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'Shores A Scale' PTC Durometer 306L
PTC® 'Shore A Scale' Durometer Model 306L
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Add Durometer NIST/A2LA Certification [+$150.00]
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Add 1 kg Load Weight Model 441
This weight provides a constant load for hand held measurements [+$145.00]
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Compatible Test Stands
The Model 306L Type A Durometer is designed to measure ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) D2240 Type A hardness. This includes materials such as: rubber, elastomers, and other rubber-like materials including neoprene, silicone, vinyl, and butyl. Soft plastics, felt, leather, and similar materials generally fall into this same range. PTC® s Model 306L meets or exceeds current ASTM D2240 Specifications.
How to Use a Type A Durometer
The instrument has a low glare aluminum dial with bold, easy to read numbers. The durometer comes standard with a Max Hold hand which retains the peak reading. A top knob with 8-32 threads permits both easy handheld use and attachment to test stands or the accessory
Model 441 1kg Constant Load Deadweight
. The Model 441 will allow even more consistent measurements when taking readings.
Each instrument is individually calibrated. A test block and sturdy carrying case are included with the durometer.
Specifications 306L Durometer
Max Hold Pointer Standard
Easy to Read 0 to 100 Point Dial
Accessory Test Stands Available
1kg Constant Load Weight Available (Model 441)
NIST/A2LA to ISO 17025 Certification Available
Includes Precision Aluminum Test Block
Accuracy of ±1 Point
Height 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Width 2-1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Depth 1-3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Weight 8 oz. (227 g)
Shipping Weight 3lb (1.4kg)
For a complete calibration check of mainspring, and visual and mechanical check of indenter, the instrument should be returned to PTC® (see Guarantee &Calibration Service) or refer to ASTM D2240 Specifications. PTC® recommends the unit be returned at least every 12 months for this check. For a quick field check, follow the guideline below. Under no circumstance should a test block be used as a standard to calibrate a durometer.
1. The pointer should read zero when no force is applied to the indenter of the durometer.
2. Hand hold the durometer and insert the indenter into the hole of the calibrated test block. Apply enough force to make firm contact between the top surface of the test block and the base of the durometer. The dial reading should agree with the value stamped on the check block (±1). Several tests should be made and the results averaged.
3. The indenter must protrude 0.098 to 0.100 inches below the base of the durometer.
4. When the indenter is fully displaced, the durometer should read 100 points. Use care as to not damage the tip of the indenter.
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