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A slip test machine can be used as a development tool to verify the slip resistance of new footwear products.

ASTM-F489 James Shoes Anti-Slip Tester

ASTM F To be meaningful, walkway tribometer results must correlate the slip characteristics of a surface or contaminant, or both, to the actual propensity for human slips. This method uses the stationary James Machine. OSHA requires the use of slip-resistant surfaces in several locations in their standards. This device has not be put through a F approval to date. Hence, a low coefficient of friction indicates that only a low horizontal load would be needed to cause the shoe to slip against the flooring type used in the test.

Slip resistance testing is a complex process, and an effective slip test machine needs to control and measure a number of key criteria reproducing the critical factors relating to slip when walking.

The method can be used on nearly all surfaces.

SATRA offers a wide range of unique member services and products designed to enhance technical knowledge and help improve profitability and global sales. The method evaluates wet and dry conditions. Rise height and tread width shall be uniform throughout any flight of stairs including any foundation structure used as one or more treads of the stairs.


The OSHA steel erection standards contained a provision for slip-resistance requirements for painted structural steel upon which ironworkers would walk. The is the testing method which was specific to the English Aetm tribometer.

It can also validate these products against a footwear specification in which a required coefficient of friction has been specified. This astmm of the standard was never enacted and eventually removed from the aetm.

This term is largely left undefined. View comments provided by High Safety Consulting Services. The proliferation of standards creates confusion by both consumers of slip-resistance testing services and even those offering such services.

Additional information can be entered through the machine keyboard, allowing test criteria and other relevant data to be f4489.

Technical asm STM Slip resistance tester. The machine and associated test methods have gained wide acceptance in the global footwear industry, with sales made to brands, manufacturers, test laboratories and institutes around the world. The horizontal and vertical forces are measured during the test.

The method utilizes the whole shoe, so it seems to offer a more complete picture than those methods which require sections of the footwear to be tested.

A section of calibrated standard flooring, an alternative floor surface, or a special surface such as ice is placed onto the floor carriage. However, this standard was never promulgated as a final rule.


ASTM F 1677 Slip-Resistance Footwear Standards

Articles by Our Staff. The STM Slip Resistance Test machine offers a powerful tool for use in both product development and safety validation, with regard to 4f89 slip resistance. By using a standard test surface, and with reference to acceptable required minimum and maximum coefficients of friction, the footwear can be assessed for slip resistance. This standard addresses the recommended format and content of reports addressing slip resistance evaluations.

To be meaningful, walkway tribometer results must correlate the slip characteristics of a surface or contaminant, or both, to the actual propensity for human slips.

Because of the leather pad specification and problem with sticktion, this method should not be used for c489 testing.

ASTM F Slip-Resistance Footwear Standards |

To achieve this goal, walkway tribometer models must be validated against a standard with relevance to human ambulation. A proposed standard for Subpart D does make a reference to a 0.

The footwear is mounted on a foot forme which, in turn is mounted onto the loading frame. The English XL F was the first tribometer to be validated under this standard.

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