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Gardner Abrasion Tester
Gardner Abrasion Tester
Gardner Abrasion Tester Accessories
Gardner Abrasion Tester Accessories
Gardner Abrasion Tester Accessories
Gardner Abrasion Tester Accessories

ASTM D1792, D2198, D2486, D3206, D3207, D3450, D4213, D4488, D4828

Coated and uncoated surfaces need to be tested for resistance to abrasion caused by a brush, sponge, scouring pad, sand paper, and other means. Abrasion resistance can be tested by wet abrasion methods using scrub media or cleaning solutions. The most common applications are testing the scrub resistance of interior wall paints, floor tiles, shower stalls, and furniture surfaces. The abrasion tester can examine the washability of a coated surface for the removal of stains. Detergents and cleaning solutions can be tested and evaluated in a reproducible manner.

The Gardner Abrasion Tester II abrasion tester offers a versatile design for abrasion and washability testing applications. The instrument arm is designed to hold from 1 - 3 brush holders. A large selection of accessories is available to customize your test requirements. An intuitive touch screen operation makes it easy to change test parameters. The Gardner Abrasion Tester II has a durable chain drive mechanism for long-term reliable operation.

  • Reciprocating linear motion with a constant speed over the travel distance for repeatable results
  • Compact design saves on counter space
  • Easy to use touch screen display
  • Instrument arm holds up to 3 brush or pad holders to increase output
  • User selectable scrub rate from 6 - 60 cycle/minute
  • Compliant with ASTM, DIN, and ISO methods with appropriate accessories
  • Up to 4 kg (8.8 lbs) can be applied to the instrument arm
  • Adjustable stroke length 22.9 - 27.9 cm (9 - 11 in.)
  • Optional weighs for custom applications
Applicable Standards for the Gardner Abrasion Tester II
ASTMD1792, D2198, D2486, D3206, D3207, D3450, D4213, D4488, D4828
DIN53778, 13300
Federal Spec.P-C-431a, P-D-220a, P-R-201b, P-W-155, T-1279D, TT-P-18, TT-P-22, TT-P-23a, TT-P-26a, TT-P-29b, TT-P-30, TT-P-47a, TT-P-51d, TT-P-88a, TT-P-508
Military Spec.MIL-C-3004, MIL-C-46057, MIL-E-11237, MIL-P-13340A, MIL-P-15422B,
Navy Spec.512C20C
Canadian Government Specification26-GP-3a
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania SpecificationW-4
FTMS141A, 6141, 6142
Rock Island Arsenal SpecificationRIX-268


Accessories Gardner Abrasion Tester
Needed for ASTM D 2486; Holds brushes listed below; Dimensions 1.5 x 3.5 inches
Meets ASTM D 2486
Perforated for ANSI method Z 124.1
Dimensions: 3 x 3.75 inches
Needed for ASTM D 2486; Extremely uniform medium for performance of scrub tests; Simulates effect of commercial cleaning compounds; Abrasive medium contains silica for accelerating the tests
Needed for ASTM D 3450; Nonabrasive
For containing wet solution for testing; 1200 ml capacity; Comes with a mounting stand
Needed for ASTM D 2486; For confining media to area of path of brush or sponge; Rubber gasket with adjustable width; Includes 4 'C' clamps; Length: 17.1 inches
Similar to Lilly Frame; Fixed path width for use with brushes only; Includes 4 'C' clamps
Needed for ASTM D 2486; For attaching to middle of glass test plate under scrub panel; Dimensions: 6.5' x 0.5' x 10 mils
One pair of cables


Technical Specifications Gardner Abrasion Tester II
Scrub rate6 - 60 cycles / minute
Stroke length25.4 cm (10-inch) standard setting*
22.9 cm (9-inch), 27.9 cm (11-inch) optional settings*
Dimensions (mm)48.3 x 27.9 x 19.1 cm (19 x 11 x 7.5 inches)
Weight (kg)14.5 kg (32 lbs)
Power100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz

*Stroke length is measure from the center brush location. The optional stroke lengths must be set when the instrument is purchased.
**For two or three brush/pad operation additional accessories must be ordered separately.

ASTM method D 2486

Scrub Resitance of Interior Latex Flat Wall Paints
You must purchase the following items:

5060 / 5061 / 5062 / 5063Abrasion Tester
5011Nylon Brush
5038Lilly Frame
6979Brass Shim
8111 / 8113Hog Bristle Brush
8115Sponge Holder
8117Sandpaper Attachment Kit
8118Weight for Sandpaper Holder


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