Ink Rub Tester ( Sutherland Type / Linear Rub )

Ink Rub Tester (also known as the Sutherland Rub Tester), is used to test printed substrates such as plastic films / foils / labels / papers or paper boards for resistance to scuffing / rubbing / smudging when 2 samples are rubbed against each other in a linear motion, under a defined pressure, at a defined speed for a defined number of rubs.

High Rub Resistance = Good Quality Print

Suitable for : Printed Duplex Boards, Labels, Plastic Films, Laminates, Paper, Foil or any thick or thin material in sheet form.

Confirms to : TAPPI T-830 / ASTM D-5264-92

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Ink Rub Tester.     ( Sutherland type rub tester )
Digital Model with Touchscreen Display.
Method of rubbing : Linear.
Confirming to TAPPI T-830 and ASTM D-5264
Material of Construction (body) : Mild Steel body with automotive grade paints.
Push button controls on Control Panel
Hybrid Stepper Motor and Drive for precise speed control.
Moving Arm slides on Linear Bearings. Hence low noise and long life.

Features of Digital Controller :

  • Non-contact type sensor for counting rubs.
  • Touchscreen display of Rubbing Speed and Rubbing Counts.
  • Speed selection from Touchscreen.
  • Auto-Stop facility at user-defined Rub Counts.

With following Deadweights :

Type Weight in grams Total Weight in Lbs Material of construction
Base Weight 908 g ± 45 g 2.00 ± 0.10 Aluminum
Add-on Weight 908 g ± 45 g 4.00 ± 0.20 Mild Steel


Models Available :

Model # QXT
Speed of rubbing (user-selectable) : 21, 42, 85 and 106 CPM

Free Accessories :

  • Sample Marking Templates (Top and Bottom Sample)
  • Paper Cutter Knife
  • Binder Clips (2 nos).
  • Adhesive Tape roll (small).

Utilities Required (To be supplied by the buyer) :

  • Power Supply : 230/110 Volts AC at 50/60 Hz. (Fluctuation Free Power required)

Optional : IQOQ / Validation Documents Set available 

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