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Coatings Standards Wear Tester – Motorola, Panasonic, GE, PPG, and More Standards Tested

The RCA Abrasion Wear Tester is the specified wear tester for meeting the standards and tests required by many major manufacturers, including Motorola Standards, Panasonic Standards, GE Standards, PPG Standards, and many more. In many cases, these manufacturers specific our Norman Tool RCA Abrasion Wear Tester by name or the 7-IBB-CC model number. Other manufacturers are making our wear tester their standard every day, due to its unique testing method, history, reputation and accuracy. 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.


  • Easy set-up and operation
  • Automatic shut-off
  • Repeatable and consistent results
  • 3 load settings
  • Abrasion Debris does not affect test
  • Continuously uses inexpensive unused abrasive media
RCA Abrasion Wear Tester 7-IBB
Model 7-IBB-CC

International: ASTM F2357-04, ASTM F2357-10 & ASTM F3152-16, 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.