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FT1 Friction Test to ASTM

Coefficient of Friction, static and kinetic, is used in a variety of materials from lubricants, to films to household items (ceramic tiles) to determine the frictional characteristics of a material.

The FT1 is a bench mounted, single lead screw dedicated friction tester. A friction table is mounted directly on the machine, with a full set of accessories included to perform tests conforming to the requirements of ASTM D1894, ISO 8295 and TAPPI T549. The tester includes these standards as user configurable tests, with a further seven available for user custom configuration. User configurable test screens allow for final movement limits, calculation limits (relative and absolute), sled weights and dimensions.

  • Friction table and load cell included
  • Dedicated user interface for friction
  • Static coefficient of friction
  • Kinetic coefficient of friction
  • Peak and average load
  • Saves up to 600 test sample results
  • Plug ‘n’ Play, automatic identification of YLC series load cells
  • YLC Series load cell options:10N, 50N and 100N (Accuracy0.5% of reading
  • Self-contained Friction Tester
    Conforms to international standards for friction testing including ASTM D 1894, ISO 8295 and TAPPI T549.
  • High Mechanical Stiffness
    Modern linear guide technology, pre-loaded ball screws and advanced software compensation ensures high displacement precision.
  • Dedicated Interface
    The console has a user interface dedicat­ed to performing friction tests, hereunder calculating static coefficient of friction, kinetic coefficient of friction, peak and average load.
  • Wide Speed Range
    High precision and improved productivity 0.01-2023 mm/min (0.0004-80 in/min).
  • Exceptional Load Accuracy
    Load accuracy of +/- 0.5% down to 1% of load cell value provides high dynamic range.
  • Scalable
    The FT1 can also be configured and used as a 1 kN universal test machine with the appropriate grips and fixtures and by using our acclaimed NEXYGENPlus software.
Model Description
TG112/LF Friction table accessory for use with LFPlus test machine only
TG112/LRX Friction table accessory for use with LRXPlus test machine only
TG112/LS Friction table accessory for use with LS1 test machines