The Abrasion Resistance of cables is determined either by Scrape Abrasion or Tape Abrasion. In case of Tape Abrasion Test, the abrasive tape is drawn under the cable. The tape is supported over a pin and inclined at a specified inclination on both the sides. The test specimen is mounted over the abrasive tape with load acting on it through a saddle.
The Tape Abrasion Tester for automobile cables consists of a moving abrasion tape which abrades the test sample mounted above it with normal load acting on the specimen.
The abrading tape is made from 150 grit abrasive tape with 10 mm wide conductive strips painted perpendicular to its edge, spaced at a distance of every 75 mm. The tape is moved at the specified speed with the help of a motorized arrangement. The length of movement of tape is measured on a digital indicator.
ISO 6722 – 2002 : Road Vehicles – 60V and 600V single-core cables – Dimensions, Test Methods, and Requirements
BS G 177- 1961 : Specification for Nyvin type Electrical Cables for Aircraft