The Taber Abrading Wheels are used with the Taber Rotary Platform Abraser, two abrasive wheels create the circular wear path recognized as a "Taber test." As specimens are subjected to the rub-wear action of the wheels, the abrasion marks form a pattern of crossed arcs resulting in a circular ring. This process abrades the sample over all angles of grain or weave, and covers an area approximately 30 cm2.
Calibrase wheels include easy-glide wheel hub
Sold in pairs
Shipped in tight-lidded containers to prevent damage
Rigorous quality program maintains uniformity and consistency
Premium grade US abrasive materials ensure test repeatability
Traceable through manufacturing lot reference included on each wheel label
Manufactured from a proprietary formulation developed and designed by Taber Industries so the binder material breaks down during use, exposing and creating a fresh abrading surface
Taber offers standardized grades of Genuine Taber abrasive wheels, which have been engineered to meet varying requirements of abrasive action. The choice of abrading wheels should be based upon the wear the specimen material will be subjected to in actual use.
Custom formulations available
Three Types Available:
Calibrase® Abrading Wheels - A resilient wheel composed of resilient binder and aluminum oxide or silicon carbide abrasive particles. Frequently used to evaluate rigid specimens.
Calibrade® Abrading Wheels - A non-resilient wheel composed of a vitrified (clay) binder and silicon carbide or aluminum oxide abrasive particles. Frequently used to evaluate flexible specimens.
Specialty Wheels and Abradants - Used for unique or custom applications.
|Model||Abrasive Action||Examples of Material Tested||Notes|
|Calibrase® Abrading Wheels|
|CS-8||Extremely Mild||Labels||Do not exceed 500g load; reface with S-11 disc|
|CS-10F||Very Mild - Mild||Safety glazing, transparent plastics||Do not exceed 500g load; reface with ST-11 refacing stone|
|CS-10||Mild - Medium||Organic coatings, plastics, textiles, leather||Reface with S-11 disc|
|CS-10W||Mild - Medium||Textiles||No colorant, eliminates color transfer from the wheel to the specimen; reface with S-11 disc|
|CS-17||Medium - Harsh||Anodized aluminum, powder coatings, ceramics, plastics and enamels||Reface with S-11 disc|
|NOTE: Shelf life is dependent on proper storage conditions: temperature = 23 °C ±2 °C, relative humidity = 50% ±5%. Calibrase wheels should be refaced with S-11 disc, except for CS-10F. Do not use AFTER expiration date. Custom formulations available.|
|Calibrade® Abrading Wheels|
|H-38||Mild||Woven and non-woven fabrics||Do not exceed 500g load; reface with multi-point diamond tool|
|H-10||Mild - Medium||Steel and ferrous alloys (including the effect of hardening and tempering treatments)||Reface with single-point diamond tool|
|H-18||Medium - Coarse||Rubber (non-tacky), woven textile fabrics, coated fabrics, flexible plastic sheet||Reface with single-point diamond tool|
|H-22||Harsh||Rubber, linoleum, leather, automobile floor coverings, concrete||Reface with single-point diamond tool|
|NOTE: Calibrade wheels should be refaced with Wheel Refacer and single point diamond tool, except for H-38. Calibrade wheels do not have an expiration period. Custom formulations available.|
|Specialty Wheels and Abradants|
|CS-0/S-32||Rubber (non-abrasive)||Dental pastes, cleaning powders||Do not use after expiration date; clean with isopropyl alcohol|
|CS-5||Wool Felt (dense)||Textile fabrics (when the service wear requires one fibrous material to rub against another)||Do not exceed 500g load|
|S-33||Sandpaper Strips||Vitreous and porcelain enamels, paints, metallic coatings, furniture surfaces||Use with CS-0 wheels; 12.7 x 160 mm strips include adhesive; P320A FEPA aluminum oxide (avg. particle 46.2µm) closed coat on "A" weight paper (70 - 100 g/m2)|
|S-42||Sandpaper Strips||High pressure decorative laminates, wood flooring, plastics, furniture surfaces, paints and varnishes||Use with CS-0 wheels; 12.7 x 160 mm strips include pressure sensitive; 180 ANSI-CAMI aluminum oxide (avg. particle 78µm) open coat on "A" weight paper (70 - 100 g/m2)|
|NOTE: Sandpaper should be stored and conditioned in a controlled environment: temperature = 23 °C ±2 °C, relative humidity = 50% ±5%|