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Test the scuffing of printed materials with Presto scuff resistance tester

Scuffing is a common problem with packing materials such as cardboard, paper, and corrugated boards. When packing materials are pushed against an abrasive or rough surface, the material begins to rupture, compromising the labeling's look. Furthermore, when the material erodes, the quality and strength of the packing materials will deteriorate. Thus, with the use of the Presto scuff resistance tester, it will be easy for you to estimate the scuffing resistance of materials with ease.

Presto scuff resistance tester will continuously rub the surface of two printed materials on the same plane, with the printed side facing each other. The scuff tester equipment is used to assess the damage done to printed materials' print quality when they are rubbed against a rough surface. The color quality and uniformity of printed packaging materials are also evaluated using the scuff tester testing equipment. This abrasion testing instrument is useful for determining the print quality of various packaging materials. You may simply obtain extremely precise testing results when the load is consistent and the diameter is defined. Here in this blog, we will discuss how you can use this testing instrument for the scuff resistance test and how it will help you to improve the quality of labels.

What is scuff-resistance testing?

The act of rubbing two surfaces together is known as scuffing. During scuffing, some of the labels abrade due to surface friction. As a result, the printed information is lost. The labels take on a rather repulsive aspect. When two things are maintained together, scuffing is inevitable. There is nothing that can be done about it. However, there are several measures that may be performed to combat it. You may make your labels abrasion resistant with the help of this test. It is critical to have some proof to determine how resistant your label is in order to proceed on the appropriate path.

Scuff resistance testing involves rubbing the test specimen against an abrading paper for a set number of rotations. The label's print begins to abrade as a result of continual rubbing. The Presto high-end scuff resistance tester will easily ensure that this machine will remain resistant to scuffing. This high-quality testing equipment has been embedded with several sets of features to make sure that you get accurate test results. Below we have listed the features of this testing equipment.

Features of Presto scuff resistance tester

The scuff resistance tester rubs two printed surfaces in the same plane, face to face, at a constant speed and pressure. A scuff resistance tester is used in the packaging industry to detect color transfer from coated or painted surfaces that will be rubbed. By conforming to specifications, this testing equipment provides the highest quality to its customers. Below we have listed the features you will get with the use of this testing equipment.

  • Motorized Weight arrangement on the sample for noise-free working
  • Highly accurate test results under uniform load and specified movement.
  • Uniform load by weights on test sample for evenness in testing
  • Provision of a Set number of counts through the Digital Preset Counter
  • The firm hold of test specimen by circular clips/clamps
  • Motorised Geared system for scuff movement
  • Digital Pre-settable counter up to 9999 counts
  • Highly accurate and precise results under uniform load and rubbing clamp movement
  • Accurate rpm of upper rotating discs using synchronous motor
  • User-friendly electronic controls and ergonomically designed feature
  • Adjustable footrest for leveling

Technical Specifications of Presto scuff resistance tester

  • Test Weight: 2 psi
  • Counter: 4- digit Digital Preset type
  • Max. range of counter: 9999
  • Least Count of counter: 1
  • Rotational Speed: 60 rpm ± 2 rpm
  • Lower Motor capacity: ¼ HP
  • Upper Motor capacity: 10 kg/cm² torque motor
  • The diameter of the Upper Clamp: 48 ± 2 mm
  • A diameter of the Lower Clamp: 120 ± 2 mm
  • Power: 220V, 50Hz, single phase

With these features and technical specifications, it will be easy for you to determine the scuff resistance of materials with ease. To know more about this lab testing equipment, give us a call at +91-9210903903 or email us at Our team of technical experts will easily consult with you regarding all your queries.

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