Measuring Coefficient of Friction

CoF formula

 

The coefficient of friction = 

the force required to hold the bottle stationary on a moving conveyor
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the weight of the package



Measuring FrictionThe coefficient of friction (CoF or µ (Mu)) describes the ratio of the force of friction between two bodies.  Controlling coefficient of friction values on packaging lines is crucial.  A consistent and steady value within a set range is required to stabilise packages for maximum throughput and to reduce loading on conveyor motors.

As well as maintaining a consistent CoF, it is important to achieve different CoF values at different zones along the packaging line.


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