TQC COMPREHENSIVE ABRASION TEST

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Universal test machine to test the coating abrasion resistance on beverage cans or flat materials. The reciprocating motion mimics in-the-field transportation abrasion damage

Description

The TQC Comprehensive Abrasion Test is a universal test machine to test the coating abrasion resistance on beverage cans or flat materials. The reciprocating motion mimics in-the-field transportation abrasion damage of coatings equivalent to the Gavarti Associates “GV-CAT” system. The TQC Comprehensive Abrasion Test is used in coating test laboratories for quality control work.

History Comprehensive Abrasion Test

Decades ago a small company out of the USA produced a machine to test the abrasion resistance of inks and coatings on aluminium beverage cans. The device simulates the motion of a truck or train during shipping and is used  for assessing the transit scuff resistance of printed cartons and book covers as well as cans.

The printed sheet is sandwiched between oblong blocks of polyurethane rubber. A plain or printed sheet of the same stock is placed in with it and then hydraulic rams push the blocks from the side in a wave motion to simulate transit vibration. At the end of the test, the print-to-print or the print-to-plain-paper can be examined for scuffing.

Production and service stopped
About 10 years ago the activities of the small company were ceased and the machine was no longer available. Neither were parts or service.

Why this Abrasion test?

Beverage cans often suffer from severe scuff and friction during transport. Typically foodstuff in damaged packaging is hard- if not impossible to sell to the consumer. A small scratch is enough to make the merchandise worthless. And it can be worse…

If the paint (or ink) does not survive the scuffing movements during transport and bare aluminium starts to scuff against bare aluminium a can may start to leak within minutes. Especially carbonated drinks will spray and spill over the entire consignment thus destroying more or less the a complete pallet.

The yearly costs of these damages are significant. Keeping in mind that more than 300 Billion cans are sold globally per annum.

Since the failure of the coating can have two causes testing has to be done at both paint makers end and at the side of the can maker / paint applicator.

Item No: TB5005 TQC Comprehensive Abrasion Test 115 VAC

Item No: TB5000 TQC Comprehensive Abrasion Test 230 VAC

FEATURES
  • Test abrasion resistance of coatings
  • Reciprocating motion of beverage cans
  • Mimics in-the-field transportation damage

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https://www.tqc.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/comprehensive-abrasion-test-tb5000-d44.pdf

https://www.tqc.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/comprehensive-abrasion-test-tb5000-m44.pdf

Accessories:

Item No:  AB5500 Set of four flat panel test blocks

Item No: VF1811 4 mm hexagonal wrench

Item No:  TB5117 3 m air tube Ø6 mm, 5 m

Item No: TB5283 Can positioning bar

Item No:  TB5335 Set of two para rubber top sheet for use with TB5284 or TB5285

Item No:  TB5331 Set of two foam rubber base sheets for use with para rubber top sheet on TB5284 or TB5285

Item No:  TB5333 Set of two para rubber top sheets for use with TB5281 (height: 100 mm / 3.94 inch)

Item No: TB5332 Set of two para rubber top sheets for use with TB5280 (height: 80 mm / 3.15 inch)

Item No: TB5334 Set of two para rubber top sheets for use with TB5282 (height: 60 mm / 2.36 inch)

Item No: TB5336 Set of two fabric woven top sheets for use with TB5284 or TB5285

Item No: TB5328 Set of two fabric woven top sheets for use with TB5281 (height: 100 mm / 3.94 inch)

Item No: TB5326 Set of two fabric woven top sheets for use with TB5280 (height: 80 mm / 3.15 inch)

Item No:  TB5330 Set of two fabric woven top sheets for use with TB5282 (height: 60 mm / 2.36 inch)

Item No:  TB5337 Set of two foam rubber base sheet for use with fabric woven top sheet on TB5284 or TB5285

Item No: TB5327 Set of two foam rubber base sheets for use with TB5281 (height: 100 mm / 3.94 inch)

Item No: TB5325 Set of two foam rubber base sheets for use with TB5280 (height: 80 mm / 3.15 inch)

Item No: TB5329 Set of two foam rubber base sheets for use with TB5282 (height: 60 mm / 2.36 inch)

Item No: TB5284 Bottom can carrier plate *1assembly for all size cans

Item No: TB5285 Top pressure plate *1assembly for all size cans

Item No: TB5280 Set of two side pressure plates *1assembly for medium size cans (height: 80 mm / 3.15 inch)

Item No: TB5282 Set of two side pressure plates *1assembly for small size cans (height: 60 mm / 2.36 inch)