Munro Instruments is the world's leading manufacturer of the Pendulum Skid Resistance Tester. This is an internationally recognised precision instrument used to assess the slip and skid resistance of pedestrians surfaces and roads.
Skid Tester measures the frictional resistance between a rubber slider mounted on the end of a pendulum arm and the surface to be tested.
To perform a test using a Portable Skid Resistance Tester, a Rubber Slider with a specific hardness, resilience and size must first be fitted to the foot of the pendulum.
For accurate, reproducible and robust results, your rubber sliders must be conditioned prior to use. Failure to follow this procedure may affect the validity of your results.
The Pendulum Tester should be verified at the start of each day of testing, as well as after re-assembly/transportation. The verification procedure is essential.
The pendulum accessories are used at all stages of the testing procedure, including setup, conditioning and verification. Their incorrect use may result in inaccuracies.
Slips and falls on stairs are a common cause of accidents. It is extremely important that test methods are observed to evaluate the risks.
This is mandatory and must be completed before the pendulum verification procedure and at regular intervals thereafter.
If you are having difficulty setting the zero, this may have to do with the way the machine is set up. The following checks should be made…