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
The LayerScan 590 measures thicknesses from 1 μm to 1 mm by non-contact and nondestructive method, immediately after the application. Regardless of the color of the coating or of the shape and material of the substrate, the device will provide accurate test results. It works on the principle of the thermal coating resistance.
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
The coulometric or anodic de-plating technique is used for measuring the thickness of electroplated coatings on virtually all substrates such as steel, non-ferrous metals or insulating material bases. Typical applications include: nickel on steel, zinc on steel, tin on copper, silver on copper or copper on epoxy This technique simply involves the removal of a small, almost invisible area of coating material. The substrate is not affected. The coulometric method ensures reliable and exact results. Designed for complete ease of use, GalvanoTest requires no specific operator skills and only minimal training before actual measurements can take place. The coulometric principle is the only low-cost method to measure the individual layers of multi-layer systems, for instance chrome plus nickel plus copper on steel one after the other. Connected to the MiniPrint data printer, GalvanoTest provides complete documentation of measuring results and statistics. For specific measuring analysis or later reference, the characteristic voltage curve during the de-plating process can also be printed out.
The Gradient-oven, Model 432, is an indispensable tool for a need-based optimization of baking processes in the coating industry. To assess the baking and drying behavior of paint and powder coatings, resins, plastic materials and similar. The production process can be simulated by programming heat-up speed, baking temperature, and time with temperatures up to 320 °C.
The precisely controlled laboratory high speed stirrers of the DISSOLVER 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).
A pinhole detector for finding flaws and porous areas in insulating coatings such as paint, plastic and enamel on electrically conducting substrates. Portable instrument, battery operated. Two different versions for standardized direct or pulsed voltage tests, with 2 and 3 high voltage probes, respectively, within a range up to 35 kV. Max. layer thickness 8 mm. Special accessories for particular applications.
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.
Model 562MC Glossmeter, dual angle with 20 and 60 degree geometry in acc. to EN ISO 2813, DIN 67 530, ISO 7668, ASTM D 523.
Model 560MC Glossmeter, single angle of 60 degree geometry and in acc. to ASTM D 523, DIN 67530, EN ISO 2813 and ISO 7668. The 560MCX-S for measurements on small specimens (3mm aperture).
Consisting of measuring head and supply and display unit for non-contact gloss measurement on the process line. 10 mm measuring distance. Built-in calibration standard and dust protected versions on request. An electrically controlled traversing device carrying the measuring head can also be supplied.
Three measuring geometries in one portable instrument: 20º, 60º and 85º. With data storage and statistical functions as well as interface for data transfer to PC. Battery operated instrument.
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.
Microcontroller-operated instrument mainly intended for the determination 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.
Internationally established abrasion test instrument. Standardized tests for 8 plastics decorative coatings, paints etc. Suitable for abrasion simulation of all types by applying appropriate abrading wheels and the use of a wide range of accessories.
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)
For various scratch hardness tests, e.g. in accordance with the process used in the industry making plastic panels. 5 different tools with diamond or carbide scratching tip. Force range: 0.1 – 10 N.
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)
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.
A multi-blow test instrument developed in association with the automotive industry, offering outstanding reproducibility and comparability of results. The pressure accumulator dampens variations in the compressed air mains. Supply of shot particle adjustable.
508 VDA acc. To DIN EN ISO 20567-1, FORD FLTM BI 157-06, RENAULT D24 1702, PSA D24 1312, DAIMLER DBL 5425.
508 SAE acc. To SAE J 400, ASTM D 3170
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.
For tests on coatings for crack formation, breaking off, adhesion and elasticity. A bulge is formed in the sheet metal by a falling weight with a hemispherical end. The coating can be on the outside or on the inside of the bulge. The energy of blow can be varied either by using different heights of fall or different dropping weights.
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 430P 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. 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 possibilites 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. Please contact us for further details.
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)
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.
The MiniTest 700 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, the sensor of the MiniTest 740 model can be easily converted from a built-in sensor into an external one. So even difficult to access areas can be reached without problems. The MiniTest 700 line is designed to meet all of your coating thickness testing requirements: Choose the MiniTest 720 if you prefer one hand operation with a built-in sensor. The model MiniTest 730 comes with an external sensor. All models are equipped with a large, easy-to-read and backlit display. To ensure maximum user flexibility, the display orientation can rotate by 180°, so readings will never be upside down
For non-magnetic coatings on steel using the non-destructive magnetic pull-off technique. No electrical current required. Measuring result held mechanically. With unique automatic measuring system for reproducible results, even under extreme measuring conditions. 11 versions for a total measuring range 1 micron – 20 mm, also for electro-plated nickel layers on various base materials.
Inexpensive instrument using the magnetic pull-off method for rapid non-destructive measurement of non-magnetic layers on steel. Measuring result held mechanically. No electrical supply required. Measuring range: 25 – 700 microns.
For film thickness measurements using the wedge cut technique. 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.
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
Same principle of measurement as Model 233. For measurements on wet films the contact point is raised by means of a knurled screw and then lowered until it touches the surface of the wet film.
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 difference in level between substrate and film surface is gauged by the contact point of the dial indicator. Measuring range 0 – 1000 microns in 5 micron divisions.
Inexpensive, motorised instrument for automatic recording of drying process of paints and similar coating materials. 6 tests can beperformed in parallel. Running time selector for 6, 12 or 24 hours for different test systems.
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.
The Film Applicator and Drying Time Recorder COATMASTER 510, enhanced successor of the worldwide established COATMASTER 509 MC, is a compact combined film application and testing instrument equipped with a foil keyboard, and performing two basic functions if the appropriate accessories are selected: the use as a high-precision film applicator, the determination of the degree of dryness in accordance with DIN 53 150 and the performance of comparative drying tests.
Model 481 Autospray Type APL 1.2, spray applicator for test panels in acc. to DIN EN 50016, ATEX EX II 2G p II T3 and
VDE 0170/0171, Teil 3.
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.
To produce specimen panels with an evenly applied paint film of defined thickness. Variable speed from 100 – 2500 min-1
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.
To produce 2 or 3 parallel paint films on test cards under identical and reproducible application conditions. Paint specimens produced for visual comparison or to build up a colour tone collection. Standard film thicknesses 100/150/200/250 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.
Objective determination of flow time for viscosity measurements using standardised flow cups. Including temperature bath and adapter rings for the different flow cups. Automatic measuring sequence with optical detection of the efflux stream of sample. Flow times up to 200 s can be read off from the LCD with an accuracy of 0.01 s.
A flow viscometer conforming to international standards. Optional accessories: Adjustable tripod and thermostatically controlled jacket to ensure reproducible results; thermometer and digital stop watch with calibration certificate.
Fully automatic cupping and deep drawing cup test machine for testing the ductility of coated, ferrous and non-ferrous metals (e. g. coil coatings, lacquered, plastic coated or electroplated materials). The testing machine is provided with an electro-hydraulic drive and a maximum drawing force of 200 kN. The testing machine is equipped with manometers for indicating the sheet holder force and the drawing force. The drawing punch stroke is displayed digitally 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 ISO 1520.
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.
for testing lacquers and paints of all kinds for elasticity and adhesive quality using the: Erichsen Cupping Test in conformity with DIN EN ISO 1520, BS 3900:Part E4, SIS 18 41 77 and NF T 30-019 on sheet metal specimens up to 1.5 mm thick and max. 100 mm width cupping speed infinitely variable from 6 mm/min to 60 mm/min
Simple and inexpensive mechanical testing machine for ERICHSEN Cupping Test on painted or plastic coated sheet metal specimens up to 1.25 mm thick.