Akron Abrasion Tester

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GenKron is used together with a special balance for testing the abrasive consumption of materials. The measurements are done through volumetric loss of a rotating specimen exposed to the action of a standard grinding wheel. It is especially suited for testing harder materials such as shoe soles, tires and other rubber materials.

Specifications

Type GenKron-A GenKron-B
Grinding Wheel Granularity: 36 Granularity: 40
Rubber Wheel Speed 76±2 rpm
Grinding Speed 34±1 rpm
Angle of Inclination 0 - 35° adjustable
Counter LCD 0 - 999.999
Load 26.7N ± 0.2N1.81kg, 5.43 kg
Dimensions (W X D X H) 60 X 45 X 40cm
Weight 60 kg
Power AC 110V / 50Hz 0.2 kW
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NextGen’s Akron Abrasion Tester standard configuration includes: GenKron-B Akron Abrasion Tester, 3x Grinding Wheels NO36 or NO40), Steel Brush, Power Cord and Instruction Manual. It can be used to perform various abrasion tests.

Taber Abrasion is a simple and affordable process to compare the mass-loss and wear rate of one or more materials or coatings. In a standard Taber abrasion test, wear is measured by placing a disk-shaped specimen in continual contact with an abrasive wheel while applying predetermined forces over a predetermined number of cycles. The ASTM D4060, ASTM F1978-12, and MIL-A-8625 standards are the most frequently utilized for these testing. It also provides sufficient comparative data. It provides side-by-side comparisons of a number of materials or coatings to assess which material has greater wear resistance under simulated, accelerated wear circumstances.

The lead PO time for Akron Abrasion Tester is a few weeks depending on when the PO is placed.

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It's critical to evaluate wear and abrasion properties during the product development stage because many rubber or plastic materials repeatedly come into contact with different surfaces in their service environment. Abrasion testing can be performed to assess and forecast the material's overall durability as it would function in practical applications.

Rotary Abrasion Drum (DIN Abrasion)

This test method calculates the volume loss brought on by the abrasive action by rubbing a test item over a sheet of a given grade of abrasive material. An abrasion resistance index or a relative volume loss might be used to express the outcome.

The Taber Abrasion

This test procedure assesses a material's resistance to abrasive wear when subjected to the pressure of abrasive wheels. A variety of abrasive wheels, speeds, and test loadings are available from us.

NBS Abrasion

Using a downward force, this test method evaluates the rubber's resistance. This technique is most frequently used to assess footwear components' abrasion resistance, including rubber heels and soles.

NextGen’s Akron Abrasion Tester is 60 X 45 X 40cm and weights 60kgs.

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It is crucial to understand that while these two characteristics can be reliable signs of an abrasion-resistant rubber, they are not absolute proof. The most precise way to gauge how well a tough rubber handles abrasive conditions is by a volume loss measurement or an adjusted abrasion resistance index %.

Although abrasion-resistant rubber can be tested under controlled circumstances, the outcomes are not necessarily a precise predictor of how a tested protective rubber would perform in settings and conditions encountered in the real world. Because no two wearing processes are precisely the same, abrasion is particularly application-specific. In the case of rubber, several external factors, such as the temperature, pressure, or velocity present in any given application, might influence the degree of abrasion. The outcomes of a test like the ASTM D5963 might not always coincide with actual outcomes due to the factors at play. In some cases, a protective rubber that performs well in a controlled rubber abrasion resistance assessment may not match the characteristics of a highly abrasion-resistant rubber in other environments.

NextGen’s Akron Abrasion Tester counter parameter is LCD 0 - 999.999.

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It is possible to convert the volume loss measurement into an abrasion resistance index %. A higher number on the index percentage denotes a better outcome and more abrasion-resistant rubber material. Other organizations' standardized rubber abrasion resistance tests have also employed this testing procedure. These include the ISO 4649 test and the DIN 53516 test, which stands for "Testing of Rubber and Elastomers; Determination of Abrasion Resistance" (Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic - Determination of abrasion resistance using a rotating cylindrical drum device).

The level of resistance of abrasion-resistant rubber is affected by several properties of the material. The harder and denser the rubber is the higher its durometer. A high-durometer rubber will typically be more resistant to abrasions and indentation. Rubber's tensile strength can potentially impact rubber's resistance to abrasion significantly.

The Angle of Inclination of NextGen’s Akron Abrasion Tester is 0 - 35° adjustable.

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Abrasion-resistant rubber is put through several standard tests to determine its resistance level. These studies look at the material to determine which rubber varieties are the most resistant to abrasions. The American Society for Testing and Materials developed one such test, the ASTM D5963, to measure rubber's abrasion resistance. This test entails applying pressure on the material to examine how it responds while documenting the outcomes. A specialized machine with a rotating drum and abrasive surface is set up. The machine is outfitted with a rubber material sample, which is mechanically rotated around the drum.

To provide a fair and consistent reading, the machine is programmed to apply the same amount of pressure to each sample. After the test, the material's volume loss is calculated in cubic millimetres. The reading number will be lower for a tough rubber with a high level of rubber abrasion resistance.

The grinding speed of NextGen’s Akron Abrasion Tester is 34±1 rpm.

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One of the most important factors when working with various varieties of rubber is rubber abrasion resistance. A rubber resistant to abrasion may be required in applications with high physical demands. Knowing what abrasion-resistant rubber is, how it is assessed, and how this resistance affects performance in high-stress environments will help you choose and use the best material in an abrasive environment.

Abrasion refers explicitly to the wear that a material experiences due to friction when it comes into contact with another object. Numerous distinct processes may be at blame for this wear. These can involve a variety of actions, such as grinding, sliding, scuffing, and repeated collisions.

Rubber's capacity to endure such abrasive wear is known as rubber abrasion resistance. Certain types of strong rubber are ideal for certain jobs because they excel at protecting against abrasions. Abrasion is typically more likely to happen when motion is present since this causes a higher rate of friction-induced wear. By giving you a highly protective rubber surface, abrasion-resistant rubber can be the secret to success in this type of application.

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The abrasion test procedure (ISO 4649 / DIN 53516) is fairly straightforward. By rubbing a test piece of rubber across the surface of an abrasive sheet mounted on a rotating drum, abrasion resistance is measured. It is expressed as a reduction in volume measured in cubic millimetres, such as 150 mm3.

The most crucial thing to remember when analyzing the abrasion test results is that higher numbers indicate a weaker resistance to abrasion due to a greater loss of surface rubber. The stronger the wear resistance, however, the lower the figure. A single belt with strong abrasion resistance can frequently outlast two or even three 'budget' belts of lesser grade.

Numerous applications call for materials that can withstand abrasive conditions and difficulties, particularly in industrial settings. Rubber that can withstand abrasion is the ideal substance. Make sure you are aware of how rubber abrasion resistance is evaluated, and choose a protective rubber that performs well under the harsh conditions of a rotating drum. This will assist you in selecting the best material forms to withstand the roughest situations.

The rubber wheel speed of NextGen’s Akron Abrasion Tester is 76±2 rpm.

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To provide a consistent outflow of light, the abrasive method involves utilizing an abrasive substance to produce mechanical surface flaws in the fibre. Abrasives may be sprayed on the surface to be abraded, or mechanical tools (such as a knife or sandpaper) may be used (sanding, etc.). For instance, by creating brilliant reflections at the fibre edges, the latter treatment of the fibres, most notably by sanding, produces patterns.

By modifying the optical sheath's surface, making "micro-perforations" or rough patches, using an abrasive, producing surface flaws, and allowing light to leak out along the fibres, it is possible to change the way that optical fibres conduct light. The original optical fibre then transmits the light radiation from one end of the fibre to the other while according to the laws of waveguides.

The luminous surface flux is maintained constant by administering a progressive treatment along the optical fibres, which is confirmed by observing the radiation that can be seen on the fabric.

NextGen’s Akron Abrasion Tester is especially suited for testing harder materials such as shoe soles, tires and other rubber materials.

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In traditional pneumatic conveying systems, only bulk particle materials with particular qualities may be transported in dense phase and hence at low velocity. The term "conventional pneumatic conveying systems" refers to those where the material is supplied in the pipeline at a constant rate and is blown or sucked through the pipeline with a constant flow of air. In traditional pneumatic conveying systems, materials with strong air retention may typically be transported relatively naturally at low velocity in a moving bed-type of dense phase flow. Good permeability materials may typically be transported at low velocities as well, albeit in a dense phase flow mode similar to a slug or plug in traditional pneumatic conveying systems.

But most bulk particle materials that need to be pneumatically transported typically don't have enough air retention or permeability for low-velocity dense phase conveying, thus, they can only be delivered in a traditional pneumatic conveying system using a dilute phase suspension flow.

The measurements, in Akron Abrasion Tester, are done through volumetric loss of a rotating specimen exposed to the action of a standard grinding wheel.

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Abrasive material machining is becoming increasingly significant across many different businesses and not only the engineering sector. Tight tolerances are possible due to the procedures employed to manufacture well-controlled surfaces of high quality. Tough materials can also be machined.

The individual cutting edges in abrasive machining have a random distribution and direction in contrast to conventional cutting techniques. Since microscopic particles provide the cutting edge, the depth of engagement must also be minimal. These characteristics lead to varied chip production since any given grain may come into contact with the work at a positive, zero, or, in most cases, a negative rake angle. As a result, particles may simply distort the surface, plough into it, or produce chips.

GenKron – Akron Abrasion Tester is used together with a special balance for testing the abrasive consumption of materials.

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