Abrasion and Pilling Tester with TestWise Touch™
Martindale Abrasion and Pilling Tester with TestWise Touch™, available with up to 9 stations and adaptable to test a wide range of applications including textiles, socks, leather, coated upholstery, carpets, wood and shirt collars.
We were involved in the development of the original Martindale with Dr Martindale and WIRA in the 1940s. We have since established our position as a leading supplier with over 60 years of testing and development.
Available in 2, 5 or 9 station models, equipped with kits to test abrasion and pilling on textiles, socks, leather, coated fabrics, soiling, wood, laminated and more
Gives access to all stations from the front, and the 9 station Martindale has a hinged lid which lifts to allow full access to the tables without lifting off the top plate
Simple to use TestWise Touch control system, providing optimum lab efficiency. A toughened glass cover stands up to laboratory wear and tear
Rings twist onto each station securing test materials with ease
Scratch and drop tests for the James Heal Martindale
This video shows the test method BS ISO 11856:2014 Textile Floor Coverings, using a modified Martindale and Abrading table plus a Hexapod Stud Rubbing head.
|Conditioned atmosphere recommended||Yes|
|Martindale - 2 Stations||Height 24.6cm|
|Martindale - 5 Stations||Height 24.6cm|
|Martindale - 9 Stations||Height (with lid open) 61.3cm|
|Approximate net weight|
|Martindale - 2 Stations||45kg|
|Martindale - 5 Stations||65kg|
|Martindale - 9 Stations||85kg|
|Power||Single phase Yes|
|Rating per phase (A) 0.5|
|Read our Frequently Asked Questions and download the Operators Guide for Martindale Abrasion and Pilling Tester||KnowledgeHub|
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The Martindale can test for abrasion resistance and fabric pilling of textiles, as well as a range of applications. The Martindale performs a certain number of rubs per cycle and will perform each rub in a Lissajous pattern. A rub is one revolution of the two outer drives of the Martindale, a cycle is the completion of all the translational abrasion movements tracing a Lissajous figure comprising 16 rubs and A Lissajous is any one of an infinite variety of curves traced out by a point which undergoes two simple motions in perpendicular directions. On a Martindale, the Lissajous is created by 16 rubs and has a total Length of 3.02m.
The Martindale has a rotational speed of 47 ± 2.5 rpm and an exposed area of specimen from 3.14cm² to 6.45cm² depending on the type of test being performed.
The Martindale can be supplied with a comprehensive range of accessories for different specimen types, including sock abrasion, a line contact plate and a leatherball plate. The instrument can test both textiles and non-textiles such as socks, leather, carpets, coated upholstery and edges.