SUTHERLAND® Ink Rub Tester


Product Overview

  • Rugged construction, capable of withstanding the abuse of the production environment
  • Digital speed control
  • Selectable speeds of 21, 42, 85 and 106 cycles per minute
  • Programmable from 1 to 999 cycles
  • Automatic shut off upon completion of a test
  • Sample preparation fixture is included with the machine
  • 2 lb. and 4 lb. test weights are included with the machine
  • Operating temperature range 32° - 150° F (0° - 70° C)
  • Standard input voltage - 120 VAC (60 Hz)


SR-500 Equipment Manual


  • Hold down bracket
  • Additional weights
  • Heated test weights
  • Additional weight pads


  • Input voltage - 220 VAC (50 Hz)
  • PSTC and TLMI testing manuals and videos


  • Height: 13" (33 cm)
  • Width: 11" (28 cm) 
  • Depth: 8" (20 cm) 
  • Weight: 45 lbs (20 Kg)


Some of the more popular adhesive test methods that this device is capable of performing:

  • ASTM: D 5264

Full official manual including test methods and cleaning as well as set up for testing of PSA tapes. 16th edition.  PSTC’s Test Methods contains standard procedures for quality control of pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape testing in the laboratory and measuring tape performance characteristics. PSTC was founded in 1953 to promote the manufacture of PSA tape products high in quality and performance. PSTC continues to be the leading North American voice in the proper use of pressure sensitive tapes, developing standard nomenclature and establishing test methods.