Dec. 24, 2013
Thanks to all of our loyal customers and suppliers, 2013 has been quite a year of growth and success for Regan Scientific!
NEWSFLASH: We have recently opened a distribution channel in Europe for sales and support of the BOT-3000E digital tribometer, located in Switzerland. This will allow our European customers to substantially save on shipping and duty costs. We will soon post the contact information for both sales and support.
Sept. 16, 2013
The BOT-3000E just added a new layer of security to its test result data. Thanks to a new encryption-based security measure, when a pdf test report is generated, a special code is printed at the bottom of the document. If any relevant test data within the report document were to become suspect to editing or alteration, the code can be entered via a text file on a USB flash drive to determine authenticity. Regan Scientific Instruments can perform this authentication for a nominal cost. This new feature adds one more layer of confidence that no other tribometer manufacturer can offer.
May 1, 2013
A major improvement has now been incorporated into the new BOT-3000E device. The sensor (slider) now glides smoothly and evenly in response to various textures, wavy surface profiles or grouted joints. This exclusive feature is possible due to the employment of a new two-axis sensor receiver configuration. It ensures the normal force distribution remains even across the sensor contact patch while running across the test path.
Mar. 8, 2013
The first limited production lot of 20 BOT-3000E units sold out before we could finish assembling them! So far, user feedback has been very positive. We are now taking orders for the next lot of 50 units, so if you wish to reserve a BOT-3000E kit in your name, please send a purchase order as soon as possible. Delivery should begin in early to mid April 2013. Pricing is located on the “Sales” section of this site. You may also place a $500 minimum deposit to hold one for you. Email us at: email@example.com for more information.
Dec. 18, 2012
A new tool has been created to greatly improve the consistancy of the sensor (slider) reconditioning process! This semi-automated procedure maintains both the shape and texture of the sensor working surface, taking only a few seconds to complete. The tool employs velcro-backed strips of sandpaper, which are easily replaced. This new tool will be available for purchase after Jan. 1, 2013.
Click the image below to view a demo video
For those who wish to recondition their sensors manually, you may click on the link below to see a basic demonstration:
Manual reconditioning process: http://vimeo.com/reganscientific/review/65927198/4d781bba90
Sept. 26, 2012
Regan Scientific has been working on updating the BOT-3000 platform to include some exciting changes. The newly improved unit will be called the BOT-3000E ("E" for enhanced)! A few of the improvements are: A new large color display with more intuitive interface, built-in camera, sealed controls for wet environments, USB "thumb drive" for transferring test result data to any PC or MAC. It also will feature a more powerful motor, and field replaceable rechargable NiMH battery pack! Target release date is Feb. 9, 2013
Aug. 30, 2012
Occasionally, customers who cannot quite afford to purchase a new unit ask if we have any demo or refurbished units for sale. Normally we do not carry used devices; however we have decided to offer a limited buy-back program for BOT-3000 units in good shape to help satisfy this need. Please contact us if you would like more details on this program.
Apr. 10, 2012
An Inter-laboratory Study (ILS) and Gage R&R, were recently conducted to demonstrate the precision, repeatability, and reliability of the BOT-3000 Digital Tribometer as a qualified measurement tool. This data proves the effectiveness of the device as a reliable weapon in the war against slip and falls. Click the icon below to view the summary.
Mar. 7, 2012
With the arrival of long-awaited new standards from NFSI/ANSI, it is imperative that your BOT-3000 digital tribometer receive necessary updates and re-calibration. Too often we receive units that have expired calibrations and this may put you or your company's credibility at risk! All test result printouts will state the expired calibration status, and could be embarrassing or damage your reputation as a credible operator.
Nov. 1, 2011
Sept. 14, 2011
It is now possible to assign a limited
offset value (positive or negative) to each slider (test foot) to
account for small differences in the slider material properties. This
is an important new feature because materials such as neolite or
leather may exhibit a COF measurement bias due to certain material
manufacturing variances, process control limitations, etc. The
assigned offset value is displayed on each test result printout.
Example: If a reference surface has a known value of 0.52 and
repeated testing with a certain slider reports a 0.50 value, then an
offset of +0.02 may be applied to that slider. Now, further tests
will report the “corrected” value of 0.52
April 11, 2011
Feb. 2, 2011
We now have a computerized battery analyzer that can fully test a BOT's internal battery and create a detailed discharge profile under different load conditions. This capability allows us to grade the overall health and longevity of the battery.
A battery level indicator icon is displayed briefly after each test run.
April 24, 2010