Thick Coat Gauge (TCG) capable to measure “thick layers” up to 6000 µm on concrete, plaster, screed, wood, plastic etc. For measuring coatings on non-metallic substrates. The evaluation can be carried out either analogue (via scaled magnifier) or digitally (via software).
The VCML is a precision engineered coating machine, designed to print, coat and laminate all types of flexible webs such as papers, films, and metallic foils on a reel-to-reel basis. With the ability to apply various coatings such as inks, paints, varnishes, adhesives both solvent and water based, by various application methods, this makes the VCML particularly useful for product development, quality control and small scale production for low volume of a specialised product.
A selection of standard printing/coating processes available are shown below. Customised equipment can also be quickly designed and built to meet customer requirements.
|Gravure||Reverse Gravure||Gravure Offset|
|Rotary Screen||Hot Melt Slot-die or Gravure||Meter Bar|
|Flexographic||Laminating||Knife over Roll|
|2 Roll Pressure||Flexible Blade Coating||Kiss|
High quality proofs using gravure inks of press viscosity are produced instantly using the new GP100. Featuring a microprocessor controlled servo drive and pneumatic operation, electronically engraved printing plates and variable printing speeds of 1 to 100m/min, this is an essential tool for all those involved in the manufacturing or use of liquid inks. Ideal for R&D and computer colour matching data, quality control and presentation samples, the GP100 is very easy to clean.
Any flexible substrate can be printed.
Excellent printability ensured by the high speed of 100 m/min.
Quick release Doctor Blade for ease of cleaning
The new FlexiProof 100 is a user-friendly instrument that quickly produces print samples using water-based, solvent-based or UV-flexographic inks. It is indispensable for anyone involved in the manufacture and processing of flexographic printing inks. Ideal for use in quality assurance, R&D, for printing originals and for computer-assisted colour formulations.
- Printers – eliminates press downtime by colour matching off press.
- Can be used to determine performance properties, i.e. wear resistance, scratch resistance, flexibility, durability, gloss, etc.
- Will print on all typical commercial substrates- paper, film, foil.
- Minimises expensive on-press waste production, boosts customer confidence and minimises customer returns.
- Inks – computer colour matching, database and sample preparation.
- Eliminates the need to use a production line printing press for pilot runs, as the Flexiproof 100 is a scaled down but exact version of a full sized flexo press.
- Research and development – product viability, commercial viability.
- Now available with UVLED curing capabilities.
- Complies with ISO 2834-2
Results are ideal for computer colour matching or spectrophotometer readings.
The Paste Proofer is very well suited for fast, repeatable, very accurate colour matching of litho inks, web offset inks and letter-press inks. Its unique ink dispensing system eliminates the need to weigh or measure the colour samples on this device. The ability of the Paste Proofer to quickly and easily produce sample proofs makes it an essential tool for ink manufacturing and printing shops. The proofs can be used to create base data for computer colour matching, for customer samples, or for testing hue, gloss, opacity, penetrability, drying, contrast, and abrasion resistance.
Accurate proofs produced in a single operation.
No messy weighing or measuring of inks, unlike other proofers.
Two inks may be proofed simultaneously for comparison.
Complete inking/proofing/cleaning cycle only 2 – 3 minutes.
Multiple proofs easily obtained using any substrate.
Reduces press down-time.
The PRINTING PROOFER quickly produces high-quality printed proofs using gravure or flexographic inks. By using electronically engraved printing plates and an adjustable printing speed of up to 40 m/min, this instrument has become an indispensable tool for anyone involved in the production and processing of printing inks. It is perfect for making samples for quality control or for presentation purposes to customers. It can also be used for R&D and computer colour formulations.
- High quality proofs using gravure, gravure-offset or flexo inks are produced instantly using the K Printing Proofer.
- Almost any flexible substrate can be printed or laminated.
- Excellent printability ensured by micrometer control.
- Multiple ink samples may be printed simultaneously for comparison purposes.
- High printing speeds enable use of inks nearing press viscosity.
- Easy to operate with a footprint of just 400 x 500mm
An ideal instrument for applying defined layers of liquid media (e.g. as flexographic inks) onto absorbent or non-absorbent substrates for manufacturing repeatable sample presses that comes very close to conventional flexographic printing. The application conditions are determined using either the engraved anilox rollers or the wire-wound rollers. The AUTOMATIK K-LOX Roller consists of an electric motor-driven or pneumatically-driven basic unit (the K 101) and the K-Lox attachment. It ensures a constant pulling speed (up to 15 m/min), uniform contact pressure and a very high level of repeatability.
The ESIPROOF is a precision manually operated instrument for producing realistic, high quality flexographic proofs. Applications include colour proofing for both customer approval and spectrophotometer colour analysis readings. Use of a doctor blade enables the proofing of all flexo inks, including high viscosity, UV curing. Both steel and ceramic anilox rollers are easily interchangeable. Spring loaded pressure control for ease of use and repeatability.
- Single screen or banded ceramic anilox rollers available.
- All commercial inks and substrates can be accurately proofed.
- Compact size makes it ideal for on site troubleshooting.
- Micrometer version available.
An ideal instrument for applying defined layers of liquid media (e.g. as flexographic inks) onto absorbent or non-absorbent substrates for manufacturing repeatable sample presses that comes very close to conventional flexographic printing. The application conditions are determined using either the engraved anilox rollers or wire-wound rollers. The K-LOX-ROLLER is an important tool in both printer ink manufacturing and during ink processing, it is particularly well suited for use in quality control, presentation prototypes, R&D, and computer-assisted colour formulations.
Scratch Hardness Testing
Multi-function device, scratch, rub, wipe, chemicals, with an electromotive drive; scratch length single stroke 50 – 110 mm; double stroke 35 – 150 mm (without test tools)
The optimised scratch hardness tester LINEARTESTER 249 Smart is intended, in addition to its original purpose of application, i. e. to establish the ability of a surfaces to resist damage by scratching, also for several other tests: Scribe/Scratch tests; To and frocycle abrasion tests; Crockmeter tests; MEK tests; tests determining the resistance against solvents in general or wipe test, respectively.
The LINEARTESTER 249 Smart is a tabletop device that is operated via a capacitive LCD display. The electromotive drive ensures a uniform forward motion of the slide. The test tool is lowered and lifted automatically when scratch/scribe tests are carried out. A multitude of different test tools are available (see table in the technical description below). The tools marked with (*) are made of Tungsten Carbide Steel, additionally covered with an extremely hard layer. Due to this layer’s “golden” appearance, any worn parts are visually very easy recognizable because the Tungsten Carbide Material under the “golden” layer has a distincly different color. With the optional available universal adapter set (see last page of the technical description) even also several user-specifc tool inserts can be used.
Principle of the Test: The test panel is fixed onto a mobile slide by means of clamping rails. Above this slide and held on two metal pillars is a reciprocating beam bedded in a free-moving manner and carrying the adequate test tool as well as a weight. The required scratching force in the range of (0.5 to 20)N is set by moving the weight along the reciprocating beam, making use of a setting scale (an additional load weight of (1 to 40)N is optionally available). The testing machine is equipped with a 4-position height adjustable load arm device with standard height of about 10 mm (+20/+40/+60 mm). To use the vertical adjustment, a set of sample clamping pieces are also required (Order No. 21010232). Operation (settings) is via a capacitive LCD display. To start a scratch/scribe test, the test tool is lowered onto the specimen when moving forward initiating the scratching process immediately. The test panel can be moved sideways so that a series of scratches can be carried out side by side with different force settings. Due to a ruler integrated in the slide plate, an uniform distance between the scratches can be achieved very easily. When testing insulating coatings on conducting substrates, an electric recognition of the through-scratching offers an additional security for setting the scratching force. For abrasion tests, crockmeter tests, MEK or wipe tests the test movement is carried out with the tool lowered onto the specimen, in preset cycles to and fro. For this, the guide plate has to be removed from the slide plate. The test speeds are freely adjustable. The LINEARTESTER Smart is equipped with variable stroke lengths.
The ERICHSEN SmartPen is used to determine the scratch resistance of surfaces; depending on the used module, it can be used to determine the resistance to scratching, the tendency towards metal marking and the durability of printed markings. With the ERICHSEN SmartPen, a modular hardness test pencil with digital test force setting and display (resolution 0.05 N) is now available. The SmartPen is supplied in a plastic case with three springs and a USB-C charging cable.
Stone impact simulations, modular system with removeable bombardment attachments for VDA-Select-/SAE-Module, VDA/DIN/PSA/DBL
508 Select (VDA module)- DIN EN ISO 20567-1, FORD FLTM BI 157-06, RENAULT D24 1702, PSA D24 1312, DAIMLER DBL 5416
508 Select (SAE module)- SAE J 400, ASTM D 3170
With the modular MULTI GRIT TESTER 508 Select, the user only needs a basic device which can be converted with little effort for bombardment tests “according to VDA” or “according to SAE”. The clear arranged menu navigation via the touch panel has password-protected levels, which protect against unauthorized access (such as program changes). Depending on the application, a VDA module (with manual or pneumatic specimen applying device) or a SAE module is selected. A change between the different modules designed as attachments is quick and easy, without spending lots of time.
PaintChecker mobile LED Blue 591 gauge a photothermal measuring device used for the non contact and non destructive determination of coating thicknesses in accordance with DIN EN 15042-2. (metallic substrates), coating thickness ranges: 20-150 µm – powder, 50-250 µm – powder thk, 20-200 µm cured
Specially developed for the measurement of powder coatings before curing on various substrates such as steel, aluminum and ceramics.
Cured coatings can also be measured. The precise layer thickness measurement is geometry independent and therefore also possible on complex parts such as corners, edges or curved inner sides. The photothermal measuring method is an indirect measuring method which means that the measuring device does not measure coating thickness values directly, but that they are derived indirectly from the evaluation of the photothermal measurement signal.
The sensor made of extruded high-strength plastic is designed for manual handling and contains, in addition to eye-safe positioning LEDs (UV light), the measurement data recording. The fabricated cable that connects the sensor and the controller unit is 0.8 m in length.
With the ergonomic, lightweight sensor, measurements can be made directly by hand. With its optomechanical structure, the sensor can also be used in the immediate vicinity of the application.
The controller-unit is contained in a rugged aluminum housing. All of the settings can be selected and modified conveniently with the membrane keypad using a context-related menu that is easy to understand. The USB connection is used for communicating with a PC. The software allows complete control over the measurement procedure and storage of measurement data. The measuring values are saved in measuring series for immediate or later use.
Adaptable anti-slip grip made of aluminum with engraved grid pattern, with freely rotating as well as locked axis for constant force application. incl. clamping chuck adapter to attach the cross-cut single edge, the corrosion scratch tools acc. to van Laar and Clemen as well as many user-specific tools with shaft diameter up to 4mm flexible steel ruler plastic case (without test tip)
Digital microscope/camera with 2 million pixels CMOS image sensor and scaleable precision measurement with magnification 20x/40x/200x (also to be used with Paint and Lacquer Testing Machine, Mod. 202 EM)
The Bead Test Instrument Model 227, enables the quantitative assessment of the technological properties of stamping paints and plastic coatings on cylindrical standard cups. The instrument was designed to produce stresses comparable to those which occur in practice and is particularly suited for use in the development of high quality stamping paints
The overall appearance of a product is influenced by color and gloss. A sample of the same color but higher gloss level is visually perceived darker and more saturated than a low gloss sample. In order to get a uniform appearance, both attributes need to be controlled. The Spectrometers of the very most other suppliers are only able to measure the color value. In comparison with this, the SPEKTROMASTER 565 is able to measure color and gloss both simultaneously! Thus, the cause of a mismatch can be clearly defined in any situation.
PLC controlled test system comprising a basic unit and a control unit, with a motor-driven X-Y- specimen table, a universal holding fixture with vertical linear guide and pneumatic tool feed motion as well as a touch-screen control panel. In acc. To standards AFERA 4001 P11
Tabletop instrument for measuring the thickness of organic coatings on all substrate using the wedge cut principle. Standards ISO 2808, NF T 30-123, DIN 50986, ASTM D 4138. The PAINTXPLORER 548 has been developed to extend the range of the application of the PAINT BORER 518 MC, especially targeting sensitive drillings, particularly into rigid/brittle materials. It is possible that, already at minor eccentric irregular running of the drill used or of its centre axle, such materials can be subject to breaking off of the cutting edges including chipping off, leading afterwards during the optical measurement with the microscope also to limitedly definable transitions between the layers to be measured
Model 750 USB-F for all non-magnetic coatings on steel. Model 750 USB-FN for all non-magnetic coatings on steel and all insulating coatings on non-ferrous metalsThe measuring principle conforms to the DIN, ISO, BS and ASTM norms and standardsThe small and robust thickness gauge LAYERCHECK 750 USB is used for quick and precise, non-destructive coating thickness measurements on metallic substrates. Typical fields of application are e.g. industrial corrosion protection, assessor matters, electroplating and paint shops, the chemical, automobile, shipbuilding and aircraft industries as well as the apparatus and machine construction
For measuring coating thickness digitally. The GalvanoTest is available in two versions; Model 2000 is the basic version. In its default delivered configuration without accessories, it is suitable for measuring a large number of layer/layer or layer/base material combinations. This model is especially recommended for measuring multiple layers because it is easy to handle. The Model 3000 provides even more comfort during use. The measuring stand with built-in circulation pump and easily replaceable measuring cell enables the electrolyte to be automatically filled or emptied. It also helps conserve electrolyte, since the automatic circulation of the measuring cell filling can be used repeatedly for multiple detachment sequences. Another advantage of the Model 3000 is that very small detachment surfaces of up to 0.25 mm2 are possible. Both versions- Coulometric coating thickness measurement, for electroplated layers, 0.05 μm – 75 μm
The Model 432 Smart II Gradient oven is used to evaluate the baking and drying behavior of paint and powder coatings, resins, plastics, and similar materials. It can simulate a production process by programming the warm-up rate, burn-in temperature, and time intervals. It allows predictions of how a particular paint reacts to a particular material at different temperatures. The excellent repeatability of the measurements allows a remarkably accurate determination of the actual limit values. Coatings can be tested up to a temperature of 320 °C. If the lacquers are applied with a double doctor blade, two different lacquers can be tested simultaneously on one test sheet.
Purpose and application: Acid rain, bird droppings, fuel, antifreeze and many other environmental factors can damage automotive finishes. Especially in summertime, some substances can be very aggressive
and cause severe damage. Therefore, automotive paint manufacturers as well as auto makers need to find out how different environmental phenomena will interact with a coating system.
For the development of stove enamel systems as well as for their quality testing it is of great importance to assess the temperature range and the max. temperature limit, respectively, where the components of the lacquer formulations (and thus also potentially the properties and the quality of the whole thing) begin to change. The well-known main example for this are the yellowing of binding agents as well as the change in color of pigments
Concerning the subject of baked coatings within industrial production conditions, the accurate control of the corresponding processes is of crucial importance to achieve and continuously maintain/ guarantee the specified qualitative characteristics of the coating. Due to different reasons, the actually existing conditions do not always correspond exactly to the preset process run which in the “worst case“ may cause severely high non-conformity costs.
The Gradient-oven 432 Smart offers the possibility of a needs-based optimizing of the process for the product in question.
The „actual condition“ in the stove enameling production line, beforehand determined by means of an oven temperature recorder, can be simulated at the best via a requirement-orientated setting of an appropriate gradient and thus allows a nearly perfect 1:1 simulation of the respective stoving condition, however on the desired laboratory scale saving time and expenses.
The precisely controlled laboratory high speed stirrers of the DISSOLVER and DISCOVERY 492 series are suitable to produce colloidal suspensions with very fine solid particles integrated by high speed into fluid, as well as for mixing and dispersing of mill feed material within common paint/lacquer matters (disintegration of clusters of powder-type components by shearing force during the dispersing procedure, to cover in ideal case their primary particles with the fluid phase). Available in varying speeds, dispersing disc sizes and accessories.
The TINT TESTER 527, has been developed especially for brightness measurement of dark, uncured coatings such as paste pigment applications on flat surfaces, to determine the tinting strength according to ASTM D 3265 and ASTM D 2745. Besides this special application, the instrument can also be used as a standard reflection photometer to measure the brightness of solid substrates (coatings, paper, plastics, etc.) according to ASTM E 97.
Microprocessor controlled color comparison cabinet. Automatic operation based on manually preset program sequences. 3 types of illuminants: A, D65 and TL84. Facility for adding UV light to clarify response to the fluorescent effect. Control panel with foil pad keyboard and LCD. Display of operating hours and number of switching cycles for each light source. Accessories: Pivoting specimen table, light diffuser.
1-angle, 2-angle and 3-angle, 60°, 20° and 60°, 20° and 60° and 85°, portable.
Model 560 versions are single angle of 60 degree geometry and in acc. to ASTM D 523, DIN 67530, EN ISO 2813 and ISO 7668. The MC-XS capable for measurements on small specimens (3mm aperture).
Model 562 is a two angled version of 20 and 60 degree measuring geometry; in acc. to ASTM D 523, DIN 67530, EN ISO 2813 and ISO 7668
Model 503 is a three angled version of 20, 60 and 85 degree measuring geometry; in acc. to ISO 2813, ISO 7668, ASTM D 523, ASTM D 2457, DIN 67530, JIS Z8741
2 optional angles, separately, 20° + 60°, can be individually positioned
GLOSSMASTER ONLINE 507-60°
Now, more than ever, it is very important to achieve a consistent surface quality during the production and processing of surface-treated materials (such as papers, plastics, metal or wood surfaces). A uniform and defined surface quality must be ensured in almost all industrial segments. Variations in glossiness can result from manufacturing defects, supplier changes and material fluctuations. Often, these lead to complaints in quality control or even rejection of the material. Especially in recent years due to increasing demands of customers, it is particularly important to be able to make a flawless, objective assessment of the gloss. In acc. to EN ISO 2813, DIN 67 530, ISO 7668, ASTM D 523. (Version 507-60A available with automatic calibration)
Damp photographic paper is pressed by a rubber pad under defined force onto the film surface in accordance with DIN 53 159. Evaluation of chalking mark by comparison with sample scale.
Operation via keyboard and display adjustable stroke rate and stroke path Parameter storage for 20 test cycles up to 3 tests simultaneously. For the assessment of the washing and scrubbing resistance as well as cleanability of dispersion paints (specifically ”wall paints”)., The wide range of its adjustable parameters allows also some further tailored/customized testing matters (for example for testing cleaning agents/solutions, etc.) as well. In the above standard applications a matt black PVC foil will be coated, and – if required – soiled in a defined manner. After clamping into the device it will be exposed under the influence of a washing liquid the stress of the moving scrub body.DIN 53 778-2 ASTM D 2486 DIN EN ISO 11998
The TABER® ABRASER 352 D (Platform), with its attractive and modern design, is a robust tabletop unit. The precise control and drive elements are located in a sturdy aluminum housing. Easy operation is via LCD touch screen, with functions such as abraser status, visual reference of completed test, cycle/time switching (completed or remaining), programmable pause interval, language selection and much more. The TABER® ABRASER Model 352 D (Type 1750) has two specimen holders for performing abrasion tests.
Purpose and application: Resistance to abrasion is one of the most important mechanical properties of surfaces. Among the methods used to test abrasion resistance, working with this unit is the most common and widely used method. Numerous national and international standards make explicit reference to this test instrument. The Original TABER® ABRASER can be used to perform abrasion tests on paintwork and other coatings, such as rubber, paper, leather, ceramics, textile fabrics and metals. This device is used in research and development as well as in production and quality control.
Principle of the test: The abrasion is caused by two friction rollers which act with a defined force on the rotating specimen holder to which the specimen is attached. An essential feature of these abrasion tests is the X-shaped grid. In acc. to EN 13329, NEMA LD 3-2000, EN 438-2, ISO 4586-2, NALFA LF-01
Pocket instrument for scratch resistance (mar resistance) of painted or plastic surfaces. Test body (plastic, copper or steel disc) is applied with a pre-set force and drawn across the test surface. Spring force 0 – 20 N divided into 3 measuring ranges. (Model 435S for adhesion testing)
Scratch tester for surfaces, extremely finely graduated (0.01 N steps), with various test tips. All methods that can be used with the SCRATCH HARDNESS TESTER 413 are basically based on the same method: The sample is mounted on a rotating table (number of revolutions in the standard version: 5 min-1). The test tool is attached to a load arm with adjustable weight that allows the tool pressure to be adjusted to the sample (load range of 0 – 10 N in 0.1 N increments and load range of 0 – 1 N in 0.01 N increments). The resistance of the sample to this effect is assessed visually using the scratch track (refer to the operating instructions for details).
This successful and extremely useful scratch hardness tester is in the form of a pocket instrument. Also for tests on curved surfaces. Carbide ball tip, diameter alternatively 0.5/0.75/1.0 mm. Spring force 0 – 20 N divided into 3 measuring ranges. (Model 318S designed with rolling head) This instrument has been designed for the measurement of the hardness of protective coatings. The degree of hardness of paint films, plastic coatings, etc. can be accurately measured and recorded with the Hardness Test Pencil, Models 318, 318 S and 318 C, no matter whether on a level or curved surface, small or large.
Damping of the oscillations of a pendulum resting on the coating material in accordance with the standards. Konig and Persoz pendulum interchangeable. Dust cover included in the basic unit. Optional accessories: Opto-electronic counter with acoustic signal at test end with manual or automatic deflection of pendulum.
Pencils of various grades of hardness are moved over the painted surface at an angle of 45° to the horizontal with a force of 5 N, 7.5 N or 10 N (± 0.1 N). The pencil hardness is defined by those two grades of hardness the softer one of which just produces a writing trace while the next harder one leaves a perceptible scratch on the coating.
A steel block with circular indented inserts is applied onto the test surface and produces a pressure mark, the length of which is measured with a microscope. The impression hardness in accordance with Buchholz is established from the length of the impression, using the standard table
The optimized scratch hardness tester LINEARTESTER 249 is intended, in addition to its original purpose of application, i. e. to establish the ability of a surfaces to resist damage by scratching, also for several other tests: – Scribe/Scratch tests – To and fro-cycle abrasion tests – Crockmeter tests – MEK tests, tests determining the resistance against solvents in general or wipe test, respectively. Scratching force in the range of (0.5 – 20) N, with electromotive drive, including circular level, power pack and operating manual.
The MULTI GRIT TESTER 508 VDA is a stone hammer blow testing instrument that at first was developed in co-operation with the “Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA)” (Association of the Automotive Industry) but now also meets the specifications of national and international standards. The MULTI GRIT TESTER 508 VDA is used to assess the ability of single and multiple layers of paints and similar coating materials to stand up to the impacts caused by small bodies of low mass hitting the specimen at high speed as experienced on road and rail vehicles and other equipment used in the transport field. The new MULTI GRIT TESTER 508 SAE is a stone hammer blow testing instrument equipped with an adjustable impact angle, contrary to the execution of VDA. 508 VDA acc. To DIN EN ISO 20567-1, FORD FLTM BI 157-06, RENAULT D24 1702, PSA D24 1312, DAIMLER DBL 5416. 508 SAE acc. To SAE J 400, ASTM D 3170.
Options include: Impact Cabinet RIMpact I (for models 508/SAE and VDA) Enables the user to test complete rims respectively and in principle several other larger sized specimens.
Analysis system GRITSCAN for the automatic evaluation of impact images. It is a surface analysis system consisting of a combination of hardware and software, especially for capture and analysis at impact images.
Practical test method to determine the quality of coated metal sheets by deformation in a sudden blow The Bend and Impact Tester is used to measure both flexibility and impact resistance of light gauge sheet metal, or tube stock, coatings in a single operation. The test simulates punching, beading, crimping and similar operations.
Portable and handy instrument especially designed for tests on enamel in accordance with DIN 51 155. Enables the user to carry out tests on site.
ERICHSEN Impact Tester 304 are used for determination of impact resistance, deformability and tensibility of coatings and substrates as well as adhesion of the coatings. The ball impact test simulates this type of stress under standardised conditions. A ball punch of defined weight the bottom of which is of fixed diameter, is dropped freely down a guide tube from an agreed or variable height. ASTM D 2794 ISO 6272-1 ISO 6272-2
To measure adhesion of coatings in accordance with ASTM D 4541 by pulling off stuck on dolly. Robust unit requiring no electrical supply and therefore particularly suited to application in the field. Complete test case with necessary accessories. 4 versions for measuring ranges 5/10/25 N/mm2 and special version for measuring on concrete surfaces.
The motor-driven SCRATCH HARDNESS TESTER 430 P-Smart is a universal testing instrument designed for carrying out a wide range of tests on varnished and plastic surfaces to determine their resistance to scratches and cuts. Single cuts, parallel cuts and – by turning the specimen by 90° – cross-cuts can be applied to test panels of various thicknesses. The SCRATCH HARDNESS TESTER 430P-Smart is particularly provided for adhesion tests using the cross hatch cut method (in accordance with all mostly required standards) and for specific plastics tests according with Opel (scratch resistance and writing effect). For these as well as for further tests numerous setting possibilities on the basic instrument and a large variety of test tools are available to perform DIN EN ISO 2409, ASTM D 3359, JIS K 5600-5-6, SNV 37 111, VDA 621-411, ECCA T6, GME 60280, GMW14688 & many other test methods. Using the SCRATCH HARDNESS TESTER 430 P-Smart, series testing can be conducted with much greater ease. The results of testing are reproducible and well-defined. Optionally with manually actuated/motor-driven loading force and manually actuated/automatic test panel turn. Operation, documentation and data management via ERICHSEN-App
Successful instrument for producing a cross cut pattern in the coating to be tested Besides the universally applicable single blade instrument with folding ruler. 5 special multi-cutter versions available for tests in accordance with the standards listed. ISO 2409, EN ISO 24091), JIS K 5600-5-6, EN 13523-64(formerly ECCA-T6), ASTM D 3359, VDA 621-411, DBL 5416, ISO 2409-1972, BS 3900:E6, NF T 30-038 (all withdrawn)
Available option is the CrossScan 295/XVI Automatic Cross Hatch Cut Rating System ; evaluation software; consists of a handy dome for placing on the crosshatch pattern to be evaluated; equipped with camera, LED lighting and potentiometer for intensity control of lighting (5% – 100%). The evaluation takes place via the included software (PC not included).
Precision instrument for measuring bendability in accordance with standards for flexible materials (metal and plastic foils, cardboard, paper etc.; max. thickness 3 mm). Outstanding good measuring accuracy (up to 0.1 %) achieved with motorized measuring process. Analogue and digital versions available, with accessories covering a total measuring range of 0.01 – 10.000 Stiffness Units.
To establish the limiting extension of coating materials on sheet metal specimens by bending around a conical mandrel (1/8″ – 1 ” or 3 mm – 38 mm dia.). From the diameter of the mandrel at the point where the crack starts, the maximum relative extension of the coating can be calculated. With quick-clamping device for faster operation.
Lever-type instrument for testing the flexibility and the adhesive properties of coatings when these are subjected to bending stresses. With 14 easy exchangeable mandrels (diameter 2 – 32 mm). Testing with the cylindrical mandrel bending tester determines the greatest cylinder diameter at which a coating will show cracking or flaking subsequent to bending. Model 266 S allows the testing of samples up to a width of 100 mm.
Non-destructive coating thickness measurement on steel (F) and non-ferrous metals (N), measuring sensors up to 15 mm (F) and 7 mm (N) The MiniTest is ergonomically designed and its rounded shape allows the MiniTest gauge to fit perfectly into the palm of your hand. Designed for utmost flexibility for quality control and inspections.
Thickness measurement of all coatings on any substrate Measurement of individual layers of a multi-layer coating
Universal Thickness Measuring Instrument Thickness measurements in accordance with the standardised wedge cut method. Combines the advantages of P.I.G. 455 with greater ease of operation: a conical bore of defined angle is made in the coating. Measuring microscope, easily and accurately focused over the cut out. Minimum specimen damage allows a large number of test points. Specimen holder for very small specimens (10 mm dia.) available. DIN 50 986 ISO 2808 ASTM D 4138 ASTM D 5796
With the 518 USB version, connectable to a PC, laptop/WINDOWS-tablet, a convenient digitally supported way is given for visual recognition/ detection/measurement and documentation. An appropriate software is included
To measure the thickness of foils, card, paper, with and without coating. Indispensable for scrubbing resistance tests on Leneta foils and for colour and opacity measurements on contrast cards. Measuring range 1000 microns, accuracy 1 micron.
A successful instrument using the standardised wedge cut method. Indispensable for film thickness measurement on any substrate. In the case of multi layer coatings total and individual layer thickness can be measured. Measuring ranges 200/500/ 1000/2000 microns. Also for adhesion tests in accordance with AS 1580 (method 408.1).
One instrument only for 4 measuring ranges: 5 – 100 microns, 100 – 500 microns, 300 – 700 microns, 700 – 1500 microns. This comb-shaped instrument, made of stainless steel, stands out for high accuracy.
Inexpensive simply operating instrument. The stainless steel “comb” with tooth lengths varying by equal amounts is applied perpendicular to the wet film and the film thickness can be read off on the last tooth that made contact with the wet coating. 3 versions with measuring ranges 120/600/1200 microns. Also available is the Model 333-S: Large version acc. to BASF for road marking paint
A hardened and ground double wheel with an eccentric cam in the middle is rolled over a newly applied film. The wetting line on the middle cam is read off on a scale as wet film thickness. Total measuring range: 1500 microns, available in 8 different sub-ranges.
The Model 504-V drying recorder automatically registers and records the drying behavior of paints and similar coatings. This device consists of a metal housing with cover plate which also serves as a support surface for 6 glass strips measuring 305 x 25 mm, on which the coatings to be tested have been applied. Using six testing needles the Drying Time Recorder can conduct testing with variable testing speeds, and choice of 20 pre-programmed running times from 7.5 minutes to 96 hours. Other running times (in increments of 30s) are available on request.
For testing the degree of through drying of a coating. A test plunger faced with nylon fabric and loaded with a defined weight is lowered onto the test surface for a period of 10 s, and then turned through 90º. The resulting effect on the coating is evaluated after lifting the test plunger
A simple plunger type press for measuring Degree of Dryness in accordance with DIN 53 150 in the range from 2 to 7. A glass tube Ballotini dispenser to measure Degree of Dryness 1 is available as accessory.
Micro-controller controlled film applicator, freely adjustable film application speeds, adjustable application lengths
The Film Applicator and Drying Time Recorder COATMASTER series is the enhanced successor of the worldwide established COATMASTER 509 MC is now available in five versions- 510, 510XL, 510XXL, BASIC-G & BASIC-V.
An electromotive film applicator device is best used when the film thickness must be absolutely uniform across the entire surface. This enables a reliable statement about the relation of wet to dry film thickness, and the production of a larger number of exactly similar patterns. The automatic application process eliminates irregularities and inaccuracies that are inevitable when the film is applied manually. The film applicator and drying time recorder COATMASTER 510 is a compact combined film applicator and tester with membrane keyboard. The parallel drying test enables an objective comparisons of drying properties across different coating materials. Exchangeable specimen platforms, i.e. glass plate, vacuum suction and heated vacuum suction plates. Further options available, details on request.
AUTOSPRAY 481 (type APL 1.2) is intended for the uniform and reproducible application of coating materials using an air atomizing spray gun with a flow cup. Mobile, Explosion Proof, Stainless Steel cabinet construction. System for quick color change available as option,
•Speed of spraying frame adjustable 0.2 up to 1.0 m/s,
•Vertical or Horizontal spraying range adjustment.
The automatic spray applicator is ready for use and trial-run upon delivery. No additional installation work is necessary.
Explosion Protection Standards: DIN EN 50016 / VDE 0170/ 0171, Part 3, ATEX II 2G T4 / ATEX II 3G T4
Produces 6 or 10 film strips of graded thicknesses in one operation. Film thickness range: 10 – 500 microns. Suitable for assessing paint properties in relation to film thickness: opacity, colour strength, drying properties etc.
A film applicator with variable gap height. Clearance adjustable in the range 0 – 1000 microns by means of a micrometer screw (accuracy 1 microns). Available for film widths 80/150/220 mm
The UNICOATER 409 is a budget-priced, motor-driven film applicator for defined and reproducible application of coating materials on very different plain substrates. Irregularities and inaccuracies inevitable when applying films by hand, are avoided using the UNICOATER 409. This results in the following important advantages: – an even and reproducible film thickness over the whole surface – the possibility to produce very quickly a large number of identical samples.
An inexpensive special film applicator with 4 heights of gaps for widths of film 13/40/60/90 mm. Standard gap heights 30/60/90/120 microns. Also available for other wet film thicknesses in the range from 15 – 2000 microns. Model 360 is made of corrosion resistant steel.
Well proven film applicator for any kind of film forming liquid. Particularly suitable for applying films to flexible substrates. Available for film widths 80/150/220 mm and wet film thicknesses between 10 and 200 microns. Made of stainless steel.
Even application of coating defined film thickness Applies coatings of even thickness on specimen panels.
The centrifugal paint-film applicator, Model 334 Smart is a bench mounted instrument, consisting of a sheet metal housing, touch panel, specimen holder with collecting trough and protective hood. The speed and the application time are continuously variable between (100 – 2,000)min-1 and (0 – 999)s. The selected speed is shown on the touch panel. At the end of the preset centrifugation time the applicator switches off automatically and the specimen can be taken out of the holder.
Purpose and application: The Model 334 Smart centrifugal paint-film applicator is used for producing uniform coats on test panels (edge length: 80 to 200 mm) for testing purposes. The advantages of this application method are the affordability (time savings) and its outstanding accuracy and reproducibility. This device is very helpful when extremely thin coatings require high coating thickness constancy.
Duplex film applicator for film widths 80/120/180/230 mm. Made of corrosion resistant steel. The two gaps can be chosen as desired from the range 15 – 2000 microns.
24 test card versions available, in different sizes, patterns and colourings, including special penetration cards for watery systems. Test charts to determine the hiding power and contrast ratio of pigmented systems in organic solvents.
A robust instrument for gauging the degree of fineness-of-grind of liquid dispersions of pigments in the range 0 -15/25/50/100 microns. The substance is filled into the wedge-shaped grooves and drawn down with a blade. Rippling occurs at the point where pigments particles are bigger than the depth of the groove measured in microns.
For rapid determination of density of liquids. A sphere of volume 100 or 10 ml is immersed in a beaker the contents of which have been previously weighed. The increase in liquid level given in gms corresponds with 100 or 10 x the value of the density. The equipment is easily cleaned after use.
To measure the density of coating materials and similar liquids. Robust and light weight design, made of black anodized aluminium or stainless steel. Available for 50 or 100 ml capacity. Can also be provided with certification from the official Bureau of Weights & Measures (EICHAMT) .
Software for rapid conversion between viscosity and efflux time, for use with standardized flow cups. Converts between dynamic and kinematic viscosity. Clearly arranged graphics, easy to use.
For rapid conversion between different viscosity units (ASTM seconds, DIN seconds, cSt, Engler degrees, Krebs-Stormer units, Gardner-Holdt units) at defined temperatures (ICI Scale for the viscosity/temperature relationship).
Parallel strips of wet film are applied to a substrate using a special paint applicator frame made of stainless steel and featuring slots of various heights. The sag tendency is determined in a vertical flow test, the levelling tendency is ascertained when the specimen is horizontal. The specimen panel is examined visually after the coating has hardened.
Rapid determination of the viscosity of any type of fluid, as for instance paint, varnish, wet enamel, photogravure ink, dye and lacquer for leather, oil, fat, foodstuff etc. Particularly suitable in the workshop. Simple Dip Flow Cup, available in five sizes as a set or individually.
Well-known, handy instrument for quick and convenient establishment of viscosity, directly from the container, by simply dipping in and measuring run out time. Internal dimensions in accordance with DIN 53 211 (Model 321) and ISO 2431 (Model 322), respectively.
A simple reliable instrument for checking the required brushing or spraying consistency of coating materials. Invaluable for users of paint. Serves also as stirrer for thinning down small quantities.
Flow Time Measuring Instrument CUPTIMER 243 USB with USB interface for data storing. Opto-electronic Measuring Instrument for exact Determination of the Flow Time by using Standardized Flow Cups, for Viscosity Measurements. Adaptable for use with DIN, ASTM and ISO flow cups (also suitable for AFNOR cups).
A series of viscosity measuring cups made of aluminum or phenol resin, available in various sizes and conforming to international standards. Optional accessories: Adjustable tripod and thermostatically controlled jacket to ensure reproducible results; thermometer and digital stop watch with calibration certificate.
For testing elasticity and adhesive quality of lacquers and other protective coatings on metallic supports. Fully automatic cupping and deep-draw testing machine for testing the ductility of coated ferrous and non-ferrous metals (such as coil coatings, painted, plastic-coated or galvanized materials). This testing machine is electro-hydraulically driven and has a maximum pulling force of 200 kN. This testing machine is equipped with digital displays for reading the drawing and blank holding force, as well as the drawing stamp travel. During the production of thermo-formed products, the materials are deformed along all three coordinate planes. In order to avoid any subsequent corrosion damage, the surface coating must not be damaged. The 242-Basic Model is well suited for using with sheet metal thickness ranging from 0.2 mm to 4.0 mm, for the standard inspections and verifications required for quality assurance. Paint testing machine, Erichsen cupping and deep-draw test, up to 200 kN tensile force, test standards DIN EN ISO 1520, DIN EN 13523-6
Paint testing machine, Erichsen cupping and deep-draw test, up to 120 kN tensile force. For testing lacquers and paints of all kinds for elasticity and adhesive quality using the Erichsen Cupping Test in conformity with DIN ISO 1520, ISO 1520, BS 3900:Part E4, NF T 30-019 and SIS 18 41 77 and deep drawing cup test in acc. To ASTM E 643-84, DIN EN 1669, ISO 11531 and ISO 1520. DIN EN ISO 1520, DIN EN 13523-6
Fully automatic cupping and deep-draw testing machine for testing the ductility of coated ferrous and non-ferrous metals (such as coil coatings, painted, plastic-coated or galvanized materials). The testing machine is electro-hydraulically driven, has a maximum pulling force of 100 kN, and features digital displays for the pulling force, the blank (sheet) holding force and the drawing stamp path. During the production of thermo-formed products, the materials are deformed along all three coordinate planes. In order to avoid any subsequent corrosion damage, the surface coating must not be damaged. For the standard checks and verifications required for quality control, the Model 212 is well suited for cupping and deep-draw tests in the sheet thickness range of 0.1 mm to 3.0 mm.
Paint testing machine, Erichsen cupping, up to 45 kN tensile force.
Lacquer and Paint Testing Machine, Model 202 EM, with electromotive drive, equipped with a laterally opened test head, test tool in accordance with DIN EN ISO 1520, electric installation for connecting the illumination of the microscope as well as a digital display for the acquisition of the ERICHSEN cupping value, with integrated preselection counter for setting the maximum cupping value required. The machine is operated via touch panel.
Application: This simple to operate Lacquer and Paint Testing Machine is used for rapid and accurate measurement of the elongation and adhesion properties of protective paints and other coatings of all types using the Erichsen Cupping Test in accordance with DIN EN ISO 1520, BS 3900 : Part E4, NF T 30-019, SIS 18 41 77 on sheet metal specimens up to 1.5 mm thick.
The ERICHSEN Cupping Test provides valuable information on the suitability of a coating material for application in practice. Low cupping test values mean that the coated product may not withstand elongation stresses arising, resulting in corrosion of the substrate. Model 202 EM is versatile and can be further enhanced by the various accessories available. The machine is a valuable tool for the quality control both for producers of paints and coating materials and for users.
Simple and inexpensive mechanical testing machine for ERICHSEN Cupping Test on painted or plastic coated sheet metal specimens up to 1.25 mm thick.