To gauge the harness value of soft elastomers, companies and research labs must conduct durometer testing on material samples. For thin or irregular elastomers such as soft rubber, thin walled o-rings, and natural rubbers, Qualitest’s HPE Type M/AM Digital Micro Shore Durometer provides accurate readings on specimens down to 1.25mm.
This state-of-the-art Micro Shore Durometer requires minimal application pressure for fast, full-scale readings, allowing companies to test production pieces rather than large test slabs (which rarely reflect the actual hardness values of the finished product). Recently, Qualitest delivered a HPE Type M/AM Digital Micro Shore Durometer to New Castle University. With an ergonomic design, high-resolution display, and measured data storage capable of saving up to 300 results, Qualitest’s Micro Shore Durometer will be an efficient, easy-to-use piece of equipment for conducting tests in university research labs.
Because of its unique design, this Micro Shore Durometer gives a more accurate hardness value result than other testers while minimizing material deformation. The HPE Digital Micro Shore Durometer is in compliance with International Standards ASMT 2240-00 (Type M) and ISO 7619 (Type AM), making it suitable for testing elastomer specimens with a cross sectional thickness up to 8mm.