Lloyd Instruments has announced the launch of the
friction tester, a high accuracy, bench-mounted single lead
screw instrument. This dedicated instrument conforms to the
requirements of the key ASTM D1894, ISO 8295 and TAPPI T549
friction testing standards and has extensive applications in
the packaging and printing industries. The FTPlus can be
used for measurements of static and kinetic coefficients of
friction, peak load and average load.
A friction table is mounted directly onto the machine, with
a full set of accessories to achieve the ASTM, ISO and TAPPI
requirements. In addition to providing these standards as
user configurable tests, a further seven tests are available
for user custom configuration. The FTPlus features a
dedicated user interface for friction testing. Tests are set
up from, and results displayed on, a backlit LCD integrated
into the control console. User defined tests can be
configured in terms of final movement limits, relative and
absolute calculation limits, sled weights and dimensions.
A high-resolution encoder is used to measure the sample
extension and to provide high accuracy speed control. The
crosshead is driven by a high precision servo-motor and DC
servo system to achieve a wide range of speeds throughout
the full load range. Three XLC load cell options are
available: 10N, 50N and 100N.
Although the FTPlus is fully self-contained, an RS232
interface is provided to allow computer control using Lloyd
NEXYGEN™Plus material test and data analysis
software. The FTPlus may also be configured as a universal
testing machine to perform tensile, compression, flexural
and other mechanical tests up to 1kN (225 lbf).
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