products
  • Printing Matters

Extended Applications for Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-01A - COF Tester Series

  • Wood and Flooring
  • Photographic Films
  • Pipes
  • Grains - The instrument can test static and kinetic coefficients of friction of grains against the metal and other materials.
  • Hair - The instrument can test static and kinetic coefficients of friction of the hairs.
  • Ball Shaped Material - The instrument can test static and kinetic coefficients of friction of the ball shaped materials against even leveled materials.
  • Medical Tubes - The coefficients of frictions of catheters and nose feeding tubes against human skin have the direct affection on patient comfortable feeling. This instrument can test static and kinetic coefficients of friction of medical tubes against skins.
  • Lacquered Wires - This instrument can test static and kinetic coefficients of friction of the lacquered wires against even leveled materials.

Technical Specifications for Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-01A - COF Tester Series
ItemDescription
Test Range0 - 5 N
Accuracy1% of Reading Value
Stroke≥130 mm
Mass of Sled200g (500g optional)
Customization is available for other masses
Test Speed150 mm/min
Environment ConditionTemperature: 10°C - 40°C
Humidity: 20%RH - 70%RH
PowerAC 220V 50Hz
Instrument Size575 mm(L) x 310 mm(W) x 208 mm(H)
Net Weight34 kg
ConfigurationStandard: Mainframe, Micro Printer, Sled of 200g
Optional: Professional Software, Communication Cable, and Customized Sled of 500g
Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-02 - COF Tester Series
ISO 8295, ASTM D1894, TAPPI T816

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Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-02 - COF Tester Series

Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-02 - COF Tester Series is designed for static and kinetic coefficient of friction tests of plastic films, sheets, rubber, paper, PP woven bags, fabric style, metal-plastic composite strips/belts for communication cable, conveyor belts, wood, coatings, brake pads, windshield wipers, shoe materials and tyres, and etc. With the material smoothness testing, users can control and adjust material quality technical indexes to meet application demands. Besides, this tester is applicable to the smoothness measurement of cosmetics, eye drop and other daily chemistry.

Features of Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-02 - COF Tester Series

  • 3 testing modes including static coefficient of friction test, dynamic coefficient friction test and static & dynamic coefficient of friction test are available for each specimen test
  • This instrument conforms to multiple standards of ISO, ASTM and GB and the user could select testing methods as required
  • Test speed could be preset and adjusted by the users as required
  • Sled of specific weight could be customized
  • The sliding plane and the sled are treated by degaussing and remanence detection which effectively reduce the system error
  • Main parts of the instrument applied are supplied by world-famous brand, which ensure the stability and reliability of the performance of the instrument
  • The instrument is controlled by micro-computer with LCD display, PVC operation panel and menu interface
  • Professional operating software support statistical analysis of single specimen, group specimens, superposition analysis of test curves and historical data comparison functions
  • Equipped with RS232 port and micro printer port which is convenient to the data transmission and PC connection
  • Support Lystem™ Lab Data Sharing System for uniform and systematic data management

Applications

The instrument is applicable to the determination of static and kinetic coefficients of friction of:

Basic Applications

  • Films
  • Paper and Paper Board
  • Textiles, Non-woven Fabrics and Woven Bags
  • Rubber
  • Aluminum Foil, Aluminum Foil Composite Films, and Metal Products
  • Printing Matters

Extended Applications

  • Wood and Flooring
  • Photographic Films
  • Pipes
  • Grains - The instrument can test static and kinetic coefficients of friction of grains against the metal and other materials.
  • Hair - The instrument can test static and kinetic coefficients of friction of the hairs.
  • Ball Shaped Material - The instrument can test static and kinetic coefficients of friction of the ball shaped materials against even leveled materials.
  • Medical Tubes - The coefficients of frictions of catheters and nose feeding tubes against human skin have the direct affection on patient comfortable feeling. This instrument can test static and kinetic coefficients of friction of medical tubes against skins.
  • Lacquered Wires - This instrument can test static and kinetic coefficients of friction of the lacquered wires against even leveled materials.

Technical Specifications for Coefficient of Friction Tester - MXD-01 - COF Tester Series
ItemDescription
Test Range0 - 5 N
Accuracy0.5% of Reading Value
Stroke70 mm
Mass of Sled200g (Standard)
Sled of specific weight could be customized
Test Speed100 mm/min, 150 mm/min
Test speed could be adjusted
Environment ConditionTemperature: 23±2°C
Humidity: 20%RH - 70%RH
PowerAC 220V 50Hz
Instrument Size630 mm(L) x 360 mm(W) x 230 mm(H)
Net Weight33kg
ConfigurationStandard: Mainframe, Micro Printer, Sled of 200g
Optional: Professional Software, Communication Cable, and Customized Sled of 500g

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