Hand abrasion is a very complex chemical and mechanical combination. The impact of the hand (finger) on the surface leads to a local mechanical crushing, followed by a friction movement. The visco-elastic material properties of the human hand, in combination with the rough and structured surface of the skin, cause high abrasion potential. In addition, hand perspiration or hand cream creates an aggressive chemical environment. This friction movement of the hand on the surface can cause (too) high stress on the surface of a product.


The TRIBOTOUCH uses state of the art technology to accurately reproducing the real life abrasion caused by the human hand. The movement of the finger is reproduced with a high dynamic linear motor with precise motion control. Old fashioned instruments on the market using low cost pneumatic drives with no motion control and therefore, poor reproducibility.

The design of TRIBOTOUCH combines ease of use, functionality and appealing visual appearance. The intuitively designed menu navigation based on pictographs makes it easy to use even without consulting the user manual.



  • highly dynamic linear motor for absolute reproducibility
  • X / Y / Z positioning tables with micro screws
  • very simple menu navigation based on pictograms
  • functional and user-friendly design
  • laser marking of the test position
  • low operating costs
  • very low noise emission (quiet)



same as TRIBOTOUCH - and additionally:

  • test textile on reel up to 10m with linear feed
  • textile rewinding for autonomous long-term tests
  • reproducible textile wetting with micro nozzles
  • large touch screen for easy operation
  • compact dimensions for operation in climatic chamber
  • approved for temperatures from -40°C to +85°C

NOTE: The TRIBOTOUCH and TRIBOTOUCH Clime have the same test setup and accordingly provide the same test results.

Technical Data TRIBOTOUCH

Normal Load: 1, 5, 10N (up to 30N)
Speed:   60mm/s (up to 2000mm/s available)
Friction path:   1 - 40mm
Number of cycles:   1 -10 Millionen
Fluid feed:   automatic / 1 nozzle
Textile feed:   automatic / conveyor
Textile Rewind:   -
Temperature range:   +10°C bis +30°C *
Power: 110V / 230V, 50 - 60Hz
Dimensions: 100cm x 46cm x 52cm (L x W x H)
Weight:  85kg

Technical Data TRIBOTOUCH Clime

Normal Load: 1, 5, 10N (up to 30N)
Speed:   60mm/s (up to 2000mm/s available)
Friction path:   1 - 40mm
Number of cycles:   1 -10 Millionen
Fluid feed:   automatic / multi micro nozzles
Textile feed:   automatic / roll
Textile Rewind:  automatic
Temperature range:   -40°C to +85°C *
Power: 110V / 230V, 50 - 60Hz
Dimensions: 100cm x 46cm x 52cm (L x W x H)
Weight: 45kg

Norms und Specifications

International Norms

IEC 60068-2-70
DIN EN 60068-2-70
ASD-STAN prEN 4860
Abrasion of markings and letterings caused by rubbing of fingers and hands.

Company Specifications

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Ford WSS-M2P188-A1
EWIMA Spezifikation
... and many more

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