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Martindale Abrasion Cum Pilling Tester

Martindale Abrasion Cum Pilling Tester
Martindale Abrasion Cum Pilling Tester
Product Code : VI-12
Product Description

We have marked a distinct and dynamic position in the market by providing a high quality array of Martindale Abrasion cum Pilling Tester. This tester is manufactured using premium grade raw material and latest technology, in accordance to international standards. Our offered Martindale Abrasion cum Pilling Tester is utilized for testing and determining the pilling and abrasion resistance of fabrics. Our valuable customers can avail this tester from us at industry leading price.


  • Designed with display screens
  • Ensures to provide accurate results
  • Automatic measurement processing
  • Excellent performance

 Martindale Abrasion Cum Pilling Tester

Vgotech Martindale Abrasion Tester Cum Pilling Tester- 4 Heads is used to check the abrasion as well as pilling resistance of the fabric/garment.

With preset digital counter & standard accessories.


  • 140mm cutter -1pc., 38mm cutter -1no.
  • Weights for 12 kpa & 9 Kpa, Rubber Pad -2pc
  • PU Foam, Abradant Fabric & Non Woven Felt.

Innolab Martindale Abrasion cum Pilling Tester provides a means of determination of the abrasion as well as pilling resistance of all knitted, woven, non-woven, non-woven and coated fabrics.


The equipment is designed to subject specimens under test to a controlled amount of rubbing at comparatively lows pressures and in continuously changing directions to ensure that all surface fibers on the specimens are flexed in order to compare the resistance of fabrics to abrasion.

Under this test, the circular specimen of fabric are rubbed against a standard Abradant, under a known pressure and the resistance to abrasion in determined by the number of rubs to breakdown or by the loss in the mass of specimens.

Up to 4 specimens are tested simultaneously. Each one is prepared and mounted separately in a Specimen Holder. To improve even wear, specimen lighter than 500g/m2, are backed with a standard Polyurethane foam. The Abradant material (Standard Felt & Abradant Fabric), against which the specimen is rubbed, is clamped tightly over the abrading Plateform to prevent possible metal-to-metal contact.

The Path traced by the test specimens over the Abradant is known as Lissajous figure. It changes from a circle to gradually narrowing ellipses, until it becomes a straight line, from which progressively widening ellipses develop, in a diagonally opposite direction, before the pattern is repeated. This continuously changing movement insure that the surface fibres of the specimens are fixed in every direction.


The method of testing for pilling is suitable for knitted and woven fabrics, made from Staple spun yarn.

The stroke of the top plate is reduced from 60.5 to 24 mm. The area of the exposed Specimen is 64 cm2, the holders esurts a pressure of 2.5 CN/cm2 (Knitted).

Using the Lissajous motion, three pairs of the specimens are rubbed against each other for 125,500 and 2000 revolution respectively. The test takes about 40 minutes the degree of pilling is assessed against photographic standard.


  • Main body of the unit.
  • Control panel.
  • Abrading Plateform.
  • Base plate.
  • Steel Ball Plateform (A Single Steel ball to be put in this).
  • Stainless steel balls (In all 3 Plateforms)
  • Nuts for fixing the Ring (Abrading Plateform).
  • Clamping Ring for Abrading Plateform.
  • Carn Unit.
  • Bearing with Eccentric Plate.
  • Top Moving Plate.
  • Dead Weights (9 kpa or 12 kpa)
  • Finger insertion space to lift the top plate.
  • Loading Pins.
  • Acrylic Top Plate for Safety.
  • Specimen Holding Brush.
  • Top Plate slot.
  • Specimen holder Assembly.
  • Mains lead with Plug.
  • Specimen holder opener (To open & tighter)

Technical Details Of Innolab Martindale Abrasion Cum Pilling Tester




Flat Woven, Knitted and certain non woven fabrics.

Flat Woven, Knitted and certain non woven fabrics.

No. of Specimens

1 - 4

1 - 4

Exposed area of test specimen

6.45 cm2

6.45 cm2

Working pressure on test specimen

9 kpa (apparel)
12 kpa (upholstery)

3 kpa (ASTM D 4970)
9 kpa (BS 5690)
12 kpa (BS 5690)

Rotational speed of outer pegs

47.5 + 2.5 r/min

47.5 + 2.5 r/min

Drive (speed) ratio of outer pegs : inner pegs



Total Stroke of outer and inner pegs

60.5 + 0.5 mm

24.0 + 0.5 mm

Circumferential parallelism of sample holders to abrading tables

+0.05 mm

+0.05 mm

Standard Accessories With Martindale Abrasion Cum Pilling Tester



Platform Clamping Rings

4 pcs.

Fixing Nuts for Rings

16 pcs.

Specimen Holders

4 pcs.

Weights 12 kpa & 9 kpa

4pcs. Each

SS Balls

3 pcs.

Loading pins

4 pcs.

Lissajons figure marker pins

4 pcs.

Sample cutter 140 mm and 38 mm Dia

1 each

Rubber Pads

2 nos.

Unceasing Load (Big & Small)

1 each

Handle for above

2 nos.

Standard Abrading Felt

4 nos.