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Measure resistance to surface abrasion and scratching

The Oscillating Abrasion Tester (Model 6160) generates surface damage reflective of what is commonly seen in real life. Test specimens are subjected to an abrasive media that shifts significantly within the tray resulting in scratches, pits and surface roughening on the specimen surface.

A scotch-yoke drive system allows an even distribution of movement centered on the tray. This ensures the pressure of the abradant is consistent for the duration of the test. Test parameters can be changed with an adjustable stroke length and variable speed.

With the specimen holder integrated in a detachable tray, the standard test arrangement is intended for flat specimens up to ½ inch thickness. Customized holders can be developed to evaluate non-standard shapes. An optional test kit is also available to conduct the “Bayer Test” for contoured lenses.

Additionally, using abrasive slurry allows for small-scale, controllable tests to assess material erosion resistance.

Adjustable stroke lengths 0.25” to 6.0” Variable stroke speed from 100 – 200 cycles per minute
Stainless steel specimen tray (9 1⁄2” x 12” x 2 ½” deep) Vibration isolator mounts
115V/230V switchable
Specimen Tray with Integrated Holder Specimen Spacers (set of 8 )
4/10 Silica Abrasive Media (50 lb) 6” Rule
Spirit Bubble Level Specimen Removal Tool
Disposable Specimen Tray Cover
4/10 Silica Abrasive Media (50 lb container) Alundum ZF-12 Abrasive Media (50 lb container)
Bayer Testing Kit (includes Bayer test pan, Alundum ZF-12 abrasive media, 5 pair CR39 ISO lenses) CR39 ISO Standard Plano Lens for Bayer Test (25 pr)
Stainless Steel Specimen Tray (9½”x 12″ x 2½”) Stainless Steel Specimen Tray (9½”x 12″ x 4″)
Specimen Tray Cover – stainless steel Specimen Tray Cover – disposable
Specimen Spacers – 4″ square, 1/16″ Plexiglas (10 pc) Operating Instructions

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Taber Oscillating Abrasion Tester