The Sutherland Rub Tester was designed to determine the abrasion resistance of printed materials (Ink Rub). The tester is a motor driven instrument that moves a weighted test strip over a printed specimen through an arc. The testers quick strokes simulate some types of rub damage including shipping damage.
The Sutherland®2000™motor offers a few speed options. These speeds allow the customer to customize the testing procedure to their individual product. The higher speeds will reduce the long test times needed for certain types of substrates (plastics, UV varnished, printed films, etc.).
- 21 cycles per minute
- 42 cycles per minute
- 85 cycles per minute
- 106 cycles per minute
The Sutherland®2000™ incorporates a digital counter with a fiber optic sensor to ensure the accuracy of the number of rubs for a given test. Simply enter the number of rubs desired and the instrument will stop automatically at exactly the correct number of strokes. A single mounting pad for the test strip is cut to fit the weight. Two pound and four pound weights and scoring fixture are included.
The Sutherland Rub Tester is designed to evaluate the scuffing or rubbing resistance of the printed or coated surface of paper, paperboard, film, etc. The test results are reproducible.
- Customizable test speeds
- Digital counter w/ automatic stop
- 110 volts single phase (standard)
220 volts optional (additional cost)
- Testing Ability:
Wet Bleed or Transfer
- Meets ASTM D5264