WEST BERLIN, N.J. — December 3, 2012 — Thwing-Albert’s FP-2255 will be replaced with a new model
the FP-2260 Friction/Peel Tester. The new instrument will now run with MAP-4 materials testing
software allowing for more powerful reporting and compatibility with newer operating systems.
Measuring the coefficient of friction and peel strength with the FP-2260 has just gotten
easier for adhesives, corrugated, foils/metals, medical materials, nonwovens, packaging, paper,
paperboard, plastic film, and rigid plastics. The new software has already been in use with the EJA
Vantage Series universal testing machines. Now, the FP-2260 will follow suit. This makes the
transition one step closer to one software package to power all Thwing-Albert instruments.
There are a few innovative features that will simplify testing and increase accuracy for
this new Friction/Peel Tester. The FP-2260 can now recognize the load cell automatically so no
manual setup is required and room for setting errors are eliminated. Additionally, you can now
capture up to 250 data points per second using the MAP-4 software. This allows for more accuracy in
the results and advanced reporting.
The Friction/Peel Tester has always been versatile with accessories available to evaluate a
range of properties including coefficient of friction (COF), 90 degree peel, 180 degree peel and
tensile strength. A heated platen option has been offered for many years and now that platen has
also undergone updates for even more accuracy.
Customers interested in materials testing for their product development can continue to rely
on quality testing machines manufactured by Thwing-Albert. The FP-2260 is available now for
customers looking to add a valuable, new instrument to their testing operations for measuring the
coefficient of friction and a variety of peel test applications.
Posted December 4, 2012