Mechanical & Physical Testing

DIN and Taber 5155 Abrasion

Properties Measured

Accelerated Wear Testing

Weight (Mass) Loss

Coatings Wear Resistance

Rubber Volume Loss

Instruments and Capabilities

Rotary Drum Abrader (DIN). Typically 1.0 kg weight. Other weights available.

Rotary Platform Dual Head Abrader (Taber).

Variety of abrasion wheels; most common are H-10, CS-17, CS-10, H-18. 0.5 kg and 1.0 kg weights.

Sample Requirements

Taber: standard laboratory plaque, from which Argen can die cut a round specimen. Typically ca. 2 mm (0.080”) thickness.

DIN: molded buttons, or specimens can be excised from parts; ca. 15 mm (0.590″) diameter.

Example Test Protocols

ASTM D5963 – Rotary Drum Abrader

Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Abrasion Resistance (Rotary Drum Abrader)

ASTM D3389 – Taber Abrasion

Standard Test Method for Coated Fabrics Abrasion Resistance (Rotary Platform, Double-Head Abrader)

ISO 4649 – Rotating Cylindrical Drum Device

Rubber, Vulcanized or Thermoplastic – Determination of Abrasion Resistance Using A Rotating Cylindrical Drum Device

Many of these standards have ISO analogues which we can also perform.  Further, if you don’t see what you are looking for here, just call or send us a note….we can perform many other tests including customized one-of-a-kind tests.


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