The Mechanised Scratch Tester is dedicated to coatings hardness evaluation based on the scratching resistance method.
A test panel is clamped and slowly moved whilst a stylus or alternative tool scratches the surface. Depending on test procedures, specified or variable loads can be applied to obtain different degrees of failure, from trace to destruction. A voltmeter indicates the contact of the tool with the metallic sample substrate. Max. panel size : 100x150x1.6mm (0.3mm coating).
The Mechanised Scratch Tester comes with the weight set required by ISO 1518-1. The weight set specified by the preceding international standard, ISO 1518, is optionally available