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

An affordable and proven abrasion testing instrument, the SUTHERLAND® Ink Rub tester has been the industry standard for decades. It is designed to evaluate the scuffing or rubbing resistance of the printed or coated surface of paper, paperboard, film and other materials. The SUTHERLAND® Ink Rub tester performs five different tests: dry rub, wet rub, wet bleed (transfer), wet smear and functional rub. It features a digital counter with a fiber optic sensor for accuracy and is compatible with requirements outlined in ASTM D-5264.