Product Description

The Elcometer 3560 & 3508 4 Gap Film Applicators are precision engineered from hardened stainless steel to provide four film thicknesses in one gauge.
Simply rotate the applicator to the required thickness, fill the reservoir with the test coating and draw down a uniform stripe.

The Elcometer 3508 is supplied with two reservoirs, ideal for preparing samples for the Elcometer 1720 Abrasion and Washability Testers or for comparing two coatings simultaneously.

 

The Elcometer 3560 can be used in accordance with:
• ASTM D 823-E

Specifications

Elcometer 3508 Elcometer 3560 Multiple Gap Applicator – 4 gaps with reservoir – Specifications

Part Number Model Film Thickness µm Film Width* mm Certificate
K0003560M201 Elcometer 3560/1 4 Gap Applicator with Reservoir 30, 60, 90, 120 60 ο
K0003560M202 Elcometer 3560/2 4 Gap Applicator with Reservoir 50, 100, 150, 200 60 ο
K0003508M001 Elcometer 3508/1 4 Gap Applicator with Reservoir 100, 150, 200, 250 2×50 ο

* Elcometer 3560 total width: 90mm; Elcometer 3508 total width: 165mm
ο Optional Calibration Certificate available

Data Sheet

Elcometer 3508 Elcometer 3560 Multiple Gap Applicator – 4 gaps with reservoir – Data Sheet

Elcometer 3508 Elcometer 3560 Multiple Gap Applicator – 4 gaps with reservoir Data Sheet

Standards

Elcometer 3508 Elcometer 3560 Multiple Gap Applicator – 4 gaps with reservoir – Standards

The Elcometer 3560 can be used in accordance with:
• ASTM D 823-E

Instruction Manual

Elcometer 3508 Elcometer 3560 Multiple Gap Applicator – 4 gaps with reservoir – Instruction Manual

Elcometer 3508 Elcometer 3560 Multiple Gap Applicator – 4 gaps with reservoir – Instruction Manual

Video

Elcometer 3508 Elcometer 3560 Multiple Gap Applicator – 4 gaps with reservoir – Video

The Differences Between Film Applicators

Testing the properties of products such as paints, varnishes, cosmetics, or glues for example; is an important part of their development. In order to test them, consistent and reproducible samples need to be made in order to undertake fair, accurate, and comparable tests. This is where film applicators and spiral bar coaters come in.

In this video, we’re going to show you each applicator, how they work, and the sort of applications they’re designed for. Unless otherwise stated, all of the applicators we are about to show you can either be used manually or with the Elcometer 4340 Automatic Film Applicator; and if you want to find out more about the Elcometer 4340, make sure you watch our separate video on that too.

Contents
0:00 – Introduction to Film Applicators
1:15 – Baker Film Applicators
3:30 – Bird-Type Applicators
4:08 – Spiral Bar Coaters
5:38 – Reservoir Applicators
7:27 – Micrometric Applicators
8:59 – Sag Testing

Whether using manually, or with the Elcometer 4340 Automatic Film Applicator, film applicators and spiral bar coaters are designed to help you create reproducible films of a defined thickness. Elcometer has a wide range of applicators and bar coaters available, perfect for creating films with a variety of products.

In this video we will cover:

• Baker Film Applicators
Elcometer 3520 Baker Film Applicators
Elcometer 3525 & 3530 Adjustable Baker Film Applicators

• Bird-Type Applicators
Elcometer 3550 Single Sided & Elcometer 3540 Four Sided Film Applicators

• Spiral Bar Coaters
Elcometer 4360 & 4361 Spiral Bar Coaters

• Reservoir Applicators
– Elcometer 3508 & 3560 4 Gap Applicators with Reservoir
Elcometer 3505 Cube Applicators

• Micrometric Applicators
Elcometer 3570 Micrometric Film Applicator
Elcometer 3580 Casting Knife Film Applicator

• Sag Testing
Elcometer 4270 Sag Tester