FP-2260 Friction/Peel Tester

This Coefficient of Friction Tester (COF) / Peel Tester can measure the static and kinetic coefficient of friction as well as run seal strength tests, 180° peel, 90° peel, and T-peel tests.  The FP-2260 also offers a tensile test mode to perform lightweight tensile tests up to 10 kg (22 lbs).

Its small benchtop design makes the FP-2260 lightweight allowing it to be used in a laboratory or set up out on the production floor for offline testing as needed.

Plastic film, paper, paperboard, adhesives, labels, and packaging materials are ideally tested with the FP-2260.

Replaces the FP225-1, FP-2255 and FP-2250

Description

Thwing-Albert’s FP-2260 COF Tester (Coefficient of Friction Tester) / Peel Tester provides more information with fewer keystrokes and offers the capability to run the machine in five languages. It also provides the ability to create, save, and password-protect test setups. The COF test mode can be configured to measure the static and kinetic coefficient of friction as well as slide angle. The Peel Tester mode can test the seal strength, and peel properties of plastic film, paper, paperboard, adhesives, corrugated/cardboard, labels, and packaging materials. The Peel Tester can be configured to perform 180° peel tests, 90° peel tests, and T-peel tests. The Tensile Tester mode can be configured to perform lightweight tensile tests up to 10 kg (22 lbs).

Features

  • Multifunctional membrane keypad
  • Easy to read display (240 pixels x 64 pixels)
  • Automatic load cell recognition
  • Interchangeable .5kg, 1kg, 2kg, 5kg and 10kg load cells
  • Adjustable crosshead and load cell (Vertically and Horizontally)
  • Automatic Return of the crosshead
  • 14″ of Crosshead travel
  • Store 128 tests each for COF, Peel, and Tensile
  • USB and RS-232 Data Communication Port
  • Available test area 225mm x 350mm
  • Electronic over travel switches
  • Selectable force units [g, kg, lbs, oz, N]
  • Preset industry-standard test method storage
  • Ability to save customized test setups
  • Industry standards:
    • ASTM D1894 (COF for Plastics)
    • ASTM D4521 (COF for Corrugated/Fiberboard)
    • ASTM D2534 (Coefficient of Kinetic Friction for Wax Coatings)
    • ASTM D6862 (Standard Test Method for 90 Degree Peel Resistance of Adhesives)
    • ASTM D6252 (Standard Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Label Stocks at a 90° Angle)
    • ASTM D3330 (Peel Adhesion for Pressure Sensitive Tape 180°)
    • ASTM D1876 (Standard Test Method for Peel Resistance of Adhesives – T-Peel Test)
    • ASTM F88 (Seal Strength for Flexible Barrier Material)
    • AFERA: 4001 P11
    • FINAT: FTM 1-6, 10, 11
    • ISO 8295 (COF for Plastics)
    • PSTC: 101 (A, B, C, D, E, F), 4, 15, 55
    • TAPPI T816 (COF for Corrugated and Paperboard)
    • TAPPI T549 (COF for Uncoated Writing & Printing Paper)
    • TLMI: L-IA1, L-IA2, L-IA3
    • and more…

The FP-2260 utilizes a multifunctional keypad which allows users to easily navigate through the menu options. The crosshead and the load cell are adjustable to allow ease of use when changing test setups. The system also offers the ability to test to a specific distance or a specific time. The FP-2260 comes standard with the auto-return/stop option at the end of a test.

When selecting a COF tester one FP-2260 advantage is the large front panel display screen. The front display is 240 pixels x 64 pixels and is designed for readability by the operator. The memory capacity on the FP-2260 can store up to 128 individual tests for each mode (COF, Peel, Tensile).

For added versatility the FP-2260 offers optional accessories to add testing options:

  • Low capacity tensile – manual and air operated grips for seal and tensile tests
  • Standard and Custom COF sleds
  • 90°/180° peel fixture
  • T-peel fixture
  • Tray peel fixture
  • Delamination test fixtures
  • Heated Platen for testing at elevated temperatures up to 350° F

Software Option

  • MAP4 Software provides unlimited testing capabilities with built-in test methods that can be customized by the end-user.  This software allows for extensive data analysis to evaluate materials.

Additional information

Force Accuracy

10% to 100% Load Capacity: ±0.25% Measuring Value, Less than 10% Load Capacity: ±0.025% of Load Cell Capacity

Force Resolution

0.1g for all load cells

Force Units

Grams, Kilograms, Ounces, Pounds, Newtons

High Travel Speed

10 to 110 in/min(254 to 2,794 mm/min)

Industry

Adhesives, Corrugated, Foils/Metals, Medical, Nonwovens, Packaging, Paper, Paperboard, Plastic Film, Rigid Plastics

List of Standards

ASTM F88, ASTM D1894, D4521, D3330, TAPPI T816, ISO 8295

Load Cell

.5kg, 1kg, 2kg, 5kg, 10kg (interchangable)

Model Name

FP-2260 Friction/Peel Tester

Power Requirements

110-230 Volts, 50-60 Hz

Software Available

MAP4

Standard COF Sleds

200gm, 500gm, 1000gm, and 3lb (Other sleds are available. Software accepts variable sled weights.)

Standard Travel Speed

1 to 20 in/min (25.4 to 508 mm/min)

Testing Property

Adhesion, Coefficient of Friction, Peel, Tensile

Test Times

0.1 to 99 seconds- Variable for COF, and Peel

Travel Distance

0.1 to 14.0 in (0.3 to 38 cm)

Downloads

FP-2260 COF Tester

COF Sled Options