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The RCA Abrasion Wear Tester is also described by many as a Spot Wear Tester, Dot Wear Tester, Rub Tester, Scuff Tester or Scratch Tester. These are good descriptions that describe the unique type of pinpoint testing that is done with our machines. In addition to testing very small printed or coated surface points, we can also test on curved and non-uniform surfaces. Our wear testers are used to test surfaces for resistance to abrasion and wear. Typically used on painted or plated organic finishes, foil, and inked key pad lettering. This tester is widely used as a standard for many silicone key pad and membrane switch manufacturers. This abrader is used as a standard to the auto, appliance, cell phone, plastics, and coating industries. It uses an inexpensive roll of throw away abrasion paper. All build-up error is eliminated and consistent readings are easily obtained.
International: ASTM F2357-04 & ASTM F2357-10, Standard test method for determining the abrasion resistance of inks and coatings on membrane switches using the Norman Tool, Inc. “RCA” Abrader.
The Norman Tool RCA Abrasion Wear Tester is warranted against failure due to materials and/or workmanship for a period of six (6) months from date of delivery. Norman Tool, Inc. has continuously manufactured this tester since 1964 Compact Size: 10″ x 24″, 37 lbs.