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Comprehensive Abrasion Test

Universal test machine to test the coating abrasion resistance on beverage cans or flat materials. The reciprocating motion mimics in-the-field transportation abrasion damage

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The Comprehensive Abrasion Test is a universal test machine to test the coating abrasion resistance on beverage cans or flat materials. The reciprocating motion mimics in-the-field transportation abrasion damage of coatings equivalent to the Gavarti Associates “GV-CAT” system. The Comprehensive Abrasion Test is used in coating test laboratories for quality control work.

History Comprehensive Abrasion Test
Decades ago a small company out of the USA produced a machine to test the abrasion resistance of inks and coatings on aluminium beverage cans. The device simulates the motion of a truck or train during shipping and is used  for assessing the transit scuff resistance of printed cartons and book covers as well as cans.
The printed sheet is sandwiched between oblong blocks of polyurethane rubber. A plain or printed sheet of the same stock is placed in with it and then hydraulic rams push the blocks from the side in a wave motion to simulate transit vibration. At the end of the test, the print-to-print or the print-to-plain-paper can be examined for scuffing.
Production and service stopped
About 10 years ago the activities of the small company were ceased and the machine was no longer available. Neither were parts or service.

Why this Abrasion test?
Beverage cans often suffer from severe scuff and friction during transport. Typically foodstuff in damaged packaging is hard- if not impossible to sell to the consumer. A small scratch is enough to make the merchandise worthless. And it can be worse…

If the paint (or ink) does not survive the scuffing movements during transport and bare aluminium starts to scuff against bare aluminium a can may start to leak within minutes. Especially carbonated drinks will spray and spill over the entire consignment thus destroying more or less the a complete pallet.

The yearly costs of these damages are significant. Keeping in mind that more than 300 Billion cans are sold globally per annum.
Since the failure of the coating can have two causes testing has to be done at both paint makers end and at the side of the can maker / paint applicator.

Comprehensive Abrasion test

Art. Nr. TB5000

TQC Comprehensive Abrasion Test 230 VAC

Art. Nr. TB5005

Comprehensive Abrasion Test 115 VAC

Dimensions:  1050x790x760 mm / 41.3×31.1×29.9 inch

Operating temperature:  0-50°C / 32-122°F

Operating Humidity:  0 – 90% rH (non-condensing)

Can dimensions:  150 – 1000 ml / 5.07 – 33.8 fl. oz. (US) / 5.28 – 35.2 fl. oz. (UK)

Pressure upper cylinder:  0 to 6 bar / 0 to 87 psi

Pressure side cylinders:  0 to 6 bar / 0 to 87 psi

Frequency:  0 – 2.5 Hz

Noise level:  < 70 dB

Air supply:  8 bar ± 20%

Mass:  125 kg / 276 lbs

Max. energy consumption:  265 Watt

Min/max can diameter:  53 – 84 mm / 2.1 – 3.3 inch

Min/max can height:  88 – 205 mm / 3.5 – 8.1 inch

Stroke length:  12.7 – 50.8 mm / 0.5 – 2 in

Power supply:  100 – 240VAC / 50 – 60Hz

Options

Comprehensive Abrasion test

Art. Nr. TB5000

TQC Comprehensive Abrasion Test 230 VAC

SKU: TB5000

Art. Nr. TB5005

Comprehensive Abrasion Test 115 VAC

SKU: TB5005

Accessories

    Art. Nr. AB5500

    Set of four flat panel test blocks

    SKU: AB5500

    Art. Nr. VF1811

    4 mm hexagonal wrench

    SKU: VF1811

    Art. Nr. TB5117

    3 m air tube Ø6 mm, 5 m

    SKU: TB5117

    Art. Nr. TB5283

    Can positioning bar

    SKU: TB5283

    Art. Nr. TB5335

    Set of two para rubber top sheet for use with TB5284 or TB5285

    SKU: TB5335

    Art. Nr. TB5331

    Set of two foam rubber base sheets for use with para rubber top sheet on TB5284 or TB5285

    SKU: TB5331

    Art. Nr. TB5333

    Set of two para rubber top sheets for use with TB5281 (height: 100 mm / 3.94 inch)

    SKU: TB5333

    Art. Nr. TB5332

    Set of two para rubber top sheets for use with TB5280 (height: 80 mm / 3.15 inch)

    SKU: TB5332

    Art. Nr. TB5328

    Set of two fabric woven top sheets for use with TB5281 (height: 100 mm / 3.94 inch)

    SKU: TB5328

    Art. Nr. TB5334

    Set of two para rubber top sheets for use with TB5282 (height: 60 mm / 2.36 inch)

    SKU: TB5334

Dimensions:  1050x790x760 mm / 41.3×31.1×29.9 inch

Operating temperature:  0-50°C / 32-122°F

Operating Humidity:  0 – 90% rH (non-condensing)

Can dimensions:  150 – 1000 ml / 5.07 – 33.8 fl. oz. (US) / 5.28 – 35.2 fl. oz. (UK)

Pressure upper cylinder:  0 to 6 bar / 0 to 87 psi

Pressure side cylinders:  0 to 6 bar / 0 to 87 psi

Frequency:  0 – 2.5 Hz

Noise level:  < 70 dB

Air supply:  8 bar ± 20%

Mass:  125 kg / 276 lbs

Max. energy consumption:  265 Watt

Min/max can diameter:  53 – 84 mm / 2.1 – 3.3 inch

Min/max can height:  88 – 205 mm / 3.5 – 8.1 inch

Stroke length:  12.7 – 50.8 mm / 0.5 – 2 in

Power supply:  100 – 240VAC / 50 – 60Hz

Options

Comprehensive Abrasion test

Art. Nr. TB5000

SKU: TB5000

Art. Nr. TB5005

SKU: TB5005

Accessories

    Art. Nr. AB5500

    Set of four flat panel test blocks

    SKU: AB5500

    Art. Nr. VF1811

    4 mm hexagonal wrench

    SKU: VF1811

    Art. Nr. TB5117

    3 m air tube Ø6 mm, 5 m

    SKU: TB5117

    Art. Nr. TB5283

    Can positioning bar

    SKU: TB5283

    Art. Nr. TB5335

    Set of two para rubber top sheet for use with TB5284 or TB5285

    SKU: TB5335

    Art. Nr. TB5331

    Set of two foam rubber base sheets for use with para rubber top sheet on TB5284 or TB5285

    SKU: TB5331

    Art. Nr. TB5333

    Set of two para rubber top sheets for use with TB5281 (height: 100 mm / 3.94 inch)

    SKU: TB5333

    Art. Nr. TB5332

    Set of two para rubber top sheets for use with TB5280 (height: 80 mm / 3.15 inch)

    SKU: TB5332

    Art. Nr. TB5328

    Set of two fabric woven top sheets for use with TB5281 (height: 100 mm / 3.94 inch)

    SKU: TB5328

    Art. Nr. TB5334

    Set of two para rubber top sheets for use with TB5282 (height: 60 mm / 2.36 inch)

    SKU: TB5334

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