Options and Accessoires

The state of the art design of the TRIBOTOUCH instrument with the electronically controlled motion of the piston (artificial finger) allows many useful mechanical and chemical options.

Developer menu

The developer menu allows free adjustment of the parameters speed, distance and pauses. The menu is suitable for individual test sequences of the hand abrasion test and for linear tests.

Express inspection slide

For easy mounting of specimens and for quick inspection during testing. The slide is a combination of a mounting plate with clamping claws and specimen mounting by means of a vice.

Automatic textile rewinding

Used textile is automatically wound up. The textile rewinding includes a constant counterweight by means of a rocker. Automatic textile rewinding is perfect for long term tests without supervision.

Additional weights

The load (degree of sharpness) of the test object is adjusted with weights. The scope of delivery includes 1N, 5N and 10N. The additional weights are available individually or as a set up to 30N.

Linear tester

A set of options makes the TRIBOTOUCH a complete linear tester.
Travel: from 1 - 100mm
Speed: from 1 - 2000mm/s
Load: 1N, 5N, 10N (from 1 - 30N optional)
Temperatur: -40°C bis +85°C (for TRIBOTOUCH Clime)

Fingernail scratch test

The fingernail scratch test simulates the impact of the fingernail on the surface. The test can be performed as a scratch test (see picture) or as a crease test (turned 45°).
In combination with the developer menu, the parameters can be simulated with real conditions.

Nail-scratch and shoe sole test (Automotive, BMW GS 97034-2/3/11)

Simulates scratching by the fingernails (automotive). A PMMA disc is pulled over the surface at a speed of 200 mm/s.
Simulates scratching by shoe soles (automotive). A leather disc is pulled over the surface at a speed of 700 mm/s or 1500 mm/s.

Anti fingerprint test

The test compares the function of anti-fingerprint surfaces. The same test can also be used to quantify the cleaning properties of the surfaces. In combination with the hand abrasion test, durability can be simulated.

Cleaning sponge test

Simulates cleaning with the kitchen sponge. The test can be performed with the sponge side or with the abrasive side. In combination with the developer menu, the parameters can be simulated to the real conditions.

Soiling behaviour

This test shows the soiling behaviour of surfaces. With the same proedure the cleaning behaviour can also be tested. A dedicated pre-soiled textile is used to test the soiling behaviour.

Standard textile / friction fabric

Standard test fabric in premium quality according to DIN EN 60068-2-70, IEC 68-2-70, ISO 12947-1.

Material: wool
Warp: (175 ± 10) threads/dm
Weft: (135 ± 8) threads/dm
Weight per area: ≥ 195 g/m²

Chemical Options

In cooperation with a manufacturer of high quality synthetic test liquids we can supply a wide range of chemical substances:
artificial sweat according to DIN 53160-2
artificial sweat according to DIN ISO 9022-12
artificial sweat according to DIN EN 60068-2-70
artificial sweat according to company standards (BMW, VW, Daimler)

Temperature tests

The TRIBOTOUCH-Clime is designed for the temperature range from -40°C to +85°C. The test unit is very compact and fits into most standard climatic chambers.