Shore Hardness Durometers

Shore hardness Durometers are designed for the purpose of measuring the hardness of plastics. To do this, the meters penetrate / indent the surface of the plastics to record a hardness reading from 1-100. This reading is highly dependant on the shore hardness scale used and can be affected by variables such as the age of the sample, as plastic hardness can deteriorate over time.

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  • Shore A Hardness Meter

    • Range: Up to 100 hardness
    • Resolution: 0.1
    • Accuracy: 1% of Max

    The AHDA-100 is designed for measuring the hardness of Rubber, Elastomers, Neoprene, Silicone, Vinyl, Soft Plastics, Felt, Leather and other such materials.

    AHDA-100
    £315.00
  • Shore C Hardness Meter

    • Range: Up to 100 hardness
    • Resolution: 0.1
    • Accuracy: 1% of Max

    The AHDC-100  is designed for measuring the hardness of foams and sponges etc.

    AHDC-100
    £315.00
  • Shore D Hardness Meter

    • Range: Up to 100 hardness
    • Resolution: 0.1
    • Accuracy: 1% of Max

    The AHDD-100  is designed for measuring the hardness of Plastics, Formica, Epoxies, Plexiglass etc.

    AHDD-100
    £315.00
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Shore Hardness Scales

Hardness scales are designed to allow more accurate and relevant data for plastics with greater degrees of hardness. Whilst many different scales exist, most people wont ever need or encounter the majority. The main 2 scales are the A and D range. The type A range is designed for softer plastics whilst the type D range is deigned for harder plastics. The different meters use various spring forces more suitable for the group of plastics it is designed for.

It is important you select the right meter for your application. The A type would record a hardness of 60 whilst the D type could record a value of 10 on the same sample. Extensive testing has show that conversion between the scales is inconsistent due to a lack of correlation. So we highly recommend double checking you're a purchasing the correct shore scale!

Here at ATP we offer both the most common A and D types and also the C which is designed for foam and sponges etc.

Practical Tips for our Shore Hardness Meters

Whilst using these devices are fairly straight forwards here a few handy tips to be aware of to make sure you get the most our of your hardness meter

  • Each model is self-calibrating and is provided with calibration plates to ensure accuracy and reliability with every reading.
  • Make light work of sample averages with the average function which takes readings from 9 single measurements and instantly calculates the average hardness
  • Utilise the Max Hold and Data Hold function for instant access to the highest hardness and most recent reading on screen.
  • The point mode can show you one single measurement instantly!
  • The internal memory can hold up to 500 readings.
  • The device comes with a low battery indicator so be sure to come back to us when the batteries run low!
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