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Taber® Abrasive Media
Taber® Abrasive Media Taber® Industries
Taber® Grinding Wheels are available in many levels of abrasiveness to suit a wide range of material testing applications.
The choice of abrasive media should be based upon the wear the specimen material will be subjected to in actual use.
Wool felt or rubber wheels are used to test delicate materials. Wheels of abrasives in a matrix of rubber or vitrified clay are used for other materials.
Abrading wheels for Taber® Abrasers include five general types of varying abrasive quality:
  1. Calibrase® — a resilient wheel composed of rubber and aluminum oxide abrasive particles;
  2. Calibrade® — a non-resilient wheel composed of vitrified (clay) and silicon carbide abrasive particles;
  3. Wool Felt — no abrasive particles;
  4. Plain Rubber — no abrasive particles unless used with sandpaper strips;
  5. Tungsten Carbide — extremely severe cutting and tearing action with helical teeth for use on resilient materials such as rubber, leather or floor covering.
Taber® Abrasive Media Selection Guide
Taber® Calibrase® Wheels —now with ‘Easy Glide’ wheel hub   Calibrase® Wheels
Number Color Composition Load Range (g) Abrasive Action
Larger ImageCS10 Green Rubber & Abrasive Grain 500—1000 Mild
Larger ImageCS10F 1 Brown Rubber & Abrasive Grain 250—500 Very Mild
Larger ImageCS-T3 2 Red Rubber & Abrasive Grain 500—1000 Mild
Larger ImageCS10P Green Rubber & Abrasive Grain 500—1000 Medium
Larger ImageCS10W White Rubber & Abrasive Grain 250—500 Mild
Larger ImageCS17 Dark Green Rubber & Abrasive Grain 500—1000 Harsh
  1. Reface with S-11 Refacing Disc or ST-11 Stone
  2. Use before expiration date
  3. Store in original container
  4. Recommended storage conditions: temperature 23°C ±2°C and relative humidity 50% ±5%
1 Do not exceed 500 g load
2 Formerly CS10F Type 3
Taber® Calibrade® Wheels   Calibrade® Wheels
Number Color Composition Load Range (g) Abrasive Action
Larger ImageH10 Grey-Green Vitrified Clay & Abrasive Grain 500—1000 Coarse
Larger ImageH18 Grey-Green Vitrified Clay & Abrasive Grain 500—1000 Medium Coarse
Larger ImageH22 Green Vitrified Clay & Abrasive Grain 500—1000 Very Coarse
Larger ImageH38 3 & 4 Tan Vitrified Clay & Abrasive Grain 250/500/1000 Very Fine, Hard
  1. Reface with Taber® Wheel Refacer
  2. Store in original container
  3. Recommended storage conditions: temperature 23°C ±2°C and relative humidity 50% ±5%
3 Do not exceed 500 g load
4 Reface with multipoint tool
Taber® Specialty Wheels   Taber® Specialty Wheels
Number Color Composition Load Range (g) Abrasive Action
Larger ImageS—32 Black Non—Abrasive Rubber 250/500/1000 Very Mild
Larger ImageCS—0
Larger ImageCS—5 5 White Wool Felt 250—500 None
Larger ImageS—35 6 Tungsten Carbide 500—1000 Severe
Larger ImageS—39 7 & 8 Leather 500—1000 Mild
Larger ImageAL—50 9 Aluminum Wheel Set 500—1000
Larger ImageS—33 Abrasive Paper (500 pc.) 500—1000 360 FEPA
Larger ImageS—33 Abrasive Paper (100 pc.) 500—1000 360 FEPA
Larger ImageS—42 Abrasive Paper (500 pc.) 500—1000 180 ANSI-CAMI
Larger ImageS—42 Abrasive Paper (100 pc.) 500—1000 180 ANSI-CAMI
  1. Reface with Taber® Wheel Refacer
  2. Store in original container
  3. Recommended storage conditions: temperature 23°C ±2°C and relative humidity 50% ±5%
5 Do not exceed 500 g load
6 Clean with solvent and stiff brush
7 Used in conjunction with Grit Feeder
8 Minimum usable diameter is 46 mm (1.8125 inch)
9 Use with Sandpaper Strips
Taber® Refacing Media   Taber® Diamond Wheel Refacer
Number Description Application
Larger Image131543 10 Single Point Diamond Tool for Model 250 Reface Calibrade© Wheels
Larger Image131661 10 Multiple Point Diamond Tool for Model 250 Reface Calibrade© Wheels
Larger Image128990 10 Single Point Diamond Tool for Model 200 Reface Calibrade© Wheels
Larger Image120947 10 Single Point Diamond Tool for Model 200 Reface Calibrade© Wheels
Larger Image125608 10 Multiple Point Diamond Tool for Model 200 Reface Calibrade© Wheels
Larger ImageST—11 11 Composition Refacing Stone (80 & 180 grit) Reface Calibrase© Wheels
Larger ImageS—11 11 Refacing Media (150 grit abrasive paper) Reface Calibrase© Wheels
10 Use with Models 200/250 Wheel Refacer
11 Use with all Taber® Rotary Platform Abraders
The resilient Calibrase® wheels are subject to varying degrees of deterioration, especially in high ozone atmospheres. The CS—10F Calibrase® wheel should be used before the expiration date printed on the wheel.
The non-resilient Calibrade® wheels are subject to ‘clogging’ and ‘crowning’. The wheels may be refaced as often as required down to the minimum usable diameter of 44.5 mm (1.75 inch) as indicated on the wheel label.
Under conditions of typical application, any given load and wheel combination should perform a minimum of 300 test cycles on a material. If the abrasive media becomes unusable, due to wear, prior to the completion of 300 test cycles, the test may not correspond to normal wear and another media / load combination should be considered.

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