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Hanatek Compact Friction Tester (CFT)
Hanatek Compact Friction Tester (CFT)
Hanatek Compact Friction Tester (CFT)
Hanatek Compact Friction Tester (CFT)
Hanatek Compact Friction Tester (CFT)
Industries & Applications
  • Cartonboard
  • Packaging
  • Paper
  • Plastics
  • Textile

Hanatek Compact Friction Tester (CFT)

  • Test static and dynamic coefficient of friction (COF)
  • Pre-loaded with test parameters for ISO/TAPPI/ASTM
  • Incredibly easy to use
  • Suitable for use in lab / production environment

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Friction testing is used in the packaging industry to measure the slip resistance
of a product, with the aim of predicting feeding and running speed on an automatic gluing, erecting, filling or packaging line.

Friction parameters help the manufacturer understand how the finish of the blown film or printed carton can influence the feeding and running speed. Surface
slip is a key factor when printing, erecting or filling packaging materials on an automatic line.

  • Product consistency
  • Packaging speed
  • Improving manufacturing process
  • Optimising machinery settings
  • Direct costs
    • Raw materials, especially speciality polymers
  • Indirect costs
    • Rework/Recycling/Replacement cost Spoiled package content

What is Slip/Friction?

A product’s slip resistance is characterised by it’s coefficients of friction:

Static = Fs/N
Dynamic = Fd/N

Where Fs is the maximum static frictional force and the Fd is the average dynamic frictional force. N is the Normal force, i.e. the force of gravity acting on the sample and test sled.

In practical terms, the static slip relates to the force required to get two resting surfaces moving, dynamic slip is the smaller force that is required to keep the surfaces moving once this initial “inertia” is overcome. These values are expressed as ratios and do not have units, they are usually quoted as a decimal value between 0 and 1.

Features

The Compact Friction Tester (CFT) provides detailed information about the slip characteristics of packaging material. Surface slip is a key factor when printing, erecting or filling packaging materials on an automatic line. The CFT produces detailed force graphs that can be printed to a date/time stamped label as an optional extra.

CFT product
200g sled
Load cell height adjustment
Load cell
Touch sensitive buttons
Sled placement system
Sample clamp
CFT screen

  • Graphical representation of forces during test
  • Static and dynamic COF results displayed on screen immediately after test
  • Full statistical analysis of test results can be printed to Hanatek label printer for easy reporting
  • Pre-loaded ISO/ASTM/TAPPI test methods
  • Easy load sled for fast sample preparation
  • Easy sample mounting

Applications

Friction parameters help the manufacturer understand how the finish of a blown film or printed carton can influence the feeding and running speed.

CFT sled placement

How is friction measured using the CFT?

A sample of 63.5mm2 with a weight acting over the entire surface area is moved on top of another sample at a given speed. Static and dynamic coefficient of friction are automatically calculated and displayed on screen. This is typically a face to face test.
Automatic sled placement with variable dwell times give more repeatable static slip results.

Accessories

The Hanatek Advanced Friction Tester offers flexible testing to multiple standards and test types.

CFT product
Instrument and connection cables
CFT accessories - sled
200g Sled

Also included:

  • USB data cables
  • Spear level
  • Cutting knife
  • UKAS traceable calibration certificate

Optional extras

CFT accessories - printer
Result printer
CFT results
CFT accessories - sample cutter

Simple sample preparation with the Hanatek Universal Sample Cutter (USC)

The Hanatek USC has been designed for the simple cutting of samples for the packaging industry. Dies can be configured to cut samples for most test types including: friction, tensile, grammage, O2 permeability, CO2 permeability, WVTR, rub resistance, carton crease, carton stiffness and many more.

Free extended warranty

Free extended 2 year warranty: Requires registration at www.rhopointamericas.com/help-services/forms-feedback/instrument-registration/ within 28 days of purchase. Without registration, 1 year standard warranty applies.

Calibration and service

Fast and economic service via our global network of accredited calibration and service centres. Please visit www.rhopointamericas.com/help-services/calibration-servicing/ for detailed information.

Specifications

StandardApplicationDetails
ISO 8295Plastics - film and sheetingDetermination of the coefficients of friction
TAPPI 549 Printing paperCoefficients of static and kinetic friction of uncoated writing and printing paper by use of the horizontal plane method
ASTM D2534Wax coatingStandard test method for coefficient of kinetic friction for wax coatings
Instrument Information
Resolution0.1g / 0.001 COF
Accuracy0.5g
SpeedUser definable, 100mm/min - 1200mm/min
DistanceUser definable, 10mm - 120mm
Power110/240v 50/60Hz
Dimension & Weights
Sled Weight200g
Instrument Weight5.5kg
Dimensions135mm (H) x 365mm (W) x 254mm (D)
Packed Weight7.5kg
Packed Dimensions310mm (H) x 380mm (W) x 455mm (D)
Commodity Code9024 8011
Order Codes
InstrumentHAN-A6050FRICTION
PrinterRL-B-PRINTER
Sample Cutter (Film)RL-A80-004-PLAST
Sample Cutter (Board)RL-A80-004

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Hanatek Compact Friction Tester (CFT)

$9,419