IDM Instruments have designed and manufactured the Wet Din Abrader to determine the resistance of rubber to abrasion using a cylindrical drum device. IDM Instruments were approached by a customer to design a Din Abrader using the same concept and functionality as the standard IDM Din Abrader, with the added function of submerging the sample with water, to achieve a Wet Din Abrader.
The Wet Din Abrader instrument is manufactured from Stainless Steel, which enables it to be used alongside water, preventing it from rust. Water is poured into the main body of the unit, being the water compartment, and as the drum rotates during testing, the water is picked up from the motion of the drum, hence wetting the abrading cloth and the sample. The method involves determining the volume loss of a rubber through abrasion, by rubbing over a specific grade of abrasive cloth.