Elcometer 3086 Motorised Pencil Hardness Tester

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Elcometer 3086 Motorised Pencil Hardness Tester

Traditional pencil hardness testers can be limited in their reproducibility and repeatability by two key factors; the uniformity of the carriage speed and the variation of the applied force by the user as the manual tester is moved across the coating. The Elcometer 3086 Motorised Pencil Hardness Tester, using the same test methods and principles as the Elcometer 501 Pencil Hardness Tester, removes both of these variables by being fully independent.

The internal motor drives the unit at a constant, uniform speed across the coated surface, exerting a fixed, user determined force between 0-10N.

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Elcometer 501 Pencil Hardness Tester

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The Elcometer 501 Pencil Hardness Tester, also referred to as the Wolff-Wilborn test, uses the varying hardness values of graphite pencils to evaluate a coating’s hardness. The Elcometer 501 Pencil Hardness Tester has been designed to ensure that the cylindrical pencil lead is maintained at a constant angle of 45° and exerts a force of 7.5N (1.68lbF).  The pencil lead, prepared beforehand using the special sharpener and abrasive paper, is inserted into the Elcometer 501 hardness tester and pushed over the smooth, flat coated surface. The lowest hardness value of the pencil which marks the coating determines the coating’s hardness rating. Read More

Elcometer 3080 Pencil Hardness Tester – Hardness Pencils

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The Elcometer 3080 Pencil Hardness Tester – The set of Elcometer 3080 Hardness Testing Pencils is a simple but effective technique to evaluate the hardness of many coatings. The pencil lead, prepared beforehand by using the special pencil sharpener and rubbing it on fine abrasive paper (400 grade), is maintained at an angle of 45° and pushed with uniform pressure on to the sample, leaving either a superficial trace or causing destruction down to the substrate. The Elcometer 3080 Pencil Hardness Test is supplied complete with stand and a series of 14 pencils, ranging from 6B to 6H hardness values. Read More

Elcometer 3095 Buchholz Hardness Tester

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Measuring a coating’s hardness using the indentation method, the Elcometer 3095 Buchholz Hardness Tester consists of a bevelled disc indenting tool which is fitted into a stainless steel block exerting a constant test load of 500g. The gauge is places on to the coating for 30 seconds and the length of any subsequent indentation in the coating is measured using the graduated microscope.
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Elcometer 3025 Scratch Tester

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Elcometer 3025 Scratch Tester

The Elcometer 3025 Scratch Tester is a motorised device to test the resistance of many materials to scratching, shearing, gouging, marring, scraping and engraving. This portable instrument tests materials up to 12.7mm thick by 101mm  square or round. The height of the scale beam is adjusted by the user to match the thickness of the sample. The tool, a conical diamond tip, is then placed on the sample and the instrument is activated by the user with the On/Off switch.
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Elcometer 3000 Clemen Hardness Tester

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Elcometer 3000 Clemen Hardness Tester

The Elcometer 3000 Clemen Hardness Tester is a robust and simple to use instrument for evaluating the resistance to scratching of a coated surface.A tool is fitted with an hemispherical tip of 1mm (0.04”) diameter (standard), lowered gradually on to the sample surface which is then pulled linearly 60mm (2.36”). Depending on the load applied, varying degrees of penetration of the tool into the coating are observed – from a superficial trace to total destruction.

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Elcometer 3092 Sclerometer Hardness Tester

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Elcometer 3092 Sclerometer Hardness Tester

The Elcometer 3092 Sclerometer Hardness Tester tests the hardness of a coating by moving a Tungsten Carbide Tip over the coating with predetermined force.

The body of the instrument contains a cursor fitted with a screw lock and a round tip, compressed by one of the four springs corresponding to the four printed scales:

  • Grey spring: 0-3N (0.671lbF)
  • Red spring: 0-10N (2.248lbF)
  • Blue spring: 0-20N (4.49lbF)
  • Green spring: 0-30N (6.74lbF)

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