Taber 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: 

The sample of 10cm x 10cm 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 certain period of time with a determined number of rotations.
  • The sample is visually inspected of weighed to determine the amount of material removed.
Testing applications: 
  • Abrasion resistance of coatings

  • Abrasion resistance of plastics

Testing PDF: 


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