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Wire & Cable Insulation Abrasion Wear Tester / MIL-T-5438 Spec

wire & cable testing

Norman Tool offers a solution for companies that need to perform abrasion wear testing on the insulation around wires and cables (also called sandpaper abrasion testing, sandpaper rub testing, and/or sandpaper abrasion resistance testing). This is the MIL-T-5438 Spec and/or possibly the SAE J11288 Spec (and possibly others, see below). Testing the abrasion wear characteristics of wire insulation or cable insulation is extremely important, because wires and cables often rub against moving or vibrating parts, housings, etc. If cable or wire insulation wears through, it can cause electronics to malfunction, or worse, create hazardous and dangerous situations. Norman Tool has a couple ways to perform sandpaper wear testing on cable and wire insulation, depending on the size and type of cable or wire, and its potential wear situation and environment. Traditionally, wire and cable insulation is tested using a specially formulated sandpaper material and a unique sandpaper abrasion wear tester. Norman Tool can provide test equipment that is comparable to this traditional equipment, or custom equipment designed to meet your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about our wire and cable insulation abrasion wear test capabilities.

Additional Specifications / Military Specs / etc. may include:

  • MIL-T-5438
  • SAE J11288
  • ISO 6722-2006
  • QC/T 730-2005
  • JASO D608-92
  • JASO D611-94
  • SAE J1127
  • SAE J1128
  • JIS C3406

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