Mecmesin's new FPT-H1 horizontal friction, peel and tear tester is supplied pre-programmed for all the main industry standard friction testing methods for plastics films, paper and board. With fixtures also for peel and tear testing, it is said to be ideally suited to the packaging industry, and for manufacturers, converters and users of sheet materials.
Designed for reliable and rapid testing, the instrument has an integral touchscreen to access test routines, and provide guidance through each run. Testing requires minimal training with maximum repeatability, says Mecmesin.
With the powerful Emperor software for control, data acquisition and analysis, the FPT-H1 is also suited to detailed laboratory testing and extension into other tensile testing.
Sample sleds are available to comply with the weights and dimensions requirements of all the main test COF standards, with linkages as defined for static and dynamic coefficients of friction and avoidance of stick-slip behaviour.
The FPT-H1 can be employed equally for tear and peel testing in packaging situations, including fixturing for 90 and 180 degree and T-peel standard methods, and trouser tear or perforation line testing.