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MEK Rub Test Machine

Conforms to ASTM D7835, EN 13523-11, Reference: ASTM D 4752, ASTM D 2486, ASTM D 5402; ISO 50230


The MEK Rub Test machine has been developed to combat the problem of inconsistent test results between operators. This semi automated machine gives the line operator and quality control personnel the ability to duplicate results from the laboratory to the production line every time.


MEK Rub Test Machine




  • Easy to setup, simple to operate
  • Repeatable consistent results, constant pressure dead weight rubbing block
  • Front panel mounted controls
  • Minimal solvent usage, adjustable solvent flow metering valve
  • 425cc solvent reservoir with auto shutoff control
  • Quick Change solvent pad system
  • Controlled Stroke count, counter can be set from 1 to 9999 strokes
  • CE Certified
  • Intrinsically safe - no electrics, all pneumatic operation.
  • Minimized operator contact with and exposure to Solvent

Technical Data

Technical Data
Weight of Machine: 62.5 lbs. (28.3 kg)
MEK Reservoir Capacity: 425 cc
Mass of Rubbing Block: 6.8 lbs. (3 kg) ASTM / EU Standards 1000g
Stroke Length: 8 inches (203 mm)
Number of strokes/min (Double Rub): 70
Operational Air Pressure: 550 KPa (80 psi)
Max Air Supply Pressure: 965 KPa (140 psi)
Air Consumption @ Operational Pressure: 2.35 SCFM @ 550 KPa (80 psi)
Minimum Flexible Air Line Supply Size: 1/4" I.D.
Air Inlet Connection at Filter: 1/4 NPT
Cotton Pad Size 1-1/2 x 1-3/4, 2 ply
Counter Min/Max Number of Strokes: 1 - 9999
Air Supply: 550 kpa (80 psi) Clean and dry (non condensing)
Dimensions (WxDxH): 18 x 19 x 19 inches (457 x 483 x 483mm)
Test Panel Size: 5 x 12 inches (127 x 305mm)
Electrical Requirements: None (all pneumatic system)
Panel Thickness Max:** 1/8 inch (3.2mm) **thicker panels can be run with an adjustment

Instructions for Use

The front panel mounted controls make it simple for the user to program the required number strokes to run for a specified test, then simply lower the head, close the cover, and press the start button, the machine will do the rest.

This frees the operator to perform other QC test while the machine performs the rub test consistently and reliably with the added benefit of greatly reducing operator contact with and exposure to the solvents being used for the rub test procedure. Once the cycle counter reaches the preset number of strokes the unit will shut off the solvent flow and return to the start position ending the test.

The operator can return at any time to check the results of the Rub Test. The quick change solvent pad system means that preparing for the next test procedure is quick and efficient.



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Item Number Item Prices

MEK rubbing pads (good for up to 400 tests)

AB-410103 MEK Rub Test Machine (ASTM Standard), 3 kg Block $12,595.00
AB-410103EN MEK Rub Test Machine (EU Standard), 1 kg Block $12,595.00
AB-410131 Variable Stroke Kit 1,735.00
AB-410111 MEK Rubbing Pad, 20 pkgs of 100 pads 385.00
AB-410113 MEK Rub Block Assembly, ASTM Variable Weight, 1kg to 3 kg 2,440.00


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