Hardness Tester HGiB Shore A

Hardness Tester HGiB Shore A

for hardness testing of elastomers, natural rubber products, cast resins, etc.

Intended purpose

The pocket testers are used predominantly for quick, mobile hardness testing to Shore A on elastomers, natural rubber products, cast resins, polyesters, plasticised PVC, neoprenes, leather and similar materials etc.

With this hardness testing method, a needle in the form of a blunt cone is pressed into the material to be tested. The size of the penetration resistance is displayed on a scale. The methods are standardised to DIN 53505, ASTM D 2240 Part 20 and BS 903.

Function

The tester contains a test needle on which the spring force acts whose load increases for Shore A from 55 to 806.5 cN and for Shore D from 0 to 4450 cN when the needle which is initially protruding by 2.54 mm is pressed back by this distance.

During the test process, the tester is pressed jerk-free with the prescribed contact force against the material to be tested until the surface is flush. The hardness can be read off after approx. 3 seconds of contact between the tester and the material to be tested.

Technical data

Scale value: 1Shore hardness unit
Paintwork: Hammer finish
Dimensions: 100 mm high, 70 mm wide, 20 mm deep
Weight with case: approx. 360 g
Test element: Blunt cone 35º
Measuring range: 30 ... 100 Shore A
Spring force: 55 ... 806.5 cN
Contact force: approx. 12.5 N
Error limit: +/- 1 Shore A