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The PosiTector Shore Hardness Durometer SHD probe was developed for shore hardness testing of medium to extra hard materials such as rubber, epoxies, plastics, PVC or acrylic.
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Developed by TQC Sheen, our paint testing specialist brand, this PosiTector durometer was developed for shore hardness testing of medium to extra hard materials, grouped into the Shore D category of the Shore hardness scale.
The Shore hardness test is an industry accepted method that uses indentations and durometers to assess the hardness of a given material.
The PosiTector Shore Hardness Durometer SHD probe was built for testing ‘Shore D’ samples made from hard rubber, epoxies, hard plastics, PVC or acrylic. But what is the shore hardness scale?
The Shore hardness scale is a well-established method of determining the hardness or flexibility of a variety of materials. The concept and scale itself were invented in the 1920s by Albert Ferdinand Shore. His ambition was to create a common point of reference when talking about the relative hardness of materials.
There’s a selection of Shore hardness scales, including Shore A, Shore D, Shore H and Shore O, to suit different material types. Shore A and Shore D are most commonly used in the rubber and plastics industry.
The PosiTector shore hardness durometer has a measurement range of 0 – 100. It has an accuracy of + 1 and a resolution of 0.1.
The PosiTector duometer has a sharp indenter that’s made from hardened steel. The device comes with a test block and a protective rubber cap for the probe. It also comes with a certificate of calibration traceable to NIST.
The PosiTector Shore Hardness Durometer Probe was designed to support testing to meet a number of international standards, including:
If you need a sure-fire way to measure the hardness of soft materials, then the TQC Sheen Shore Hardness Gauge will give you the results you need.
We’ve been making hardness testing devices for all types of materials and applications for many decades. Over this time we’ve learnt a thing or two about best practice. We like to share this insight with our customers.
In the knowledgebase section of our website you’ll find blogs related to the product on offer on this page. For example, our blog The Shore Hardness Scale Explained is a good introduction to shore hardness testing. On the topic of hardness testing, you may find this blog of interest – Your complete guide to Rockwell Hardness Testing.
Materials: Inks and Coatings
Shore scale: Shore D for medium to extra hard materials
Safety: the probe comes with a test block and protective rubber cap
Certified durometer: Certificate of Calibration traceable to NIST
Set up: quick-guide instructions.
Indenter material: hardened steel
Measurement range: 0 – 100
Accuracy: + 1