Product Description

Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Tester

The Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Tester is a simple instrument for quickly determining the adhesion of a large variety of paints up to 50µm thickness. Made from steel, it has 11 tapered teeth with 1mm spacing. Two sets of lines are cut at right angles to obtain a pattern of 100 squares. Results are determined by the table below.

Classification of Cross Hatch Test Results

Surface

Typical description of result

ISO ASTM
 test 1

The edges of the cuts are completely smooth, none of the squares of the lattice is detached.

0 5B
test 2

Detachment of small flakes of the coating at the intersections of the cuts. A cross cut area not significantly greater than 5%, is affected.

1 4B
test 3

The coating has flaked along the edges and/or at the intersections of the cuts. A cross cut area significantly greater than 5%, but not significantly greater than 15%, is affected.

2 3B
test 4

The coating has flaked along the edges of the cuts partly or wholly in large ribbons, and/or it has flaked partly or wholly on different parts of the squares. A cross cut area significantly greater than 15%, but not significantly greater than 35%, is affected.

3 2B
test 5

The coating has flaked along the edges of the cuts in large ribbons and/or some squares have detached partly or wholly. A cross cut area significantly greater than 35%, but not significantly greater than 65%, is affected.

4 1B
test 6

Any degree of flaking that cannot be classified even by classification 4 (1B).

5 0B

 

 

Specifications

Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Tester – Specifications

Part Number Description
K0001540M001 Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Tester (11 x 1mm)
Certificate available Certificate of Calibration: issued for Fixed Calibration equipment and shows readings and traceability.
Accredited Certificate: can be issued for Fixed Calibration Equipment and a full UKAS traceable certificate is issued from an independent Calibration Laboratory.

 

Data Sheet

Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Tester – Data Sheet

Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Tester Data Sheet

Instruction Manual

Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Tester – Instruction Manual

Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Tester Instruction Manual