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Products  > TQC Sheen TABER Abraser 1700-1750

TQC Sheen TABER Abraser 1700-1750


Taber Abrasion is used to determine relative resistance to abrasion defined as ‘the ability of a material to withstand mechanical damage’ such as rubbing, scraping or erosion.

The Taber Abraser is an industry standard used in the wear and durability testing of parquet, metals, leather, textiles, rubber, lacquered surfaces, carpets, coatings etc..
Single or dual versions available. A wide range of accessories and options is available.

Taber tests involve mounting a flat specimen approximately 100mm square or round to a turntable platform that rotates on a vertical axis at a fixed speed. The standard material thickness that can be evaluated with the Taber Rotary Abraser is 6.35 mm (materials greater than 6.35 mm but less than 40 mm can be tested with optional accessories). Two genuine Taber abrasive wheels, which are applied at a specific pressure, are lowered onto the specimen surface.

Taber Test DiagramCharacteristic rub-wear action is produced by contact of the test specimen against the sliding rotation of the two abrading wheels. As the turntable rotates, the wheels are driven by the sample in opposite directions about a horizontal axis displaced tangentially from the axis of the sample. One abrading wheel rubs the specimen outward toward the periphery and the other, inward toward the center while a vacuum system removes loose debris during the test. The wheels traverse a complete circle on the specimen surface, revealing abrasion resistance at all angles relative to the weave or grain of the material. The resulting abrasion marks form a pattern of crossed arcs in a circular band that cover an area approximately 30 cm2.

Each turntable has dual abrading arms that are precision balanced. Independently operated, the abrading arms can be raised (or lowered) to mount or inspect specimens. Each arm is precision balanced and will apply a load of 250 grams against the specimen, exclusive of the weight of the wheel. To increase the load to 500 or 1000 grams, a mount for auxiliary weights is located on the outside of the abrading wheel bearing assembly. This location ensures that weights are concentric with the abrading wheel. A stud on the rear end of the abrading arm is used to carry an optional counterweight (used to reduce the load by 50, 125, 150 or 175 grams).

Taber Abrasers Model 5135 or 5155 offer the following standard features:

Specimen turntable speed control options of both 60 rpm and 72 rpm.

Easy-to-use operator interface that includes tactile feel buttons and a four line digital display.  Simple on-screen instructions allow the operator to change the test parameters via the MENU button.  An internal memory stores the settings.

A vacuum system is included and is critical for the proper operation of the instrument.  The vacuum nozzle(s) is hinged to an adjustable mounting at the rear of the housing.  A precision vacuum nozzle adjustment control allows the height to be modified for accommodating varying specimen thickness.

Stainless steel weights are furnished to provide standard wheel loads of 500 or 1000 grams.  Weights are actually 250 or 750 grams, but are marked to show total load on each wheel. This marking includes the weight of the abrading arm (250 grams).

A Quick Release Mounting Hub permits quick wheel mounting without the need of a locking nut, increased clearance for the vacuum pick-up nozzle and a larger viewing area for the test specimen.  A beveled retaining nut provides a positive locking force on the wheel hub retaining lip making certain that the wheels remain securely fastened until disengaged.

Assembled in a sturdy, sealed aluminum housing.

Complies with virtually all relevant international standards such as:
EN 438-2 • EN 660-2 • EN 13329:E • EN 13672 • EN 13696 • EN 14431 • EN 14864 • EN ISO 5470-1 • ASTM D1044 • ASTM D3389 • ASTM D3730 • ASTM D3884 • ASTM D4060 • ASTM D4685 • ASTM D4712 • ASTM D5146 • ASTM D5324 • ASTM D6037 • ASTM D7255 • ASTM F362 • ASTM F510 • ASTM F1478 • BS 3900 • DIN 52347 • DIN 53109 • DIN 53754 • DIN 53799 • DIN 68861 T2 • ISO 7784-2 • ISO 9352 • TAPPI T476 • NEN 1857 • …


SKU: TB0158

Applications: Abrasion Testing, Scratch Testing, Smoothness Testing

Materials: Inks and Coatings, Metals, Rubber

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Spares and Accessories

Close View of TQC Art. Nr. TB0500

Taber CS 17 abrasion wheels

Close View of TQC Art. Nr. TB0501

Taber CS 10 wheels

Close View of TQC Art. Nr. TB0502

Taber CS 0 (S-32) wheels (set of 2)

Declaration of Conformity

Close View of TQC Art. Nr. TB0503

CS-10F Calibrase® Wheel Set (resilient) (set van 2)

TQC Sheen Taber S-11 Refacing Discs TB0599

Taber S-11 refacing discs

Declaration of Conformity

Close View of TQC Art. Nr. TB0600

Taber S 16 specimen plates, 10pc

Declaration of Conformity

Close View of TQC Art. Nr. TB0601

Taber S 33 sandpaper strips

Declaration of Conformity

Close View of TQC Art. Nr. TB0602

Taber S 36 mounting cards

Close View of TQC Art. Nr. TB0610

Taber S-45 Wheel Tracking Cards

Close View of TQC Art. Nr. TB0700

Taber H18 wheels

Declaration of Conformity

Close View of TQC Art. Nr. TB0506

Taber S-42 sandpaper strips 100pcs

TQC Sheen Taber H38 Calibrade Wheel Set

H 38 Calibrade Wheel Set (non-resilient) [very fine abrasive]

Declaration of Conformity

Close View of TQC Art. Nr. TB0605

S-39 Leather Wheel Set [leather strip mounted to brass hub]

Declaration of Conformity


Taber Calibration Verifation Kit

Close View of TQC Art. Nr. TB0170

Taber 5500 Multi-Media Abraser Attachment

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