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Martindale Abrasion & Pilling Tester TF210

4.83 (24 reviews)

TESTEX Martindale  Abrasion & Pilling Tester, or Martindale Tester, determines the abrasion and pilling resistance of all kinds of textile structures. Samples are rubbed against abrasives at low pressures and in continuously changing directions. The amount of abrasion or pilling is compared against standard parameters. That is called the Martindale Rub Test.
The Martindale Abrasion Tester TF210 is also used to conduct the abrasion performance of medical protective clothing to ensure durability when used in medical scenarios. We also provide the updated version of the Martindale  Abrasion & Pilling Tester,  contact us now for a surprise!

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Application of Martindale Abrasion & Pilling Tester TF210

Martindale abrasion machine is suitable for testing the abrasion resistance and pilling degree of knitted fabrics, woolen fabrics, artificial leather, synthetic leather, etc. under pressure, which is used in many industries such as textile, footwear, and garment.

Because of the unique design of our Martindale Rub Tester, you can remove individual sample holders for inspection without lifting the top motion plate. It provides individual counters and parking functions, interval time settable, and a large touch-screen display.

The Martindale tester is available with 4, 6, or 9 test positions. Standard sample holders and nine and 12kpa Weights are included.

Features of  Martindale Abrasion & Pilling Tester TF210

1. More accurate testing

Dynamic operation of the grinding table and upper grinding head can be controlled within 0.05mm, and the flexibility of the rotating axis is strictly calibrated.

The Martindale abrasion and pilling test diagram is perfect.

2. Higher testing efficiency

Equipped with two sets of grinding heads, Martindale Abrasion Tester TF210 can do pilling tests and abrasion resistance tests at the same time.

3. 3 speeds, 3 workstations

Three operating speeds and three test stations to choose from. Different Martindale test speeds can be set – slow (24rpm), normal (47.5rpm), and fast (75rpm). 9 test stations are available for the larger base and 4 or 6 for the smaller base. Martindale Abrasion Tester TF210 is very flexible.

4. Applicable for 17 international test standards

Martindale Abrasion & Pilling Tester TF210 Can be applied to ISO 12945-2-2020; ISO12947-1-1998, GB/T 21196.1-2007; GB/T 4802.2-2008; BS EN 530-2010; ASTM D4970/4970M-2016e3; ASTM D 4966-12; SATRATM31A/ B; PUMA; BS EN 16094-2012 and 17 other international standards.

5. Test results are consistent with international third-party laboratories

All the Martindale test data are comparable to the test results obtained by internationally renowned third-party laboratories.

 6. More stable operation

Adopt servo motor control to improve the stability of machine operation and reduce machine noise. Choosing Martindale Abrasion Tester TF210 means choosing reliable rub testing results.

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Specifications of MartindaleTester TF210

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

Abrasion test

  • Max stroke of movement 60.5+/-0.5mm
  • Weight of holder and spindle 198+/-2g

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)
  • Pilling instruments 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

One set of abradant fabric, wool felt, and backing foam for each workstation.

Optional orders of Martindale Abrasion Tester TF210

  1. EMPA990 Photographic Standards for Pilling Test (knitted + woven)
  2. Standard Wool Abrasive Fabric SM25. 1.6M wide x 5M length – For abrasion test and pilling test (when automatic)
  3. SM50 Photographs for Pilling Test IWS + ASTM
  4. SM26 woven wool felt, 24 pcs/box, Φ140mm
  5. SM26 woven wool felt, 24 pcs/box, Φ90mm
  6. SM28 polyurethane ether foam, 250 X 200mm/pcs, 25pcs/box

Weight of Martindale Abrasion & Pilling Tester TF210

TypeNet WeightPacked Weight
TF210A65 kg110 kg
TF210B75 kg125 kg
TF210D90 kg147 kg


220/110 V50/60 Hz


TF210A4 heads650 x 510 x 280 mm (LxWxH)700 x 620 x 750 mm (LxWxH)
TF210B6 heads650 x 510 x 280 mm (LxWxH)700 x 620 x 750 mm (LxWxH)
TF210D9 heads830 x 590 x 280 mm (LxWxH)970 x 770 x 750 mm (LxWxH)


ISO 12945-2-2020ISO 12947-1-1998ISO 12947-2-2016ISO 12947-3-1998
ISO 12947-4-1998GB/T 21196.1-2007GB/T 21196.2-2007GB/T 21196.3-2007
GB/T 21196.4-2007GB/T 4802.2-2008BS EN 530-2010ASTM D4970/4970M-22
ASTM D4966-22
Optional Standard:BS EN 388-2016+A1-2018SATRATM31 A/BPUMA
BS EN 16094-2012ISO20344-2021 Item6.12BS EN 13520-2002ISO 5470-2-2021

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Here is Martindale’s pilling test iso 12945-2:2020.

Martindale Test Meaning

Martindale Abrasion Test refers to the test of textile products based on the standard system of the Martindale method, and this test tests the abrasion characteristics of the fabric, Abrasion resistance is an important index of textile product quality, which directly affects the durability of the product and the use of the effect, abrasion resistance refers to the fabric or with other materials in the process of repeated friction, resistance to wear characteristics. The machine used to test the abrasion resistance of the fabric is the Martindale AbrasionTester.The Martindale test is very important for the textile industry.

Martindale Abrasion&Pilling Tester Working Principle

The Martindale Abrasion& Pilling tester works by rubbing a circular specimen against an abrasive (standard fabric) under a defined load in a planar motion forming a Lissajous pattern trajectory. The Lissajous curve (also called the Lissajous pattern, Lissajous pattern, or Bowditch curve) is the synthesis of two trajectories of sinusoidal vibrations along mutually perpendicular directions. You can also get Martindale abrasion tester procedure.

24 reviews for Martindale Abrasion & Pilling Tester TF210

  1. Jack

    Standard Lissajous curve with very stable test results.

  2. Frank

    The Martindale Abrasion Tester has several stations that can be counted separately for easy testing.

  3. Peter Hurley

    For abrasion and pilling assessment, the 9 workstation type really made my testing job simple

  4. James Smith

    Works well, no extra noise, instructions I should read someday, the instrument prompts you through the whole testing process

  5. Muriel Gray

    This product has everything i need in the kit and is affordable. Recommend!!

  6. Truman Louis

    I just used it for the first time. It worked. No pain, easy to operate. I would have given 5 starts already however today is my lab. first day of the use, so I will have to see how long it will last.

  7. Yvette Bertram

    Got my orders! Machine is accurate and stable. Thanks TESTEX! Thanks martindale abrasion tester!

  8. tiger

    Goods received,it is very Prefect!

  9. Jeffrey Ezekiel

    Perfect accurate machine.

  10. Molly Smith

    Just got my martindale abrasion tester yesterday. Before it arrived I got an email telling me some machine use precautions. I think that is excellent customer service.

    • testextextile

      Thank you.

  11. Kristin Raleign

    This machine arrived unused and in perfect condition and was packaged well.

  12. Caroline Sophia

    The style is novel and generous and the workmanship is excellent.

  13. May Jean

    I never review any product until I met the Martindale Abrasion Tester, I look farward to building up our business relationship agian with nice price!

    • testextextile

      Thanks for your trust, we never make a disappointment.

  14. Oscar Gallup

    Goods received,exactly what i expect.Prefect!

  15. Samantha Herty

    The best textile testing machine i have ever buy!Will keep in touch.

  16. Truda Freeman

    Great martindale test equipment.

  17. Dwight Law

    We received the package today,the tester looks great.

  18. Jack Smedley

    Perfect martindale, perfect manufacturer!!!

    • testextextile

      Thank you very much!

  19. Channing Sophy

    The martindale abrasion tester manufacturer really is my taste. I will keep cooperation.

  20. Diana Bradley

    The martidale abrasion tester suppilers is of good service. The price of the abrasion machine is preferable. Come and buy again soon.

    • testextextile

      Thanks. Expect your next visit.

  21. Juliet

    The martindale abrasion and pilling tester’s price is reasonable.I will buy others if the machine is good enough after I use.

    • testextextile

      Thank you. Expect your purchase again!

  22. Simona Doris

    Ottimo prodotto venditore molto gentile

  23. Kerr Martin


  24. Andy

    everything nicely, assembly easy and simple.

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There are various factors that affecting abrasion resistance measurement. Thus, you may need a pilling machine to test the wool abrasion resistance and abrasion resistance of test fabric. Let us introduce the Martindale rub test guide and help you to get Martindale abrasion test results.

Martindale Abrasion & Pilling Resistance Test Method

Reference method:

  • ISO

ISO 12945-2: Test method for pilling resistance of fabrics: Martindale Method

ISO 12947: Test method for abrasion resistance of fabrics: Martindale Method

  • ASTM

ASTM D4966: Test method for abrasion resistance of fabrics: Martindale Abrasion Tester

ASTM D4970: Test method for abrasion resistance of fabrics: Martindale Method

  • GB

GB/T 4802-2: Test method for pilling resistance of fabrics

GB/T 21196: Test method for abrasion resistance of fabrics: Martindale Method (Martindale Abrasion Tester, Determination of Test Piece Breakage, Determination of Quality Loss, Determination of Appearance changes)

GB/T13775: Test method for abrasion resistance of cotton, linen and spun silk

  • EN

EN ISO 12947: Test method for abrasion resistance of fabrics: Martindale Method

  • BS

BS ISO 12947: Test method for abrasion resistance of fabrics: Martindale Method

Martindale abrasion tester working principle:

Test piece of fabric is placed in the specimen clamp, and it will be rubbed against with abradant in a Lissajous figure. According to the requirement, once the test piece is broken, test piece should be taken down to calculate its abrasion resistance index, or evaluate its rating of pilling through the visual description of abrasion.

Technical specification:

  • Number of working position: 4, 6, 9

  • Counting display: 0-999999 times

  • Holder Moving distance:  60.5±0.5mm,  24±0.5mm

  • Pressing substance mass:

Weight for garment sample: 595±2g

Weight for furniture decorator sample: 795±2g

  • Effective fiction dia. of grinding blocks:

Type A: 198g (1.94N) pressure head (9KPa) ¢28.8-0.084mm

Type B: 155g (1.52N) pressure head (12 KPa) ¢90-0.1mm

  • Relative motion speed of clamp and grinding table: 47.5±2.5 turns/min

  • Weight for sample loading hammer: 2500±10g

Test apparatus:

  • A copy of the product manual

  • Type A pressure head and type B pressure head: 4/4 working positions, 6/6 working positions, 9/9 working positions

  • Weight for furniture decorator sample of 795g and weight for garment sample of 595g: 4/4 working positions, 6/6 working positions, 9/9 working positions

  • Standard felt: 4/4 working positions, 6/6 working positions, 9/9 working positions

  • Leather collar: 4/4 working positions, 6/6 working positions, 9/9 working positions

  • Weight for sample loading hammer of 2500g: 1

  • Sample loader: 1

  • Fuse: 2

  • Steel ball: 6

  • Drawing pen: 1

  • Circular shear template of F40mm、F90mm、F140mm: one for each

  • Other necessary accessories recommended by manufacturer

Test procedure:

  1. Test piece preparation

In the standard environment, we put the test piece in the tiled state for a period of time according to different standard. For example, 24h (GB/T 4802.2), 16h(EN ISO 12947-4).

  1. Test piece selection

The sample shall be cut from different parts of the whole fabric with representative. If it is a fancy fabric , the sample shall include all the different tissues and colors presented by the cloth.

  1. Taking down the additional loading weight and bearing axle.

  2. Taking down the top and clamp holder.

  3. Test placement

Loosening the retaining ring of test clamp, we should put the test piece into the test clamp base. If the test piece is smaller than 500g/m2, we need to put a foam between the test piece and the metal clamp. Oppositely, it is big enough, or it is compound fabric, we don’t need the foam. Each piece held in test clamp should get the same tension.

  1. Placement of wool felt and abradant

Putting the wool felt and abradant on the holder, and the weight for sample loading hammer on the abradant, and then tighten the nut in order to fasten the abradant on the holder by retaining rings.

  1. Pressing the abradant on the pressure head.

  2. Let the side of test clamp with test piece face down, and put it on the test clamp base. After that, the bearing axle should be adjusted until it aligns and inserts the circular groove of clamp.

  3. According to standard, we settle the number of times on the tester and turn on it. Won’t be stop itself until it achieves enough times in the measurement.

  4. Taking down the test piece and compare it with photographic standard.


Martindale vs Wyzenbeek conversion

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(The ratio of Martindale rating to Wyzenbeek rating is 3 to 4.)


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    Q:What is working principle of Martindale Abrasion Tester?

    A:Two circular samples of same material rub mutually in a certain pressure along Lissajous curves. Then after reaching stated circles, pilling of test sample should be measured. Martindale test uses figure 2 among four types of Lissajous-Figure.

    Q: What is the pilling test procedure?

    A: Fabric, put on the clamp head, is rubbed against the same fabric placed on grinding table in a certain pressure. Rotating around axis, fabric moves in a pre-set Lissajous figure.

    Q:  Are there any special requirements for installation, or any chance a calibration will be needed afterwards?A: There are not any special requirements for installation, and we have professional after-sales team at your service.  We will arrange calibration before delivery, and afterwards, it will be needed once a year.

    Q: Do you have a user manual in English?

    A: Yes, the user manual in English will be sent with the machines, and the soft copy will be sent to you in email.

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