Car Window Sliding Door Tester
Bridgestone TG Adelaide, a major supplier of rubber components to the automotive industry in Australia, needed to measure the frictional load associated with sliding a glass window between two rubber guides.
This involved a tensile test using an Imperial test stand controlled by Mecmesin s new generation Emperor™ software. The test specimen was a sheet of glass within a rubber-lined fixture. Incorporated within the specimen was a 500N Advanced Force Gauge applying a 30N pre-load, via a spring, to the rubber guides - this load being perpendicular to the direction of movement
of the glass.
The frictional running force was characterized on a load/displacement graph. The peak load to start the glass moving together with the average load to maintain its movement were automatically calculated by the Emperor™ software.
On completion of the test, the powerful analysis and reporting features of Emperor™ enabled a quick and accurate graphical representation of each test to be generated and archived.
- Imperial 2500 computer-controlled test stand (Superceded by MultiTest 2.5-i test stand)
- ILC-S 2500N load cell
- AFG 500N
- Customer-designed sliding fixture
- PC with Emperor™ software installed
"The Mecmesin instruments are always so easy to use and Mecmesin really understands what is going on in a laboratory like ours."