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Hardness Tester Removes Human Element

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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A new hardness tester from Elcometer (Manchester, U.K.) is designed to provide fully automated testing of coating hardness, removing the potential for human error from the process.

Elcomtere 3045

Samples up to 7.85 by 4.33 by 0.55 inches can be tested using the new Elcometer 3045.

The Elcometer 3045 can be used for Persoz or König pendulum hardness testing, with no human intervention. The company says the automated process allows for accuracy and repeatability.


The tester includes a dual-axis bubble-level indicator to help ensure correct alignment, and performs a full calibration routine, automatically adjusting to meet the specified standard, according to Elcometer. Samples up to 7.85 by 4.33 by 0.55 inches can be tested.

The machine includes batch memory that stores all test data for output to a computer using Elcometer’s proprietary data management software.

The Elcometer 3045 can be used in accordance with ASTM D 4366, BS 3900 E5, DIN 53157, ISO 1522 and NF T30-016, the company says.

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Tagged categories: AS; Asia Pacific; Elcometer; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); EU; Laboratory testing; Latin America; Meters and gauges; NA; North America; Quality control; Quality Control; SA; Testing + Evaluation

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