Novasys Group supplies Hanatek incline testers, low cost and highly accurate instruments for friction testing applications that require the determination of the dynamic friction coefficient of flat surfaces.
These friction testers have been designed for use in the packaging industry to measure the dynamic slip of unprinted carton board, printed cartons or plastic films and their coatings.
In addition, they are suitable for friction testing on other products such as leather, textiles and paper.
Operation of one of these devices is straightforward. Two cut samples are cut to the dimensions of a supplied template. One is then attached to the platen and one to the measurement sled.
The instrument will raise the platen until the dynamic slip force value is determined. The dynamic coefficient of the surface is determined by cross-referencing the display readout in degrees with a chart of values which is also supplied with each unit.