Product Description

The Elcometer Fineness of Grind Gauges are used to determine the particle size and fineness of grind of many materials including paints, pigments, inks, coatings, chocolates, and other similar products.

These two channel gauges are made of hardened stainless steel and have two grooves with a graded slope (dependent on the model chosen). Graduated in microns, mils, NS (Hegman) or PCU (North), the gauges have an accuracy of ±3μm or ±5% whichever is the greater. The groove width for all models is 12mm with a groove length of 127mm.

The Elcometer 2020 Fineness of Grind Gauges can be used in accordance with:

• ASTM D 1210
• AS/NZS 1580.204.1
• DIN 53203*
• EN 21524*
• FTMS 141 4411.1
• ISO 1524
• JIS K 5600-2-5
• NF T30-046*

* Standards not in bold have been superseded but are still recognised in some industries

Specifications

Elcometer 2020 Fineness of Grind Gauges – Specifications

Part Number Model Range µm Hegman (NS) North (PCU) Graduation µm Certificate
K0002020M004 Elcometer 2020/4 0-25 06 Aug 08 Oct 2.5 ο
K0002020M001 Elcometer 2020/1 0-50 04 Aug 05 Oct 5 ο
K0002020M002 Elcometer 2020/2 0-100 8-0 10-0 10 ο
Dimensions 180 x 40 x 12mm
Weight 1.36kg

ο Optional Calibration Certificate available

Packing List

  • Elcometer 2020 Fineness of Grind Gauges
  • Scraper
  • Plastic Case
  • Operating Instructions

Data Sheet

Elcometer 2020 Fineness of Grind Gauges – Data Sheet

Elcometer 2020 Fineness of Grind Gauges Data Sheet

Standards

Elcometer 2020 Fineness of Grind Gauges – Standards

The Elcometer 2020 Fineness of Grind Gauges can be used in accordance with:

• ASTM D 1210
• AS/NZS 1580.204.1
• DIN 53203*
• EN 21524*
• FTMS 141 4411.1
• ISO 1524
• JIS K 5600-2-5
• NF T30-046*

* Standards not in bold have been superseded but are still recognised in some industries

Accessories

Elcometer 2020 Fineness of Grind Gauges

Part Number Description
KT002020N001 Replacement Scraper for Elcometer 2020

Instruction Manual

Elcometer 2020 Fineness of Grind Gauges – Instruction Manual

Elcometer 2020 Fineness of Grind Gauges – Instruction Manual

Video

Elcometer 2020 Fineness of Grind Gauges – Video


To measure the dispersion (or measure the particle size) of a material, a fineness of grind gauge, also known as a grindometer, is used.

Contents
0:49 Elcometer’s Fineness of Grind gauges
2:16 How to complete a test
3:41 How to read the result

Elcometer precision manufacture and supply three different types of fineness of grind gauges, or grindometers.

Dual channel gauges, such as the Elcometer 2020, which are available in various scale ranges, and are ideal for testing the dispersion of many materials including paints, coatings, cosmetics, chocolates, and other similar products.

The Elcometer 2020 gauges are available with either mil or micron scales; and include two other scales as standard – the PCU (North) scale where your material is compared with a known sample, and the NS (Hegman) scale which reports the distance from the deepest end of the channel.

Dual channel gauges also allow you to test different material formulations side-by-side, so you can instantly compare the results.

Alternatively there are high precision single channel grindometers, such as the Elcometer 2050, available in either mils or microns. The combination of the same depth, that’s precision ground across a longer channel, means the Elcometer 2050 allows you to measure to a greater accuracy, of ±1μm (±0.04mil).

And the NPIRI Fineness of Grind gauge, the Elcometer 2070, precision made for determining dispersion in printing inks according to the National Printing Inks Research Institute scale, as well as either mils or microns.

This video will guide you through how to measure dispersion using a grindometer / fineness of grind gauge / Hegman gauge.