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PTC® Instruments manufactures and calibrates durometers to ISO 17025.
We manufacture durometers to meet or exceed ASTM D2240 standards. Our sales department will help you determine the correct durometer for your application. We offer material testing to determine the correct durometer type and style for your application at no charge.
All Calibration Standards are traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Durometer calibration services and reports are provided by PTC Metrology™ and will meet your ISO, ANSI, MIL, DoD, EuroNorm and other international standards including DIN 53505, ISO 868 and ISO 7619.
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DUROMETER TYPES AND SPECIFICATIONS
A Scale Durometers
Measure the hardness of neoprene, EPDM rubber, polyurethane, printing rollers, silicone, white PVC and other similar materials.
B Scale Durometers
Measure the hardness of skate wheels, printing platen, rubber, thermoplastic, and elastomers.
C Scale Durometers
Measure the Hardness of Medium Hard Rubber, Elastomers, and Thermoplastics.
D Scale Durometers
Measure the hardness of pipeline coatings, plexiglass, epoxy, vinyl, cellulose acetate, and other similar materials. ASTM D2240
AO Scale Durometer
This instrument measures the indentation hardness of vulcanized or thermoplastic rubber in low hardness range and cellular rubbers.
DO Scale Durometers
Measure the hardness of fireproof coatings, slasher beams, pyrocrete, and dense textile winding.
E Scale Durometers
Medium Density Textile Windings, Soft Rubber, Foamed Elastomers, Wound Threads, Yarn
O Scale Durometers
Measure the hardness of soft printing rollers, nylon, rayon, orlon, artgume, and textile windings.
OO Scale Durometers
Measure the hardness of polyethylene foam roll, sponge rubber, very soft rubber.
OOO and OOO-S Scale Durometers
Measure Cell Foams, Sponge Rubber, Cellular and Gel-Like Materials
Type M Durometers with Stand
This system is designed specifically for measuring small cross section O-rings and thin pieces of rubber (not less than 1.25mm thick).
Asker C Scale Durometers
Measure Hardness of Soft Rubber, Sponge, Plastic Foam, Elastomers and similar materials. Asker C Durometers meet both JIS K7312 and SRIS 0101.
Asker F Scale Durometers
Measures the Hardness of Foam Rubber, Urethane Foam and Plastic Foams
Crab and Lobster Shell Durometers
Developed with the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game and the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Specific Application Durometers
PTC® manufactures durometers for specific applications such as Composite Foam, Drywall, Foam & Sponge Rubber and NAHM.
Classic Style Durometers
ASTM Type A | B | C | D | OOO | SL | USG | Composite Foam
Ergo Style Durometers
ASTM Type A | B | C | D | E | O | OO | DO
Analog e2000 Durometers
ASTM Type A | B | C | D | E | O | DO
Analog Pencil Durometers
ASTM Type A | B | C | D | DO | O | OO | Asker® C
Digital e2000 Durometer
ASTM Type A | B | C | D | DO | E | O | OO
Digital Pencil Durometer
ASTM Type A | B | C | D | DO | O
Compatible Smart Cable™ for Digital Durometers
The output of the SmartCable™ is a standard USB 2.0 keyboard signal.
DUROMETER REPAIR, CALIBRATION AND CERTIFICATION
Any e2000 Millennium Style Durometer can be made as an "R" designation. The "R" designation specifies a presser foot diameter of 18 Â± 0.5mm (0.71 Â± 0.02in) in diameter, while the spring forces and indenter configurations remain the same. Please specify the "R" Type when ordering. US Patent D436,874