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SATRA STM 140 Leather soling abrasion machine

Category: Abrasion/Biomechanical

The SATRA soling materials abrasion machine gives a straightforward and realistic abrasion test for shoe soling and heel materials. The test pieces are drawn from side to side in a straight line under load over an abrasive coated cloth supported on the horizontal bed of the machine. The cloth is moved slowly at right angles to the test piece so the test piece is always in contact with new abrasive cloth, maintaining constant cutting power. Read more »

SATRA STM 152 Shoelace Abrasion – Lace to eyelet method

Category: Abrasion/Biomechanical

This method utilises a standard eyelet mounted on a rigid board and the lace to be tested. Laces should be stored in a standard controlled atmosphere for at least 48 hours before testing. Read more »

SATRA STM 439 Shoelace abrasion – Lace to lace and lace to carrier methods

Category: Abrasion/Biomechanical

This method is a versatile test where two similar laces are abraded together.Laces should be stored in a standard controlled atmosphere for at least 48 hours before testing. One of the two laces used at each of the six stations has both ends of the lace clamped in the carrier provided. The second lace is threaded through the loop created by the first lace. One end of the second lace is fixed to a moving carrier while the other is attached to a weight that tensions the lace to 2.45N. Read more »

SATRA STM 528 Pedatron

Category: Abrasion/Biomechanical

SATRA's Pedatron biomechanical abrasion tester provides an accelerated wear simulation under realistic conditions.Traditionally, there are two ways to assess the wear resistance of footwear soling. An actual wear trial can be carried out requiring several wearers and several months of actual wear. Alternatively, we can carry out a fairly quick standard abrasion test in the laboratory using a grit paper. Neither of these methods is ideal and can produce conflicting results. Read more »

STM 602 Soling materials abrasion machine

Category: Abrasion/Biomechanical

This is ideal for testing rubber, urethanes and other synthetic solings to assess their resistance to abrasion in normal everyday wear. The principle of the test is simple but the unique three-head design of the SATRA abrasion tester reduces the time taken per test. Read more »

STM 633 SATRA/Martindale abrasion machine

Category: Abrasion/Biomechanical

This machine is ideal for determining the abrasion resistance of all types of fabrics and leather used for footwear, upholstery, clothing, gloves and many other products. The Martindale is the internationally-accepted test standard for wear of fabrics and it is also used for determining the susceptibility of fabrics to pilling. Read more »