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Martindale Abrasion & Pilling Tester TF210

Martindale Abrasion and Pilling Tester. To determine the abrasion and pilling resistance of all kinds of textile structures.


Martindale Abrasion & Pilling Tester. To determine the abrasion and pilling resistance of all kinds of textile structures. Samples are rubbed against known abrasives at low pressures and in continuously changing directions. The amount of abrasion or pilling is compared against standard parameters.
The unique design of our Martindale abrasion tester allows removal of individual sample holders for examination without lifting the top motion plate. It provides individual counters and parking function, interval time settable and a large touch-screen display. Standard sample holders and 9 and 12kpa Weights are included.
The Martindale abrasion tester is available with 4, 6, 8 or 9 test positions.


Drive system is PLC, programmable control with large touch-screen

Abrasion test

  • Max stroke of movement 5+/-0.5mm
  • Weight of holder and spindle 200+/-1g

Pilling test

  • Max stroke of movement 24+/-0.5mm
  • Weight of holder and spindle 155+/-1g

Included Accessories (1 for each station)

Abrasion test (To ISO 12947-1)

  • Mounting weight (2.5+/-0.5kg, for both abrasion and pilling test)
  • Abrasion tester holders (Dia. 38 mm)
  • Loading Weights (395+/-7g)
  • Loading Weights (595+/-7g)

Pilling Test (To ISO 12945-2)

  • Linear adaptor. To convert to straight-line motion.
  • Sample Retaining Rings for pilling test
  • Pilling test holders (Dia. 90mm)
  • Loading Weights (260+/-1g)

1 Auxiliary device for specimen mounting.
1 Drawing pen

1 set of abradent fabric, wool felt, backing foam for each work station.

Optional orders

  1. Specimen Cutter. (Dia. 38mm) with cutting mat.
  2. Abrasive Fabric & Backing Felt Cutter. (Dia. 140mm) with cutting mat.
  3. Standard Wool Abrasive Fabric SM25. 1.6M wide x 5M length – For abrasion test and pilling test (when automatic)
  4. Standard Backing Foam. Width 1.5M, Length 0.5M.
  5. Standard Backing Wool Felt Piece (woven) 1m x 1.5m.
  6. EMPA Photographic Standards for Pilling Test (3 x 4 knitted)
  7. EMPA Photographic Standards for Pilling Test (3 x 4 woven)
  8. SM 50 Photographs for Pilling Test IWS + ASTM.


155 kg


220/110 V50/60 Hz


Width:920 mmLength:400 mm Height:1200 mm


EN ISO 12945-2ISO 12947-1ISO 12947-2ISO 12947-3
ISO 12947-4ISO 20344ASTM 4966ASTM 4970
BS EN 388BS EN 530BS 3424BS 5690
JIS L1096DIN 53863DIN 53865GB/T 13775
IWTO 40-88SFS 4328NEXT 16GMW 15651
ISO 5470-2M&S 17M&S 19M&S 19C
NEXT 18NEXT 18aNEXT 18bGB/T 4802.2
GB/T 21196-1GB/T 21196-2Wool Mark TM 112Wool Mark TM 196

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