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Abrasion Test compliant with ECE 43

Gardner-scrub, ECE 43

Scrub tester modified to fullfill ECE 43 Wiper Resistance test method for automotive windshields

The test method was developed to simulate the typical stresses an automotive windshield is exposed.

$9,050.00 €7,722.00 excl. taxes & shipping cost


  • Uses windshield wiper blades to simulate actual end use conditions
  • Accelerated abrasion test of windshields
  • Compliant with Economic Council Europe method ECE 43
  • Two samples can be tested simultaneously
  • Stroke length 130 mm
  • Spacer plated included to adjust for the sample thickness variance
  • Easy to use touch-screen display
  • Compact design to save counter space
  • User selectable cycle time 6 - 60 per minute
  • Two year warranty

Technical Attributes

  • Scrub Rate
    6 -60 cycles/minute
  • Stroke Length

    25.4 cm, standard setting

    22.9 or 27.9 cm optional per order

    13 cm, ECE model (5097)


  • Stroke Length

    10 in, standard setting

    9 or 11 in optional per order

    5.1 in, ECE model (5097)


  • Power supply
    100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Weight
    14.5 kg
  • Weight
    32 lb
  • Dimensions: L x W x H
    48.3 x 19.1 x 27.9 cm
  • Dimensions: L x W x H
    19 x 7.5 x 11 in





  • Attach the samples in the acrylic sample boxes

  • Fill in a freshly prepared aqueous suspension

  • Setup the stroke length of the instrument to 130 mm ± 2 mm

  • Attach a wiper blade (e.g. CR Bosch Profile 32) with a load of 15 g/cm (80 mm blade 120 g)

  • Test two samples on a double stroke instrument parralell or in row

  • Setup instrument to 10.000 cycles

  • Samples need to be turned after 10.000 cycles

  • Run test for another 10.000 cycles

  • Measure transmission haze of cleaned and dried surface

Delivery Content

2-Acrylic boxes
2-Wiper holders
2-Space plates 2 mm
2-Space plates 4 mm
4-precut wiper blades
200 g scale
Sample pan (5041)
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