Automatic Washability Tester Performs Abrasion and Washability Checks on Coated Panels

Tester can perform abrasion and washability tests on coated panels to define the resistance of paint, varnish or related products to scratching, wearing and color loss.

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Gardner Co.'s Automatic Washability Tester can perform abrasion and washability tests on coated panels to define the resistance of paint, varnish or related products to scratching, wearing and color loss due to wet or dry abrasion, simulating everyday wear from cleaning actions or general use.

The test is either used as a “pass / fail” by testing to a specified number of strokes or defining the minimum number of strokes at which a coating fails by checking at regular intervals. Many standards require dry or wet abrasion and scrub test to be performed to determine the quality of coating – like the EN 13300 for example. This standard defines a quality ranking for interior coatings to wet abrasion.

The Automatic Washability Tester is driven by a micro-step controlled electronic motor which allows precise and steady speed and sinus wave form control. Operation is intuitive by means of a jog-dial switch and a multi-lingual operating menu on a large illuminated display.

The two integrated pumps allow the user to test two fluids simultaneously. Each test bed pump is fed and controlled separately. This allows the Automatic Washability Tester to be used both in the coating industry and detergent industry. The adjustable tool carrier allows the user to safely perform tests on a wide array of samples.

For information, visit Gardco.com