Surface finish and frictional properties are often the top priority as coating and surface technologies are developed. Testing apparatus at SMS Labs is optimized to determine both the static and dynamic coefficient of friction in your test samples. A weighted sled and motorized test stand use a pulley system to drag the test coating over itself. Force data is collected at both initial movement (static) and during uniform sliding (kinetic).
Equipment: Mark 10 Tester with M5-2-COF Coefficient Of Friction Gauge
Application: ASTM D1894 Standard Test Method for Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting.
Common Use: Determining coefficient of friction of test panels for R&D, Verification, or qualification.