There are five key factors that should be considered when selecting a Taber coating wear and abrasion tester:
1. Type of application: Different Taber testers are suitable for different types of applications. For example, rotary platform abrasion testers are suitable for evaluating the abrasion resistance of coatings, plastics and metal materials, while linear abrasion testers are suitable for evaluating the abrasion resistance of materials such as coatings, plastics and paper. Therefore, when selecting a Taber tester, the most suitable tester model should be chosen based on the type of application required.
2. Sample size: Different Taber testers can test samples of different sizes. Therefore, before selecting a tester, you need to determine the size and shape of the sample to be tested and select the appropriate tester model.
3. Wear type: Different Taber testers can simulate different types of wear such as scratches, abrasions, scuffs and rubbing. Therefore, when selecting a tester, you need to consider the type of wear required and select the most appropriate tester model.
4. Specification Requirements: Many industry specifications and standards require the use of specific types of Taber test machines for testing. Therefore, when selecting a tester, the most appropriate model should be chosen based on the required codes and standards.
5. Budget constraints: Different models of Taber testers are available at different prices. Hence, while selecting a tester, you need to consider the budget constraints and select the most suitable tester model.
In conclusion, when selecting a Taber tester, you should consider the type of application, sample size, type of wear, specification requirements and budgetary constraints, and select the most suitable tester model. It is important to note that before selecting a tester, it is best to consult with a Taber representative or materials testing expert to ensure that the tester selected will meet specific testing needs.