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 Automatic Friction Abrasion Analyzer, Triboster TSf-series

The Triboster TSf-series is designed for computer-controlled analysis of the static and kinetic coefficients of friction (COF). Each model features the crank-shaped biaxial balance technology for precise and reliable measurements. Different loads, speeds, contact parts and measuring methods, as well as options allow customers to set up the instruments to meet their needs.

 What is friction ?
 

TSf-503

Versatile model with Bowden method (travel system of horizontal linear reciprocating motion). All application software are built in. Repetitive static friction measurements is unique function for this model only. Temperature control is possible with heater type stage at option. 

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TSf-303

Versatile model with Bowden method. Limited application software is built in for targeting QC customers of routine work. Temperature control is possible with heater type stage at option. 

 

TSf-503D

Analysis of friction properties by 4 measuring methods with a constant rotation speed of the dia. 150mm stage in two possible directions. It is designed for friction tests such as pin-on-disk and ball-on-disk.

  TSf-500D
 

TSf-503R

Analysis of friction properties by 4 measuring methods with a constant rotation speed of the cylindrical sample in two directions. Sample holders are customized to
customer-specific requirements.
Speed range: 1 to 600rpm
Cycle range: 1 to 999,999f

  TSf-500R
 

Features and functions

 Biaxial balance technology
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Each model features the crank-shaped biaxial balance technology for precise and reliable measurements. (Patent pending)

One part of the biaxial balance acts as a supporting arm for the weight whereas the other part acts as a transducing arm for the friction force to the load cell.

Both parts carry out their functions individually, properly isolating inertia effects and external forces from the load cell.

 
New concept “Two-Axes Balance”
 
square Software Triboster 2

Major operations are displayed by icons. Dialog interface system is adopted and the navigations make the operations ease and eliminate the errors of conditions/parameters setting.

The setting conditions and data and chart in measuring are displayed in real time.

Multiple data sheets can be displayed, which allows the operator to compare the data of different time or different conditions.

 
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Two-way measurements:

Measuring the coefficients of friction in both ways of the stage travel.

Automatic contact part lift-off function:

Measuring the coefficients of friction in one way of the stage travel, the contact part is lifted automatically after one stroke to avoid contact with the sample when the stage returns.

Continuous static friction measurement: Measuring up to 50 data of coefficients of static friction in one stroke by stop-and-go movement of the stage.

Standard repetition measurement:

Measuring the coefficients of friction repeatedly on the same measuring area in up to 12 cycles.

Repetition dependent measurements:

Measuring the coefficients of friction repeatedly on the same measuring area in 100 to 10.000 cycles.
Multi-sample measurements:

Measuring the coefficients of friction for different samples or different areas for one sample for easy comparison.
Load dependent measurements:

Measuring the coefficients of friction depending on different normal loads.
Speed dependent measurements:

Measuring the coefficients of friction depending on different speeds.
Time-interval dependent measurements:

Analyzing the influence of adhesion to the coefficients of friction depending on up to 4 different contact times in one way, by use of the contact part lift-off function and the stop and go movement of the stage.

 

Application

 
Objects Examples of evaluation
Lubrication oil

・Friction, wear-resistance, and longevity of oil lubricated metallic surfaces

・Dependence of friction on temperature

Cosmetics

Longevity and peel resistance of manicures

Smoothness of hair before and after treatment with hairdressing

Friction of surfaces from production machines, to improve flow properties of powders and prevent powder adhesion

Powders

Functionality and effectiveness of powder lubricants 

Papers

Durability of and damage to papers or the surfaces of printing media during the printing process

Friction between paper sheets to each other, and between paper sheets and each part of the printer’s paper feed mechanism for its optimization

Rubbers, plastics

Friction and wear of tires against road surfaces

Stick-slip-effect between wiper blades and wet windshields

Functionality and persistence rubbers for table tennis rackets

Durability and functionality of the rubber surface of paper-feed or pick-up rollers

Textiles

Smoothness depending on textile weave pattern

Efficiency of softening and smoothening agents on textiles

Slippage of different kinds of fabrics on each other

Slippage of stockings on insoles

Paints, coating

Strength of plating layers and coated surface against scratching, continuous rubbing, sliding, etc.

Friction and wear of coated surfaces against each other

Medical

Friction of materials from artificial joints, valves of artificial hearts and implants

Friction of catheters submerged in water and durability of the catheter’s coatings

Automobile

Extensibility of car polish or wax on the car body and their effectiveness after drying

Sliding characteristics between clothing fabrics and seat belts and car seat materials

 

 

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