Taber 5900 Reciprocating Abraser

Product Ref: Taber 5900

The Taber Reciprocating Abraser can be configured to evaluate the susceptibility of a material surface to abrasion, scratch, scrape, rub, plus many other physical properties.

Introduction

Unique design ensures simple instrument set-up Test specimens are mounted to a sliding platform that moves in a horizontal, reciprocating motion under a stationary tool holder. A counterweight enables the operator to balance the test arm prior to applying the test load, thus ensuring the exact load will be applied. An adjustable gantry allows the test system to be positioned according to the height of the specimen. Test parameters such as stroke length, speed, and load are adjustable. Optional attachments provide versatility to satisfy numerous test requirements Incorporated at the end of the test arm is a tool holder to which optional attachments and weights are secured. Ideal for flat surfaces, the Taber Reciprocating Abraser can be configured to evaluate the susceptibility of a material surface to abrasion, scratch, scrape, rub, plus many other physical properties. With optional accessories based on GM test methods, this apparatus will also test the abrasion resistance of textile specimens using various friction media. Maximize testing time with extra test arm assembly kits Using additional test arm kits (sold separately), the Taber Reciprocating Abraser can test up to three specimens simultaneously to increase technician output or compare different product formulations at the same time.

 

Applications

Coating Testing, Plastic Testing, Rubber and Foam Testing, Surface Property Testing, Textile and Non-Wovens Testing

Industries

Adhesives and Labels, Consumer Products, Inks and Coatings, Nonwoven and Textiles, Other, Plastics and Resins

Properties

Abrasion

Standards

ASTM F 2496, GME 60248, GME 60368, GMW 14125, ISO 1518

Standard Features

  • Adjustable stroke length (6 mm to 155 mm)
  • Variable stroke speed (3 – 75 cycles per minute)
  • Test load (1N – 24N with optional weight discs)
  • Variable height adjustment (130mm maximum)
  • Wearaser® Collet for vitrified or resilient Wearasers
  • Counterweight balanced
  • Programmable up to 999,999 cycles
  • 115V / 230V switchable

Test Procedure

The Taber® Reciprocating Abraser (Model 5900) includes a counterbalanced arm which pivots on an adjustable height gantry system. The counterweight allows the user to balance the test arm, ensuring precise test load set-up regardless of the attachment. Incorporated at the end of the arm is a tool holder to which optional attachments and weights may be secured. A sliding specimen platform moves in a horizontal, reciprocating motion under the tool holder. Test parameters such as stroke length, speed and load are adjustable so optimal settings for each material can be established.

Test procedures have been established by a number of organizations for which the TABER® Reciprocating Abraser may satisfy (note - optional accessories may be required). The following is a partial listing.

ASTM F2496 Standard Practice for Determining the Scratch Hardness and Scrape Adhesion of Prints and Coatings
GME 60248 Scraping of Coatings on Elastomers and Textile Interiors
GME 60368 Determination of Abrasion Resistance of Artificial Leather
GMW 14125 Linear Abrasion Testing
ISO 1518 Paints and Varnishes - Scratch Test

Optional interchangeable attachments (sold separately) provide additional testing versatility, allowing the Reciprocating Abraser to be configured to perform other tests including wear, scratch, mar, scrape, rub, plus others. Plus, the system is expandable and can accommodate two additional test arm kits, permitting up to three tests to be performed simultaneously.

A critical aspect for using the Reciprocating Abraser is determining how to hold the specimen in place during the test runs. Hardware or other external means may have to be employed to secure the clamp or fixture device prior to testing.

The standard specimen table provided with the Reciprocating Abraser is 216mm x 278mm (8.5" x 11") with drilled tapped holes to accommodate specimen clamps or optional specimen fixing plates. To evaluate most flat specimens, specimen clamps or the optional Wide Slot Fixing Plate may be suitable. For flexible materials such as textile products, the optional Specimen Fixing Plate Kit might be used. Products with a slight contour can also be secured in place using the specimen clamps provided or a custom fixture.

 

Included Accessories

  • Testing Arm Assembly (1 set)
  • Weight Set, 6 Piece (1N, 2N, 2.5N, 5N, 10N, 24N)

  • Stainless Steel Wearaser Collet

  • CS-10 Wearasers (pkg. 10)

  • H-18 Wearasers (pkg. 5)

  • Wearaser Depth Gauge Tool

  • S-14 Refacing Strips (pkg. 50)

  • Specimen Clamp (set of 2)

  • Hex L-Key (set of 6)

  • Hand Brush

 

Optional Accessories 

  • Additional Testing Arm Kit

  • Wide selection of abradants:

         Calibrase® CS-8, CS-10F, CS-10, CS-17

         Calibrade® H-10, H-18, H-22, H-38

  • Scratch Tips (various configurations)

  • Multi-Mar Scratch Attachment (45° or 90°)

  • Universal Attachment

  • ScotchBrite® Abrasive Pad Kit

  • Pencil Hardness Scratch Kit

  • Jumbo Wearaser Collet

  • Scratch Claw Kit

  • GM Abrading Accessories