HARDNESS TESTER ANALOGUE SCALE SHORE
The ideal tool to measure a material's hardness is certainly a hardness tester.
The hardness tester has to be pressed on the material till the sensor penetrates the surface (it will leave a small imprint called “witness”). At this stage is possible to read the detected hardness value on the dial; nothing more simple, straightforward and functional. The hardness tester always leaves an imprint, so it must be used either on areas where the witness does not bother, or on appropriate samples made of the same material.
- Small size and high quality materials make this tool ideal to be used in lab conditions. Compliant with standards: DIN 53505, ISO / R868, ASTM D2240, JIS R7215
- The hardness tester is a measuring tool used to reveal materials' hardness. Each type of hardness tester refers to a specific scale of values. In this case the hardness tester refers to "Shore" (A, C or D) scale and it can measure values between 0 and 100.
Shore A is used to measure the hardness of soft materials such as rubber, elastomers and other rubbery materials (neoprene, silicone and vinyl). It can also be used for: soft plastics, felt, leather and similar materials.
Shore C is used to measure materials such as sponges and foam.
Shore D is used to measure materials such as plastic, formica, epoxides and plexiglass.