Wyzenbeek Classic Abrasion Tester for Fabric and Leather


Wyzenbeek Tester

Our Wyzenbeek Classic Abrasion Tester for Fabric & Leather is used to determine the abrasion resistance of textiles, fabric, vinyl, leather, stitched seams, and other materials.

Each station has individual specimen tension and pad pressure settings. Three station supports are provided, allowing the operator to run 1-4 specimens.

If your machinery requires OSHA or European CE conformity, our Wyzenbeek CE Model Abrasion Tester  meets these requirements.

Advantages of the Wyzenbeek Classic

The Wyzenbeek Classic is lower in price than the Wyzenbeek CE model, but does not include all the many safety features necessary to be CE compliant.  With the open design, it is easier for the operator to load, and make adjustments to the abradant on the drum (setting tension, position, etc.).

The Wyzenbeek Classic does not meet CE or OSHA requirements for safety.

Features of our Wyzenbeek Classic Abrasion Tester:

  • Robust mechanical components are constructed of Aluminum and Solid Stainless Steel
  • Durable Powder Coat and Anodized finishes
  • High Quality THK Precision Bearings
  • Open air construction prevents overheating from friction
  • Programmable count-up controller with automatic stop
  • Adjustable jog and test speed controls
  • Supply voltages vary and must be specified at time of purchase
  • High quality brushless electric motor
  • 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 ACT approved #10 cotton duck fabric, or wire mesh screen as the abradant (Both available from SCHAP).

Each station holds a specimen taught, 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.

Additional information


Additional information

Wyzenbeek Operation Manual

Wyzenbeek Operating Instructions

Wyzenbeek Tension Set-up Instructions

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