Hand abrasion is a very complex chemical and mechanical combination. The impact of the hand (finger) on the surface leads to a local mechanical crushing, followed by a friction movement. The visco-elastic material properties of the human hand, in combination with the rough and structured surface of the skin, cause high abrasion potential. In addition, hand perspiration or hand cream creates an aggressive chemical environment. This friction movement of the hand on the surface can cause (too) high stress on the surface of a product.

TRIBOTOUCH instrument

The TRIBOTOUCH uses state of the art technology to accurately reproducing the real life abrasion caused by the human hand. The movement of the finger is reproduced with a high dynamic linear motor with precise motion control. Older instruments on the market using low cost pneumatic drives with no motion control and therefore, poor reproducibility.

The design of TRIBOTOUCH combines ease of use, functionality and appealing visual appearance. The intuitively designed menu navigation based on pictographs makes it easy to use even without consulting the user manual.


Data Sheet

Technical Data

Normal load: 1, 5, 10N (up to 30N available)
Piston Speed: 60mm/s (up to 2500mm/s available)
Friction path: 1 - 40mm
Number of cycles: 1 -100 million
Fluid feed: cyclic
Fabric feed: cyclic
Temperature: -40°C to +85°C *
Power supply: 110V / 230V
Weight: 95kg
Dimensions: 100cm x 46cm x 52cm (L x W x H)

* for TRIBOTOUCH-Clime only

Norms / Specificationens

IEC 60068-2-70
DIN EN 60068-2-70
ASD-STAN prEN 4860
Abrasion of markings and letterings caused by rubbing of fingers and hands.

Company Specifications

BMW GS 97034 / GS 97045
Daimler DBL 7384
Ford WSS-M2P188-A1
EWIMA Specification
Sony Ericsson 45/152 41-FEA 202 8139 Ue