Taber Abraser is an industry standard used in the wear and durability testing of ceramics, plastics, textiles, leather, rubber, etc.
This durable instrument repeatably determines the precise point at which a material, up to ½” thick, breaks down or shows unacceptable wear.
Samples of material to be tested are mounted on the Abraser’s rotating turntable and subjected to the wearing action of two abrasive wheels applied at a specific pressure.
A unique “x” pattern of abrasion, an exclusive Taber feature, is produced by the rotary rub-wear action of the wheels.
Wear action occurs as the wheels are turned by the rotating sample. The axis of rotation of the wheels is displaced from that of the turntable so that a sliding action is generated as they rotate, abrading the material. An area of 30 square centimeters or over 4.5 square inches is subjected to wear, and a complete circle on the material surface is abraded at all angles of grain or weave. The Taber Abraser is available in two models: the 5135 with a single test head or the 5155 with dual testing heads.