Based on the Izod principle, theWessex Pendulum Skid Tester consists of a tubular arm rotates about a spindle attached to a vertical pillar. At the end of the tubular arm a head of constant mass is fitted with a rubber slider. The pendulum is released from a horizontal position so that it strikes the sample surface with a constant velocity. The distance travelled by the head after striking the sample is determined by the friction of the sample surface. A reading of Skid Resistance Values is obtained and by the suitable conversion table you can get also the co-efficient of friction.
· The unit measures the frictional resistance between a rubber slider mounted on the end of a pendulum arm and the test surface
· Performs tests according to the following Standards: BS 6077 Pt 1 (clay and calcium silicate pavers for flexible pavements), BS 7044 (artificial sports surfaces: person/surface interaction), BS 7188 (impact absorbing playground surfaces), BS 8204 (in-situ flooring, part 3 Code of practice for polymer modified cementitious wearing surfaces), ASTM E303 (Standard Method for Measuring Surface Frictional Properties Using British Pendulum Tester)
· calibrated and certificated
· slider TRL or 4S according the Standards required.
Dimensions: 720x730x220 mm
Weight: 28 kg
Alternative methods for measuring skid resistance
The Tortus 3
The Pull Meter
The Ramp Slipperiness Tester to DIN 51130
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