Concora Friction Tester
Concora Friction Tester is designed to measure the skid resistance
of paperboard and paperboard packages. It is quick and easy to
operate and is mechanized to minimize the human element by providing
constant rate of tilt and provide reproducible measurements.
The Concora Friction Tester can be used to evaluate skid resistance of linerboard, combined board, cartonboard, corrugated, solid fibre boxes, folding cartons and can also be used to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of nonskid coatings and treatments.
resistance, in terms of static and kinetic friction, can be measured
in a number of ways: board to board, package to package, board
to metal, or package to metal.
Concora Friction Tester is large enough to accommodate most of
the common sizes of boxes, cartons, and board samples, yet small
enough to fit on a laboratory bench. This permits testing under
controlled atmospheric conditions of 73°F, 50% R.H., as prescribed
by ASTM-TAPPI, another factor in aiding reproducibility on different
instruments in different locations.
Concora Friction Tester requires a bench area of 17" x 24".
The effective testing plate area is 12.5" x 22.5" and
the top of the metal plate is equipped with a spring clamp to
hold the board sample to be tested. The instrument is equipped
with weights for use when testing samples of paperboard. These
weights are faced with rubber so they will stick to the sample.