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Scrub Abrasion & Washability Tester

DIN 53778, ASTM D2486, ASTM D4213, ASTM D4828, ASTM D3450, ISO 11998, ASTM F1319, ISO 105X12, Renault D431010, GME 60269, ECCA T11, EN 13523-11, EN 60730-1 and EN 13300.

The Scrub Abrasion and Washability Tester is used to test the resistance of paint, varnish or coatings to scratching, wearing, and color loss due to wet or dry abrasion, by simulating everyday wear from cleaning actions or general use.

The test is either used as a "pass or fail" test by testing to a specified number of strokes or defining the minimum number of strokes at which a coating fails by checking at regular intervals.


  • Preset range option
  • Easy intuitive operating interface with Triple i Control (Intelligent Illumination Interface)
  • Full color display
  • Easy to update software
  • Manual movement
  • Compatible with a large range of accessories

Flexible Adaptation to Many Tests - The Scrub Abrasion and Washability Tester allows for the most flexible adaptation of the wide range of scrub, abrasion and washability tests that are in use. First the base apparatus has to be selected from two models. The Scrub Abrasion and Washability Tester Basic is available without pumps for dry tests, and the Scrub Abrasion and Washability Tester is available with pumps for dry and wet tests. Each base unit is completely flexible and allows for easy exchange of the tools used for testing. A variety of tests are possible, with just small modifications to make the device suitable for other tests. This modular system significantly decreases the costs for laboratories to comply to many standards.

State-of-the-Art-Technology - The Scrub Abrasion and Washability Tester is driven by a micro-step controlled electro motor which allows precise and steady speed and sinus wave form control. Operation is intuitive by means of a jog-dial switch and a multi-lingual operating menu on a large illuminated display. Operating is very easy with the Triple i operating interface. This unique system guides the operator through the interface of the lab-machines. At each step of the multilingual operating menu the interface detects which buttons are active and indicates these by means of an illuminated red center. This results in a very intuitive operating system which is enhanced with information on the machine’s display.

Applications include the detergents, abrasives, seat covers, phone screens and many more.


Technical Data

Technical Data
Traverse Speed: 1 - 60 cycles per minute
Traverse Speed Accuracy: + / - 1% of set speed
Stroke Length: 0.39 - 11.81 in. (20 - 300 mm)
Stroke Length Accuracy: + / - 0.01 mm
Pump Flow Rate: 0.0 - 3.0 ml per minute / 0.0 - 0.79 GPH
Max. Panel Width: 2.76 in. (70 mm)
Max. Panel Length: 13.78 in. (350 mm)
Max. Panel Height: 1.38 in. (35 mm)
Depth: 19.3 in. (490 mm)
Depth with Pumps: 20.87 in. (530 mm)
Width: 25.2 in. (640 mm)
Height: 9.24 in. (235 mm)
Power Supply: 100 - 240 V / 50 - 60 Hz
Power Consumption: Max. 50 Watt
Display: 480 x 272 pixel TFT display Control: 5-key navigation switch (Mouse Keyboard optional)
Menu Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Polish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Turkish

Safety and Care

The Scrub Abrasion and Washability Tester has a Triple i controlled running operation. Check the manual for full details.
  • Always clean the instrument after use
  • Do not use compressed air to clean the instrument
  • Never perform repairs or service to the instrument yourself
  • Always make sure the instrument is connected to a grounded socket
  • Maintenance and inspection should be carried out at the correct intervals
  • Operating personnel should be informed before starting with maintenance or repair work
  • Always make sure the instrument's power is turned off and the instrument is not connected to a socket while adjusting any electrical component whenever maintenance, inspection or repair work is done
  • Do not open the instrument. In case of malfunction always consult the manufacturer

The right of technical modifications is reserved. The information given in this sheet is not intended to be exhaustive and any person using the product for any purpose other than that specifically recommended in this sheet without first obtaining written confirmation from us as to the suitability of the product for the intended purpose does so at his own risk. While we endeavor to ensure that all advice we give about the product (whether in this sheet or otherwise) is correct we have no control over either the quality or condition of the product or the many factors affecting the use and application of the product.

Therefore, unless we specifically agree in writing to do so, we do not accept any liability whatsoever or howsoever arising for the performance of the product or for any loss or damage (other than death or personal injury resulting from our negligence) arising out of the use of the product. The information contained in this sheet is liable to modification from time to time in the light of experience and our policy of continuous product development.



Scrub Panels & Media

Panels for Scrub Resistance Testing ideal substrate for scrub testing. The Gardco Scrub Media are meant to mimic the abrasive properties of commercial cleaning products.
Universal Material Clamp Tool WA-505020

Designed to hold abrasive media, sandpaper, cloth, towel, material etc. The rubber lining on the bottom creates uniform pressure on the bottom. The rubber pads on each side allow for size adjustment to any thickness of cloth.

Nylon Brush Tool

The ASTM D2486 nylon brush holder is supplied ready for use. The brush is used to test scrub resistance of coatings. The brushes are not worn in. This needs to be done on the machine of the user.
Small Sponge Tool

The small sponge holder is supplied ready for use. The sponge is a gentle tool to test the washability of the coating. Often used for cleanability tests of for example wall paints.

TQC Camera Tool Kit

The Camera Tool was created for the TQC Sheen Scrub, Abrasion and Washability tester. Washability tests can be time consuming, that’s why the camera tool was created. This brand-new tool is flexible, easy to use, and offers you the use of two cameras.

Thanks to the advanced software Windows 10 (linq is included), you can take photos during testing and save your snaps as you go. With this innovative functionality you can save time, remove hassle, and maximize resources.

Washability Tester Camera Tool
Washability Tester Camera Tool
Technical Data
Mass: 1.6 kg
Dimensions: 5.90 x 16.53 x 14.17/18.89 in
(15 x 41.5 x 36/48 cm)
Power: Max. 50 Watt
Display: 15.0 fps at full resolution (2592 x 1944 pixels)
Focus: Variable

Camera Tool Demo Video


Price List

Prices listed in US dollars and subject to change    For more info Contact Us or call 954-946-9454    Request a Quote
Item Number Item Prices

WA-515001 - Scrub Abrasion and Washability Tester, (2) Test Beds, (2) Clamping frames, (2) Tool Adapter Doubles, (2) Glass Bases, 24V adapter & Power Cable, Manual, Tubing and Fluid containers

WA-516001 - Scrub Abrasion and Washability Tester Basic, (2) Test Beds, (2) Clamping frames, (2) Tool Adapter Doubles, (2) Glass Bases, 24V adapter & Power Cable, and Manual
WA-515001 Scrub Abrasion and Washability Tester (Wet & Dry Test) $8,939.00
WA-516001 Scrub Abrasion and Washability Tester Basic (Dry Test) 7,691.00
PC-GP121-10N Black scrub panel P121-10N, 100/box 242.00
PC-GP122-10N White scrub panel P122-10N, 100/box 242.00
100862124 Economy black scrub panel, 100/box 99.00
WA-B8129 Scrub Media, Abrasive, ASTM D2486, 1 pint 31.00
WA-B8130 Scrub Media, Non-Abrasive, ASTM D3450 1 pint 31.00
5098 ISO Standard Dirt, ECE 43, 1 gallon 148.00
WA-505011 ASTM D2486 Nylon Brush Tool 312.00
WA-505020 Universal Material Clamp Tool 168.00
WA-505050 Large Sponge Tool 414.00
WA-505012 Small Sponge Tool 318.00
WA-505015 Heavy Weight, 100g 65.00
WA-505016 Heavy Weight, 1000g 223.00
WA-505019 Replacement Small Sponge each 45.00
WA-505051 Replacement Large Sponge each 45.00
14744 Camera Tool Kit 2,208.00


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