A bond tester is a scientific instrument used to measure the mechanical strength of bonds, evaluate bond strength distributions or determine compliance with specified bond strength requirements of the applicable acquisition document. Typically a load is applied to a bond by a hook or shear tool, where after a force measurement is taken and the failure mode of the tested sample is recorded. More often than not bond tests are destructive and samples are scrapped after testing. In aerospace and medical applications, non destructive testing is common, whereby the bond is loaded up to a point to reveal non acceptable bonds while avoiding damage to acceptable bonds.
BAT1000 Abrasion Tester
The Bond Abrasion Tester is a process and laboratory machine, which is designed to determine the abrasion index of a mineral sample to be determined in accordance with F.C. Bond´s abrasion test method.
The Bond Abrasion Tester utilizes an electrically driven drum and rotating abrasion paddle. The mineral sample is lifted by a mesh drum liner and dropped on to the steel paddle, which rotates in the same direction. The paddle is made to exacting standards of material and size and two square inches of this is exposed to wear. After running the test, the weight loss of the paddle is noted in grams, this represents the Abrasion Index (Ai) of the material.
3-6 weeks assembling time