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PEAK INNOVATIONS ENGINEERING HAS THE HIGHLY TECHNICAL TEAM TO DESIGN, TEST, VALIDATE, AND ENHANCE THE BOLTED JOINTS WITHIN YOUR PRODUCT APPLICATION.

Joint development and testing is all we do, so we do it better than other internal and external options. Why consume your resources when we can take care of it for you quickly, definitively and cost effectively?

WHY OUTSOURCE JOINT TESTING?

Peak innovations Engineering is an ideal choice for joint testing and development. By relieving your engineers of joint testing, they can focus on engineering improvements increasing revenue and sales. Our experience and expertise allows us to optimize joints, propose cost reduction of labor and material and troubleshoot poor yield.

WHY USE PEAK?

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.

The Usage of a COF Testing System

Mar 4, 2021 | Blog Posts, COF testing

The friction coefficient or COF is a number that indicates the degree of friction between two surfaces. A distinction is made between the static friction coefficient and the dynamic friction coefficient. The static coefficient of friction is the ratio between the maximum friction force before the surfaces start to move concerning each other and the normal force. The dynamic coefficient of friction is the ratio between the frictional force and the normal force as the surfaces move relative to each other already. A COF testing system can be adapted to test nearly any type of product or material that requires friction testing. One example would be a friction test of non-slip work shoes against an anti-slip paint or floor coating. This type of testing is significant in many types of product development.

What is in a COF Testing System?

The performed test requires a universal testing machine or motorized test stand, a low force load cell, and a COF apparatus, such as a coefficient of friction gauge. Similar to other digital force gauges, the friction gauge coefficient is used to calculate the static COF tester, and the average force is used to calculate the kinetic COF. To ensure the proper performance of your COF testing system and to ensure that you have everything you need to perform it properly, it is highly suggested that the specifications for ASTM D1894 are read and understood. You can also work with our highly expert sales team at CSC Force to determine the job’s best equipment.

The Mark-10 M5-2 Coefficient of Friction Gauge is a very popular model used in Cour clients’ COF testing system applications. It should be used with a compatible motorized test stand, the coefficient of friction gauge (COF gauge), and a COF fixture. This particular model provides a capacity of up to 2 lbF (10N), and the gauge can be used to measure friction for a wide range of materials, conforming to ASTM D1894 specifications and other industry standards. A backlit LCD screen displays both the static and kinetic coefficient measurements calculated from a user-programmable sled weight. This can be customized to meet your needs and requirements, adapting easily for many different materials.

Advantages of Using Mark-10 M5-2 Coefficient of Friction Gauge

One of the big advantages to using the Mark-10 M5-2 Coefficient of Friction Gauge with your COF testing system is that data can be collected and transferred directly to a PC or data collector via USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo (Digimatic), or analog outputs, depending on your needs. The onboard memory that can hold up to a thousand readings is included in this purchase, allowing statistical calculations to be easily stored and output to a PC. Mark-10 has integrated set points with indicators and outputs to provide simple pass-fail testing. This friction gauge coefficient can also be used to trigger external devices, including relays, alarms, and motorized test stand equipment.

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