First introduced in the 1930's, this instrument was developed to perform mild abrasive wear testing on different materials.  By the use of standardized abrasive wheels, located off-centre over a rotating plate, and by removing the wear particles by a vacuum system, a very repeatable 2-body abrasion is created.

By varying the wheels, mild to more severe mechanisms can be used, depending on the material under investigation.

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 Standards and methods

  • The Taber Abraser method is mentioned in a large number of test methods, specific for different materials.
  • A non exhaustive list can be found here