Who we are
Taber Industries' Materials Test and Measurement Division is a global leader for the design and manufacture of high quality, affordable test instruments. Used to evaluate the physical properties of materials, Taber instruments play a critical role in the way companies test the durability of their products. Best known for our expertise in abrasion and surface wear, Taber also offers solutions to measure resistance to scratch, mar and scuff damage; along with bending resiliency and stiffness.
Originally founded in 1941 by Ralph Taber, the Taber Instrument Corporation was established to manufacture precision testing instruments. As lead engineer, Mr. Taber invented numerous devices that aided in the understanding of material physical properties - the most famous being the Taber Abraser (abrader). Many of the original product concepts were so innovative they are still widely used today. The Taber Instrument Corporation was acquired by the Teledyne organization in 1966, when it became Teledyne Taber. In August 1992, the company changed ownership and became Taber Industries.
Recognized worldwide, Taber instruments continue to be the standard in many industries and are referenced in numerous international test methods. Taber offers a variety of product and value-added solutions to help you make better measurements.
In addition to the Materials Test & Measurement division, Taber Industries consists of two additional product divisions:
Taber Transducer: In 1955, Taber's product line was expanded with the acquisition of bonded foil strain gage pressure transducers from Frederick Flader - former chief engineer of the Curtis Wright Aircraft Company. Taber pressure measurement products are engineered for high reliability environments (space, satellite aerospace, military applications) along with demanding industrial markets (oil and gas, marine). Taber's history of providing high quality instrumentation for critical pressure measurement applications has involved Taber transducers in countless programs involving life support, ground support and flight hardware for space, aviation and military vehicle applications.
Kenco Press: Low tonnage mechanical stamping presses were added to the product offering when Kenco Presses was purchased in 1967. Known as "The Small Press Specialist", Kenco presses are designed for applications requiring 3 to 5 tons of force and offer a rugged, dependable press for various manufacturing applications.
Throughout its history, the Taber name has been associated with Quality and Reliability. Taber Industries operates today with the same principles that Ralph Taber started this company with - meeting customer needs. With over seventy years of successes, we continue to invest in advanced technologies and manufacturing processes. With an in-house machine shop, dedicated design and manufacturing engineers, specialized mechanical and electronic manufacturing assembly departments, along with test facilities, Taber Industries is 100% vertically integrated.