IDM Instruments has released Coefficient of friction tester; an essential instrument for measuring the slip properties of packaging materials.
The all new COF Tester determines the friction properties of packaging materials including plastic films, foils, laminates, paper and board.
The friction tester is a useful quality control instrument to ensure smooth running on production packaging machines and also to measure the effect that a coating or print has on base material.
Implementing new design and technology, the COF tester employs a touch panel screen for machine set up, testing, measuring and recording. An RS232 output is also fitted to output results on an external computer.
Other features include smooth lead screw driven cross arm for reliable and repeatable measuring as well vacuum suction of the test plane to clamp the material. An optional temperature control circuit can also be integrated into the COF Tester for hot slip testing.
Variable speed selection comes standard with the COF tester benefiting users as they can select what speeds to operate the instrument at and depending on what standard they wish the test to run at.