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Measures the susceptibility of material surfaces to scratching, marring & gouging

Using precision tips, the Taber Multi-Finger Scratch/Mar Tester is used to measure the susceptibility of material surfaces to scratching, marring, gouging, and other similar physical damage not classified as ordinary wear.

Specimens are secured to a pneumatically driven platform. Five independent spline-shaft fingers with varying weights exert a constant, vertical load on the test specimen as it travels under interchangeable scratch tips. Spline-shaft fingers are mounted on a rigid gantry platform. Support rests allow the operator to secure individual shafts in a rest position, permitting the testing of nonstandard width samples.

The ‘five-finger’ scratch tester has been popular in the automotive industry for testing smooth or grained plastics commonly used in ornamentation or trim. Useful for quality control as well as material or product development, the Multi-Finger Scratch / Mar Tester is ideal for evaluating plastics, rigid organic materials, paints and coatings, soft metals, linoleum, plus many others.

Pneumatically driven, moveable platform Control knob operation
Five independent spline-shaft fingers with support rest 9-piece weight set (2N, 3N, 4.5N, 5N, 6N, 7N, 10N, 15N, 20N)
“Gripping” spring clamp specimen hold-down Replaceable specimen platform protective guard
Electronic timer accurate to 1/100 second Air regulator control with built-in lubricator
Air regulator control with built-in lubricator
Spline Shaft Finger Assembly (5 each) Scratch Tip, 1.0 mm Diameter Hemisphere (5 each)
Mar Tip, 7.0 mm Diameter Hemisphere (5 each) 9-Piece Weight Set
Electronic Timer with Digital Display Adjustable Specimen Clamp (set of 2)
Quick Disconnect Socket for Air Supply Hex Wrench

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Taber Multi Finger Scratch / Mar 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.