Used to evaluate a material’s resistance to wear, this precision test instrument can be used to perform tests of coated surfaces, plastics, textiles, metals, leather, rubber, plus many other materials.
Offering many new features, the precision test instrument is easy to operate and available with a single (Model 1700) or dual turntable (Model 1750).
The re-engineered housing is a significant shift from previous instrument designs and provides an aesthetically pleasing, modern appearance without sacrificing the ruggedness customers have come to expect from Taber. An LCD operator touch screen enhances the user experience by providing an easy-to-use interface with features such as abrader status, visual reference of test complete, cycles/time toggle (complete or remaining), pause interval, plus more.
Designed for years of trouble-free operation, the Model 1700/1750 includes a precision-machined, cast-aluminum support frame that incorporates alignment pins to ensure exact arm placement in relation to the specimen holder. Compact abraser arm assemblies are individually calibrated and include wave springs to reduce clearance in the bearing assemblies. Push-button quick release wheel mounting hubs include an expanding collet and spring-loaded, beveled retaining nut that provides a positive locking force on the hub retaining lip that makes certain the abrading wheels remain securely fastened until disengaged.
A vacuum system removes wear debris during the test and includes a reconfigured airflow that eliminates right angle stops. The vacuum nozzle has been designed with replaceable, screw-in nozzle tips including the nominal 8mm and oversized 11mm (optional). An improved precision vacuum nozzle height adjustment control eliminates binding when the operator adjusts the gap between the nozzle and specimen surface.