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Peak innovations Engineering offers independent third-party fastener, joint or equipment testing. Our in-house lab accommodates immediate testing of proposed designs or changes. Peak’s specialized testing can optimize your process parameters including; torque, force, time, etc. Many of our tests can be performed at the customer’s location if requested.

COF Testing in Machine Surfaces

Mar 22, 2021 | Blog Posts, COF testing

Friction is actually a force that obstructs two surfaces’ motion coming in speak to with one another. In earlier days, film and sheet producers applied off-line friction testers that had a manual operation. They were either computer-operated machines or stand-alone machines. A coefficient of friction tester measures stacking capacity on the sheet-like base, for instance, plastic film, corrugated board, paper, and so forth. The coefficient of friction (COF) is one primary physical index of plastic film or sheeting. It describes the force of friction when the material sliding more than itself or other substances below specified conditions.

The versatile packaging film must be of proper friction coefficient, and otherwise unfavorable effects may very well be triggered through the operation. To become distinct, if the friction coefficient is too high, it will demand a larger pulling force to unwind the roll from the plastic film. Consequently, the production efficiency might be compromised, and also worse, the film could be deformed right after getting stretched excessively. On the other hand, if the friction coefficient is too low, the films could slip or fall off from the roll, which may well cause suspension of production and unnecessary production price. For that reason, the producers and customers of versatile packaging film need to manage its coefficient of friction and choose suitable packaging materials using COF testing.

You will discover different variables that could influence the coefficient of friction of versatile packaging film, including additives, lubricants, surface texture and temperature, and so forth. The makers can adjust the friction of films by modifying those elements pointed out above, considering the COF test final results.

How is the Quality of the Packaging Affected Due to Friction Force?

The additives which can be employed in the manufacturing industries that normally come from the prime surfaces causes blooming. This alteration the coefficient of friction on the material. Because the blooming because of the additive isn’t ideal, it can amend the friction coefficient, which is different from other supplies.

Do All COF Tests Work the Same Way?

No, the key difference is that the tests depend on COF testing either the static or dynamic Coefficient of Friction. Static COF relies on just how much momentum is needed to achieve movement involving the two surfaces. Dynamic COF tells us how much effort is expected to bring two surfaces to a quit.

At present, the COF of versatile packaging film might be tested based on ASTM D1894: Typical Test Method for Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Plastic Film and Sheeting. The simplified COF testing procedures are offered within the following for reference. Link Testing LTCOF-05A and LTMXS-06 Coefficient of Friction Testers are utilized as testing instruments for COF testing of flexible packaging components, paper, textiles, non-woven fabrics, woven bags, rubber, printings, aluminum foils, metals, and their goods. Those instruments are featured with high accuracy, intelligent design and style, and simplified operations.

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