Wyzenbeek Abrasion Tester for Textile & Leather (CE)
The Wyzenbeek Abrasion Tester for Textile & Leather is a four station oscillatory abrasion tester used to determine abrasion resistance of fabric, vinyl, leather, stitched seams, and other materials. Each station holds a specimen taut and utilizes contoured foam pads to apply down pressure against the oscillating drum. The oscillating drum abrades the specimens, with cotton duck cloth or a special wire mesh screen affixed to it, for a prescribed number of cycles.
Each of the 4 stations has individual specimen tension and pad pressure settings.
This CE version has been specifically designed to meet the necessary requirements for compliance. This includes the selection and use of components for electrical connections, mechanical components, and safety features. These features cover all moving parts, utilize a double acting safety interlock to stop the tester if the lid is raised, and a front door interlock for the lower box entry.
Features of our Wyzenbeek Abrasion Tester for Textile & Leather:
- Mechanical components are constructed of Solid Aluminum and Solid Stainless Steel
- Durable Powder Coat and Anodized Aluminum finishes
- THK Precision Bearings
- Programmable count-up controller with automatic stop
- Air vacuum system to collect lint and other debris
- Adjustable jog and test speed controls
- Fan cooled base enclosure to prevent heat build-up under the cover
- Vented Protective Cover with safety interlocks protects operator hands from pinch points
- Special drum clamp bars to securely hold the abradant in place better than ever before
- All needle bearing drive mechanism and ball bearing drum shaft
- High quality brushless electric motor
- Supply voltages vary and must be specified at time of purchase
- 1 year manufacturer’s warranty
The Wyzenbeek Test Method
Individual test specimens cut from the warp and weft are rubbed back and forth using an AATCC approved #10 cotton duck fabric, or wire mesh screen as the abradant (Both available from SCHAP).
Each station holds a specimen taut, utilizing contoured foam pads to apply pressure. The abradant is affixed to the oscillating drum, which abrades the specimens for a prescribed number of cycles.
The end point is reached when two yarn breaks occur or when appreciable wear is reached or when 100,000 double rubs are reached. The samples should be checked every 5,000 double rubs, and when an end point is reached because of failure.
The rater should back up to the previous 5,000 double rub checkpoint as the test result of abrasion resistance. The test results are therefore to be reported in 5,000 double rub increments.