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Film Coefficient of Friction Testers

Meets specifications of ASTM D1894 Standard Test Method for Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and TAPPI T-549.

Film Coefficient of Friction Testers
FX-7100 shown

The Film Coefficient of Friction Tester is a full featured tester for film and sheet materials. In the past, film and sheet producers and converters have had the choice of off-line friction testers which are manually operated stand-alone machines, or expensive computer-operated machines. Now you can have both in a single instrument.




  • Full-featured digital-based Friction Tester
  • LCD-digital display force gage with integral keypad
  • Can be run as a stand-alone machine or a computer-assisted tester with optional FX-7200 Quality Control Software for automatic calculation and graphical display of static and kinetic friction data.
  • 200 gram force scale standard
  • Quality Control Software FX-7200 has a wide range of statistical and graphical information including static coefficient of friction and kinetic coefficient of friction, with the ability to edit and define the field of data included in the kinetic friction calculation. Many application-specific functions make this an invaluable addition to your film, foil, converting or paper coefficient of friction tester.
  • Two models available:
    • Model FX-7100 COF - Fixed sled speed of 6 inches per minute
    • Model FX-7100-VSC dual-purpose COF/Peel/Seal
      • Variable speed sled, with speed range from 1 to 20 inches per minute.
      • Reversible-direction motor allows higher force testing for COF, Peel, Seal and Tensile up to 45 lb (20 kg) force.
      • Add a second force scale (optional) with measurement ranges including 500 gram, 1 kg, 2 kg, 5 kg or 20 kg for dual-purpose test capability.
      • Manual mechanical grips included.
      • Ideal for use with benchtop heat sealers for seal strength testing.


Technical Data

Technical Data
Mode of operation: Off-line testing / lab use - Digital force measurement
Materials: All sheet materials
Measurement Range: 0 - 1000 gram
Accuracy: +/- 0.1% Full Scale
Resolution: 0.2 gram or 0.001 COF Values (unitless)
Safe Overload: Display shows overrange at 110% of full scale. Safe overload at 150% of full scale
Power Requirements: 115 VAC, 60 Hz, or consult factory for special requirements
Environmental Requirements: 40 - 100 Deg. F, max. 96% RH non-condensing
Sample Rate: 7000 Hz
Serial Data Communications: RS-232 and USB, Configurable up to 115, 200 baud
Analog Output: +/- 1 VCD
Dimensions (HxWxD): 9 in (23 cm) x 32 in (81 cm) x 12 in (31 cm)
Weight: 38 lb (17 kg)



Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices

FX-7100 includes 0-500 gr. Digital Scale

FX-7100-VSC includes 0-500 gr. Digital Scale, Variable Speed Sled, 1 - 20 ipm, Mechanical Grips (2), Reversible Drive
PT-901725 FX-7100 Friction Tester $6,661.00
PT-902025 FX-7100-VSC Friction/Peel/Seal/Tensile 9,200.00
Friction/Tensile Tester Accessories
PT-901785 Additional Digital Scale for FX-7100-VSC (500 g, 2 kg, 5 kg, 20 kg) 1,423.00
PT-901787 Force Gauge Calibration Pulley Set 265.00
PT-901791 Software FX-7200 for FX-7100 Tester w/Serial Cable 1,275.00
PT-901789 Sample Cutter Template for COF (2 Per Set) 265.00


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