Wyzenbeek Abrasion Tester for Textile & Leather
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 taught and utilize contoured foam pads to apply pressure while an abradant (typically duck cloth or wire mesh screen), which is affixed to the oscillating drum, abrade the specimens for a prescribed number of cycles.
Each station has individual specimen tension and pad pressure settings. Three station supports are provided, allowing the operator to run 1-4 specimens.
The Wyzenbeek CE Compliant tester has been designed to meet both the mechanical and electrical requirements for CE compliance. This includes the selection and use of special components for electrical connections and special materials for mechanical components, and the addition of several safety features (cover for the moving parts, double acting switch to stop the tester if the lid is raised, and safety door for the lower box entry) to assure compliance to both CE and OSHA standards.
Features of our Wyzenbeek Abrasion Tester for Textile & Leather:
- Mechanical components are constructed of Aluminum and Stainless Steel
- Durable Powder Coat and Anodized finishes
- THK Precision Bearings
- Programmable count-up controller with automatic stop
- Adjustable jog and test speed controls
- Vented Protective Cover protects operator hands from pinch points
- Supply voltages vary and must be specified at time of purchase
- High quality brushless electric motors
- 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.