Tortus 3 Coefficient of Friction Tester

Tortus 3 Coefficient of Friction Tester Overview

The new Tortus 3 Coefficient of Friction Tester is the most advanced version of the original BCRA designed instrument, using the latest technology available on the market today and is a replacement for the Tortus II

The battery operated instrument can be used to test the resistance to skidding of a wide variety of flooring surfaces including ceramic tiles in both dry and wet conditions. Results can be presented on the integral chart recorder but also down loaded to a PC via a USB connection. The benefit of this is that the unit does no require and connecting cables either to a mains supply or to a PC making it completely portable

Tortus 3 Coefficient of Friction Tester Details

TORTUS 3— a self propelled microprocessor controlled precision instrument which measures directly the dynamic coefficient of friction, as it traverses a surface or flooring material used by pedestrians.

It provides an instantaneous reading of Coefficient of Friction on a digital display as it moves across the surface and displays the average value of μ at the completion of the test. The measurements are recorded to memory and can be retrieved using the supplied USB Memory Stick. A hard copy of the measurements made during the traverse is also available from an on board printer.

Dimensions of the instrument 42.5 x 24.5 x 16.0 cms high
Instrument weight 6.00 Kg
Instrument weight with carry case 11.00 Kg
Power Requirement for charging 240 volt single phase 50Hz
(240 volt /12 volt Charger and cable supplied)
Operating voltage once fully charged 12 volt DC internal battery pack
(NIMH NICD assembly ten battery cells)
Friction foot material Type “Four S” (96) rubber

In addition to the above supplied together with: -
Instrument carry Case
USB Memory Stick
One roll Printer paper
Conditioning tool for rubber foot

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