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TMI - Digital Ink Rub Tester - Model 10-20

The Digital Ink Rub Tester uses the Sutherland-method and is designed to measure scuffing or ink rub resistance. Several tests can be performed including dry rub (the amount of transfer ink from one dry surface to another), wet rub (the amount of transfer of ink from wetted surface to another), wet bleed or transfer (ink transfer to a water-saturated blotter), wet smear (similar to wet bleed with the addition or rub cycles), functional rub/wet rub (smear or transfer tests using a liquid other than water and hot abrasion). An optional heated weight provides the 10-20 Rub Resistance Tester with a uniform test for evaluating hot abrasion resistance of printed materials like fabric, plastics.

Technical specifications

Model 10-20-00-0001
Includes (1) 1.8 kg (4 lb) weight, (1) 0.9 kg (2 lb) weight, spare rubber pads, and scoring fixture
Heated weights 2 lb and 4 lb available
Replacement Pads available
Weight 9.5 kg (21 lb) + weights
Dimensions (W x D x H) 356 mm x 216 mm x 229 mm
(14 in x 8.5 in x 9 in)
Power 120/240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Uses Sutherland rub test method
Product of origin Made in USA

Key features

  • Five speeds: The standard speed (42 cycles per minute) and four additional speeds (21,  85, 100 and 106 cycles per minute) allow you to decrease the testing time for samples requiring a higher number of rubs
  • Additional variable speed ranging from 20-115 cycles per minute
  • Infinitely variable cycle count from 1-999
  • Continuous cycle mode
  • Large character LCD Display
  • Displays count up, count down, test status and configurations
  • Preset counts remain in memory
  • Automatic shut-off
  • Selectable “test complete” alarm
  • One-year warranty

Compare Model 10-20 to the Competition

Improved TMI Model 10-20 Ink Rub The Main Competing Model
Technology Modern Microprocessor technology Electronic control
Display 7 line, 140 alfa/numeric character large LCD display 3 Digit numeric display
Cycle count Cycle count setting 1-9999 cycles Cycle count 1-999 cycles
Maximum cycle Continuous cycle mode-unit will cycle until stop is pushed Maximum cycle 999
Testing settings display Test settings visible on LCD display No visiable display of test settings
User-programmed cycle speed User-programmable variable cycle speeds from 15-110 cycles/min No programable speeds, only 4 fixed speeds
Power Electrical power selectable- 120/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz Must specify 110 V, 60 Hz or 220 V, 50 Hz when ordering
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Testing Machines, Inc. (TMI)The TMI Group of Companies is a multi-national organization that manufactures and markets physical property testing instruments focused on the packaging, paper, pulp, plastic film, foil, ink, coatings, nonwovens, adhesives, and corrugated industries.
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