Product Description

The Elcometer 1720 Abrasion & Washability Tester is robust, reliable and extremely versatile machines have been designed for testing the abrasion, washability, brushability and resistance of a wide range of materials including paint, lacquers, inks, coatings, leather, wood, plastics, printed material, fabrics etc. The Elcometer 1720 is available with 4 stations, each station is separated by a water-tight gasket frame, allowing up to 4 dry or wet tests at any one time.

Features of the Elcometer 1720 Abrasion & Washability Tester

• Made from anodised aluminium making it durable and robust
• All stations can be tested wet or dry
• The durable and robust design is stable under test allowing repeatable results, even at the fastest stroke speeds
• Rapid tool change
• Test up to 4 samples simultaneously
• Multi-lingual digital display
• User adjustable stroke length from 10 to 300mm
• Speed Cycles can be adjusted from 10 to 65 cycles per minute or set to the ISO Standard of 37 cycles /min
• Wide range of tools available, for testing flat and curved samples
• Available with or without an integrated liquid dosing pump

Meeting Standards

  • With the wide range of tools available many Standards can be tested in one unit
  • All units can be used in accordance with ASTM, DIN, EN and ISO Standards
  • Easily adjustable to customers unique applications using the special tools
  • Washability and abrasion testing on flat and curved samples up to 13mm thick
Interchangeable Tools

  • All tools are interchangeable with the rapid tool change system, making the unit ideal for use in accordance with a wide range of Standards
User Adjustable

  • Stroke length can be quickly and easily changed by the user to meet their specific requirements between 10 – 300mm
  • Speed of carriage can be adjusted between 10 and 65 cycles per minute
  • Cycle counter can be pre-set for a defined number of cycles from 1 – 32,760
 

 Wet and Dry

  • All stations can be tested wet or dry
  • Versions are available with or without an internal liquid pump
  • Samples can be tested under wet or dry conditions
Economic

  • 4 different characteristics can be tested simultaneously, resulting in significant time saving
  • With its rapid tool change system setting up tests is fast and easy
  • Easy sample placement allows quick change between tests

 

The Elcometer 1720 Abrasion & Washability Tester can be used in accordance with:

AS/NZS, ASTM, DIN, ECCA*, EN, GME, ISO, JIS, PSA, MIL*, FTMS*, P-R*, P-W*, TT*

Specifications

Elcometer 1720 – Abrasion Scrubbing and Washability Testers – Specifications

Part Number Description
K1720M204 Elcometer 1720 Abrasion Tester, 4 Station
K1720M304 Elcometer 1720 Abrasion & Washability Tester, 4 Station
Dimensions 550 x 460 x 320mm
Weight 33kg

Packing List

  • Elcometer 1720 Abrasion, Scrubbing & Washability Tester
  • 250μm Metal Strip for ASTM D2486 Standard
  • Sample Drip Tray
  • 2 x Glass Sheet
  • 2 x Specimen Holding Frame
  • Set of 3 Tools for Instrument Set Up
  • 3 x Mains Leads (UK & EUR)
  • Operating Instructions

Data Sheet

Elcometer 1720 – Abrasion Scrubbing and Washability Testers – Data Sheet

Elcometer 1720 – Abrasion Scrubbing and Washability Testers Data Sheet

Standards

Elcometer 1720 – Abrasion Scrubbing and Washability Testers – Standards

The Elcometer 1720 Abrasion & Washability Tester can be used in accordance with:

• AS/NZS 1580.459.1
• ASTM D 2486
• ASTM D 3450
• ASTM D 4213
• ASTM D 4488
• ASTM D 4828
• ASTM F 1319
• DIN 53778-2:1983
• ECCA T11*
• EN 13523-11
• EN 233/C3.2-A
• EN 233/C3.2-B
• EN 233/C3.2-C
• EN 60730-1-A
• GME 60269
• ISO 105-X12
• ISO 11998
• JIS K 5600-5-11
• PSA D45 1010
• ASTM D1792 – 06
• ASTM D2198 -02*
• ASTM D3206 – 08
• ASTM D6279 – 03(2007)
• MIL-C-3004*
• MIL-C-46057*
• MIL-E-11237*
• MIL-STD-1334B*
• MIL-P-15422C*
• FTMS 141*
• Method 6141*
• FTMS 141*
• Method 6142*
• FTMS Method 536/6701

Federal Specification
• P-D-220D*
• P-R-1760*
• P-W-155C*
• TT-P-26C(1)*
• TT-P-29K*
• TT-P-30E(1)
• TT-P-47G*
• TT-E-505B*
• TT-E-506K(1)*
• TT-E-509C*
• TT-C-535B(2)*
• TT-C-555B(1)*

* Standards not in bold have been superseded but are still recognised in some industries.

Accessories

Elcometer 1720 – Abrasion Scrubbing and Washability Testers – Accessories

Tool 1: Wild Boar Brush

 

Wild boar hairbrush and stainless steel brush holder. Total weight: 250g

Part Number: KT001720P003 / STANDARDS: DIN 53778-2:1983

Tool 2: Nylon Brush

 

Nylon bristle brush, stainless steel brush holder, 177g. Total weight: 454g

Part Number: KT001720P030 / STANDARDS: ASTM D2486

Tool 3: Sponge 

 

Sponge and stainless-steel brush holder, 337g.  Total weight: 508g

Part Number:  KT001720P005 / STANDARDS: ASTM D4213:92, ASTM D4828

Tool 4: Sponge 

 

Sponge and stainless-steel brush holder, 337g and 250g – gross weight 750g.  Total weight: 750g

Part Number: KT001720P073 / STANDARDS: ASTM D3450

Tool 5: Sponge / Abrasive

 

Sponge & stainless-steel holder abrasive pads – top and bottom & 76g.  Total weight:  232g

Part Number: KT001720P029 / STANDARDS: ASTM D4213

Tool 6: Abrasive

 

Aluminium holder, abrasive pads (x5). Total weight: 135g

Part Number: KT001720P036 / STANDARDS: ISO 11998

Tool 7:  Universal Material Clamp

 

Stainless steel holder allowing users to fix their own test sample or abrasive material.

Ideal for abrasion and wear of labels, textiles, ink etc. Part Number: KT001720P207

Tool 8:  Linear Abrader “Crockmeter”

 

This tool is ideal for testing abrasion on both curved and flat surfaces and for testing colour fastness of fabrics. Supplied with a removable stainless-steel rod, test felt, textile fixing ring and a set of additional masses – 2x100g, 1x200g, 1x500g.

Total weight (excluding masses):  200g

Part Number: KT001720P074 / STANDARDS: ASTM F1319, ISO 105-X12, PSA D45 1010

Tool 9: Linear Abrader

 

For testing the resistance to abrasion of automotive components, includes a felt disc of 10mm diameter and 10mm thick working under a mass of 400g.  Total weight:  400g

Part Number: KT001720P075 / STANDARDS: GME 60269

Tool 9B: Linear Abrader 

 

Felt holder for 16mm diameter felt wool disc working under a mass of 900g. Total weight: 900g

Part Number: KT001720P075-2 / STANDARDS: EN 13523-11, ECCA T11

Tool 10: Curved Sample Tool

 

Height adjustable with an elbow joint for curved samples, this tool is ideal for testing abrasion resistance of both coatings and inks. Supplied with felt disc, rod for masses, 1x50g, 1x100g, 2x200g and 2x500g.

Part Number: KT001720N003 / STANDARDS: EN 60730-1-A

Elcometer 1720 – Abrasion Scrubbing and Washability Testers – Additional Accessories

Part Number Description
KT001720P004 Wild Boar Brush for Tool 1
KT001720P009 Nylon Brush for Tool 2
KT001720P006 Sponge (5) for Tools 3 & 4
KT001720P141 Sponge / Abrasive (5) for Tool 5
KT001720P037 Abrasive Pads (10) for Tool 6
KT001720P064 Abrasive Pads (100) for Tool 6
KT001720P051 Abrasive G 120 Sheets (4), for Tools 1 & 2
KT001720P008 25m Abrasive Roll for Tool 7
KT001720P062 Felt Disks (2) for Tool 10
KT001720N009 Non-Abrasive Scrub Medium – SC1
KT001720N002 Abrasive Scrub Medium – SC2
KT001720P016 50g Mass (To fit tools 1 – 8, 10)
KT001720P017 100g Mass (To fit tools 1 – 8, 10)
KT001720P018 200g Mass (To fit tools 1 – 8, 10)
KT001720P031 227g Mass (To fit tools 1 – 8, 10)
KT001720P019 500g Mass (To fit tools 1 – 8, 10)
KT001720P214 Glass Plate, 478 x 165mm
KT001720P012 ASTM Test Foil 250um (10mils)
KT001720P013 10m replacement Channel Gasket
K0004695M068 Scrub Test Panels*

*  Request for the Elcometer 4695 Scrub Test Panels Leaflet for more information

Instruction Manual

Elcometer 1720 – Abrasion Scrubbing and Washability Testers – Instruction Manual

Elcometer 1720 – Abrasion Scrubbing and Washability Testers – Instruction Manual