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Pendulum Skid Tester


The Cooper-Wessex skid resistance tester is one of the best portable skid resistance tester in the world.

BRIEF INTRODUCTION The Cooper-Wessex Pendulum Skid Tester CRT-PENDULUM is the high quality skid resistance testing equipment. Originally designed in the 1940s in the US, the instrument was further developed in the 1960s at the UK Transport Research Laboratory for the testing of road surfaces. The CRT-PENDULUM measures the frictional resistance between a rubber slider mounted on the end of a pendulum arm and the test surface. This provides highway engineers with a routine method of checking the resistance of wet and dry surfaces to slipping and skidding, both in the lab and on site. It is based on the Izod principle: a pendulum rotates about a spindle attached to a vertical pillar. At the end of the tubular arm a head of known mass is fitted with a rubber slider. The pendulum is released from a horizontal position so that it strikes the sample surface with a constant velocity. The distance travelled by the head after striking the sample is determined by the friction of the sample surface. A reading of Skid Resistance is obtained.

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STANDARDS N1097-8:2009 E S812Pt.114 B S/NZS4586:1999 A S6077Pt1 B S7044 B S7188 B S8204 B S7976 B N1436:1997 E N13036-4:2003 E STME303-93 A

Pendulum Skid Tester


SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions mm (W x D x H) Volume (packed) cu metres Weight Kg 700 x 300 x 700 0.15 30

Accessories listed below are not included in the price of the main device unless stated and should be purchased separately as per requirements. CRT-PEND-S886
Base Plate

Set of 3 Spreader Feet

CRT-PEND-885/1050 CRT-PEND-885/1060 CRT-PEND-885/1070 CRT-PEND-885/1431 CRT-PEND-CAL1

1.25 Rubber Mounted PSV Slider

3.00 Rubber Mounted TRL (55) Slider

3.00 Rubber Mounted Four S (96)

3.00 Rubber Mounted CEN Slider

First traceable calibration


Tool Kit (included with main item)


Pendulum Instrument case (included with main item)

Calibration & Maintenance

Calibration, Annual Service and Maintenance Contracts are available for this device. Please enquire for further details. Note: This device should be calibrated annually.