Simple and low cost test apparatus for continuous salt spray and condensation water testing. The test chamber with a volume of 400 l and all electric and pneumatic components to operate and control the test cycle are incorporated into a compact rectangular cabinet of plastic material. Complete, with specimen holders, storage tank for 90 l salt solution, pressure gauge and LCD for the temperature regulator and test time counter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.