Taber abrading wheels produce characteristic rub wear action.
Mounted to a rotating turntable, specimens are subjected to the
rub-wear action of two abrasive wheels. Driven by the test sample,
the wheels produce abrasion marks that form a pattern of crossed
arcs over a circular ring approximately 30 square centimeters. This
reveals abrasion resistance at all angles relative to the weave or
grain of the material.
Referenced in numerous international test standards
Simple to operate, this instrument has been accepted worldwide
as a standard for wear and abrasion research, quality and process
control, materials evaluation, and product development. Taber Rotary
Abrasers are capable of providing reliable data in a matter of minutes,
compared to the years that may be required with in-use testing.
Test a wide range of products.
The Taber Abraser can be used to test virtually any flat specimen. Its
field of application has included tests of: painted, lacquered, powder
coated, and electroplated surfaces; textile fabrics ranging from sheer
silks to heavy upholstery and carpeting; and solid materials such as
metals, stone and ceramics. Other materials include paper, glass,
plastics, leather, rubber, linoleum, laminates, plus many others.