Solvent rub resistance tester (MEK test)

Solvent rub resistance tester (MEK test)

Solvent rub resistance tester (MEK test) - SAAB521

The Solvent Rub Tester is usually employed using methylethylketone (MEK) as solvent. The MEK method is applied to paint topcoats and primers.


The test consists of scratch the surface with a gauze soaked with methylethylketone until failure of the film occurs. The type of gauze, the stroke distance, the stroke rate, and approximate applied pressure of scratch are specified depending on the standard. The scratches are counted as double (one rub forward and one rub backward constitutes a double rub).


The test is widely used in paint industry because it provides a quick relative estimation of wear degree without wait for long-term exposure results.


Modello / Model



ASTM D 4752 ; ASTM D 5402 ; NCCA11-18

Diametro spazzola

Rubbing head diameter

14 ± 0,5 mm

Peso di carico / Load weight

1.000 ± 10 g

Velocità operativa / Stroke speed

5 ~ 95 cycles/min

Corsa / Rubbing stroke

120 mm

Contatore / Counter

0 ~ 9.999 times

Potenza motore / Motor power

60 W

Alimentazione / Power supply

220 Vac

Dimensioni / Dimensions

270 x 310 x 340 mm

Peso / Weight

15 Kg



Dotazione Standard / Standard Supply:
Unità centrale / Main unit
Manuale d’uso / User’s manual

Accessori Opzionali / Optional Accessories:
Certificato di taratura / Calibration report

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