Patent Number: 6,167,745

Title: Testing apparatus

Abstract: Traction and/or friction testing apparatus is described having inter-engaging, rotating, traction surfaces, the surfaces being independently driven to generate traction or friction forces therebetween. A force measuring means is provided to measure the resulting traction or friction force. The apparatus is characterised in that all forces applying in the traction measurement loop are directly readable, or elastic, thus eliminating internal friction and allowing an accurate indication of the traction or friction force. The apparatus is particularly useful for measuring rolling/sliding traction and friction.

Inventors: Hamer; Clive (London, GB), Hutchinson; John (London, GB)

Assignee: PCS Limited

International Classification: G01N 19/02 (20060101); G01N 003/56 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018