A Lambourn abrasion tester or conventional FPS tester, which is used for abrasion tests of high polymer material for such products like tire and belt, controls slip ratio or speed difference between test piece and abrasive wheel while doing an abrasion test.
AB-2012 FPS Abrasion Tester can perform tests by controlling tangential force between the test piece and the abrasive wheel in addition to the conventional control of slip ratio, aiming more correlation to the real tires. It was necessary to repeat tests with different conditions in order to evaluate abrasion vs friction energy, which is deemed to have more correlation to the real tire.
The FPS abrasion tester enables to reproduce conditions of real tire more precisely by directly controlling the friction force.
* FPS stands for Field Performance Simulation.