Principle

Abrasion tester

TABER Abrasion tester

The rotating abrasion tester is used to test accelerated wear on a large variety of materials. This testing equipment is appropriate to evaluate almost all flat materials.

Testing procedure

A sample of 10 cm x 10 cm with a maximum thickness of 6 mm, is fixed on a horizontal rotating wheel and submitted to wear by abrasive wheels.

Several types of abrasion wheels are available.

  • The test is run during a fixed period of time with a determined number of rotation
  • The sample is visually inspected or weighed to determine the amount of material that has been removed

Testing applications

  • Abrasion resistance of coatings
  • Abrasion resistance of plastics

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