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ForceBoard™ - The most versatile Friction Tester in the World

ForceBoard™ is the world's no1 friction tester for unrestricted static and dynamic coefficient of friction measuremens for single or multiple stroke friction testing of materials, surfaces and components.
We have fixtures and accessories available so that you will be able to use your ForceBoard for any type of friction testing application!

ForceBoard™ can also, via its unique all-in-1 application design, be used for scratch, linear wear, tensile/compression and more!

- Static COF

- Dynamic COF

- All types of materials and geometries

- Single & multiple stroke testing

- Static or increasing normal load testing

- Adjustable speed & stroke length

- Automatic static COF detection

- Optional averaging for longer tests

- Excel and Matlab compatible test data

friction tester COF tester reciprocating

ForceBoard™ measuring the static and dynamic coefficient of friction between two metal plates with very high repeatability.

See how a friction measurement can be made with ForceBoard

"The simple and unproblematic design of the ForceBoard and i-Motor allows measurements without any major instructions related to the function and operation of the apparatus.


This allows for independent investigation and understanding of the complex area of ​​friction without any constraints."


-  Institute for Machine Elements, University of Stuttgart, Germany

ForceBoard™ can easily be used for reciprocating friction testing


ForceBoard™ can measure friction between any two objects! Tests can also be performed with a varying vertical force to investigate the COF normal force dependency

- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee included

- Worldwide delivery


Pivot loading arm for friction testing, test objects are secured to the arm via set-screws, a weight disc is then used to generate a static vertical / normal force.

See how a scratch and friction test can be made with ForceBoard

Why buy a ForceBoard™ system?

  • Really easy to use

  • Robust & reliable

  • Very versatile

  • Cost efficient

  • Modularized

  • Portable

  • 100% guarantee included

  • Open Windows software

  • Excel compatible data

  • Full support included

  • Built in calibration

  • USB connected
scratch tester

V-bar assembly for heavy load friction testing, capable of up to 8kg of applied vertical load!

The measuring principle used in ForceBoard is patented and utilizes full 2D force sensing, meaning that is continuosly monitors both friction and normal forces and calculates the COF in real time for any normal force, even a varying one. This is the most accurate and versatile method there is for measuring static and dynamic coefficients of friction.

COF tester

The included software ForceBoard™ Analyzer  

ForceBoard™ with the powerful and programmable i-Motor is a highly repeatable and very accurate friction tester.

ForceBoard™ is a modularized measurement system and can be used for a wide range of test applications, here's a few of them:

block on ring wear tester

Friction is a complex system parameter with multiple dependencies which is very difficult to accurately extract from a table of data created by someone else, that is the reason why a friction measurement and a friction tester is needed to measure the coefficient of friction (both the static coefficient of friction and the dynamic coefficient of friction) for your specific combination of materials. ForceBoard™ does that faster, easier and more cost efficient than any other friction tester or tribometer on the market!

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