Gakushin Type Rubbing Tester

Schap's Gakushin Material Colorfastness Rubbing Tester

A six station Colorfastness/Rubbing Tester used to determine crocking, color transfer, and abrasion resistance of leather, fabric, vinyl, stitched seams, plastics and other materials.


Each station is equipped with a removable rub head and set of table clamps to facilitate up to six unique specimens tested simultaneously.


Standard Rub Heads are 200g or 500g and come with spring clamps to attach specimens, crocking cloths, or abradants.  Other rub head geometry and weight are available.


Each test arm is counterbalanced to ensure that the test is performed with only the prescribed weight required.  Available test weights include 300g, 500g, and 800g and may be used with either standard rub head.


This is a heavy-duty machine capable of operating with 1,800g on each station to meet some of the more rigorous industry specifications.


  • Mechanical components are constructed of non-corrosive Aluminum and Stainless Steel
  • Durable Powder Coat and Anodized finishes
  • Precision ball and needle bearings
  • Programmable count-up controller with automatic stop
  • Adjustable jog and test speed controls
  • Vented Protective Cover protects operator hands from pinch points
  • Supply voltages vary and must be specified at time of purchase
  • High quality brushless electric motors
  • Optional flat test bed for rigid and semi-rigid samples
  • 1 year manufacturer's warranty

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Available for Rent

This item is available for rent. For more information, please contact Chad Weavers by calling 616-846-6530.


[email protected]

Rental Terms

  • Minimum rental period is 1 month. After the first month, rentals can be prorated in 1/4 month intervals.
  • Schap Specialty Machine, Inc. handles maintenance issues during the rental period(s).
  • For the first 3 months, 100% of the rental payment for each unit is applied toward purchase of that unit.
  • After 3 months, 20% of the rental payment for each unit is applied toward purchase of that unit.
  • The minimum purchase price of each unit is 50% of its original value.
  • Schap Specialty Machine, Inc. will review the condition of the rental equipment upon return, and any repairs that exceed normal wear and tear will be charged to the renter.

More Information

Product Weight

105 lbs / 48 kgs

Shipping Weight

150 lbs / 68 kgs


22"x 16"x 16"

Shipping Dimensions







JIS L0823 Section 3.2 


JIS L0849 Type II 


Mazda MES MN 405 


Nissan NES M0155 Section 16 


JIS 10801 


JIS 0862 


JIS 1084 


TR 396B 


TSL5100G Section 4.8.1 A 


ISO 874 


TSL5101G Section 3.19.1 A 



Schap Laboratory Services

Let Schap Laboratory Services run this test for you. Schap Lab is an independent, third-party test lab accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by A2LA*. We are built on over 50 years worth of executing test programs, and building test machines. We offer a wide range of capabilities to test materials such as leather, fabric, foam, rubber, plastic, and adhesives. We also offer mechanical, durability and life cycle testing of subcomponents, full assemblies and mechanical systems.

For more information, please contact Erik Johnson by calling 616.844.8259 or send an email to [email protected].

* Not every test offered by Schap Lab is covered by our A2LA accreditation. Please consult our Scope of Accreditation ( Certificate #3611.01 ) for a list of accredited services.