Taber Industries has released an improved Rotary Platform Abraser, offering new features to test materials featured in automotive interiors.
The instrument can be used to perform tests on coated surfaces, plastics, textiles, metals, leather, rubber and other materials.
According to Taber, the instrument is easy to operate and available with a single (Model 1700) or dual turntable (Model 1750).
An LCD operator touchscreen enhances the user experience by providing an easy-to-use interface with features such as abrader status, visual reference of test complete, cycle/time toggle, pause interval and more.
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, ensuring the abrading wheels remain securely fastened until disengaged.
A vacuum system removes wear debris during the test and includes a reconfigured air flow to eliminate right-angle stops.
The vacuum nozzle has been designed with replaceable, screw-in nozzle tips including the nominal 8mm and the optional oversized 11mm.
The improved precision vacuum nozzle height adjustment control eliminates binding when the operator adjusts the gap between the nozzle and specimen surface.