IDM Instruments Pty Ltd

IDM Instruments Pty Ltd

10-11 Colrado Court, Hallam, Victoria 3803, AUSTRALIA


Coefficient of Friction Tester Variable Speed & Heated Platen

Coefficient of Friction Tester Variable Speed & Heated Platen

Coefficient of Friction Tester Variable Speed & Heated Platen are fast, reliable, and accurate method of determining coefficient of friction. These coefficient of Friction Testers are used to determine the static and kinetic friction of plastic film, sheeting, paper and other sheeted material coatings.

Their small bench top design makes it easy to use in a laboratory or setup out on the production floor for offline testing as needed. With variable speed, touch screen operation & in-built heated platen, model C0055-M3 is most ideal for plastic film testing.

The temperature range on this unit is between ambient to 170°C, allowing for testing at elevated temperatures.  This model also comes with the option of computer software to record data.

  • C0055-M1 Coefficient of Friction Tester – Standard
  • C0055-M2 Coefficient of Friction Tester – Variable Speed

C0055-M3 Specifications:

  • Touch Screen Operation
  • Force Range: 1-10N (1 x 0.001kgF)
  • Friction Function: Static & Kinetic
  • Speed: Variable between 50 - 300mm/min
  • Sled Size: 63mm x 63mm
  • Heated Plane: 150mm x 300mm (option to operate COF testing at ambient or heated temperature)
  • Travel Distance: 220mm
  • Communication: USB
  • Cutting Templates Included: 1 x Sled, 1 x Moving Plane

The C0055 range also has the option of a computer software package to record data including:

  • Dynamic real-time display
  • Statistical analysis
  • Results averaging 
  • Screen print out
  • Data export to Excel
  • Test identification entry
  • Peak force value
  • Static Point
  • Kinetic average
  • Adjustable data collection limits

Other options include:

  • C0055-OP1: COF Data Acquisition Software (not available for rent)
  • C0055-OP2: 180° Peel Fixture Rod C0055-SP1: Updated COF Software (only if C0055-OP1 has been previously purchased)
  • C0055-SP2: IDM Interface Cable
  • C0055-SP3: Cutting Template for Sled: 63.5mm x 63.5mm
  • C0055-SP4: Cutting Template for Moving Plane
  • C0055-SP5: Solid Connecting Rod
  • C0055-SP6: COF Sled 200g
  • C0055-SP7: Spare Stainless Steel Plane Surface 


  • Flexible packaging, metal, Printing, Coatings, Composites, Linoleum, Foils, Paper, Plastics, Rubber


  • ASTM D1894
  • ASTM D2534 (Coefficient of Kinetic Friction for Wax Coatings)
  • ASTM D3330 (Peel Adhesion for Pressure Sensitive Tape 180°)
  • ASTM D4521 (COF for Corrugated/Fiberboard)
  • ASTM F88 (Seal Strength for Flexible Barrier Material)
  • ISO 8295 (COF for Plastics)
  • TAPPI 549
  • TAPPI T816 (COF for Corrugated and Paperboard)
  • TAPPI T549 (COF for Uncoated Writing & Printing Paper)
  • Optional - ISO 8295


  • Reliable Brand
  • Easy to operate
  • Fast and accurate results
  • Accessories and spare parts readily available

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