The TABER® Rotary Platform Abraser (Abrader) was developed to perform accelerated wear testing. First introduced in the 1930's, this precision built instrument rapidly became the world standard for evaluating abrasion resistance. Since its inception, the Taber Abraser has been used for quality & process control, research & development and material evaluation. Used to test a wide spectrum of materials, the abraser (abrader) has been referenced in numerous standards and specifications and is frequently called a Rotary Platform Dual (Double) Head Tester.
The TABER® Linear Abraser - Model 5750 [part# 985750] offers the greatest versatility of any Taber instrument available.
Designed to test virtually any size or shape specimen, the Linear Abraser is ideal for material properties of contoured surfaces and finished products. Initially developed to evaluate wear resistance, this instrument can also be used to evaluate scratch resistance (single or multiple pass), color transfer [commonly referred to as crocking or a crockmeter], and perform coin scrape tests. Plus, with the universal or a custom attachment, 'real world' testing and other forms of material durability can be performed. The Linear Abraser can be used for both wet and dry testing.
The TABER® Oscillating Abrasion Tester – Model 6160 is best known as an “oscillating sand tester”. Described in ASTM F735, the oscillating sand tester is used to measure the resistance of a material to surface abrasion and scratching. It’s primary application is for transparent materials and coatings utilized in windows and lenses, but it can also be used to evaluate organic coatings, plastics, metals and other materials.
The TABER® Multi-Media Abraser - Model 5500 enables you to perform particle abrasivity testing.
Originally presented at the 1996 International Conference of The Adhesive and Sealant Council(2.2 MB), the Multi-Media Abraser provides a reproducible method to measure the abrasivity of various mediums. Using this instrument, you can determine the relative abrasiveness of fluids, powders, pastes and semi-solids. Or, characterize how these mediums cause wear when they come in contact with different components.
With the TABER® Shear / Scratch Tester, you can evaluate resistance to shearing, scratching, gouging, marring, scraping and engraving.
It can also be used to test the relative homogeneity of materials, the adhesive qualities of protective coatings and the effects of age on similar materials.
Scratch / Mar Tester
710 - Surface Finish Testing
The TABER ® Multi-Finger Scratch / Mar Tester is used to measure the relative resistance or susceptibility of a material surface to scratching, marring, gouging, scraping, engraving and other similar physical damage not classified as ordinary wear.
The TABER® Stiffness Tester is used to evaluate material stiffness and resiliency.
This precision instrument provides accurate test measurement to ±1.0% for specimens 0.004" to 0.219" thickness. Materials include paper products, cardboard, plastics, metals, textiles, rubber, wire, tubing, felts and other sheet materials.
150 E - Flexibility and Bending Resiliency Testing
The Optical Micrometer is capable of making non-contact depth measurements on any surface, curved or flat.
This instrument is useful for measuring depth of scratches, fractures, crazing, embedded voids and thickness of transparent materials (i.e. glass, acrylic). It can also measure cracks, corrosion, pits, and small dents.