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FPT-H1 Coefficient of Friction, Peel and Tear Tester

FPT-H1 horizontal coefficient of friction tester

The FPT-H1 is a horizontal tester, specifically designed for testing to all the key industry and international standards for coefficient of friction, and for appropriate horizontal peel and tear methods. Its sleek contemporary styling incorporates ease of use and maintenance.

Built to exacting standards, yet affordable, the FPT-H1 provides the most accurate and detailed measurement, with guaranteed repeatability in testing. It is ideally suited for the packaging industry, for manufacturers, converters and users of paper, board and plastic films, plus coatings, floor coverings and textiles.

  • Pre-programmed to perform static and dynamic coefficients of friction tests to the main international standards for films and sheets.
  • Peel fixtures for 90°, 180° or ‘T’-peel tests designed for packaging, wrapping and laminating market.
  • Tear fixtures suitable for ‘trouser’, and wing-style (Winkelmann/Graves) tear testing on plastic sheeting, paper and fabrics.
  • A choice of loadcells, 10 N and 100 N, to give the flexibility to match the capacity to the test force range for optimum results measurement.

FPT-H1 for coefficient of friction testing

Designed for manufacturers, converters, printers and end-users of film and sheet materials, FPT-H1 is pre-programmed to perform static and dynamic coefficients of friction tests on a variety of materials. The main international test standards are included:

  • BS EN ISO 8295 and ASTM D1894: plastics, film and sheeting
  • ISO 15359 (first and third slide) and TAPPI T 549: paper and board

The FPT-H1 can be specified with the ISO 15359 COF kit, which provides a mechanised placement and lift of the 800 g sled, as required by the standard. The fixture also ensures a linear slide during the dynamic slip phase by means of its friction-free guide rails.

FPT-H1 for peel testing

Designed for the packaging, wrapping and laminating market, FPT-H1 may also be fixtured to become a convenient push-button horizontal peel tester. Amongst the 90°, 180° and T-peel standards supported are: FINAT 1,2 and 3, AFERA 5001, ASTM D3330, ASTM D6252, ASTM F88, BS EN 868-5, BS EN 1895, BS EN 1939, ISO 8510-2 Part 2, PSTC 101.

The driven moving table fixture used for 90° peel and adhesion testing ensures a consistent right angle between the peel direction and the substrate, and accepts float glass and stainless steel sample plates.

FPT-H1 for tear testing

Designed for the plastic film, paper and textile industries, FPT-H1 assesses packaging material strength, welded joins, folds, creases and perforation lines for tear resistance. The following standards may be addressed: ASTM 1004, ASTM D1938-08, BS EN ISO 6383-1, BS EN ISO 12625. Quick-change grips can easily be fitted to perform single-rip ‘trouser’ tear tests, trapezoidal and wing (Winkelmann/Graves) style tests.

Emperor™ Force

The FPT-H1-i is delivered with the powerful Emperor™ programming software and contains the pre-programmed routines found with the console version.


  • 1. Film testing sled and extensible link
    Film testing sled and extensible link
  • 2. Paper testing sled and rigid link
    Paper testing sled and rigid link
  • 3. Interchangeable loadcells
    Interchangeable loadcells
  • 4. Sled rails/lifter for ISO 15359
    Sled rails/lifter for ISO 15359
  • 5. Sprung lower sample grip
    Sprung lower sample grip
  • 6. Loadcell calibration check
    Loadcell calibration check

FPT-H1 Dedicated Tester: Key Features, Specification, Fixtures and Programming

Key Features

  • Versatile horizontal tester for friction, peel and tear
  • Ideal for packaging manufacturers, converters or user of paper, board and plastic films
  • Pre-programmed for BS EN ISO 8295, ASTM D1894, ISO 15359 and TAPPI T 549
  • Optional factory-fitted ISO 15359 friction sled lift
  • Interchangeable loadcells
  • Fixture kits available for peel and tear testing
  • Available with integral console, or for separate PC-control
  • Optional heated platen
FPT-H1 - Friction Peel Tear

Technical Specification

  • Loadcells of 10 N and 100 N
  • Load accuracy 0.1% of full scale
  • Load resolution 0.004 N to 0.04 N
  • Speed range 1.0 - 1200 mm/min, continuously variable
  • Crosshead height adjustment 30 mm
  • Max. crosshead travel 275 mm
  • Test plate surface, stainless steel 304
  • Weight 29.3 kg (64.6 lb), without console: 25.6 kg (56.4 lb)
FPT-H1 Dedicated Tester

Grips and Fixtures

  • 200 g Coefficient of friction sleds, neoprene- and foam-faced
  • ISO 15359 COF kit: 800 g sled (neoprene-faced), mechanised sled lift/set down, and sled guide rails
  • Heated platen for friction at elevated temperatures
  • 90°, 180° and T-peel peel fixtures
  • Float glass and stainless steel sample plates
  • Small vice grips for non-adhesive peel, and tear testing
  • Calibration verification kit

All fixtures optional additions.

FPT-H1 Dedicated Tester

Emperor™ Programming

  • FPT-H1-xt is pre-loaded with friction, peel and tear programs for intuitive touch-screen use. Custom programs can be created in Program Testing Mode and it can run full Emperor™ programs created on PC.
  • FPT-H1 is controlled by Mecmesin’s powerful Emperor™ software, with full sophisticated programming and results calculation, and user-profiled reporting and exporting facilities.
  • Live graphical display by displacement angle, load and time.
  • Create your own easy-access library of test programs.
  • Instant results per test, with pass/fail indication.
  • User login controls for levels of access and use.
FPT-H1 Dedicated Tester