Universal Wear Tester, a multiple functional testing device for determination the wear and abrasion resistance of fabrics used in clothing, footwear and related industries. Universal wear tester supplies with surface abrasion head (inflated diaphragm method) and Flex abrasion head as well as necessary weights and blades.
Wear Testing- Provided your specimen is flat, a simple test for evaluating it's abrasion or wear resistance is the Taber Abraser or Taber Abrader. This instrument is commonly referenced in test specifications as the Rotary Platform, Double-Head (RPDH) Tester.
The wear and fatigue rig at ITS can be used to evaluate coatings, material couples, wear rates, or static and dynamic coefficient of friction. It can also perform fretting fatigue testing , which allows for a specimen to be in tension while sliding is occurring on a matting surface.
Tribometers are used to measure the friction or wear properties of materials. Testing can be carried out in various environments to simulate real life scenarios. In addition testing rigs can take numerous geometries but generally take the form of a loaded probe that impinges the sample that travels in a circular or reciprocating fashion.
Standardized wear tests are used to create comparative material rankings for a specific set of test parameter as stipulated in the test description. To obtain more accurate predictions of wear in industrial applications it is necessary to conduct wear testing under conditions simulating the exact wear process.
The test equipment selection is based upon which equipment most closely simulates the wear and contact mode experienced by the actual component. Component level testing on simulated test rigs.
RCA Abrasion Wear Tester The RCA Abrasion Wear Tester is used to test surfaces for resistance to abrasion and wear. Typically used on painted or plated organic finishes, foil, and inked key pad lettering. This tester is widely used as a standard for many silicone key pad and membrane switch manufacturers.