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Measures the amount of colour transfer from rubbing

Easy to use, rugged design with an established rating scale that standardizes evaluation and facilitates repeatable results.

The Taber Crockmeter (Model 418) is a relatively simple rub tester commonly used to determine the amount of color transferred from textile materials to other surfaces by rubbing. It can also been utilized to conduct smudge or smear resistance tests on images produced by a printer or copier. For paints and coatings, the crockmeter is useful when evaluating the change in gloss due to rubbing,scuffing or marring.

A test sample is clamped to the instrument base and a square of standard crocking cloth is fixed to a 16mm diameter, acrylic rubbing finger. The finger rests on the sample with a pressure of 900 grams force and traverses a straight path approximately 100mm long with each stroke of the arm.

After testing textile materials, the crocking cloth is removed and compared against the AATCC Gray Scale for Staining or Chromatic Transference Scale. Based on this comparison, the operator assigns a grade to the color change or amount of color transfer.

Counter Acrylic Crock Finger and Spring Wire Clip
Hand Crank Assembly 9N Load (incorporated in test arm)
Detachable Specimen Cover Rugged Housing
Non-skid Rubber Feet
Crockmeter Crocking Cloths 2″ x 2″ (pkg of 1000)
Crocking Cloth Sheet 48″ wide x 36″ long Crock Finger 16mm diameter replacement
Crock Block Kit (includes finger19 mm x 25.4 mm and crocking cloth sheet) Sandpaper Pad 9″ x 11″ sheet (10 each)
Spring Wire Clip (replacement) Polishing Paper 281Q 3M WetordryTM 2 micron grade 9½ ” x 11″ sheets (3 each)
Operating Instructions

Supplied with: Base Unit; Sandpaper Pads, (2 each); Crocking Cloths – 1000; Extra Spring Wire Clip; Operating Instructions.

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Taber Crockmeter Rubbing Tester
Taber – Rycobel

Taber – Rycobel

A global leader in the design and manufacture of high quality, affordable test instruments. Used to evaluate the physical properties of materials, particulalry in the test of the durability of their products.

Best known for their expertise in bending resistance and stiffness, abrasion, surface wear, scratch, mar and scuff damage.