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Product Description

The Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull-Off Adhesion Gauge accurately measures the adhesion strength of coatings on a wide range of substrates.

Using an automatic hydraulic pump, the Elcometer 510 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester ensures smooth and continuous pressure application for consistent and repeatable results. Whilst the rate of pull is controlled manually for most pull-off adhesion testers, the Elcometer 510 Pull-Off Adhesion Gauge allows the rate of pull to be selected, and the gauge applies the pre-selected rate automatically.

The Elcometer 510 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester includes all the features that you have come to expect from an Elcometer designed and manufactured product, including ease of use, robust and ergonomic design, menu driven colour display, user selectable statistics and display modes.

As well as reducing inspection times, the Elcometer 510 Pull-Off Adhesion Gauge can also speed up inspection reporting. When out in the field or on site, users can instantly review their data using Elcometer’s free data management software, ElcoMaster®. Each live reading can be transferred via Bluetooth® to a PC, or mobile devices and, at the click of a button; users are able to generate professional reports.

Features of the Elcometer 510 Pull-Off Adhesion Gauge

 

 

 

 

 

Efficient

• Ideal for laboratory and field use

• 0, 14.2, 20 & 50mm diameter reusable dollies

• Compatible with ElcoMaster® Software

• Range of substrate actuator skirts for thick, thin, flat or convex substrates

Powerful

• Smooth load application up to 100MPa

• USB and Bluetooth® data output to iOS or Android™ devices

• Stores up to 60,000 readings in 2,500 batches

Durable

• Sealed, heavy duty and impact resistant

• Dust and waterproof equivalent to IP64

• Suitable for use in harsh environments

Accurate

• Fully adjustable pull rates 0.1-1.4MPa/s

• Accuracy of ±1% of full scale

• Can be used in accordance with National & International Standards

• Interchangeable units: MPa, psi, Nmm2 and N

 Reliable

• Repeatable and reproducible

• 2 year gauge warranty

• Batch date and time stamp facility

Easy

• Supplied in a robust plastic carry case for easy transportation

• USB and Bluetooth® data output to iPhone or Android™ devices

• Bright LCD colour screen

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Automatic adhesion tester with selectable pull rates for 10, 14.2, 20 & 50mm diameter dollies. View adhesion trend graphs or live statistics alongside the reading value. Individual user definable adhesion pull rate graphs can be saved with each reading
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Stores individual adhesion strength readings and pull rate graphs in up to 2,500 alpha numeric batches, together with date, time and attribute information. Either pull to maximum or pull to preset limit. Unique time hold feature allows users to set a delay before pressure returns to zero. Save cohesive and adhesive failure attributes alongside your adhesion pull data in accordance with National and International Standards.
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Powered by either standard rechargeable batteries or AC mains*. Each battery charge performs up to 200 pulls. Battery recharge time less than 300 minutes. Transfer data to your PC via USB or Bluetooth® for further analysis with ElcoMaster® software or view live pull rate graphs in ElcoMaster® during the test. Using wireless Bluetooth® communication link the gauge to an Android™ or iPhone mobile device. Live GPS coordinates from your mobile device can be added to reports and emailed instantly
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A range of standard and thin substrate actuator skirts allow each gauge to be use with 10, 14.2, 20 or 50mm diameter reusable dollies, ideal for testing coatings on thick, thin, flat or convex substrates The optional magnetic anchor clamp ensures the actuator doesn’t fall during tests on vertical surfaces or testing at height. Supplied in a robust plastic carry case for easy transportation to and around the job site

The Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull-Off Adhesion Tester can be used in accordance with:

• ASTM C1583
• ASTM D4541
• ASTM D7234-12
• AS/NZS 1580.408.5
• BS 1881-207
• DIN 1048-2
• EN 1015-12
• EN 12636
• EN 13144
• EN 1542
• EN 24624*
• ISO 16276-1
• ISO 4624
• JIS K 5600-5-7
• NF T30-606
• NF T30-062*

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

Specifications

Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull Off Adhesion Tester – Specifications

Part Number Description Certificate
F510-20S Elcometer 510 Model S Automatic Adhesion Gauge; 20mm Kit
F510-20T Elcometer 510 Model T Automatic Adhesion Gauge; 20mm Kit
F510-50S Elcometer 510 Model S Automatic Adhesion Gauge; 50mm Concrete Kit
F510-50T Elcometer 510 Model T Automatic Adhesion Gauge; 50mm Concrete Kit
  • Calibration Certificate supplied as standard

Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull Off Adhesion Tester – Product Features

Model S Model T
Repeatable & reproducible measurements
Easy to use menu structure; multiple languages
Tough, impact, waterproof & dust resistant; equivalent to IP64
Bright LCD colour screen; with ambient light sensor
Scratch & solvent resistant display; 6cm (2.4”) TFT
Calibration certificate
2 year gauge warranty
Automatic rotating display; 0°, 180°
Data output via USB (Live readings – and batch)
Data output via Bluetooth®
PC command; start & stop gauge from a PC with live readings (USB only)
Switchable Units (mPa, psi, N, Nmm-2)
On-Screen Statistics (η, x, σ, Hi, Lo, CV%, N>hi limit)
Pull Rate Indicator
Trend Graph
Pull Rate Graph (Load v Time)
Interchangeable Dolly Selection; 10, 14.2, 20 & 50mm
User Selectable Pull Rates; (Model S & Model T Standard Mode)+
10mm: 1.00, 2.00, 3.00, 4.00, 5.00 MPa/s
14.2mm: 0.4, 0.7, 1.4, 2.0, 2.5 MPa/s
20mm: 0.2, 0.3, 0.7,1.0, 1.2 MPa/s
50mm: 0.04, 0.08, 0.12, 0.16, 0.20 MPa/s
User Selectable Pull Rates; (Model T Advanced Mode)+
10mm: 0.4 – 5.60 MPa/s
14.2mm: 0.2 – 2.80 MPa/s
20mm: 0.1 – 1.40 MPa/s
50mm: 0.02 – 0.22 MPa/s
User Selectable Limit & Limit Hold Time
Gauge Memory; maximum number of readings 60 60,000*
Number of Batches (Alpha Numeric – Model T) 1 2.5
Attribute Modes to meet National & International Standards
Display Modes
Readings, Selected Stats & Run Chart (last 20 readings)
Pull Rate Graphs
Batch Review
Power; Battery (B), AC Mains Power (M) B B, M
USB Cable & ElcoMaster® CD
Power Cable with Multi International Plug Adaptor (UK, EU, US, AUS)
Plastic Transit Case
Date & Time
In Field Adhesion Calibration Verification Mode

+ The Elcometer 510 is extendable within 60 days from date of purchase, free of charge, to 2 years
♦ Model T only
* When ‘Rate Graph’ is enabled, the number of readings which can be stored depends on the graph resolution selected

Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull Off Adhesion Tester – Specifications

Pressure Accuracy ±1% of full scale
Pressure Resolution 0.01MPa  
Pull Rate Accuracy ±(2.5% + 0.3 seconds)
Pull Rate Resolution 0.01MPa  
Dolly Diameter 10mm 14.2mm 20mm 50mm
Operating Range 8 – 100 MPa 4 – 50 MPa 2 – 25 MPa 0.3 – 4 MPa
Pull Rate Range 0.4 – 5.6MPa/s 0.2 – 2.8MPa/s 0.1 – 1.4MPa/s 0.02 – 0.22MPa/s
Gauge Dimensions 260 x 100 x 66mm
Actuator Height 85mm 85mm 85mm 110mm
Instrument Weight 2.9kg 2.9kg 2.9kg 3.1kg
Kit Weight 6.1kg 7.3kg
Power Supply 8 x AA NiMH/Alkaline batteries (16 rechargeable batteries supplied complete with charger)
or AC mains power (Model T only)
Battery Life ~200 pulls per charge up to 25MPa at 1MPa/s, recharge time less than 5 hours

Packing List: 20mm Kit

  • Elcometer 510 Adhesion Tester with 20mm dollies (x10)
  • Standard skirt for 20mm dollies
  • 20mm dolly cutter handle
  • 20mm dolly cutter
  • Araldite standard two part epoxy adhesive (2 x 15ml tubes)
  • Abrasive pad
  • Shoulder harness
  • Carry case
  • 16 x AA MiMH rechargeable batteries & charger
  • Mains power supply (Model T)
  • ElcoMaster® CD & USB cable
  • Calibration certificate
  • Operating instructions

Packing List: 50mm Kit

  • Elcometer 510 Adhesion Tester with 50mm dollies (x6)
  • Standard skirt for 50mm dollies
  • 50mm dolly cutter arbor
  • 50mm dolly cutter
  • Araldite standard two part epoxy adhesive (2 x 15ml tubes)
  • Abrasive pad
  • Shoulder harness
  • Carry case16xAA MiMH rechargeable batteries & charger
  • Mains power supply (Model T)
  • ElcoMaster® CD & USB cable
  • Calibration certificate
  • Operating instructions

Data Sheet

Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull Off Adhesion Tester – Data Sheet

Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull Off Adhesion Tester Data Sheet

Standards

Elcometer 506 Pull Off Adhesion Tester – Standards

The Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull-Off Adhesion Tester can be used in accordance with:

• ASTM C1583
• ASTM D4541
• ASTM D7234-12
• AS/NZS 1580.408.5
• BS 1881-207
• DIN 1048-2
• EN 1015-12
• EN 12636
• EN 13144
• EN 1542
• EN 24624*
• ISO 16276-1
• ISO 4624
• JIS K 5600-5-7
• NF T30-606
• NF T30-062*

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

Accessories

Elcometer 506 Pull Off Adhesion Tester – Accessories

Dollies Part Number Description
Dolly Diameter Pack of 10* Pack of 100
10mm T5100014AL-10 T5100014AL-100
14.2mm T9990014AL-10 T9990014AL-100
20mm T9990020AL-10 T9990020AL-100
50mm T9990050AL-4
50mm Stainless Steel T9990050SS-4
     
Dolly Skirts Part Number Description
Diameter Standard Skirt Thin Substrate Skirt
10mm T999101420S
14.2mm T999101420S T9990014T
20mm T999101420S T9990020T
50mm T9990050S
50mm Stainless Steel
Adhesion Verification Unit
Part Number Description
T99923924 Elcometer AVU Adhesion Verification Unit
T99923924C Elcometer AVU Adhesion Verification Unit – Certified
 
Dolly Cutter Part Number Description
Diameter Dolly Cutter Handle Dolly Cutter
10mm
14.2mm T9991420H T9990014CT
20mm T9991420H T9990020CT
50mm T9990050H T9990050CT
50mm Stainless Steel
Magnetic Anchor Clamp
Part Number Description
T99923797 Magnetic Anchor Clamp – holds actuator securely during tests on vertical surfaces
Adhesive
Part Number Description
T99912906 Araldite Standard Two Part Epoxy Adhesive, 2 x 15ml Tubes
Dolly Cleaning Heating Tongs
Part Number Description
T99923147 Dolly Cleaning Heating Tongs – EUR 220V / UK 240V

Test Method

Pull-Off Adhesion Tests: Preventing Adhesive and Cohesive Failures

Preparing the surface and dolly
1. Select an appropriate test area which is flat and has sufficient area to attach the adhesion gauge.
2. Abrade the dolly and surface, clean both to remove any dust – minimising the risk of an ‘adhesive’ failure.

Fixing the dolly
3. Mix the adhesive correctly and apply a uniform adhesive film over the entire dolly face.
4. Test Standards require that the dolly is pulled off perpendicularly to the test surface. The dolly must therefore be adhered on to a prepared flat test surface (see images below). Apply an even pressure to the dolly to ensure that the dolly face is parallel to the test surface.
5. Remove any excess adhesive from around the dolly and allow to fully cure. Tape maybe required when applying dollies to vertical surfaces during the cure process.
6. If required, once the dolly has fully cured, score the coating around the dolly using the dolly cutter provided.
7. Attach the gauge actuator to the dolly and begin test.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment of the Adhesion Test

For a valid pull test the coating must cover at least 50% of the area of the dolly face. If the glue fails and no coating is present on the dolly, or it covers less than 50% of the dolly face area, the pull-test is invalid and should be repeated. When the coating has failed within the layer leaving the same coating on both the dolly and the test panel it is known as a ‘cohesive failure’. ‘Adhesive failures’ occur when either the coating has failed at the interface with another coating (leaving a coating on the dolly and another coating on the substrate), or when the coating has failed at the substrate (leaving the coating on the dolly and the substrate bare). NOTE: If the glue fails at a value above the specification then it can be reported that the adhesion exceeded the specification for this individual test.

Coating Adhesion Testing on Concrete

 

 

 

 

 

Instruction Manual

Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull Off Adhesion Tester – Instruction Manual

Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull Off Adhesion Tester – Instruction Manual

Video

Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull Off Adhesion Tester – Video


An adhesion tester is used to test how well a coating adheres to a surface, and it is most common to use a pull-off adhesion tester.

Elcometer offer three different types of pull-off adhesion tester. The original Elcometer 106 adhesion tester, which is a hand operated mechanical gauge. The hydraulic Elcometer 506 adhesion gauge, with a separate, low height actuator and range of skirts for thick and thin substrates. And finally the Elcometer 510 automatic adhesion tester, which is similar in operation to the Elcometer 506 but, rather than manually, automatically applies the increasing force at a predefined and uniform rate, storing all of the results into memory by the simple press of a button.

All pull-off adhesion testers follow the same principle. A properly prepared dolly, or pull stub, is glued to the prepared coating, and, once the glue has fully cured, the dolly is pulled off -perpendicularly (or 90 degrees) from the surface. The resultant tensile pull-off force, together with the dolly diameter, and the conditions of the dolly, are all recorded.