Pilling Tester

The Schap Pilling Tester is a six-station tester used for evaluating textile pilling fabric pilling, woven material pilling or leather abrasion resistance.


Test samples are typically rubbed against known abradants such as nylon brush, sponge, or Velcro for a set number of cycles and then compared to industry test standards (such as ASTM D3512) or standards developed in your own lab to document the degree of pilling.


Our Pilling Tester is designed for use in conjunction with our Standard Test Kits (See Below) which can be configured with various abradants, or test materials and test weights.


For more information, please contact Chad at 616-846-6530 X224 o[email protected]

Standard Test Kits for the Schap Pilling Test Machine


  • 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
  • 1 year manufacturer's warranty

Pilling Test Parts & Accessories


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

240 lbs / 109 kgs


48" x 19" x 18"

Shipping Dimensions







Ford BN 125-01 


ASTM D3511 


Ford BN 108-03 


Ford BN 108-14 


GM 9652 



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.