Abrasion Testing Instruments

Magnetic Stripe

Taber Reciprocating Abraser (Abrader) with Magnetic Stripe Abrasion Kit

With the Magnetic Stripe Abrasion Kit, the Taber Reciprocating Abraser will meet the requirements specified in ISO/IEC 7811-2 and 7811-6 and ISO/IEC 10373-2 test methods.

This kit simulates wear on the magnetic stripes of cards due to read head abrasion that might occur during the life of a card. The test uses an aluminum abrading head to rub the magnetic stripe surface under controlled conditions. After abrasion, the signal amplitude of the magnetic strip of a card is measured and the magnetic stripe appearance is assessed.