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Rotary Abrasion Tester

Caltech Engineering Services offers rotary platform abrasion testing machine. Abrasion resistance test method is very old technique over 80 years and used for many applications. Abraser or Rotary abrasion test has been a popular method for accelerated evaluation of abrasion and wear resistance. Rotary abrasion tester is a cost-effective, easy to use and high quality instrument. Taber type abrasion tester is used to cover a wide spectrum of materials (including plastics, coatings, laminates, leather, paper, ceramics, carpeting, safety glazing, etc.) and is built in conformance to ASTM C501 / C1353 / D4157 / D1044 / D3389 / D3451 / D3730 / D3884 / D4060 / D4685 / D4712 / D5144 / D5146 / D5324/ D6037 / D7255/ F362/ F510/ F1478/ G195/ F1978, TAPPI T476, as well as many other International DIN, MIL, EN, BN, ISO, JIS, SAE, BS, and ANSI standards. Taber type abrasion tester can be used to perform abrasion and wear testing on virtually any flat specimen. Its field of application has included abrasion and wears testing of painted, lacquered, powder coated, and electroplated surfaces, textile fabrics ranging from sheer silks to heavy upholstery and carpeting. It is also popular for wear testing of abrasion resistant coatings.
For this method, a four-inch diameter specimen (flat, round or square shaped), normally less than (½”) or 12.5mm thickness is mounted on a rotating turntable. Abrasive wheels are applied to the sample using a fixed weight. For a specified number of cycles, the abrasive wheels wear away the sample. Usually, two samples are tested. Taber abrasion machine result is calculated by measuring the weight loss cycles of abrasion. Abrasive wheels are commonly made of vitrified clay, and they come in a several levels of coarseness. The test procedure is to abrade specimens against a pair of grinding wheels under a specified pressure. Caltech Engineering Services offer rotary taber type abrasion tester, which is supplied with vacuum unit and has feature to trim automatically after selected cycles are elapsed. Abrasion Testing Machine gives best abrasion test results.


With the rotary abrasion method, a rub-wear action (sliding rotation) is applied on the surface of the test piece and the abrasion marks create a pattern of crossed arcs in a circular band that cover an specific area.  A key characteristic of rotary taber type abrasion tester (abrader / abraser) is the abrasion wheels traverse a complete circle on the sample surface, showing abrasion resistance at all angles relative to the grain or weave of the material.

Ordering Description
TAT-001 Rotary Abrasion Tester
TAT-002 Spare Abrasive Wheels
 
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