BOT-3000E Digital Tribometer (Slip Resistance Tester)

The BOT-3000E (Binary Output Tribometer) can measure both static and dynamic coefficient of friction with a variety of test sliders in both wet and dry conditions. It also provides a printed record of test parameters and results which can strengthen courtroom credibility. Available with sliders of SBR, Four S, TRL, and leather. The latest test method for the BOT-3000E is ANSI A326.3, which superseded ANSI A137.1
BOT-3000E-XK Expanded Kit
US $8995.00
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The BOT-3000E conforms to American National Standard B101.1, “Test Method for Measuring Wet SCOF of Common Hard-Surfaced Floor Materials”. It also conforms to ANSI B101.3, A137.1, and A326.3 which measure dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF). It has been validated according to ASTM F2508-13 “Standard Practice for Validation, Calibration, and Certification of Walkway Tribometers Using Reference Surfaces.”
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BOT-3000E-XK EXPANDED KIT  – ACCESSORIES INCLUDED :  (2) SBR test feet (required to run ANSI/NFSI  A137.1, A326.3 and B101.3 [dynamic] tests), Samsung Galaxy 8 Tablet with silicone protective case for added protection, 13 ml SLS surfactant, Calibration certificate, verification mass, sensor validation reference surface, power adapter (for 100-240V, 47-63 Hz, output 18V), on-board forward-facing camera, a spare battery pack, a test foot reconditioner with 400 grit paper, two rolls of thermal paper tape, a 4GB USB memory stick, collapsible bucket (for carrying BOT accessories around the test site), two squeeze bottles (for storing surfactant water and distilled water), and a larger Pelican-brand case to fit these supplies in it.

*extra SBR rubber test foot $99.95 (required for ANSI/NFSI standard B101.3/A137.1/A326.3 – dynamic coefficient of friction tests)
*Leather test foot (for dry testing only) $98.95
*Custom Test Foot (customer-provided material) $152.95
*extra slider reconditioning tool (to properly recondition test foot before running tests) $329.95

PROGRAMMED TEST TYPES: Wet / Dry / SCOF / DCOF (flying heel or user-defined test run distance)
RANGE: (SCOF, DCOF): 0.00 – 1.00 µ
POWER SOURCE: 12VDC, 2A sealed lead acid battery
RECHARGE TIME: approx. 12 hours when fully discharged
DIMENSIONS: 11.5″ x 7″ x 4.5″. Shipping dimensions including carton and watertight, crushproof, dustproof Pelican case: 23 x 18 x 11 inches
UNIT WEIGHT: 17 lb.; shipping weight including case: 48 lb. Shipped from zip (postal) code 76092, Dallas, Texas.
FWD. SPEED: 20 cm/second (DCOF mode)

PRINTOUT INFORMATION: test location number, ambient-light photos of the location of the test by the BOT’s onboard camera, graphs of instantaneous DCOF for each of the four (or six, depending on the test method) runs in the test protocol, most recent calibration and verification dates of the instrument, ambient temperature and relative humidity, path length of the DCOF measurement, type and manufacturer’s ID of the slider (test foot) used for the test. Here you can see an example of a BOT-3000E printout, which increases courtroom credibility.

The normal warranty period is one year from date of purchase, parts and labor included, excluding batteries, tires, and sensors.

Factory calibration at least annually is recommended. The charge is $240.00 plus shipping to and from Dallas, Texas USA. The BOT-3000E is calibrated by Walkway Management and manufactured near the Dallas, Texas airport in a facility that is certified for its quality management system under ISO 9001:2008.

BOT-3000E slip tester underside

The underside of the BOT-3000E slip tester

Discounts are available for multiple (5+) quantities.

Dr. Jens Sebald of the University of Wuppertal (Germany) tested the BOT-3000 dynamic coefficient of friction against traction of actual walking humans, with 72 test points including 12 surfaces, two different lubricants, and three shoe bottom materials. The correlation coefficient of 0.93 with the BOT-3000 proved excellent correlation. This is the most thorough and close correlation of measured human traction with any available tribometer. The BOT-3000 has also been successful in correlating with human traction tests using the procedure in ASTM F2508-11, “Standard Practice for Validation and Calibration of Walkway Tribometers Using Reference Surfaces.”

Two Safety Data Sheets (SDS, or MSDS) are appropriate to the BOT-3000E: one for the battery and for SLS, the sodium lauryl sulfate wetting agent.

Floor Slip Resistance Testing Services

Floor and Tile Slip Resistance Testing: For ANSI B101.1 (static coefficient of friction – SCOF) and B101.3 or A137.1/A326.3 (dynamic coefficient of friction – DCOF) testing, the charge for a laboratory test is either $230 or $200 depending on the slip test method chosen. We also test with ASTM E303-22 and other reliable DCOF Rating methods. The price for testing at your location is based on time and expenses. We have clients from Florida to New York to Hawaii to Canada, and are based in the Los Angeles area. Please call or email to set up your test. The BOT-3000E has been approved by ANSI for these tests.