HFN1 Friction on an Inclined Plane

HFN1 Friction on an Inclined Plane

The compact bench top unit has a sturdy aluminium base plate, non-slip feet and central vertical pillar. 

Pivoting on this base is a ground steel plane which can be locked in any angular position between ±45°, indicated on a semi-circular protractor scale. 

Two composite slider trays are supplied. One pair being made out of aluminium and steel, whilst the other is made from nylon and brass. You simply turn over the trays to test one of the other. Each tray in turn is attached to a weight hanger and weights are added until the tray just begins to slide. The slider trays also allow for additional weight to be added changing the experimental scope.

The hanger cord pulls the tray up the sloping steel plane whilst passing over a pulley and bearing. The bearing reducing friction to ensure accurate results.

The experiment may also be used as an exercise in equilibrium of forces, determining the force required to move the tray along the plane giving the coefficient of friction.

The apparatus comes supplied with a comprehensive instruction manual for student and lecturer, weights set and hanger.

HFN1 Friction on an Inclined Plane
  • To be bench mounted apparatus measuring force required to move a body up an inclined plane
  • To measure the friction coefficient for various materials in contact with the plane
  • To consist of a ground steel plane
  • Capable of being locked in any angular position ±45º
  • Angle of inclination measured on a semi circular protractor scale
  • To include 2 composite slider trays in aluminium + steel and brass + nylon
  • Load hanger, cord and weights set providing driving force
  • Comprehensive instruction manual for student and lecturer provided
  • 2 year warranty 
  • To determine the coefficient of friction under static and sliding conditions between various materials and steel 
  • To verify the angle of friction for the material 
  • To depict the ‘friction cone’
  • To measure the force required to move a body up an inclined plane against gravity and friction 
  • To show the equilibrium of forces on an inclined plane